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January-February 2002

Letters

MIGHTY MOSQUITOES, TICKS Reporting on entomologist Andrew Spielman's work and citing his views ("The Landscape Infections,"...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Historian and dean for undergraduate education Susan Pedersen...

Treasure

When Harvard Business School's Baker Library amassed the bulk of its manuscript collection in the first half of the twentieth century, curators...

In this Issue

George W. Bush is not the first president to make Latin America a personal priority. Nor is he the first to drop the region from his agenda when...

Post-doctoral fellow Gary Gillis plays "catcher" behind a tammar wallaby on a fast-moving treadmill. Hopping marsupials like...

Waldo Peirce '07/'08/'09 almost didn't graduate from Harvard. By his own admission he spent too much time in Leavitt and Peirce (no relation)...

Beyond the emotional reactions necessarily provoked by the terrorist attacks of September 11 and subsequent anthrax-tainted mailings, the events...

When people started dying of inhalation anthrax in 1979 in Sverdlovsk, in the former Soviet Union, it took "six days to discern the outbreak...

"That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury, stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies...

Ahhng...ahhng...that strange sound somewhere between a ring and a buzzer announces a fire drill at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Lines of...

Right Now

In 1969, astronauts Edwin Eugene ("Buzz") Aldrin and Neil Armstrong bounced along the moon's dusty surface wearing the toughest work...

Shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, federal agents began a search for two men seen renting the van used in the attack. One of those...

For most of the twentieth century, the only way dentists could treat cavities was to "drill and fill." But what if cavities never...

The darkest recesses of our refrigerators can harbor ghastly things: spoiled milk, moldy bread, putrid fruit. When their odors offend, we...

New England Regional

Who will take care of our elders? Low pay, poor training, meager prospects for advancement, and major population shifts are creating a national...

If you want a precious morsel of "lacquered" foie gras with bee pollen, go to Clio in Boston. If you want to be fed voluptuous...

John Harvard's Journal

The rejuvenation of Widener Library progresses. The Phillips Reading Room opened for use in October, a major new something-to-see. It is one of...

When a construction crew demolished a wall on the east side of the level-2 stacks in Widener during Phase 1 of renovations, they came upon a...

In his installation address on October 12 and in a subsequent talk to alumni 15 days later, President Lawrence H. Summers emphasized that...

Propelled by faculty interest and prodded by Harvard's new president, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) appears to be embarked on an...

In the hands of this man, ideas become living things. An historian of religion who holds joint appointments in the department of anthropology...

In a Veterans Day service at Memorial Church on November 11, Ronald Sobel, senior rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El, New York City, spoke of the...

Slightly more than half the grades given to Harvard undergraduates during the past three academic years have been A or A-. More than any other...

A prestigious research institute in east Cambridge, and its 110,000-square-foot facility overlooking the Charles River, may soon be merged into...

The black ink continues. For the fiscal year ended June 20, 2001, the University recorded an operating surplus of $164.9 million--37 percent...

In his habits of character and his presidential style, Nathan Pusey '28, Ph.D '37, LL.D '72, was a figure of transition. The last of a breed in...

The University Campaign, concluded at the end of 1999, essentially doubled giving to Harvard, to $400 million or more annually. But remarkably...

The occupation of Massachusetts Hall last spring by the Progressive Student Labor Movement (PSLM)--proponents of a minimum "living wage" of...

Railroad tycoon Edward Harriman financed a scientific expedition to the coast of Alaska in 1899 and went along on it with his family. When the...

A treasure buried in the basement of the Science Center for years, the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments will at last be...

Past and Present Presidents William Jefferson Clinton spoke to an overflow crowd in the Gordon Track and Tennis Center on November 19...

Former Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellow Elizabeth Gudrais '01 returned from a fellowship in Latvia in December and is now...

In the fall of my freshman year, I arrived in Cambridge with a lot of baggage. The family station wagon was nearly bursting with my hastily...

After a pair of 5-5 seasons sullied by inopportune turnovers and second-half meltdowns, head football coach Tim Murphy took a new pedagogical...

Dominic Moore, Harvard’s leading scorer last year, takes a breather at Bright Hockey Center.

There has been a Moore on the ice for Harvard since 1996, when Mark Moore '00 matriculated. His brothers, Steve '01 and Dominic '03, followed...

The men's soccer team (10-5-1, 5-2 Ivy) finished third in the Ivies, having reeled off a five-game winning streak in midseason. The booters...

Alumni

For a woman once accused of lacking the requisite "math gene," Julie Fouquet '80 has done pretty well. After graduation, she earned a...

Like many Harvard seniors, Sofia Lidskog '01 interviewed for jobs with investment banks and management consulting firms in New York City...

The University's on-line educational venture, Harvard at Home, offers a number of new vignettes on topics ranging from terrorism and Islamic...

Congratulations The HAA clubs committee recognizes publicly those who provide exemplary service to a Harvard club. This year's winners of the...

Local Harvard clubs organize a number of lectures and social events. What follows is a list of some of the gatherings planned. For further...

The staff of Harvard Magazine wish to express their sorrow at the loss of the following alumni in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001...

Six years ago, at the class of 1961's thirty-fifth reunion, Phil Carl sang a few songs during the cabaret-style festivities. Classmate Dan Klein...

From hanging out with R.E.M. in Athens, Georgia, to showing her paintings in Rome, to documenting local folklore hidden in the Catskills, Laura...

Should discussions of moral principles form part of the curriculum in public schools? Katherine Simon '85 has been thinking about this for a...

1922 Noting a trend among American universities toward improving the quality of student dormitories, the editors remark, "The average...

John Fox, Ph.D. '94, has already had his biography researched and written. His role as a team anthropologist and director of research for an...