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January-February 2004

Letters

BIOTERRORISM THREATSNestled as it is between the "invisible college" of Copernicus and the Harvard Medical School research-building...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by."In the course of scholarly rummaging in the Harvard University...

Treasure

How did the Historical Collection in Radiology at the Countway Library of Medicine come to include the x-rays shown here of a man with a...

In this Issue

At the time of the last presidential election campaign, four years ago, the government was running a sizable budget surplus. That surplus...

In1937, John Maynard Keynes had a serious heart attack. His British doctors more or less gave up on him and prescribed indefinite bed rest. But...

Drive up a country road winding between horse pastures, cross a small bridge, then climb a gravel lane, and you can reach a house that seems to...

Since 1991, Rocky Mountain Institute has worked with clients like the Pentagon, Oberlin College, the White House, and the 2000 Sydney Olympic...

This story has taken a surprising turn. Blame it on the tomatoes.It started out as a profile of a popular professor, his populous course, and...

When George McDonald Church arrived at Harvard in 1977, nine out of 10 biologists did research without touching a computer. They wrote journal...

Letters

BIOTERRORISM THREATSNestled as it is between the "invisible college" of Copernicus and the Harvard Medical School research-building...

Right Now

Few of us could build a full-size house without a blueprint, yet birds construct elaborate and painstaking homes using only a beak and, perhaps...

In 2001, more men and women went bankrupt than filed for divorce or graduated from college (1.5 million versus 1.1 million and 1.2 million...

It's the beginning of a holiday weekend, and the line through the airport security checkpoint is backed up almost to the terminal door. After...

William Faulkner didn't so much write The Sound and the Fury as erupt with it, pouring out the masterpiece in a matter of weeks, his words and...

New England Regional

Winding up long careers as corporate executives in New York City, Daniel and Elizabeth Rowe made an unlikely leap: They moved to a 55-acre farm...

From the start, when the hostess escorts you to the elevator for your ride up to the dining rooms, you know that this is no ordinary restaurant...

John Harvard's Journal

At the Malkin Athletic Center, fencer Eunice Yi '04 (right) slashes at her opponent with a saber. Yi is one of the top fencers on Harvard's...

On an October Friday afternoon, Lawrence H. Summers met with Harvard Magazine in his office at Massachusetts Hall to discuss the status of the...

Kenneth S. RogoffPhotograph by Jim HarrisonAs the American under-21 chess champion, Kenneth S. Rogoff decided to "miss most of the last two...

In a 5,900-word letter to the Harvard community dated October 21, written at the Corporation's request, President Lawrence H. Summers outlined...

The story of Harvard's 2003 budget came down to benefits and buildings. During the 12 months ended last June 30, the University's revenue...

Recently, a caller from the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna had two questions for Bruce Jenkins, Cavell curator of the Harvard Film Archive: Do...

Harvard's emerging Center for Systems Neuroscience got a double boost in late fall: the appointment of its first director and the approval by...

1924 In a Crimson poll on Prohibition, the Harvard community votes nearly two to one to keep the Volstead Act in force, and 1488 to 940 in...

Drug-resistant malaria. "Risk factors" such as tobacco, alcohol abuse, and poor diet. "Delivery issues" from the training of healthcare...

It was June 1970 when Saundra Graham and other Riverside neighborhood activists stormed the stage at Harvard's Commencement, demanding...

The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving were especially busy for Harvard bloggers.Robert John Bennett '68, who's writing a novel on-line, posted...

The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving were especially busy for Harvard bloggers.Robert John Bennett '68, who's writing a novel on-line, posted...

Peter G. Rowe, dean of Harvard's Graduate School of Design (GSD) since 1992, announced in October his intention to step down at the end of this...

Much remains to be decided about the scope, themes, and timing of Harvard's next major capital campaign. But this much is already known: "The...

Sitting on a radiator in a Science Center corridor, Deborah A. Batts '69, J.D. '72, who is U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New...

When the Committee to Address Sexual Assault at Harvard reported to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences last spring, it pointedly observed...

Not So Hasty Renovation The Hasty Pudding Theatricals building at 12 Holyoke Street, owned by Harvard since 2000, is inching toward a badly...

I think it came to me on a bleak November day, in the middle of an equally bleak economics lecture, as I perched high in the lofty wood...

Ryan Fitzpatrick '05, the football team's multi-talented quarterback, is a gamer. After breaking a bone in his throwing hand in the season's...

Men's Ice HockeyThe icemen (4-3-1, 3-3-1 ECAC) absorbed two early Ivy losses to Brown and Princeton before kicking off a three-game win streak...

Alumni

"I was on the subway recently," says Karen Bergreen '87. "There was a little boy crying. I thought, 'What can I do?' I felt awful. Then I...

Some 450 graduates from 36 countries gathered at the London Hilton on November 14 for the two-day "Harvard in Europe" program, part of the...

Robert T. Tims '47 found the transition between his two worlds in 1945 sudden, dramatic, and disconcerting. "One day I was a beribboned first...

Harvard-affiliated organizations host a variety of lectures, seminars, and social gatherings. For details, contact local clubs directly, call...

Harvard@Home, the University-wide initiative for putting learning on-line, offers several new programs for 2004. They include: *Diana L. Eck...

Socialism, it seems, has some serious PR problems. "Real, genuine, old-fashioned craziness," says John C. Cort '35, complaining of the socialist...

When Anula Jayasuriya '80, M.D. '84, Ph.D. '91, M.B.A. '93, wanted to bring medical manpower and expertise to her native Sri Lanka, she...

The thrill Amanda Lumry '99 felt when she inspected her first roll of pictures in second grade has never changed: "I still marvel...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by."In the course of scholarly rummaging in the Harvard University...

Treasure

How did the Historical Collection in Radiology at the Countway Library of Medicine come to include the x-rays shown here of a man with a...