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March-April 2018

Letters

Endowment taxes, final clubs, Chapter and Verse

President Drew Faust on Allston

Ideas from Harvard’s presidential search

The College Pump

Photographs by Lydia Carmichael

Big names on campus, how to install a president, football at Fenway

Treasure

Photograph courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Manuscript acquired with assistance from the B.H. Breslauer Foundation

Rare and beautiful, then and now: a Byzantine codex at Dumbarton Oaks

In this Issue

Tom Nichols
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Tom Nichols dissects the dangerous antipathy to expertise.

Alain Locke in an undated photograph

Photograph courtesy of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center/Howard University

Rediscovering Alain Locke and the project of black self-realization

Boston Children’s Hospital physician-in-chief Mary Ellen Avery at work in the mid 1970s
Photograph copyright Georgia Litwack

Brief life of a groundbreaking neonatologist: 1927-2011

At Indigo Ag’s Charlestown headquarters, technicians track plant growth,…

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Abundant food and better than ever?

Letters

Endowment taxes, final clubs, Chapter and Verse

President Drew Faust on Allston

Ideas from Harvard’s presidential search

Right Now

Illustration by Dan Page

Observations from Twitter prove that even the smallest news outlets can shape public opinion.

Illustration by Daniel Baxter

Research with infants suggests the ability to understand abstract relationships.

Illustration by Marina Micheli

Mate choice is often controlled by genetics, but sometimes culture plays a role.

Harvard Squared

April’s Little Poland Festival

Courtesy of the Little Poland Festival, New Britain, Connecticut

New Britain’s “Little Poland” and museum of American art

A flyer Gorey illustrated for a 1952 Poets' Theatre performance.

Edward Gorey/ Announcement for The Poets’ Theatre performance in Fogg Museum Court, May, 1952/ Offset lithography on paper, 5 1/2 x 14 in./©The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust

Edward Gorey’s own art collection at the Wadsworth Atheneum

Erica Viscio, a.k.a. “Maul,” slams by opponents on the track.

Photograph by Steve Jurkovic

Harvard ties to the increasingly popular, rigorous sport

Robots at the MIT Museum

Photograph courtesy of the Cambridge Science Festival

Engage in “hands-on, creative activities directly with scientists.”

Broadsheet is on Kirkland Street in Cambridge.

Photographs by Jane Messinger

An antidote to Starbucksification?

John Harvard's Journal

Klarman Hall
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard Business School’s evolving campus

The new tax law boosts financial pressures.

The Corporation decides.

Makeda Best
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Focusing on the Harvard Art Museums’ new photography curator

Allston development, advanced standing, Medical School monies

Tamara Elliott Rogers
Photograph by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Development leader departs, undergraduate ed dean steps down, and more

Photograph by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Grad-student unionization, sexual assault, and more

Illustration by Mark Steele

Headlines from Harvard’s history

Illustration by Dave Wheeler

The Undergraduate on Silicon Valley at Harvard

Seth Towns ’20 is one of the team’s most versatile offensive threats.

Photograph by Eric Miller/Harvard Athletic Communications

A young men’s basketball team battles inconsistency.

Jenny Allard

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Under coach Jenny Allard, Crimson players come alive together.

Montage

Theresa McCulla in the archives center of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Photograph by T.J. Kirkpatrick

A historian tracks the craft-beer boom, and the evolution of American taste.

Silhouette by Joseph Cranston Jones from The Tree Named John by John B. Sale, The University of North Carolina Press, 1929

The power and legacy of African-American folktales

While at the CCVA, Renée Green set up grids of images for Code Survey ...

Courtesy of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts/Harvard University/Renée Green

Renée Green’s exhibition “Within Living Memory” closes her Harvard residency.

The Pursuit (1771-72), from Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s series The Pursuit of Love, designed for a chateau belonging to Mme. Du Barry, mistress of Louis XV

Painting from Bridgeman Art Library

Recent books with Harvard connections

Illustration by Peter Horvath

Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now defends science from modern-day foes.

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

Erica Walker
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Erica Walker aims to put “tools and data into the hands of people who can use it.”

A celebration of significant alumni and shared interest groups

The official 2018 slates

Guidelines for the gala 2018

Rapp focused on war crimes and criminals as U.S. ambassador-at-large.

Courtesy of United States Mission Geneva/Wikimedia/Creative Commons

Stephen J. Rapp seeks justice for Syrian victims of war crimes.

The College Pump

Photographs by Lydia Carmichael

Big names on campus, how to install a president, football at Fenway

Treasure

Photograph courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Manuscript acquired with assistance from the B.H. Breslauer Foundation

Rare and beautiful, then and now: a Byzantine codex at Dumbarton Oaks