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Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

January-February 2015

Letters

Ethics education, silhouettes, missing football fans, the Sixties, and more

A letter from President Faust

A letter from the editor: assessing Harvard Management Company

The College Pump

Baez, Dylan, and more vignettes from Harvard’s class of 1964

Treasure

A new exhibition of birds of the world

In this Issue

Cass Sunstein and the modern regulatory state

Addressing the root causes of violence against women in South Asia

Brief life of a science-minded writer and reformer: 1822-1909

The troubled present and promising future of scholarly communication

Letters

Ethics education, silhouettes, missing football fans, the Sixties, and more

A letter from President Faust

A letter from the editor: assessing Harvard Management Company

Right Now

Barbers, bartenders, and beauticians are as privy to our secrets as are family and friends.

Studying the role of “executive function” in learning, in minds young and old

Small companies innovate better, but in the energy field, large firms may lead.

Harvard Squared

Boston’s history glimpsed through one eccentric’s home

RISD museum celebrates the circus.

Moroccan Hospitality lives up to its name.

Dancer Shantala Shivalingappa embodies Hindu gods at Boston’s ICA.

The Cambridge Winter Farmers’ Market opens for a fourth season.

The Griffin Museum of Photography’s winter exhibits

John Harvard's Journal

Another art museum opens—this one, a gallery for African and African-American Art.

A University financial surplus, but tensions over reductions in employee health benefits

The open-access proponent works to increase the flow of scholarly information.

Design becomes a hands-on “study of culture itself” in the undergraduate architecture studies track.

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

As debates continue over divestment, Harvard events highlight progress on campus sustainability and climate research.

Funding medical research and education, Steve Ballmer boosts computer-science expansion, and arts and teacher-training initiatives

A senior magazine colleague moves on, and new members of the editorial staff

Writers and artists who made special contributions to the magazine in 2014

An experiment in monitoring students’ engagements with lectures runs afoul of faculty concerns about the sanctity of classrooms.

Departing government and engineering deans, Rhodes and Marshall Scholars, Crimson-Eli computer-science course, and more

An insider’s take on a major extracurricular interest

A thrilling end to The Game caps a championship season.

Wrestler Todd Preston wins—from the bottom up.

Will Harvard men’s basketball live up to its pre-season billing?

Harvard sports stalwarts from 1963 to 2012 are celebrated in The Third H Book of Harvard Athletics

Montage

Anthony Giachetti’s furniture is both functional and timeless.

A critique of the neoliberal economy

A Far Cry plays con spirito—and without a baton.

Amy Wilentz on her “touchstone and central obsession”

Recent books with Harvard connections

Neil Rudenstine guides readers through Shakespeare’s lyric masterpiece.

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

A Harvard summa aims for NASCAR.

The Harvard Club of Boston undergoes renovations.

For Joan Naviyuk Kane ’00, an abandoned island is a potent creative source.

Harvard’s GOP contingent expands in the new Congress.

A researcher hopes to contact volunteer participants in “truth sera” experiments.

Harvard Latin American Alumni and Friends

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

The College Pump

Baez, Dylan, and more vignettes from Harvard’s class of 1964

Treasure

A new exhibition of birds of the world