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September-October 2004

Letters

STEM-CELL RESEARCH Poor Jack, or is it Jill, pictured sitting atop a needle on the cover of your July-August issue ("Stem-Cell...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Roger Thompson of Norwich, England, an emeritus professor of...

Treasure

Images courtesy of the Harvard Theatre Collection When the Harvard Band trots onto the football field at halftime this fall, it will...

In this Issue

At the end of World War II, the United States found itself in a situation of unprecedented power. The economy of the former hegemonic state...

Thwarts, chines, ribs mud-caked, this one's deadrise bow is liftedas if by gusts, whitecaps' scud and swat no fear with her. Would she&nbsp...

On a chilly autumn day in 1911, Stuart Chase entered the Boston Public Library and, finding a seat in the economics section, composed a personal...

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Self-portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, 1888.

Artwork courtesy of the Harvard University Art Museums, ©2004 President and Fellows of Harvard College

In June of 1955, Agnes Mongan, then assistant director and curator of drawings at Harvard's Fogg Art Museum, bought a drawing by Henri Matisse, A Lady with Flowers and Pomegranates, for $325...

This particular gun story took place, ironically enough, at the 1997 convention of the American Public Health Association in Indianapolis...

I set out to solve a mystery," says Cogan University Professor Stephen Greenblatt. "The basic facts of Shakespeare's life have been...

Letters

STEM-CELL RESEARCH Poor Jack, or is it Jill, pictured sitting atop a needle on the cover of your July-August issue ("Stem-Cell...

Right Now

The Protestant Ethic—you probably know the gist of it. Sociologist Max Weber's famous treatise on "the spirit of capitalism"...

Wal-Mart, with its 3,500 stores across the country (as well as plans to add nearly 10 percent more in 2004), is the most visible part of the...

There are more than 20 million refugees in the world, and for many of them, home consists of UN-donated plastic sheeting held up by sticks...

When children return to classrooms this fall, they're less likely than ever to find a very smart teacher standing at the front of the class...

John Harvard's Journal

Its stacks, reading rooms, and offices already renovated, climate controlled, and rewired for the twenty-first century, the time had come to...

In the new academic year, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) continues its review of the entire undergraduate curriculum. Many details...

Emmanuel Akyeampong Photograph by Jim Harrison When professor of history and of African-American studies Emmanuel Akyeampong...

Further news coverage of the compensation of Harvard Management Company's (HMC) highest-performing portfolio managers, who earned up to $35.1...

1914 When an alumnus threatens to cut a $10-million bequest to Harvard out of his will unless outspokenly pro-German professor Hugo...

During the past 20 years, Harvard's undergraduate bill has risen from $14,000 to $39,880 per academic year (before any offsetting financial...

In June, a New York Times article raised a long-simmering issue: the origins and ancestry of Harvard's black students. The piece described the...

Interim Iraqi Government minister Nesreen Berwari's phone number, area code 914 (a New Rochelle exchange!), rings in Baghdad, a satellite trick...

University Professors Laurence H. Tribe Kris Snibbe / Harvard News Office George M. Whitesides Stephanie Mitchell / Harvard News...

When Sidney Verba, Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the University Library, described the library's fledgling Open Collections...

In late June, Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the U.S. District Court in Boston issued a summary judgment clearing Harvard University of three...

Following a broad review begun in early 2003, Harvard Medical School (HMS) this May formally reaffirmed and updated its policies governing...

Editor's note: Arianne Cohen '03, a former Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellow, spent the last academic year in Cambodia. Now, while...

Gender Milestone For the first time, slightly more women than men will enroll in the cohort of students entering Harvard College, making the...

I make decisions on a whim, decisions prompted by sudden changes in interest—and subject to immediate retraction once I've recovered sense...

Nathan J. Heller and Amelia E. Lester

Nathan J. Heller and Amelia E. Lester named Harvard Magazine's Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05. His ability to throw, scramble, and run creates havoc for opposing defenses.

Though the Harvard football team runs one of the most sophisticated offensive sets in the country, the team also likes to play what they call...

Cream-covered strawberries, taken with tea on the banks of the Thames. A flute of champagne as crisp as the English afternoon. A tableau fit for...

In July, Ted Donato '91, a former Crimson captain, was named Ziff head coach of men's ice hockey. He succeeds Mark Mazzoleni, who left Harvard...

Alumni

On a sweltering summer afternoon, Cheryl L. Dorsey '85, M.D.-M.P.P. '92, is hard at work, cruising briskly down the Bronx River in a homemade...

If you missed Harvard's 353rd Commencement in June—or if you were there and want to relive the experience—be sure to visit...

The new president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) summarizes the theme of his year-long term in four words: "Participate in...

Six alumni have been selected to receive this year's Hiram S. Hunn Memorial Schools and Scholarship Awards, presented by the Harvard College...

In 2001, just before the Boston Red Sox franchise sold for $700 million, an investor group headed by Joe O'Donnell '67, M.B.A. '71, pulled out...

The author of an authoritative, commodity-by-commodity handbook on sustainable agricultural practices for 12 international staple crops...

You know that new activity you've wanted to take up? Maybe it's something eclectic, like cooking Thai food from scratch, souping up old cars...

037707-040708-731810 Even after six years and continuing success at the helm of National Public Radio's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, Peter Sagal...

Philippe E. Wamba '93 was killed in a car crash in Kenya in September 2002 while he was conducting research for a book on African youth. He was...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Roger Thompson of Norwich, England, an emeritus professor of...

Treasure

Images courtesy of the Harvard Theatre Collection When the Harvard Band trots onto the football field at halftime this fall, it will...