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May-June 2014

Letters

Attentive Schlesinger, “Bellboys,” bigger data

A letter from the editor

A letter from President Faust

The College Pump

On the uses of mortarboards, and a centenarian’s update

Treasure

Houghton Library celebrates William Makepeace Thackeray.

In this Issue

New gateways into the humanities for students “still fully molten as human beings”

As antibiotic resistance spreads, scientists and doctors race time.

Brief life of an Indian reformer: 1820-1891

During a quarter-century of engagement in Vietnam's economic development, Harvard scholars create a unique educational institution.

Letters

Attentive Schlesinger, “Bellboys,” bigger data

A letter from the editor

A letter from President Faust

Right Now

Under pressure, getting excited yields better results than remaining calm.

Climate change has diverse and far-reaching economic effects.

Historian Maya Jasanoff says fiction can capture the subjective experience of the past.

John Harvard's Journal

After a multiyear renovation, Harvard Art Museums make ready for a November reopening.

Instructors experiment with hands-on learning.

Economist Rohini Pande assesses the impact of public policies.

The first analyses of online-course registrants—and "dropouts"—and other MOOC news

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

Two new Corporation members, College tuition and admissions, Allston teaching spaces, and more

Former New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg speaks at Commencement.

A Harvard task force released its recommendations in late February.

A landmark gift for financial aid, and other campaign gains

Big words and their use on campus

Distance runner Maksim Korolev has set Harvard and Ivy League records in cross-country and track.

Harvard’s men’s basketball team lost, 80-73, to Michigan State in the NCAA tournament, giving them a scare.

Montage

Fabric art that rises from mattresses to museum walls

Bob Childs makes world-class violins.

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

“Starling” can handle thugs and palookas, but not daily life.

Economist Andrew Zimbalist analyzes the sabermetric revolution

Recent books with Harvard connections

Leonard Bernstein’s life, in his letters

Alumni

An alumna chooses “the harder right.”

2014 candidates for Harvard Overseer and HAA elected directors

Shared Interest Group events during Commencement week

For the period between 1979 and 1994

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

The College Pump

On the uses of mortarboards, and a centenarian’s update

Treasure

Houghton Library celebrates William Makepeace Thackeray.