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Papanek’s Projection Model

Several reasons could explain the Browns’ recent success: the acquisition of star players from trades, a string of draft picks that paid off, or new coaching staff. Ella S. Papanek ’21, however, adds another possible explanation: a player projection model she helped create that anticipates NFL players’ career production.


“A Plan to Repair the Heart”

sujatha baliga’s path to restorative justice, a non-carceral response to crime, began with what she calls a “nervous breakdown.”


Weike Wang on Art, Science, and Career Changes

“Science as its best, can be art. The best experiments are really beautiful and simple. One of the things I learned from synthetic organic chemistry, like with mathematical proofs, was how beautiful something could be on one page. And that’s kind of what I want to achieve with writing.”


Becky Cooper: Harvard Detective

Becky Cooper '10 published her new non-fiction book, “We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and Half a Century of Silence" on Nov. 10. The book dives into a story Cooper stumbled upon as an undergrad, which started out as little more than a rumor. The whispers told of a young Anthropology graduate student named Jane Britton.


Becky Cooper Headshot

Rebecca "Becky" A. Cooper '10 is the author of “We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and Half a Century of Silence."


The Tough Tech Road Ahead

They are biologists and chemists, doctors and architects, physicists and engineers — and they are founders, too. In a society where speed is of the essence, their startups are tackling large, urgent problems that quick fixes can’t solve.


Fifteen Anxious Minutes with Dr. David R. Williams

It’s no secret that elections make us anxious. But how does that anxiety affect our health? FM asks Professor David R. Williams, who gathered data and investigated the tangible effects of election-related stress in 2016. His research found that, following the election, participants faced significantly higher risk for heart attacks and strokes.


David Williams Portrait

David R. Williams is a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.


Creating a Breathable Boston

Linear forests are different from normal trees that dot roads because of their robust root systems and long lifespans. “You dig out a long linear trench and stuff as many trees in there as possible,” Schwartz explains. “You can plant 300 trees in six parking spaces.”


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