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September-October 2002

Letters

"Ask me what College class I was in," says Harvard Alumni Association president Charles L. Brock, "and I have to admit I don't...

The College Pump

I wear Brooks clothes and white shoes all the time...

Treasure

A Muslim performs ritual prayer, the salåt, five times a day, and pays attention to certain prescribed obligations while doing so...

In this Issue

I live among the red rocks of the Southwest and the "red men" who are native to them. The Navajo Reservation is a desolate place with...

Supporters of the reauthorization, last January, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act hail it for tightening school accountability...

Student revolutionary, political refugee, gymnastics instructor, radical abolitionist clergyman: German-born Karl Follen was an unusual Harvard...

In 1997, one of the blue-chip icons of corporate America, AT&T, was in trouble and seeking a new leader. The company was operating in a...

"To me [my room] will always be haunted by my companions who have been there, by the books that I have read there, by the pleasure and the...

  "...in every prosperous municipality in the land, in the next ten years the call is likely to come for thoroughly equipped...

Letters

"Ask me what College class I was in," says Harvard Alumni Association president Charles L. Brock, "and I have to admit I don't...

Right Now

Until recently, teenage violence was widely considered a deplorable and tragic phenomenon of inner cities. Experts linked childhood aggression...

Their names—and their respective tragedies—are now a part of the American lexicon: Littleton, Colorado; Paducah, Kentucky; Jonesboro...

A fishing boat in the harbor of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Just 12 years ago, an astounded world looked on as McDonald's served its...

If obesity were a symbol of success, the United States would be a boomtown on the frontier of flab. But excess fat isn't a measure of...

John Harvard's Journal

Just two years ago, Harvard seemed flush with investment profits and generous campaign donations. Former president Neil L. Rudenstine had raised...

Every time a Harvard office hires an architect, designer, or planner—and that happens frequently—plans and maps and other kinds of...

Almost unnoticed, much of the University's scholarly work has migrated from departments and individual professors' offices to...

Residents bordering Harvard have turned building projects into political battlegrounds. Below, a Harvard rejoinder. More than five...

When the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) was disbanded in 2000, it meant the disappearance of the University's largest...

Laura Justine Garwin Photograph by Stu Rosner After trumpeting with Harvard's jazz, concert, and marching bands, the Bach Society...

Harvard has gotten out of the printing business for the third time in its history. On June 17 the University shed the 23 workers composing the...

Pop quiz: Who should be credited with the founding of Harvard College? No, not John Harvard. Try Anne Hutchinson, who was banished to Rhode...

Have you an urgent need to know the number of genito-urinary disorders in horses that doctors treated at the Free Clinic of Harvard's Veterinary...

In the spring of 1973 Harvard president Derek Bok asked my husband, Jim Vorenberg, to be master of Dunster House. We had been married three...

Nothing exceeds like success. Last summer, the Malkin Athletic Center (MAC) installed some new exercise equipment, completely refurbishing its...

Bridging a Graduate Gap A scientist follows an historian of science, as James M. Hogle and Doreen Hogle succeed Everett I. Mendelsohn and Mary...

Choosing the relative peace of July, when the inevitable bugs could be dealt with calmly, the University Library released a greatly improved...

Spirits of the Law  Since January 1999, when then-provost Harvey V. Fineberg promulgated it, Harvard's policy has been to prohibit...

Jinhua, a prefecture composed of eight counties in the middle of Zhejiang Province—six hours by slow train south of Shanghai—is hot...

Anna Harkey's cylinder seal, when rolled across damp clay, yields an autobiography in relief. The image includes her name in English, the year...

It is one of the paradoxes of the Harvard experience that the admissions process demands self-promotion, but the epilogue to the admissions...

The game's turning point—and perhaps the play that locked up last year's Ivy football title—came with 6:57 left in the third period...

Even given the storied history of Harvard crew, it was an unprecedented day. On Sunday, July 7, the final day of the Henley Royal Regatta in...

Alumni

Their physical resemblance is striking. Yet deeper ties connect Al Jolson, the twentieth century's first superstar, and Stephen Mo Hanan '68...

"Ask me what College class I was in," says Harvard Alumni Association president Charles L. Brock, "and I have to admit I don't...

Web Sights It may sound counterintuitive to hail an electronic print directory of works of visual art, but the debut of the Harvard University...

As captain of the USS John F. Kennedy, patroling the north Arabian Sea, Ronald H. Henderson Jr. '76 has been directly involved in the American...

Barry Wald '78 was diagnosed with Steinert's Disease, a rare form of muscular dystrophy (MD), 13 years ago. Because of the muscle deterioration...

1922 The Harvard community is delighted that Leavitt and Peirce, long the unofficial "headquarters for Harvard men," has a new...

Ever since Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley named Arne Duncan '86 chief executive officer of the city's public schools in June 2001, many...

The College Pump

I wear Brooks clothes and white shoes all the time...

Treasure

A Muslim performs ritual prayer, the salåt, five times a day, and pays attention to certain prescribed obligations while doing so...