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Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

May-June 2013

Letters

Letters on same-sex marriage, cardiac care, engineering in Allston

A letter from the editor

A letter from President Faust

The College Pump

From a hole in the ground to Harvard

Treasure

Art on display from Iran, Iraq, and Central Asia spans a millennium.

In this Issue

The big science of building a giant telescope

Randall Kennedy probes the “variousness” of charged racial issues.

Paths toward employment for low-income blacks and Latinos

Brief life of an uncommon educator: 1912-2002

Letters

Letters on same-sex marriage, cardiac care, engineering in Allston

A letter from the editor

A letter from President Faust

Right Now

Scientists probe the function of a human gene by observing its effects in a mouse.

With micro-units, three GSD alumni hope to revolutionize apartment living in New York City.

Mice don't work as model organisms for human burns, blunt trauma and infection.

John Harvard's Journal

The Crimson shocks New Mexico in NCAA tournament upset, loses in 2nd round.

Fallout from cheating investigation widens as additional reviews of a resident dean’s accounts are reported to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

A first-year report on HarvardX and edX, the online-education partnership with MIT

From the pages of the <i>Harvard Alumni Bulletin</i> and <i>Harvard Magazine</i>

The English professor has already written three books and edited the 6,000-page third edition of the <i>Norton Anthology of World Literature.</i>

The University approaches a public fundraising drive

Harvard news: Oprah at Commencement, Cass R. Sunstein, College admissions and costs, union contract, quiz-show titles overturned, sustainable-investing vice president, and more

The Undergraduate, from Ireland, finds friendship in a local host family.

Nico Weiler clears inhuman heights, and not by human instinct.

Women’s water polo player Aisha Price is one of Harvard’s leading scorers.

Montage

A fairy tale for today’s world

A new book traces napalm's invention to Harvard—and its evolution from heroic discovery to pariah

Indelible Lalita’s saga of pigmentation and personhood

Recent books with Harvard connections

The fruitful, flawed Louis Agassiz

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

A Broadway actor on the “true spark of theater”

2013 candidates for Harvard University Overseers and HAA elected directors

Shared Interest Group events in May and June

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

The College Pump

From a hole in the ground to Harvard

Treasure

Art on display from Iran, Iraq, and Central Asia spans a millennium.