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March-April 2004

Letters

JUDGING THE DEFICIT DANGERWhat's good for short-run fiscal policy is bad for long-run fiscal policy ("The Deficit Danger," by Benjamin...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Isn't it time that the Postal Service honors Brown and...

Treasure

The inhabitants of Japan's northernmost island enjoy cold that pierces and snow that blows, but the indigenous Ainu woman who possessed this...

In this Issue

For more than 50 years, the transatlantic partnership between the United States and Europe has been the linchpin of this country's foreign...

Exercise has powerful benefits for the body and mind

In a career spanning nearly six decades, Walter Channing provided the medical skills and compassionate care women sought as they faced the pain...

Harvard's plans to complete its "North Campus" in Cambridge took an important step forward when the University reached an agreement...

If there is going to be a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," says Robert H. Mnookin, "the rough outlines of what...

Letters

JUDGING THE DEFICIT DANGERWhat's good for short-run fiscal policy is bad for long-run fiscal policy ("The Deficit Danger," by Benjamin...

Right Now

Strange to say, swimming through rough water may actually be easier than swimming across a calm pond. At least that's true for many kinds of...

In a discussion of criminal-justice issues, former U. S. Attorney General Janet Reno once stated that the life trajectory for most criminals was...

When a natural disaster strikes in the United States, only the president has the power to declare the site a federal disaster area, making it...

If ever someone understood the challenges of changing people's minds, it was Charles Darwin. After doing his research in the Galápagos...

Parents in the 1960s generally expected their children to be passive observers who did as they were told. Today's parents are more likely to...

John Harvard's Journal

The reconstruction of Harvard Business School's Baker Library — to incorporate a 100,000-square-foot new "academic center" and...

The current review of Harvard's undergraduate curriculum has become the widest imaginable inquiry into teaching and learning at the College...

In his annual report, published in early February, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) William C. Kirby outlined three simultaneous...

Unlike the world, the Kennedy School office of Michael Ignatieff, Ph.D. '76, is immaculately tidy. "It's complete illusion," he...

Jacqueline A. O'Neill Rose Lincoln / Harvard News Office Madam Marshal President Lawrence H. Summers has appointed Jacqueline A...

Harvard's plans to complete its "North Campus" in Cambridge took an important step forward when the University reached an agreement...

Harvard's plans to complete its "North Campus" in Cambridge took an important step forward when the University reached an agreement...

Harvard's plans to complete its "North Campus" in Cambridge took an important step forward when the University reached an agreement...

Harvard's plans to complete its "North Campus" in Cambridge took an important step forward when the University reached an agreement...

Photograph by Stu Rosner Dean of the Law School Elena Kagan testified that she decided on the spur of a frozen moment in January...

Two collections assistants at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology were making an inventory of objects in the Oceania storerooms last...

1919 Alice Hamilton is appointed assistant professor of industrial medicine, becoming the first woman to hold a professorial position at the...

The University is an increasingly international community. For the 2002-2003 academic year, according to the Harvard University Fact Book...

In the wake of new military recruiting practices on campus, sharp differences of opinion continue to fuel exchanges about the right way to...

Cellist CelebratedThe tenth annual Harvard Arts Medal will be conferred on internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma '76, D.Mus. '91, during...

Thayer. 2 a.m. Six freshmen, clad in muted grays, stocking-caps, and ski-masks, review, for the umpteenth time, their plot. Lock-pick kit?...

Thayer. 2 a.m. Six freshmen, clad in muted grays, stocking-caps, and ski-masks, review, for the umpteenth time, their plot. Lock-pick kit?...

Last December, at the Cliff Keen Invitational wrestling tournament in Las Vegas, something unusual happened: Jesse Jantzen '04 lost a bout. In...

Ice Hockey The men (8-11-2 overall, 6-8-1 ECAC) continued strong play that often has come up a goal or two short. By midseason, their only Ivy...

Alumni

Sure, he's got the traits. He's young (34), bright, ambitious, intense, brimming with ideas. He walks fast, talks faster, and rarely wears a...

Harvard benefactors can, for the first time, participate directly in the superior investment returns earned on the University's endowment assets...

Harvard@Home, the University-wide initiative for putting learning on-line, has introduced several new programs. They are: "The Process of...

An unexpected phone call from her son's therapist snapped Claire Scovell LaZebnik '85 out of her "second novel syndrome." Dr. Lynn...

Editor's note: Last October, Leo Beranek, S.D. '40, AMP '65, received the National Medal of Science for engineering from President George W...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Isn't it time that the Postal Service honors Brown and...

Treasure

The inhabitants of Japan's northernmost island enjoy cold that pierces and snow that blows, but the indigenous Ainu woman who possessed this...