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March-April 2011

Letters

Coup in Iran, Obama's democracy, squash

The College Pump

Neckties distinguished athletes in 14 major sports, with a generic tie for all minor sports, says Renny Little, curator (pro bono) of the Lee Family Hall of Athletic History. Here (from left) are those for football, soccer, cross country, track and field, ice hockey, swimming, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, baseball, lightweight crew, golf, and minor sports. Missing are those for heavyweight crew and squash.

A spirit house at Adams House, and how athletes tied one on

Treasure

An exhibition asks the meaning of things.

In this Issue

Thomas Wolfe and Gertrude Stein

An expert's pick of choice Harvard words

Louis Kunkel in  his laboratory at  Children’s Hospital

Louis Kunkel’s 30-year quest to diagnose and cure muscular dystrophy

Brief life of a Vietnamese revolutionary: 1909-1976

Wallace Shawn

Ubiquitous on film and TV, Wallace Shawn writes plays that pack the house—with 20.

Letters

Coup in Iran, Obama's democracy, squash

Right Now

Integrated reporting gives stakeholders information about the sustainability of a corporation’s business.

Farmers often have to travel several hours to reach a village market like this one, in King’ori, Tanzania.

Calestous Juma sees agricultural innovation as a catalyst to promote development.

Polygyny has mainly negative consequences for women, children, and unmarried young men—and is linked to violence among nations.

New England Regional

Alternatives to the "perfect" lawn, at home and at Harvard

For your consideration: alternatives to the traditional lawn

From <i>T.R. in Cartoon: The Art of Joseph Keppler,</i> at Pusey Library

Early spring happenings at and around Harvard

Deuxave’s elegant ambiance.

French-style fare just this side of decadent

John Harvard's Journal

Steven E.  Hyman

University provost Steven E. Hyman prepares to step down.

Searches are under way for new Fellows of Harvard College and for a successor to Steven E. Hyman.

Helen Shenton

Helen Shenton and a new University-wide management will reshape the libraries for the digital future.

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith and his colleagues refocus on their educational mission.

Gregory N. Connolly

The former smoker turned anti-smoking guru directs Harvard School of Public Health's Center for Global Tobacco Control.

Old Quincy (originally Mather Hall) was erected as an addition to  Leverett House. The U-shaped, Georgian Revival structure, built  in 1930, was transferred to  Quincy House when its larger, modern companion building was constructed in 1958.

A plan is in hand to rehab "Old Quincy" as a trial run.

Headlines from Harvard history

Paul Farmer at work

University Professorship for Paul Farmer, ROTC after DADT, admissions angst, a higher-education update, and other University news

The Undergraduate takes a chance on a hard and unfamiliar course.

Holly Cao (left) and Samantha Rosekrans

Tennis co-captains Rosekrans and Cao converge on the court.

Montage

Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center

Alan Gilbert’s music that should be heard

Analyzing cognition and behaviors to explore how individuals and organizations conduct themselves relative to ethical standards

New collections of poems, prose, and correspondence by Elizabeth Bishop

Too many cooks  in the kitchen? Not for LaRochelle and her staff, who are preparing citrus-marinated grilled mojo chicken with apple-raisin chutney for a wedding banquet.

Law School alumna Dawn LaRochelle left her law practice to become a caterer and restaurateur.

The entry of Major  Anderson’s command into Fort Sumter, as depicted in <i>Harper’s Weekly</i>

At its sesquicentennial, a fresh, revealing narrative of the advent of the Civil War

Recent books with Harvard connections

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

John Forster (at keyboard, right) with Tom Chapin (center) and his band, playing at the Turning Point in Piermont, New  York.

A new CD of "op-ed pieces with key signatures"

Alumni

Masood Farivar

Radio news and the "journalism of hope" thrive in a dangerous place.

A special event on April 6 for reunion-year alumni and their families

The slates of nominees for the Board of Overseers and elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association are ready.

The Harvard Alumni Association honors outstanding service to, and innovation by, Harvard clubs and Shared Interest Groups.

An update on Harvard matriculants in the 112th Congress

A sampling of Harvard Club events around the country

Shared Interest Group early spring events

Harvard alumni may sign in to view class notes and obituaries.

The College Pump

Neckties distinguished athletes in 14 major sports, with a generic tie for all minor sports, says Renny Little, curator (pro bono) of the Lee Family Hall of Athletic History. Here (from left) are those for football, soccer, cross country, track and field, ice hockey, swimming, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, baseball, lightweight crew, golf, and minor sports. Missing are those for heavyweight crew and squash.

A spirit house at Adams House, and how athletes tied one on

Treasure

An exhibition asks the meaning of things.