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James Y. Stern

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Loss Of Summers’ Strong Leadership A Shame

To the editors: Re: “Summers Resigns; Bok Will Be Interim Chief,” news, Feb. 22. For three of my four years

Letters

Dershowitz’s Challenge To Hanson Courageous

To the editors: Harvard University occupies the preeminent place among institutions of learning in America, and it is a colossal

Happy New Year

I ran into Neil Leon Rudenstine a week or so ago. He is a dude from less-than-scenic Danbury, Connecticut whose

Dignified Day Ends Media Frenzy; With Harvard Silent, Gossip Ruled

The ancient Harvard Corporation is nothing if not secretive. The half-dozen "fellows" of the University--captains of industry and academic dinosaurs--release

In the Future...

Goodness. The rumor mill has been all atwitter, ajangle, alive with talk of a 13th house. Nevermind Dudley--they mean a

The Rise and Fall of the Houses

The House system--in which students in the College spend all but their first year in one of 12 small residential

Low-Key President Raised Cash, Not Voice

When Neil L. Rudenstine took over the Harvard administration in 1991, he said he would stay for ten years. Somehow,

Fifteen Minutes: The Wolfe in Chic Clothing: FM Examines Tom Wolfe's Dubious Masculinity

Manliness runs a deep course through American life, but it is hard to find at Harvard, says Tom Wolfe. The

Bush Spent Undergrad Years Away From Politics

He arrived at Yale a legacy, the grandson of a Senator, the son of a member of Congress. But throughout

Management Troubles Darken HIID's Future

Since the presidency of Derek C. Bok, Neil L. Rudenstine's predecessor, Harvard University has been anxious to minister to the

Harvard Hosts Chinese Scholars

Harvard played host to an international education summit over the weekend, setting up a two-day colloquium between seven presidents from

Government Department Scrutinized for Faculty Rift

Most government concentrators come to their department expecting to immerse themselves in the history of Congress, the courts and the

Development Office Woos Donors With That Harvard Charm

In the University Development Office (UDO), housed in a posh office building off Brattle Square, charity is big business. For

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In the University Development Office (UDO), housed in a posh office building off Brattle Square, charity is big business. For

Loeb Sets New Donation Standards

There has been nothing like it before and none like it since. The $70.5 million gift to Harvard by John

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

Understanding Faith
Columns

Understanding Faith