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Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

May-June 2011

Letters

Quotable Harvard, Vietnam, polygyny

The College Pump

Edward Everett aids Mount Vernon; Monty aids law students; Drew Faust eyes the pay of William James.

Treasure

A coconut with Bible stories

In this Issue

Andrew Sullivan’s views are predictable in only one way: always stimulating.

The study of metabolites does an end run around genomics to provide telling clues to your future health.

Brief life of a comics impresario: 1898-1971

On learning from nature and the Endangered Species Act

Letters

Quotable Harvard, Vietnam, polygyny

Right Now

A winning proposal to keep cars and critters apart

Proximity appears to foster quality.

In a new book, All Things Shining, philosopher Sean Dorrance Kelly confronts modern nihilism with a guide for learning how to live a meaningful life.

John Harvard's Journal

As military service is opened to gays, the University agrees to end a ban dating to the Vietnam War era.

Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has made a fast start.

Meet the men who tend the Yard.

The University plans for an anniversary.

Harvard College reinstates nonbinding early-action for applicants.

Readers recall effective, innovative education—and more Faculty of Arts and Sciences “conversations” on pedagogy.

An online discussion and poll revise the list of “hard problems” in the social sciences drafted by scholars at a Harvard symposium last year.

Headlines from Harvard history

The Graduate Commons Program places faculty residents in graduate-student housing.

The passing of a University icon, Commencement speakers, Overseer leaders, humanities and arts honorands, and other University news

Do Harvard undergraduates ponder the meaning of life?

Southpaw Brent Suter averages nearly a strikeout per inning.

Four pitching grips, demonstrated by Brent Suter

The men's basketball team wins its first Ivy title.

Montage

Geraldine Brooks's new novel stars Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk, Harvard's first Native American graduate, A.B. 1665.

An excerpt from Thomas D. Seeley's new book, Honeybee Democracy

In Panama, Anna Pasternak helps at-risk youth through dance.

Sugata Bose reviews Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India, by Joseph Lelyveld.

The Chicago poet has spread the good wordings via book, CD—and subway.

Recent books with Harvard connections

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

Chicano writer Manuel Muñoz ’94 mines the “humanizing effect of literature.”

The Jameson Singers help rekindle a love of music.

The annual elections for new members of the Board of Overseers and for directors of the Harvard Alumni Association are under way.

The Alumni Association is reorganizing its outreach to College alumni.

A sampling of Harvard club events

Commencement and other news from Shared Interest Groups

Frank Gorman '59 shares his Olympic memories.

Dale Gieringer '68 takes his stand on libertarian and humanitarian grounds.

John Teton '70 directs the International Food Security Treaty Campaign.

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

The College Pump

Edward Everett aids Mount Vernon; Monty aids law students; Drew Faust eyes the pay of William James.

Treasure

A coconut with Bible stories