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September-October 2012

Letters

Letters on compromise, constitutional revision, voting fraud, American democracy, and students and cigarettes

Additional September-October issue letters to the editor

The College Pump

How Bill Marden got into Harvard and fulfilled the language requirement.

Treasure

Harvard’s long-closed Social Museum promoted progressive values.

In this Issue

William Rawn’s designs begin not with the eye, but the ear.

A discussion with Harvard Business School faculty members

Anatomy of a new course—and a new approach to teaching it

Brief life of a “pneumatic” journalist: 1929-1991

Letters

Letters on compromise, constitutional revision, voting fraud, American democracy, and students and cigarettes

Additional September-October issue letters to the editor

Right Now

Robert O. Doyle proposes a two-stage, “Jamesian,” model of free will.

Rutin, a substance found in apples, could help prevent heart attacks and stroke.

Shawn Douglas of the Wyss Institute is developing drug-delivering machines that target designated cells.

New England Regional

Early fall events at and around Harvard

Six small New England museums worth the trek

West Bridge’s French-New England fare is fun.

John Harvard's Journal

Summer construction—on the Fogg Art Museum, the Business School’s Tata Hall, Old Quincy, and more—renews the campus.

Harvard will build housing and resume construction of a science building, submitting a new Institutional Master Plan by October.

An exhibition from Harvard Business School's historical library collections documents the first wave of U.S. trade with imperial China.

David Jones, Ackerman professor of the culture of medicine, works in both history and medicine.

Harvard's largest solar installation, edX develops, Drew Faust’s research becomes a TV program, the <i>Gilgamesh</i> sculpture, and more

Dunster House will get the first makeover as part of a project to renovate Harvard's Houses. Students will take up temporary residence at the Inn at Harvard.

Headlines from Harvard history

The Undergraduate proctors high-schoolers and looks back on her own high-school days—and her discovery of American liberal-arts education.

Cherone Duggan ’14 and Kathryn Reed ’13 are the magazine’s new Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows.

Placekicker David Mothander explains how to split the uprights.

For many decades, placekickers weren’t specialists

He coached for the past 17 seasons and won five Ivy League championships.

Montage

Laurie Krasny Brown crafts colorful works from an “accessible, flexible, beautiful” material.

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot on life's liberating exits

A novel, <i>Sound,</i> notated like a musical score

Interoperability, rebuilding New Orleans, the Brothers Grimm, and other books with Harvard connections

For his new CD, <i> Wisteria,</i> jazz pianist Steve Kuhn proves good things come in trios.

Andrea Louise Campbell reviews <i>The Unheavenly Chorus,</i> by Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady.

A correspondence corner for not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

A Shared Interest Group aims to support undergraduates whose parents didn't attend a four-year college.

A financial-aid initiative and other College programs help first- generation undergraduates feel at home.

Meet Harvard Alumni Association president Carl Muller.

Six alumni are recognized for outstanding service to the University.

The College’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid honors seven alumni.

A letter from President Drew Faust

David Bisno ’61 has spearheaded the creation of a mini-museum of horology in the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

Bob Friedman ’71 looks for ladders to help people climb out of poverty.

Sue Minter ’83 is helping her state recover from the devastation of Hurricane Irene.

Shared Interest Group events in September and October

Harvard alumni may sign in to view class notes and obituaries.

The College Pump

How Bill Marden got into Harvard and fulfilled the language requirement.

Treasure

Harvard’s long-closed Social Museum promoted progressive values.