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Illustration of human torso with affected organs highlighted

Illustration by Darrel Rees


Researchers studying 95 million Medicare records find new fine-particle impacts in the blood, gut, skin, kidneys, and other organs.


Five Harvard deans sit on stage in a panel.

Five Harvard deans—Bridget Terry Long, Nitin Nohria, Claudine Gay, Douglas Elmendorf, and Michelle Williams—discuss the importance of education.
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Education

At its centennial, the Harvard Graduate School of Education celebrates and looks ahead. 


Chart showing a scale balancing workers on one side against a big bag of money on the other

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A Harvard Law School initiative calls for rewriting labor law “to shift power from corporations to workers.” 


An illustration showing money being deposited via funnel into a columned building labeled "college"

Illustration by Adam Niklewicz

David Deming says existing federal higher-education subsidies, if redeployed, could make public colleges free.

January-February 2020

Illustration of elderly Chinese participating in activities at a senior center

Illustration by Jungyeon Roh

Can technology coupled with cultural understanding improve the health and wellness of the elderly?

January-February 2020

An illustration of a handgun with bullets

Illustration by Gary Neill

David Hemenway advocates a pragmatic, public-health-based solution to gun homicides and suicides.

January-February 2020

A table with a fancy menu and table settings.

The exhibit's centerpiece re-creates the table setting of a formal dinner held for freshmen of the Harvard Class of 1913. 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.© President and Fellows of Harvard College.

“Resetting the Table,” a new exhibit at the Peabody Museum, examines American food traditions. 


The inside of a catholic church


A social-science analysis of how Catholicism transformed Western culture


Book cover for "The Don't Represent Us"


How to reform voting and elections in the United States to create a representative democracy