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July-August 2002

Letters

BELLUM AMERICANUM Never have I read anything as arrogant as Stephen Peter Rosen's "The Future of War and the American Military"...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." John Harvard Mall may not be on physical heights exactly, but...

Treasure

"Was introduced to Miss Kate Loring, a most charming and lovely girl....I danced with her twice or three times, and found her very...

In this Issue

Globalization has brought little but good news to those with the products, skills, and resources to market worldwide. But does it also work for...

The dozens of ATM machines lining the entrances to the Mohegan Sun casino don't operate in quite the usual way. If you withdraw $400 in cash...

One hundred years ago, the Macmillan Company published The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains, a novel about an unnamed Wyoming cattleman. The...

It's a troubling area, the economics of saving lives. Take cervical cancer, for example. In the United States we have spent enormous sums for...

Editor's Note: Nicholas Dawidoff '85 has just published The Fly Swatter: How My Grandfather Made His Way in the World, a richly detailed...

Letters

BELLUM AMERICANUM Never have I read anything as arrogant as Stephen Peter Rosen's "The Future of War and the American Military"...

Right Now

Our nervous system sends us thousands, if not millions, of buzzing sensations each day. Fortunately, the brain lets us screen important sensory...

One knew, perhaps, that the gas nitric oxide (NO) is a constituent of automobile exhaust and a big player in the formation of smog, and is no...

Goethe—no doubt inspired by European masterpieces—described architecture as "frozen music." The Wal-Marts and Home Depots of...

We like to believe we're fair-minded, democratic, unbigoted. Would it were so. In fact, we readily deceive ourselves about our prejudices...

New England Regional

Barbara Leondar, Ed.D. '68, never used computers at work. E-mail was virtually nonexistent when she retired in 1991, as were personal computers...

We almost walked right by it, distracted by the offerings at the Colonial Theatre and Commonwealth Bookstore, and by the glint of the setting...

John Harvard's Journal

Sodden ones. In Tercentenary Theatre candidates for the degree of doctor of dental medicine await the conferring of their credentials...

Three women and nine men received honorary degrees at Harvard's 351st Commencement, a constellation of luminaries larger than in any year since...

Jim Harrison Seniors are led to Baccalaureate by class marshals (from left) Daniel Droller, of Eliot House and Pelham, New York; first...

Courtesy Kevin A. "KAL" Kallaugher '77 NEWS BLACKOUTS Notwithstanding that Harvard is a place of free and open discussion...

So often was he grilled by the press in the days before he delivered his controversial address, that Zayed M. Yasin '02 prepared a handout of...

I am one of you. But I am also one of "them." What do I mean? When I am told that this is a world at war, a war between the great civilizations...

Lessons from Dairy Queen: a memorable student speech by Avery W. Gardiner '97, J.D. '02

President Lawrence H. Summers took stock of the ever wetter, colder weather as the Commencement afternoon exercises proceeded and decided to...

At the dinner for honorary-degree recipients the night before Commencement, President Summers characterized Daniel Patrick Moynihan, using one...

Although—let us be right out front —there is nothing gradual about it. Surely your progress has been digestively slow, Has...

"For those moving from warmer climates, inexpensive winter clothing can be purchased at local second-hand clothing stores, consignment...

Education is like a garden, explains Carol Strickland, a sixth-year student at the Graduate School of Education (GSE). "You can't plant a...

Seen here [this photograph not available on-line] at the Fogg Art Museum with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, LL.D. 1859, is Sandra Grindlay...

What would it take to address the financial problems of particularly needy students who want to pursue their graduate or professional education...

The brief, intense search for a new dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) concluded May 20, when President Lawrence H. Summers...

The first radiant spring day formed an auspicious backdrop for President Lawrence H. Summers's first decanal appointment, on April 9. Ellen...

Harvard plans to erect a new building on Mount Auburn Street beside the Fox Club (foreground). Harvard has tapped Leers Weinzapfel...

The faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) has made it easier for Harvard College students to study abroad, and more difficult to earn academic...

Prized Professors From left to right: Stephen Rosen, William Todd III, Jeremy Bloxham, and Marc Hauser Kris Snibbe / Harvard News Office...

The President and Fellows of Harvard College—as the seven-member, self-perpetuating Corporation, the University's senior governing board...

Alumni

It was November 1966, and Carl Pope '67, stationed in front of Quincy House, was about to get one of his first tastes of political activism...

In her early days at the Harvard Alumni Association, Joanne K. Woods not only worked closely with the board of directors, she took care of...

When he stepped down as president of the Harvard Law School Association on Class Day, June 5, ending a two-year term, Robert N. Shapiro '72...

Election Results The membersof the Board of Overseers have elected Thomas S. Williams Jr. '68 theirnew president. He succeeds Richard E...

Marion Coppelman Epstein Photograph by Jim Harrison Although rain washed out the traditional alumni parade, Marion Coppelman Epstein...

1937 A 1.2-million-volt x-ray machine has been installed in the Collis P. Huntington Memorial Hospital, a department of the University, to...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." John Harvard Mall may not be on physical heights exactly, but...

Treasure

"Was introduced to Miss Kate Loring, a most charming and lovely girl....I danced with her twice or three times, and found her very...