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Articles: Opinion

The author’s father, Noah Gibson, playing fiddle with friends at an Irish music session

Photoraph courtesy of Lydialyle Gibson


A personal story about caregiving and empathy


Making the most of Harvard’s “ultimate option”

September-October 2018

At Harvard African Students Association’s Africa Night (from left): Tom Osborn ’20 of Kenya; Joshua Benjamin ’21, of Phoenix, Arizona (whose ancestors are Angolan but were first brought to Charleston, South Carolina, in the late seventeenth century); Tawanda Mulalu ’20 of Botswana; and Mfundo Radebe ’20 of South Africa

Photograph by Christabel Narh

The Undergraduate looks at Harvard through an African filter.

September-October 2018

Tax reform, shopping week, and enabling expertise

July-August 2018

The urgency of getting Gen Ed right

July-August 2018

Photograph by Lydia Carmichael

What makes it “real”?

July-August 2018

Alexander Solzhenitsyn on Commencement Day, 1978

Photograph copyright © 1978 by Christopher S. Johnson

Echoes of a Harvard Commencement speech 40 years on


A fellow Peace Corps volunteer took this snapshot of the author (at left) during a school visit in Africa.

Courtesy of Michael S. Knapp

A century apart, two alumni find each other in the American South.


Illustration by Phil Foster

Understanding the real consequences of the new tax law

May-June 2018