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Sciences Division

Chemistry Professor Lights Neural Activities with Proteins

Chemistry professor Adam Cohen creates visualizations of neural activity by using proteins from the Dead Sea to cause cells to flash with light.

History

10Q with Sven Beckert

FM visited the office of professor of History Sven Beckert to talk about his recent winning of the prestigious Bancroft Prize.

 Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu
City Politics

Boston City Councilor Wu ’07 Fights for Causes Close to Home

From rearing a child to struggling to support a family under stress—Michelle Wu’s personal history has shaped much of her political trajectory.

Stilgoe-shelves
Scrutiny

Stilgoe-shelves

Old film cameras and books line Prof. John R. Stilgoe's office shelves in Sever Hall.

Stilgoe Office Desk
Scrutiny

Stilgoe Office Desk

Professor Stilgoe's office is on the top floor of Sever Hall.

Keith Bender Stilgoe
Scrutiny

Keith Bender Stilgoe

Keith H. Bender '15 believes that Stilgoe is one of the most caring people on campus. "He's been known to say, 'If there's anything I can do to increase your happiness, please let me know.' And you would be surprised about the number of students who take him up on that," says Bender.

Li Murphy
Scrutiny

Li Murphy

"He has a great history of teaching this course, and he's able to tap into those experiences," says Li E.K. Murphy ’15, a student of Stilgoe's who works as a barista at Cafe Gato Rojo.

Stilgoe Slides
Scrutiny

Stilgoe Slides

In total, Stilgoe has around 150,000 slides in his collection, which he projects during his lectures.

Stilgoe Cameras and Bats
Scrutiny

Stilgoe Cameras and Bats

"He's got the eye of an interior designer. It's not just this random collection of things that he's thoughtlessly hoarded. Everything is there for a reason," said Sam H. Rashba '14-'15 on Stilgoe's office.

Stilgoe Boat Decoration
Scrutiny

Stilgoe Boat Decoration

Decorations line the walls of VES Professor John R. Stilgoe that reflect his scholarly travels.

College

Mummies and Microbes: A Conversation with Ralph Mitchell

Mitchell’s pure passion for applied microbiology is obvious from the start of our conversation—he seems to be on a mission to convince me of how important these microscopic organisms are.

David Charbonneau
Scrutiny

David Charbonneau

David Charbonneau, professor of Astronomy, has four daughters and lives in Brookline. He usually bikes to work at the Center for Astrophysics each morning.

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall

Fourteen remaining protesters demanding that Harvard divest from fossil fuels left the administrative building Friday morning at about 10 a.m.

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Harvard’s presidency and dreams of reclaiming the national stage behind him, Larry Summers has settled back into teaching, a role that has shaped his Harvard career more than any other.

Scott Poulson-Bryant
House Life

Tutor, Journalist, or Grad Student?

I meet Scott Poulson-Bryant in Kirkland dining hall as he’s finishing up lunch with a couple of students. He lingers for a few seconds, offering his final words to the conversation before directing his attention to me.

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard