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November-December 2003

Letters

THE STADIUM'S CENTENNIALI was initially intrigued by the sidebar "Little Red Flag" in Craig Lambert and John Bethell's "First and...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by."Phantom may have had the president's ear (see "Phantom...

Treasure

Photographs Courtesy of Harvard University Archives. Photograph of Bronze Statue Courtesy of the Harvard Univerxity Portrait Collection, 2003...

In this Issue

There can be few higher privileges for the scientific community than to contribute to the security, freedom, and well-being of our nation and of...

The many corporate scandals of the past two years have highlighted the importance of effective corporate governance. Cases that are by now...

Editor's note: Paul E. Farmer, M.D. '88, Ph.D. '90, is professor of medical anthropology in the department of social medicine. His title and...

In the fall of 1927, the small group of black students at Harvard learned of the impending arrival of an exceptionally gifted new black graduate...

Owen Gingerich, Ph.D. '62, takes a seat on his "rocket cart"—a dolly with a steering stick in front, a straight-backed chair...

Letters

THE STADIUM'S CENTENNIALI was initially intrigued by the sidebar "Little Red Flag" in Craig Lambert and John Bethell's "First and...

Right Now

The hunters launched in mid August from Iceland and steamed into the North Atlantic. There were three ships, each tracing a different track...

Long considered by many the stock in trade of charlatans, hypnosis in fact can relieve the anxieties of patients in the midst of difficult...

The news, reported in the November 14, 2002, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), sounded startling. C-reactive protein (CRP)...

With its booming factories, roaring steam engines, and great, groaning machines, the Industrial Revolution made quite a racket. Surrounded by...

New England Regional

Three years ago, Luella Kramer's friends were shaking their heads. "They all thought I'd lost my mind," the retired nurse recalls...

The Mediterranean diet has become a kind of gold standard for healthy eating among the cognoscenti. Oleana, near Inman Square, proves that it...

John Harvard's Journal

Photograph by Hillel Burger. Courtesy of the Peabody Museum, Copyright © 2003 President and Fellows of Harvard College This altar at the...

The curtain has begun to lift on Harvard's growing commitment to life sciences, particularly those involving biomedical research. Three events...

Two recent grants to faculties at the far geographic reaches of the University demonstrate the diversity and scale of Harvard's life-sciences...

Timothy MitchisonPhotograph by Jim Harrison"When I came to America, I found that if you could do something or had something to say, people...

Harvard Medical School, in an historic expansion rivaling the construction of its original white marble quadrangle a century ago, dedicated its...

Greater cost-consciousness will become a part of Harvard's culture in much leaner University budgets for fiscal year 2005, beginning on July 1...

A powerful fourth-quarter rally led by fixed-income portfolios yielded a total return of 12.5 percent on endowment assets for the fiscal year...

Harvard's chief pedagogues are going back to class. The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is pursuing changes in its curriculum and internal...

The curriculum may be remade, plans for Allston refined and implemented, but no monument to administrative accomplishment at Harvard would equal...

East meets West: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and President Lawrence H. Summers at Massachusetts Hall

Last fall, President Lawrence H. Summers spoke at the first Morning Prayers service of the semester at Memorial Church. His controversial...

Expansion of the undergraduate student body, construction of as many as three new undergraduate Houses across the Charles River, and expansion...

Photograph by Jim HarrisonFacing the loss of the Rieman dance center to the Radcliffe Institute in 2005, Harvard College dean Benedict Gross...

This spearhead of nephrite jade set in a bronze socket embellished with turquoise, shown actual size, was crafted circa the thirteenth to the...

Dean of the Kennedy School of Government Joseph S. Nye announced in early September that he intends to step down as dean this coming June. Nye...

The college-counseling suite in my high school, with its brochure-laden atrium, drawers of student files, and closed-door conferences, reminded...

Few have ever faced the choice that Berenika Zakrzewski '04 had three years ago: Harvard or Juilliard? "It was exasperating," she...

The day before I arrived in Kosovo, authorities in Pristina changed the name of the capital city's thoroughfare from Vladimir Lenin Street to...

Archie C. Epps IIIJon Chase / Harvard News OfficeArchie C. Epps III, B.D. '61, Harvard College dean of students from 1971 to 1999, died August...

Last fall, the Harvard field hockey squad was locked in a scoreless tie with Boston University. Though the teams had similar national rankings...

Alumni

In the mid 1980s, Ram Sasisekharan, Ph.D. '92, turned to tennis to ease the pressure of his intensive graduate studies in biophysics. His search...

Alumni Abroad As classes resumed in Cambridge, alumni on both sides of the Atlantic were gearing up for the "Harvard in Europe&quot...

Those who missed the Alumni College on "The State of the Global Environment" earlier this year can still experience the event via the...

1923 Responding to a New York Times assertion that "information from Harvard, Princeton and Yale" indicates that the Volstead Act...

Every day in Dallas, people gather in Dealey Plaza to look up at the sixth floor of what once was the Texas School Book Depository. Some lay...

Every day in Dallas, people gather in Dealey Plaza to look up at the sixth floor of what once was the Texas School Book Depository. Some lay...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by."Phantom may have had the president's ear (see "Phantom...

Treasure

Photographs Courtesy of Harvard University Archives. Photograph of Bronze Statue Courtesy of the Harvard Univerxity Portrait Collection, 2003...