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March-April 2003

Letters

ONLY IN AMERICA "Simple Hosts" (January-February, page 48) was most enlightening.Author Patricia Thomas achieved a journalistic tour...

The College Pump

According to the Moscow Times, the monks of the Danilov Monastery in Moscow are preparing a formal petition to Harvard for the return of the...

Treasure

These figures of women, each about 18 inches tall, hail from Ladakh, a region of Kashmir and one of earth's highest places. Wearing traditional...

In this Issue

E. O. Wilson with his new <i>Pheldole</i> monograph and a specimen tray from the Museum of Comparative Zoology collection.

Formal retirement hasn't slowed E. O. Wilson down at all. Since assuming emeritus status as Pellegrino University Research Professor in 1997...

In June 2001, President George W. Bush signed the Economic Growth and Tax Relief and Reconciliation Act into law, initiating a 10-year program...

Seventy years ago, on April 13, 1933, a debate took place in the House of Commons over how the British government should respond to the new Nazi...

Grenville Lindall Winthrop, A.B. 1886, LL.B. '89, had a passion for beauty. He had financial resources, leisure, and eclectic tastes, and...

J. Michael Bishop, M.D. '62, is a self-described inveterate baseball fan and inadvertent microbiologist. His sports aspirations have been...

Right Now

Tiger Woods, possibly the world's best-known athlete, resists being called a "black" golfer. He coined the term "Cablinasian" (Caucasian...

The 1890 U.S. census asked blacks to identify their status as "mulattoes," "quadroons," or "octoroons." Such...

A chimpanzee enters a room where food is hidden in one of two opaque containers. A human gazes at the container that hides the food. Reaches...

Beer-guzzling frat boys, catcalling construction workers, and muscle-bound professional wrestlers who prance like peacocks in the ring are...

An artist's rendering of OGLE-TR-56b and its star Illustration courtesy Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Five thousand light...

In simpler times, Southerners ate Krispy Kremes and New Englanders ate Dunkin' Donuts. Texans wore cowboy hats and New Yorkers wore black...

John Harvard's Journal

The university has created new scholarships, launched a dedicated fundraising drive, and unveiled a low-cost loan program to assist graduate-...

Noel Michele Holbrook Photograph by Stu Rosner Missy Holbrook '83 grew up in a suburb of Washington, D.C., where she somehow...

Superior performance in money management need not be absolutely positive. Modestly negative net returns on investments, like Harvard Management...

Half an academic year into his service as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), William C. Kirby uses his first annual letter to set...

Harvard University Press's backlist is both one of its greatest blessings on the world of scholars and a strong source of income&#151;but only...

The fact that Harvard has agreed to pay Watertown $3.8 million annually plus 3 percent compounded over 52 years (see &quot;Watertown-Gown,&quot...

Reflecting on his 14-year tenure, ending June 30, as dean of Harvard Law School (HLS), Robert C. Clark discerns three distinct periods. In the...

Harvard has chosen architect Craig Hartman of Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill LLP (SOM) to design two new science buildings at the northern end...

Mason Hammond '25, G '32, LL.D. '94, Pope professor of the Latin language and literature emeritus, died on October 13, 2002, four months short...

Emilie Norris and Nina Cohen are the prowlers, officially sanctioned and strictly aboveboard. They range widely throughout Harvard to conduct...

Four years ago, when my first child was two years old and I was six months pregnant, I left my law career to become a stay-at-home mother...

On Diversity As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments this spring on the University of Michigan's race-conscious admissions policies...

(Please note that I should not be writing this column: I have a thesis chapter due on Thursday and pages to go before I sleep...) Harvard...

To be a virtuoso musician and a college student at the same time is somewhat like forcing two people into one body: something's got to give...

Marshall and Rhodes Scholars, that is. Harvard boasted seven winners, one a double. The Marshall Scholars are seniors Christopher Laumann, a...

This isn't their first team effort, not by a long shot. "For so many years, they have spent so much time on the same sheet of ice together that...

Men's Basketball The hoopsters (10-7, 2-2 Ivy) started well and twice dominated Dartmouth, but lost games to Ivy powers Princeton (67-61) and...

Alumni

Can doctors teach the rest of us to follow a piece of advice from Hippocrates&#151;&quot;Help, or at least, do no harm&quot; &#151;when dealing...

Your Vote Counts Ballots for Overseer and for elected director of the Harvard Alumni Association will arrive in mid April and must be returned...

1928 The first reading period at Harvard College has proven successful in bolstering student achievement. The Bulletin cites an increase in...