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Oral bacteria can lodge in the gut and trigger inflammatory bowel conditions. 


Rachel L. Gable
Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

How some colleges help first-generation and low-income students succeed

November-December 2017

Bob Dylan in 1965. Already, the classical world was starting to influence his writing.

Photograph from Granger

In a new book, classicist Richard Thomas explores Bob Dylan’s literary ties to ancient Greece and Rome.

November-December 2017

Stuart Harris 
Photograph by Jim Harrison, with special thanks to New England Base Camp

Stuart Harris and the austere practice of wilderness physicians

November-December 2017

The MGH Wilderness Medicine Division's research mission focuses on altitude illness and, more recently, climate change.

November-December 2017

Illustration by Robert Neubecker

How market forces have made American higher education radically unequal

November-December 2017

Photograph by Kevin Ma and Pakong Chirarattanonon, Robert Wood Laboratory

The push to build flying, thinking, robot swarms

November-December 2017

A young girl jumps rope on the sidewalk next to her family’s belongings after they received a court order of eviction that was carried out by McLennan County deputy constables in Waco, Texas. Families like hers are the kind of clients badly in need of legal representation—and most often unlikely to receive it.

Photograph by Larry Downing/Reuters

America’s unfulfilled promise of “equal justice under law”

November-December 2017

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Data courtesy of FAS Office for Faculty Affairs

The dean’s annual report provides financial details on House renewal, the faculty census, and a new inequality initiative.