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November-December 2001

Letters

9-11-2001 The staff of Harvard Magazine shares the horror and grief caused by the terrorist attacks of September 11 against New York City and...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." The first installation of a Harvard president about which we...

Treasure

For the installation of its twenty-seventh president, Harvard displayed on a stage set up at the front of Tercentenary Theatre various sacred...

In this Issue

Regularly the dismal news streams in from Japan. The "lost decade"--dating from the early 1990s, when the country's seemingly...

In this spot stood Gore Hall...Built in the year 1838...Named in honor of Christopher Gore...Fellow of the...

Andew Spielman studies diseases carried by blood-sucking insects, and their adaptations to life with their human hosts.

Although we are all assembled at this gathering because we have been 25 years at Harvard, today I am privately celebrating 53 years of...

"On or about December, 1910," Virginia Woolf wrote, "human character changed." Woolf was not referring to a specific event...

Letters

9-11-2001 The staff of Harvard Magazine shares the horror and grief caused by the terrorist attacks of September 11 against New York City and...

Right Now

Urban archaeologists peel back the concrete skins of modern cities in search of the material remains of the past. The task challenges...

The madding crowds of eighteenth-century England demanded fine china as fiercely as today's jittery crowds crave caffe lattes. For more than 200...

In the wild, animals instinctively find and consume the foods best adapted to their bodies. Not so for humans. Agribusinesses, fast-food chains...

Imagine a computer, suspended in a flask of liquid, which assembles itself when the liquid is poured onto a desktop. Sound like science fiction?...

New England Regional

Karen Dewolski wants to go to Harvard. She knows she needs top grades, plenty of extracurricular activities, and, of course, the test scores...

There are those who have eaten at Icarus more than a hundred times during the last 20 years and say they have never had a reason not to go back...

John Harvard's Journal

Lawrence H. Summers, Ph.D. '82, matriculated formally as Harvard's twenty-seventh president on October 12. The occasion had many of the...

Members of the University community, friends of Harvard from far and wide: we celebrate today a ritual generations old-er than our nation--a...

In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., on September 11, Harvard took the steps one would...

Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) radio dispatchers refer to officers by their badge numbers. Patrolman James P. Sullivan's badge is...

In partial response to the "living-wage" sit-in at Massachusetts Hall last spring and demands for a $10.25 hourly minimum wage for the...

What goes up indeed comes down. Following the breathtaking 32.2 percent return on investments for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2000, Harvard...

A pair of senior faculty appointments unveiled shortly before the beginning of the academic year underscores the intellectual ambitions and new...

In the annals of undergraduate housing, the graduation of the class of 2001 marked the end of an era. My freshman year, the seniors weren't...

Father J. Bryan Hehir from the start was on loan to Harvard. When he came to teach at the Divinity School and be part of the Weatherhead Center...

Last year, Harvard's senior admissions officers urged applicants to the College-- and their parents--to relax a little, lest the rising...

For almost three centuries, Massachusetts Hall has stood quietly at the entrance of Harvard Yard. It is perhaps more quintessentially Harvard...

CONCEIVING CUBISM. The Fogg Art Museum has acquired Georges Braque's La Baie de l'Estaque (Bay of l'Estaque), painted in 1908. Created during...

Early freshman year, in order to experience all that college had to offer, I decided to cut sleep out of my life entirely. Having over-committed...

Reacting swiftly to the alcohol-related problems at last November's edition of The Game (see "Unsavory Record," January-February, page...

Whether or not her kick in the womb was especially strong, forward Joey Yenne '03 of the women's soccer team showed competitive fire very early...

An impressive win at the outset of what will be a slightly truncated season gave grounds for optimism about the football team's Ivy League...

Harvard Sports on the Web Visit the Crimson's official website, www.athletics.harvard.edu, for Harvard teams' schedules and results, stories...

Alumni

For 17 years Paul Dry '66 commuted to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, where he was a successful, if not terribly high-rolling, stock-options trader.

The National Football League (NFL) has had only one head coach with a Harvard degree, but he was an awfully good one. This year, Marv Levy, A.M...

Lana Wong '91, who arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, with her British husband in 1996, cannot forget the smell of her first walk through Mathare...

Aloian Winners Established in 1988 to honor the late David Aloian '49, a former executive director of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) and...

The University's on-line educational venture, Harvard at Home, now offers a dozen capsule versions of seminars, talks, and courses. Designed to...

1926 After closing the Memorial Hall commons because of students' "unsociable fashion of 'eating round' at cafeterias and lunch...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." The first installation of a Harvard president about which we...

Treasure

For the installation of its twenty-seventh president, Harvard displayed on a stage set up at the front of Tercentenary Theatre various sacred...