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July-August 2004

Letters

THE FLABBY POPULACEGreat article by Craig Lambert on "The Way We Eat Now" (May-June, page 50), the best I have read on the subject...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by."Scholars up to the tune of 6,000 and more received degrees at this...

Treasure

The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute possesses this plaster cast of two clasped hands, a woman's and a man's. The plaster bears...

In this Issue

This year, a group of international terrorists announced its intention to affect an election with the goal of replacing a government that...

Totally deaf and blind from the age of 19 months, world famous at seven for having learned to read, write, and communicate through the finger...

When impresario Serge Diaghilev launched his Ballets Russes in Paris in 1909, he injected into the tired corpus of European ballet a massive...

Portraits by Stu Rosner The next time you look in a mirror, reflect on this: the face staring back at you is literally not the same one you...

Letters

THE FLABBY POPULACEGreat article by Craig Lambert on "The Way We Eat Now" (May-June, page 50), the best I have read on the subject...

Right Now

The more you love a memory," Vladimir Nabokov once declared, "the stronger and stranger it is." Certainly we never forget the details of our...

The stories of Manhattan's outrageous apartment prices are legendary: residents routinely pay through the nose for a studio roughly the size of...

Last year, pop star Madonna went on the attack in the war over file sharing, the popular but illegal practice of downloading copyrighted music...

Like fire extinguishers and airline safety cards, lifeboats remind us of a reality we prefer to ignore; on a tropical cruise, we tune out the...

New England Regional

Resources for finding out more about long-term-care planning, options, cost, and insurance coverage...

Few people understand it. Nobody likes thinking about it. But at some point, it touches nearly all of us.

What follows is a summary of information about long-term-care insurance (frequently abbreviated as LTCi). For an inexpensive brochure on buying...

For most of its 202-year history, the cottage at 98 Winthrop Street has been a private residence. A year ago, Paul Overgaag, owner of the now...

John Harvard's Journal

To those who have seen many of them, this year's Commencement day seemed a sober affair, fit for the gray skies and gray times. The customary...

Three women and six men received honorary degrees at Harvard's 353rd Commencement. Provost Steven E. Hyman introduced them to the Commencement...

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF (MORE BETTER)"Our records of the first Commencement, in 1642, show that all nine students received diplomas," President...

Read the 2004 Commencement address by United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan.

Harvard undergraduates would be much freer than they are now to shape a course of study if the recommendations of the "Report on the...

Scott V. EdwardsPhotograph by Rose Lincoln / Harvard News Office Hatched in Hawaii, fledged in the Bronx, and sighted above with some of...

When four faculty task forces finished their reports on Allston this May, the development scenario outlined in an October 2003 letter by...

Sponsored-research funds account for about one-fifth of Harvard's operating revenue — and for 50 to 70 percent of the revenue of the...

One of the world's most important private collections of eighteenth-century English literature — with the lexicographer, author, critic...

Two recent gifts and a change in graduate-student support, respectively, bolster Harvard's efforts to encourage public service; help students...

This April, the inaugural issue of La Vida Guide to Harvard highlighted the College's thriving Latino community. In the wake of the popular...

There's a spacious aerie called the "penthouse" atop the Littauer Building at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), and it was...

For three-quarters of a century, the Harvard rooms at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, have hosted graduates of the New England university named for...

1919 Indignant alumni write the Bulletin protesting the unsportsmanlike conduct of Harvard spectators at the annual Harvard-Yale baseball game...

Vanishing VisasPost-9/11 delays in granting visas for foreign nationals intending to study in the United States have begun to inhibit the flow...

They're dancing on the Steinway piano. And on the parquet, the Persian rugs, and the oak tables. The room is reverberating to a song called...

Last November, when the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club (HRDC) produced the French Romantic play Lorenzaccio on the Loeb Drama Center's main...

On April 12, 1877, in a baseball game between Harvard students and the Live Oaks (a semipro team from Lynn, Massachusetts), James Alexander...

On June 18, 1903, on the occasion of Frederick Thayer's twenty-fifth reunion, his teammates presented him with the "first catcher's mask ever...

RowingThe men's heavyweight crew capped its second consecutive undefeated season by repeating as national champions at the Intercollegiate...

Alumni

Editor's note: With a contentious national election approaching, the U.S. Senate race in Illinois between two Harvard Law School graduates...

In his foreward to the anniversary report of the class of 1954, class secretary John T. Bethell made some upbeat observations about longevity...

Three alumni, each "represent[ing] the best of our broad community" according to the Board of Overseers and the HAA's Alumni Awards Committee...

The names of the new members of the Board of Overseers and new directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) were announced at the...

"A gift to Harvard is a gift to the world," declared Robert G. Stone Jr. '45, L.H.D. '03, the longtime chairman of the Committee on...

Frances Pass Addelson and Philip KeenePhotograph by Jane ReedThe oldest graduates of Harvard and Radcliffe present on Commencement day, who led...

Luke Patrick Winston '03 traveled 7,500 miles — from Las Vegas, New Mexico, to Harvard, and now on to Santiago, Chile — to find his...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by."Scholars up to the tune of 6,000 and more received degrees at this...

Treasure

The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute possesses this plaster cast of two clasped hands, a woman's and a man's. The plaster bears...