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November-December 2012

Letters

Letters on American competitiveness, free will, climate change, and more

Additional November-December issue letters to the editor

The College Pump

Of the Pennoyer bell, and Harvard Bandsman Allan R. Robinson, Latin librettist

Treasure

Putting a warm face on an intimidating proposition

In this Issue

Theresa Betancourt studies the world’s most neglected and traumatized youths.

The rise in the use of C-sections

Helen Vendler on how to welcome and nurture the poets and painters of the future

Brief life of the soldier who inspired <i>The Count of Monte Cristo:</i> 1762-1806

Letters

Letters on American competitiveness, free will, climate change, and more

Additional November-December issue letters to the editor

Right Now

Arctic mercury pollution flows from rivers, not the atmosphere.

A Harvard School of Public Health study links soda to teen violence.

The General Social Survey asks Americans about issues from race to free speech, confirming some trends and contradicting popular reports of others.

New England Regional

Harvard arts and cultural events

Faculty members reflect on the most meaningful gifts.

Curing disease, improving lives

Fine French fare within sight of the Public Garden

John Harvard's Journal

Preserving an historic Chinese monument, long neglected

The College investigates more than 100 students in an exam-cheating case—and explores broader teaching and learning concerns

Young Chinese scholar at Harvard Business School

Harvard's senior governing board completes its expansion to 13 members, electing Jessica Tuchman Mathews '67 and Theodore V. Wells Jr., J.D.-M.B.A. '76

In a year of flat investment returns, the endowment declines as distributions support Harvard University operations

Harvard begins massive online courses through its edX venture with MIT and Berkeley, aiming to improve education on and beyond campus

Consolidating the anthropology department by raising the roof and renovating the library

In the dean's annual report for 2012, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences achieves a budget goal—and sketches its ambitions

Headlines from Harvard history

The Undergraduate ponders her hometown, Harvard, and a village in Tanzania.

Harvard news: Graduate School dean Xiao-Li Meng, Marc Hauser, University Professor Eric Maskin, and more

Bite down. Grind it out. And score profusely.

Basketball’s Temi Fagbenle—from London to Lavietes

Montage

A documentary film turns a lens on the “1 percenters.”

In Evan Thomas's new biography, President Eisenhower emerges as a canny nuclear strategist.

Peter Agoos ’75 brightened Boston’s public art scene this summer.

Recent books by John Updike, Marjorie Garber, George Vaillant, Thomas McGraw, and others with Harvard connections

Plant-based pleasure with spirit and sizzle

The geometric works of sculptor Morton C. Bradley

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

Bernard Lee calls, raises, deals, and explains the booming card game.

A letter from President Drew Faust

Aloian Scholars improve living communities at Harvard

Ellen Faran ’73 and Gita Manaktala ’87 advance knowledge through publishing.

Shared Interest Group events in November and December

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

The College Pump

Of the Pennoyer bell, and Harvard Bandsman Allan R. Robinson, Latin librettist

Treasure

Putting a warm face on an intimidating proposition