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September-October 2013

Letters

Letters on geoengineering, energy divestiture, drug discovery, and more

A letter from the editor on the humanities at Harvard

A letter from President Faust

The College Pump

A race in Antarctica, a rescue on Everest, a dip into the past

Treasure

What life was like for those who did not die

In this Issue

Studying how life bloomed on Earth—and might emerge elsewhere

The poetry critic, the publisher, and the art of bookmaking in a digital era

On crafting a liberal-arts education by reading the classics and shaping one's life course

Brief life of a nature writer in a machine age: 1888-1968

Letters

Letters on geoengineering, energy divestiture, drug discovery, and more

A letter from the editor on the humanities at Harvard

A letter from President Faust

Right Now

The Internet has led to cultural and economic changes that tilt power away from large organizations, argues Nicco Mele in a new book.

Elizabeth Greenspan explores the rebuilding of the Twin Towers in her new book Battle for Ground Zero.

A poster by Harvard scientists shows 4.6 billion years of evolutionary history.

New England Regional

Families must weigh housing options, costs—and therapies.

Three snapshots from the front lines

Harvard arts and cultural events

A fall and winter guide to New England’s many museums

A Watertown luncheonette morphs into a stellar restaurant.

John Harvard's Journal

The Science Center plaza, renovated, becomes a Harvard crossroads.

The president and provost put The Harvard Campaign in perspective.

Putting The Harvard Campaign in fiscal context

An outside review of Harvard's e-mail reviews finds further problems of policy and execution.

The associate professor of urban planning studies sports facilities and their impact.

Lawyer James Ryan, new dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education, is a scholar and champion of equal educational opportunity.

From the pages of the <i>Harvard Alumni Bulletin</i> and <i>Harvard Magazine</i>

Facing declining enrollments, the humanities seek to reinvent themselves.

In the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, efforts are under way to attract more tenure-track women.

The University details its 10-year aspirations for development on the other side of the Charles River.

A rising senior offers advice to the first-year she once was.

New Ledecky fellows

Harvard news: College dean, HarvardX, socially responsive investing, library leaders, and more

Varsity rugby for women begins a new era in Crimson sports.

The head men's heavyweight crew coach at Harvard for 51 years died at age 77.

Montage

The brothers Sandvoss moved from glitter to goat cheese.

An alumna recounts a refugee crisis in South Africa.

Joshua Redman's sonorous voice on tenor

<i>Assassin’s Creed’</i>s head writer Corey May explains how writers create video games that are immersive and participatory.

The capitalist economy and dark dreams of the slaveholding South

Recent books with Harvard connections

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

Where inspired artists meet aspiring collectors

An energetic alumni leader emphasizes her “ability to listen.”

The College’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid honors eight outstanding alumni interviewers.

Photographer Diana Mara Henry ’69 publishes her collection <i>Women on the Move</i>.

Rich Wilson ’72 circled the globe—nonstop, solo, under sail—and has written the tale.

Shared Interest Group events in September and October

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

The College Pump

A race in Antarctica, a rescue on Everest, a dip into the past

Treasure

What life was like for those who did not die