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Author Gabrielle Zevin seated on a sofa in Los Angeles with her dog Nico

A spontaneous photo of Zevin and her late dog Nico taken on a sofa trashed in Los Angeles. “As soon as we were done, a random guy loaded it into his truck.”

Photograph by Hans Canosa

Alumni

A prescient novelist is hopeful that “after great change, amazing things can happen.”

6.8.20

Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago

6.23.20

Photograph of Melissa Dell

Melissa Dell

Photograph by Wess Gray/Courtesy of Melissa Dell

“In the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, people in academic institutions like Harvard predominantly studied the U.S. and Europe,” says the development economist.

July-August 2020

Ethnographer Roberto Gonzales spent 12 years following the lives of undocumented young people.

Photograph by Adam Glanzman

Sociologist Roberto Gonzales on the predicament of undocumented young people

July-August 2020

A professor sits at a computer whose screen is shooting out a beam of light filled with all sorts of animals and musical instruments

Click on arrow at right to view full illustration

Illustration by Wesley Merritt

A professor’s interstellar reach

July-August 2020

The cast of "The Hot Wing King"

The cast of The Hot Wing King

Photograph by Monique Carboni

Playwright Katori Hall on the joy—and trauma—of black life

July-August 2020

Photograph of composer Paul Moravec

Paul Moravec

Photograph courtesy of Adelphi University

Paul Moravec’s soulful music

July-August 2020

Karen Chee holding a flower to her face

Karen Chee

Photograph by Bridget Badore

Comedian Karen Chee finds her voice.

July-August 2020

Author Gabrielle Zevin seated on a sofa in Los Angeles with her dog Nico

A spontaneous photo of Zevin and her late dog Nico taken on a sofa trashed in Los Angeles. “As soon as we were done, a random guy loaded it into his truck.”

Photograph by Hans Canosa

A prescient novelist is hopeful that “after great change, amazing things can happen.”

July-August 2020