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Karmaloop

Greg Selkoe’s company sells “verge culture”-style clothing aimed at the 18-to-35 crowd.
12.14.12

Montage

Brothers four: Ned, Harry, author George, and Mark in 1989

Brotherly Love

In Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History, George Howe Colt offers autobiography and biography both.
Both sides now: mutually beneficial trade between Native Americans and English people. From Theodor de Bry&rsquo;s <i>America</i> series, 1634.

Brutish Beginnings

The “mixed multitudes” of early Colonial America—and the Native Americans

Letters

Cambridge 02138

Letters on the humanities, cesarean sections, soda social science, and cheating considerations

Right Now

Immobile Labor

Land-use restrictions lead to growing income disparities between states, Kennedy School researchers find.
The breeding habits of tropical cuckoos, whose unrelated adults cooperate to rear young, have raised questions about the limits of kin selection in evolution.

Survival of the Cooperative

The breeding behavior of tropical cuckoos, in which unrelated adults share a communal nest, proves an exception to the theory of kin selection.
This disortion-free flat lens, less than a millimeter across, uses antennae etched from a layer of gold, rather than glass, to focus laser light.

A Dazzling Flat Lens

Harvard scientists have developed a tiny, lightweight, distortion-free lens that focuses light without glass.

New England Regional

From the menu: phyllo triangles filled with caramelized onions, chard, and tofu, in a sorrel cream sauce

Hold the Beans

True Bistro offers higher-order vegan fare with international flair.

John Harvard's Journal

The new master-plan submission: (1) Harvard Business School&rsquo;s (HBS) Kresge Hall replacement; (2) Burden Hall replacement; (3) Faculty and administrative office building; (4) Harvard Stadium addition/renovation; (5) Athletics department&rsquo;s basketball venue and institutional/mixed-use facility; (6) Institutional/mixed-use project (on existing Charlesview site); (7) Hotel and conference center; (8) Renovation of HBS&rsquo;s Baker Hall; (9) Renovation of Soldier&rsquo;s Field Park housing.

Economic Realities in Allston

The institutional master plan notification form Harvard filed in October 2012 no longer relies on debt-financing or unrealistic endowment payouts.

Sober Finances

A blunt picture of universities’ altered circumstances—and a forecast of changed operations to come

Making Harvard Green

The first University-wide Sustainability Impact Report reveals challenging goals.
Leah Rosovsky

Brevia

Harvard news: Nobelists, Rhodes and Marshall winners, edX update, and more
Students Sneha Khullar, Laura O&rsquo;Connor, Billy Pope, and Salmaan Khan&nbsp;suggested using a central location as&nbsp; the site for a blank canvas hosting stickers filled in by community residents, as a way to spark a dialogue about the identity of Upham&rsquo;s Corner.

A Community Innovation Lab

I-Lab students work in interdisciplinary teams to address urban and civic challenges in the Dudley and Upham’s Corner neighborhoods.
Quarterback Colton Chapple accounted for three touchdowns in the Yale game, passing for two and scoring another on foot. He threw 24 scoring passes in a spectacular senior season, breaking the Harvard record of 18 set by Neil Rose &rsquo;03 in 2002.

Surprise Endings

The football team broke records, but the Ivy trophy went south.

Alumni

Blue Bird-of-Paradise, Tigibi, Tari area

Paradise Found

The dazzling beauty and strangely human behavior of one of the world’s most diverse bird families.
George West (far left) with his two faculty colleagues and the students of the Little Rock Central High Memory Project editing team

Students’ Teacher

George West ’72 and his students foster oral history at Little Rock Central High.
Rachel Cox

Soldiers’ Biographer

Rachel Cox ’74 pays written tribute to an uncle and his friends with Into Dust and Fire: Five Young Americans Who Went First to Fight the Nazi Army.

The SIGnboard

Shared Interest Group events in January and February

The Classes

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

Treasure

The College Pump