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September-October 2011

Letters

College crises, energy options, reefs at risk, home cooking, and more

The College Pump

Reunion reflections from David Souter, and a tribute to Carroll Wood

Treasure

A new Archives website offers today's undergraduates a useful perspective on Harvard homework, and life, in the old days.

In this Issue

Snapshots of Harvard’s past quarter-century
, with illustrations by Mark Steele

Introduction to an anniversary

Harvard’s evolving faculties

Harvard students and their lives: 1986 versus today

Athletic accomplishments, highlighted

A sampling of current undergraduate courses

Alumni on undergraduate education, then and now

Seamus Heaney introduces an anniversary album.

The recent boom—and the future in Allston

Leading professors on the future of their fields

Visions of the University in 2036

Peering into the future—in print

Letters

College crises, energy options, reefs at risk, home cooking, and more

Right Now

By reading Darwin, a business school professor has found a unifying way to think about human motivation.

Veils have seen a resurgence among young Muslim women worldwide. Is this a step backward, or a marker of progressive politics?

Conservators are using laser-assisted pigment analysis to identify and authenticate the work of modern artists.

New England Regional

An iconic space reflects history’s recent trends.

Harvard Square restaurants that have stood the test of time.

Events at Harvard

John Harvard's Journal

As a redesigned museum rises, curators choose works for display and plan to increase faculty involvement in the process.

A president in her fifth year surveys the University on the eve of its 375th.

The University has issued a new set of recommendations for its landholdings there.

Meet the ardent rower—and College financial-aid officer.

The Harvard Corporation’s three new members

Headlines from Harvard's history

Marc Hauser resigns, Kennedy School celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary, new organ for Memorial Church, Fay House renovations, and other Harvard news

Reading at the College, and in ancient Rome

Introducing the 2011-2012 Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows

Defensive tackle Josue Ortiz explains his art.

Montage

David Fichter paints outdoor murals that teem with life.

Singer-songwriter Suzie Brown, a cardiologist by training, has just released her first CD.

An ode to transparency

Recent books with Harvard connections.

A much admired community center in Brooklyn, designed by George Ranalli.

Ezra Vogel’s monumental biography of Deng Xiaopeng, the doctrinaire pragmatist who modernized China.

Alumni

Chung To quit Wall Street to sponsor schooling for 
China’s "blood orphans."

New HAA president Ellen Reeves promotes personal connections.

Fall events hosted by Shared Interest Groups

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

The College Pump

Reunion reflections from David Souter, and a tribute to Carroll Wood

Treasure

A new Archives website offers today's undergraduates a useful perspective on Harvard homework, and life, in the old days.