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Photograph of a flood Texas residential street

Winnie, Texas is not considered to be in a floodplain. But coastal hurricanes have flooded the town repeatedly since 2008.

Photograph by Smiley N. Pool-Pool/Getty Images


To protect against rising seas, local lenders are selling off risky mortgages.


At Home with Harvard: The Immigrant Experience

A selection of Harvard Magazine's writing on immigration, displacement, and the global refugee crisis


Photograph of John C. Calhoun statue in Charleston in midair being lifted up by a crane

A statue of John C. Calhoun is removed on June 24 in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Photograph by Sean Rayford/Getty Images

The rise and fall of Charleston’s John C. Calhoun statue, a monument to white supremacy 


At Home with Harvard: Inequality in America

Selections from Harvard Magazine’s extensive coverage of wealth and income inequality 


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


At Home with Harvard: Pride Month

Stories on LGBTQ life, research, and history at Harvard


Fragments from Callimachus, as styled by fellow poet Stephanie Burt


Painted portrait of a man from a Hellenistic coffin found in Egypt

(Click on arrow at right to view full image) No true likeness of Callimachus is known to exist, but the Libyan-born poet probably resembled the men whose faces appear on the Hellenistic coffins unearthed in Fayum, Egypt, including this one.

Photograph by Agis/Alamy Stock Photo

Brief life of a multifaceted poet: c. 310 B.C.E. - c. 240 B.C.E.

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

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Illustration by Wesley Merritt

A professor’s interstellar reach

July-August 2020