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Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

January-February 2014

Letters

Letters on patience and learning, Edward Everett, House life

Harvard Magazine's new layout explained

A letter from President Faust

Recognizing two outstanding contributors to the magazine's contents during 2013

The College Pump

How the gray squirrels came to Harvard Yard

Treasure

What more than 240,000 miles of railroad track can do

In this Issue

Sociologist Matthew Desmond studies eviction and the lives of America’s poor.

Robert Frost’s “doubleness,” revealed in his letters—and poems.

In entertainment, big bets on likely winners rule.

Brief life of a celebrity-averse novelist: 1908-1997

In the Internet era, research moves from professionals’ labs to amateurs’ homes.

Letters

Letters on patience and learning, Edward Everett, House life

Harvard Magazine's new layout explained

A letter from President Faust

Recognizing two outstanding contributors to the magazine's contents during 2013

Right Now

Two Harvard classics professors create the first Virgil Encyclopedia in English.

Joseph Aldy examines the true costs of fossil fuel subsidies.

Harvard engineers build soft exosuits to aid human movement.

New England Regional

Alumni promote the local origins of edible goods

Harvard arts and cultural events

German and Central European dishes shine in Somerville.

John Harvard's Journal

From supporting farmers to probing policy, Harvard people help Myanmar remake its future.

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, and Radcliffe Institute detail campaign goals

An exoplanet hunter joins the faculty

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

A larger deficit and continuing Harvard financial challenges—amid fundraising and rising expenses

The Harvard Corporation changes, Rhodes Scholars, new University Professor, Nobelists, and more

Why one undergraduate transferred to Harvard

Seven straight wins against Yale, and a shared Ivy title

Katey Stone coaches the Olympics-bound U.S. icewomen.

Montage

Little packages of DNA that explode with beauty

Recent books with Harvard connections

Rafael Campo, M.D., straddles medicine and metonymy.

Scott Stossel ’91 probes anxiety in a personal, revealing, and funny book about a serious subject.

Sunlight and shadow star in Derek Reist’s urban landscapes.

A literary critic on the Great American Novel

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

Boston Community Capital's DeWitt Jones promotes affordable housing, energy efficiency, and a mortgage buyback program in low-income communities.

Boston's Dudley Square is a focus of nonprofit community development often led by David Price, executive director of Nuestra Comunidad

Harvard students who help enhance the quality of life in the dorms win Aloian Awards

Claudia Bedrick ’85 of Enchanted Lion Books offers an international array of stories to young children.

The Harvard Architectural and Urban Society_Alumni Shared Interest Group

An ’09 couple, Michael and Allie Schachter, help child victims of human trafficking in India.

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The College Pump

How the gray squirrels came to Harvard Yard

Treasure

What more than 240,000 miles of railroad track can do