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September-October 2003

Letters

PYRAMID BUILDERSI read withgreat interest "Who Built thePyramids?" by Jonathan Shaw (July-August, page 42), describingMark Lehner's...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Philip M. Williams '57 dropped by Primus's third-floor office...

Treasure

The curator of the Lee Family Hall of Athletic History, at the Murr Center, is Warren M. "Renny" Little '55, a track man in his youth...

In this Issue

Football, a century ago, was an unruly, dangerous, and wildly exciting spectacle. It resembled rugby: minimal protective gear, no forward...

As the United States was preparing to launch a war to counter Saddam Hussein's chemical and biological weapons ambitions, a far greater disaster...

One of the most distinguished and prolific mathematicians in the medieval tradition of Arabic Islamic science, al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham...

All professional schools face the same difficult challenge: how to prepare students for the world of practice. Time in the classroom must...

At a research station in the Dominican cloud forest, Brian Farrell has just seen, out of the corner of his eye, a prize buzzing by. Ditching his...

Letters

PYRAMID BUILDERSI read withgreat interest "Who Built thePyramids?" by Jonathan Shaw (July-August, page 42), describingMark Lehner's...

Right Now

Several years ago, an international wire service carried a story about a blind man in Saudi Arabia who visited his doctor for an annual...

On March 15, 44 B.C., Julius Caesar walked unguarded to the Roman Senate despite his soothsayer's oracular "Beware the ides of March,"...

In shopping malls around the country, medical businesses sell ultrasound and CT (computed tomography) scans to healthy but vigilant customers...

Filmmakers have so delighted in debunking the idyllic myth of 1950s America that exposing the era's seamier side has almost developed into its...

John Harvard's Journal

The strong geometry of Machado and Silvetti Associates' contemporary architecture rises 15 stories in a modern interpretation of Harvard housing...

It rained on the Harvard Law School (HLS) rainmakers gathered in Langdell Hall for dinner on Friday, June 13, and in a heated tent on Holmes...

To buttress its $500-million capital campaign—and to foster the ethos of more complete disclosure by corporations and other...

Carmen Arnold-BiucchiPhotograph by Jim HarrisonHarvard's first curator of numismatic collections, overseeing a trove of 22,000 coins in the...

Harvard, its hospitals, MIT, and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research announced on June 19 that they will together create a...

Although it was not the educational institution directly involved in the affirmative-action cases decided by the Supreme Court on June 23...

Having hired a team of consultants and engineers one year ago to assess the University's existing real estate assets in Allston, as well as the...

Expansion of Harvard's Cambridge campus continued this summer as the University built what will be its largest underground space: a subterranean...

The Busch-Reisinger museum will celebrate its hundredth birthday by mounting an exhibition, from October 24 through February 15, 2004, devoted...

When Harvard denied tenure to political theorist Peter Berkowitz, an associate professor of government, in 1998, he filed an internal grievance...

In the spring of 1996, the appellate court decision in Hopwood v. Texas landed like a thunderclap in higher education. The Fifth Circuit, which...

Harvard offers a new on-line resource for anyone who has stuff worth keeping safe, such as photographs of one's wedding; or those fading...

Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, LL.D. '03, president of Mexico from 1994 to 2000 and now director of Yale's Center for the Study of...

Robert W. IulianoJon Chase / Harvard News OfficeHarvard's AttorneyAfter serving as acting vice president and general counsel during the...

On the third day of my eight-week stint as a summer-school proctor, the mother of one of my charges reminded me of the difficulties that can...

Harvard Magazine's Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows—and "Undergraduate" columnists—for this academic year are...

Defenders have attitude, and their mind-set differs sharply from that of players who line up on the other side of the ball. Call it the outlook...

In June, Harvard's sailing team captured the National Co-ed Championship in Grosse Point, Michigan. It was the first such title since 1974 and...

At Harvard sporting events, Bill Markus '60 is nearly as ubiquitous as crimson jerseys. For the past two seasons, he's been in the stands for...

Alumni

Her noble passion may have sprung from a frustrated appetite: even by Harvard standards, Nadine Strossen '72, J.D. '75, is a voracious reader...

The new president of the Harvard Alumni Association, James V. Baker '68, M.B.A. '71, had never been to America before he boarded the SS United...

• Alumni Abroad • Well Done • Harvard@Home • Hiram Hunn Awards • Call for Nominations Alumni Abroad The Harvard...

He has run for political office, been a professor, published seven books, modeled, and acted in dozens of commercials, but Alexander Karanikas...

Anna Collins '86, M.B.A. '95, got her start in community service early, volunteering with her parents in Michigan for activities such as state...

1923 The College admits 940 applicants, its largest class ever. For the first time, those in the top seventh of their preparatory schools have...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Philip M. Williams '57 dropped by Primus's third-floor office...

Treasure

The curator of the Lee Family Hall of Athletic History, at the Murr Center, is Warren M. "Renny" Little '55, a track man in his youth...