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January-February 2003

Letters

CLIMATE CHANGEI tried to write a book about changing our climate. When I realized that it had to be called "Avoiding Genocide," I...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Watching President George W. Bush at the podium, one might...

Treasure

"Korean scholars of Korean art consider our newly acquired Bamboo through the Four Seasons to be the most important Korean literati screen...

In this Issue

In a Marist monastery in southern Bavaria, 11-year-old Hans Hofmann began his classical education. "I studied Greek, Latin, and...

Crack! Paul Cabot pulled his ROTC rifle back from his dorm's open window and surveyed the damage. Students had been holding a dance in the Yard...

On a January evening in 1977, at the old New Yorker offices on West 43rd Street, a going-away party was in progress for Hendrik Hertzberg '65, a...

Women's work? A traveling exhibition offers engaging examples:Elizabeth Murray (1726-1785), a colonial "she-merchant" who ran a...

There is no florist in the lobby of Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston. In fact, anyone who attempts to deliver a get-well begonia or a...

Letters

CLIMATE CHANGEI tried to write a book about changing our climate. When I realized that it had to be called "Avoiding Genocide," I...

Right Now

Three of last summer's popular film comedies—Barbershop, Undercover Brother, and Austin Powers: Goldmember—recalled, in one way or...

Doing science is always more fun when your predictions prove true and your experiments shine. Positive results are satisfying, significant, even...

It was a dark and stormy night. Rain fell steadily on rooftops, down gutters, along streets and sidewalks. It poured into drains, where it...

It's still legal to buy our closest living relatives as pets," declared Jane Goodall, the renowned primatologist. "You can buy them on...

New England Regional

Nearly 30 years after his college graduation, John W. Cobb '49, Gp '94, finally hunkered down to tackle what he'd always wanted to learn:...

It was a fluke—not happenstance, but the fish—that epitomized our visit to Via Matta, the stylish new restaurant across the street...

John Harvard's Journal

Ascending a ramp of rubble, a hydraulic excavator tears down the highest walls of what was once Coolidge Hall. Photographs by Jim...

Harvard is not immune to the vicissitudes of the economy. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002, the University's operations produced a...

The ranks of University Professors—Harvard's supreme academic appointment—have changed significantly with the elevation of two faculty...

The undergraduate curriculum review now taking shape promises to range widely. Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) dean William C. Kirby launched...

Evelynn M. Hammonds Photograph by Stu Rosner She grew up in Atlanta, got dual undergraduate degrees from Spelman College in physics...

The institutional transformation of Radcliffe into an center for advanced study will be followed by physical changes, as the institute reclaims...

Enterprise Editor Now at the helm of Harvard Business Review is Thomas A. Stewart '70, who was appointed editor in October, succeeding Suzanne...

"Educational benefactors make a vital contribution to world peace," said Eric Anderson, provost of Eton College, England, who delivered the...

Memorial Church was on several occasions in the fall term the site of strong talk about the conflicts of the time. On October 2 former New York...

The Republicans may have swept Capitol Hill in the November elections, but the Democrats remain firmly in control of Harvard's contingent of...

A significant change in Harvard's fundraising policies came into effect December 1. Henceforth, graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences...

The newest member of the President and Fellows of Harvard College (as the Corporation, the University's executive governing board, is formally...

Robert C. Clark Stephanie Mitchell / Harvard News Office Legal Leader Thanksgiving week, Robert C. Clark, a corporate-law scholar who...

On November 12, two days before poet Tom Paulin was scheduled to deliver the annual Morris Gray Lecture, sponsored by the department of English...

"We're never really going to be 'finished' with the website," says John Veneziano, director of sports information, but on-line access...

A month before our plans of study came due last May, many of my fellow first-years became frantic. Having to choose our concentrations when we...

A wipeout on the slippery Astroturf of the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field dished the football team's hopes of gaining a second...

Coaches and athletes throughout the Ivy League gnashed their teeth this fall over a new policy that the Ivy presidents put in place last...

Women's Ice HockeyBy early December, the icewomen (7-1, 4-0 ECAC) were ranked first in the nation. Powered by recent Olympians Jennifer...

Fittingly, Emina and Haso Peljto had their first date at a basketball game. The Yugoslavian couple married and had two children, both of whom...

Alumni

Harvard brothers tend to a cattle ranch in Wyoming

When Dale and Theodore Rosengarten sent out the invitations to their son's bar mitzvah in 1993, their northern friends and family members barely...

Kudos The Harvard Alumni Association's Clubs Committee recognizes publicly those who provide exemplary service to a Harvard club. Now a new...

In uncertain times, it can be helpful to return to first principles. Harvard scholars do so in all political and social weathers, of course...

John E.V.C. Moon '52, Ph.D. '68, retired recently, having spent the greater part of his career as an historian of biological and chemical...

Physicians Glen Crawford '80 and Susan Abkowitz Crawford '80 have practiced medicine all over the world. The orthopedic surgeon and the...

As a concentrator in visual and environmental studies, Alex Kahn '88 presented a senior thesis that showed off his talent, but also left room...

1928 Massachusetts reports an over-supply of trained teachers. Referring to this "interesting condition of affairs," the editors note...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Watching President George W. Bush at the podium, one might...

Treasure

"Korean scholars of Korean art consider our newly acquired Bamboo through the Four Seasons to be the most important Korean literati screen...