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Andrew W. D. Aoyama

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Jennifer Winters
College

Jennifer Winters

In July, Jennifer G. Winters and her team of astronomers discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting three stars.

Harvard University Sackler Building
The Scoop

The Two Arthur Sacklers

Though the museum he funded on Quincy Street, the “miracle” that affirmed Harvard’s commitment to fine arts education, was erected to honor Arthur Sackler’s patronage of the arts during his lifetime, it has become to many a symbol of the forceful pharmaceutical advertising now implicated in thousands of overdose deaths.

Harvard University Sackler Building
Retrospection

Harvard University Sackler Building

Opened in Oct. 1985, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum was originally built to house the university's collection of works from Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

Seagulls
Endpaper

Searching for Heart Mountain

That sequence — train station, cars, my grandmother and her knitting needles — always felt so vivid, so real.

Seagulls
Endpaper

Seagulls

Seagulls flying over the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey.

View of Harbor
Endpaper

View of Harbor

Sunlight breaking through the clouds over Istanbul, Turkey.

Ellie N. Bridge Teaches a Class
Scrutiny

Ellie N. Bridge Teaches a Class

Ellie N. Bridge '17, a member of the second cohort of Harvard Teacher Fellows, teaches a 7th grade social studies class in Cambridge.

Postcard of Harvard Square
Scrutiny

The Neighborhood Where Nothing Ever Changes

Should Bill Bartley have to leave the neighborhood, he will take a piece of its history with him. Yet his departure would be but one of many, part of a long, gradual erosion of the landmarks that have distinguished Harvard Square for many years. And as the face of the Square changes, small business owners have no choice but to confront a version of the neighborhood’s future that may no longer save space for them.

Postcard of Harvard Square
Harvard Square

Postcard of Harvard Square

Bartley's Exterior
Scrutiny

Bartley's Exterior

Left Out of the System
Scrutiny

Left Out of the System

At Harvard and at elite Boston public schools, so-called “objective” metrics used in admissions may not deserve the name. The game of who gets in where is undergirded — and, to a certain extent, predetermined — by a complex ecosystem of devoted parents, well-paid tutors, and driven students.

Derrick A. Samuels and Rebekah E. Samuels
Boston

Derrick A. Samuels and Rebekah E. Samuels

Derrick A. Samuels and Rebekah E. Samuels have two children—a son at the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science and a daugher at the Boston Latin Academy, two exam schools in the Boston Public School system.

Boston Latin Academy
Boston

Boston Latin Academy

Boston Latin Academy is one of Boston's most prestigious public schools, and one of three exam schools.

real broadband
The Scoop

A Fiery Broadband Advocate's Crusade for Digital Equality

He takes a sip of ice water then leans forward, bracing his forearms against his knees and lowering his voice to a conspiratorial whisper: “But this is personal for anyone who has to deal with Comcast.”

Kavanaugh Letters
Conversations

Meet the Sociologist Studying the Brett Kavanaughs of the World

"These are formative years, and these students are learning how to interact with others and are developing incredibly powerful understandings of themselves and the world around them that they carry with them for their entire lives."

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