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March-April 2002

Letters

TERRORISM An acquaintance's discovery of a child's crisply done arm on his roof near Ground Zero just after September 11, and your fanciful...

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When alumni, after a long absence, stroll through Harvard Yard or return to any other university campus, two questions usually come to mind:...

Photographs by Jim Harrison unless otherwise indicated. Objects © President and Fellows of Harvard College Here begins an excursion...

Jones connects at the Flintridge Golf Club in Los Angeles in 1931. Photograph courtesy Sidney L. Matthew. Photomontage by Bartek Malysa...

In the 1950s the American Cancer Society had a Committee on Quackery. Later that turned into a committee on "unproven methods of cancer...

Displayed in the "Hall of the North American Indian" at Harvard University's Peabody Museum, the basket looks like many others made in...

Letters

TERRORISM An acquaintance's discovery of a child's crisply done arm on his roof near Ground Zero just after September 11, and your fanciful...

Right Now

Lest you take these English words for granted, consider this: when the United States was founded, only 40 percent of the people living within...

Most people think of the human heart as a fist-sized, valve-studded chunk of muscle, a pump bright red as Superman's cape and nearly as strong...

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, a woman buys a funky '50s-era dress. A recent immigrant from El Salvador sells a dozen blue-corn...

This is your brain on music: lighting up all over the place. Mark Jude Tramo, M.D., Ph.D. '98, an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard...

John Harvard's Journal

In the bowels of the Hasty Pudding building at 12 Holyoke Street, a clubhouse with theater built in 1888, is the so-called Elephant Room, a...

Seniors Suzanne M. Pomey '02 and Randy J. Gomes '02 allegedly stole about $90,000 from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. They were due to be...

On the last day of January, President Lawrence H. Summers announced that the University would adopt the "living wage" recommendations...

For a University committee, HCECP--which included faculty members, administrators, unionized workers, and both undergraduates and graduate...

Any new Harvard president was bound to establish new priorities, altering the expectations built up during the prior decade and forging new...

The new annual letter of Dean Jeremy R. Knowles to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), disseminated in February...

Scholarly journals today are born digital, and in increasing numbers of cases, no paper edition is ever published. Typically, only one...

TO: President Lawrence H. Summers FROM: Task Force on Grade Inflation SUBJECT: Findings and Recommendations Illustration by Lynne Foy...

Harvard Law School (HLS) is carefully weighing the pros and cons of building a new campus for itself in Allston. A "locational...

Heather Gerken Photograph by Stu Rosner When the election of a president appeared to hang in the balance, the media came knocking at...

Concluding 27 years of service as a member of the Harvard Corporation, Robert G. Stone Jr. '45 will step down as a Fellow of Harvard College at...

On February 11, a portrait of astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was scheduled to be unveiled on the wall of the Faculty Room in University...

Harvard undergraduates remain dissatisfied with the quality of academic advising they receive in their concentrations. Harry R. Lewis, dean of...

Having brought his office in Massachusetts Hall into the personal-computer age (see "July 2, Day 1," September-October 2001, page 57)...

After a decade of explosive expansion for Harvard's two fastest-growing schools, one faces a deficit and is cutting costs, while the other has...

Landscaping Transplanted The Radcliffe Institute's seminar program in landscape design and landscape design history...

State-of-the-art one-bedroom condominiums within walking distance of Harvard Square can go for more than $400,000 these days. Even faculty...

If you arrived early Saturday morning at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) on Presidents' Day weekend, you might have been surprised...

I can't explain what I study at Harvard. I am a women's-studies concentrator. After a two-year stint of floating through five large academic...

Eight Harvard seniors will cross the Atlantic to study at Oxford next year as Marshall and Rhodes Scholars. Sarah Moss has been an avid...

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