Crimson staff writer
Joseph E. Glynias
The Nobel Committee announced Monday that Ralph M. Steinman, Harvard Medical School '68, would share the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Soon after Lynn K. Trever—a member of the dining staff at Harvard’s Greenhouse Café—first came to the U.S., she found herself toiling for 16 hours a day while eight months pregnant. But despite her exhausting work schedule and her lack of formal schooling, Trever decided she wanted to become an American citizen.
Nuclear security experts from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center say that the disaster in the Fukushima power plant will not necessarily constrain the growth of the nuclear power industry, especially where the demand for more energy is high.
Though dangerous levels of radioactivity still pose a threat to the population around the deteriorating nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Power Plant in Japan, Harvard professors say that while the disaster may cause dangerous pollution, its consequences will not reach the most dire predictions.