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May-June 2004

Letters

THE POWER OF EXERCISE "The Deadliest Sin," by Jonathan Shaw (March-April, page 36), is the first article that I have seen to discuss...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." April 22 was the centenary of the birth of J. Robert...

Treasure

On a commanding hillock less than a mile northwest of Harvard Square sits the Harvard College Observatory and the Great Refractor, shown here...

In this Issue

The addition of prescription-drug coverage to Medicare is the first substantial expansion of benefits since the program was enacted nearly 40...

In any given month last year, 43 million Americans—17 percent of people under age 65—lacked either private health insurance or public...

Last year, the publication of his Collected Poems returned Robert Lowell '39 to the center stage of American poetry. From 1946, when he won the...

(Excerpted from Harvard A to Z, by John T. Bethell, Richard M. Hunt, and Robert Shenton, published this May by Harvard University Press...

Thinking himself near death in 1905, Evelyn Baring, the first Lord Cromer, began a series of "Biographical Notes," written partly that...

Last year, Morgan Spurlock decided to eat all his meals at McDonald's for a month. For 30 straight days, everything he took in—breakfast...

Letters

THE POWER OF EXERCISE "The Deadliest Sin," by Jonathan Shaw (March-April, page 36), is the first article that I have seen to discuss...

Right Now

The pregnant women did not worry about their food. They simply ate it: chunks of fresh whale meat and pounds of fish. They ate it because they...

In 1675 Isaac Newton suffered a mental breakdown—some modern psychiatrists diagnose him as a manic-depressive—and he was still...

"Blackness has been shrugged off by the force of events," says Debra Dickerson, J.D. '95. "Things are not perfect racially, but...

Near the end of the first act in Mozart's Così Fan Tutte, after the two handsome Albanians have collapsed from apparent arsenic...

John Harvard's Journal

With an ambitious mandate to cure cellular diseases, Harvard has launched an important new scientific enterprise, the Harvard Stem Cell...

Louis MenandPhotograph by Stu RosnerThough readers of the New Yorker might identify him as a gifted book critic and stylish essayist—his...

Harvard has enhanced its undergraduate financial-aid program in an effort to make the College more attractive to lower-income students...

The practice of the arts is in the ascendant at Harvard. And even though there is not now enough space to contain this explosion of student...

The process has been served. It took a 40-page report, delivered on March 22, but the Harvard University Committee on Calendar Reform, by an...

On a dumping ground along a dirt road in Santiago's Renca municipality, Harvard-affiliated planners work to create decent housing for 160...

The University’s extraordinary library system, among the world’s largest, grows apace. In fiscal year 2002, the collections grew by...

1924 The Bulletin's editors report themselves glad "to record that John Harvard has at last come into his own"—the University...

Dorothea ("Thea") Burns is hunched over a table holding a scalpel. Ever so gently she teases off fragments of a thick, rigid...

Treasurer-electJames F. Rothenberg '68, M.B.A. '70, has been elected Treasurer and a member of the Harvard Corporation, effective July 1. He...

The final project for my fall semester writing course freshman year was an autobiographical narrative in the style of Faulkner's The Sound and...

The senior marshals, looking ahead to Commencement 2004, are: (clockwise from top left) Liz Drummond of Quincy House and Winchester...

The newest Rhodes: Shazrene Mohamed '04, from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, is Harvard's seventh Rhodes Scholarship winner for 2004 (see "The Rhodes...

In college tennis, there are no mixed doubles: athletes play only against their own sex. Still, the men's and women's teams root for each other...

WrestlingJantzen (left) and Harkness in St. LouisCourtesy of Jesse JantzenAt the NCAA tournament in March, Jesse Jantzen '04 (left) became only...

Alumni

Ilana DeBare '80 has an odd confession to share. Until a few years ago, she'd never set foot in an all-girls school. In fact, she says, if her...

Castilleja and Julia Morgan are only about 35 miles apart, but in many ways, the distance between the two California girls' schools seems much...

Whether you're a regular at Arts First or you've yet to attend, you can experience the event's highlights on-line thanks to Harvard@Home. Arts...

Alumni will choose five new Overseers and six new elected directors for the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) board in this year's election.To be...

An upcoming Alumni College seminar will explore the financial side of America's favorite sport, followed by a field trip to Fenway Park for an...

Share and Share Alike The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has taken a big step toward adding shared interest groups (SIGs) to the list of...

For on-line information about Commencement and reunions, visit: Harvard University Commencement Office (www.commencementoffice.harvard.edu): The...

Can the "food of the gods" help us live longer, healthier lives? Like red wine and green tea, the seeds of Theobroma cacao, which are...

When Carlos Sandoval '74 first presented Farmingville, the 2004 Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary he wrote and codirected, to...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." April 22 was the centenary of the birth of J. Robert...

Treasure

On a commanding hillock less than a mile northwest of Harvard Square sits the Harvard College Observatory and the Great Refractor, shown here...