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When bacteria fight back

September 20, 2013

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a report about the growth of drug-resistant bacteria in this country, saying that each year more than 23,000 people die and 2... Continue reading

A higher plane

September 20, 2013

Here’s a short geometry test: How many straight lines can be drawn connecting two points on a flat plane? If you make two angles on a triangle smaller, does the third get larger or smaller? If you... Continue reading

Social justice at the A.R.T.

September 20, 2013

Once described by an affectionate collaborator as “the laser,” the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) hard-driving artistic director always has been about maximum focus with her choices and... Continue reading

Advancing science and technology

September 20, 2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding grants to create three new science and technology centers this year, and it is no accident that two of them will be based in Cambridge. Harvard... Continue reading

Dawn of a revolution

September 20, 2013

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who attended Harvard, returns to campus this weekend for a question-and-answer session as part of the launch of The Harvard Campaign. Below, author Walter Isaacson, who... Continue reading

Big problems, small solutions

September 18, 2013

If you Google “Bill,” the first hit you get is the phrase “Bill me later.” It’s an accidental tribute to the writer-turned-activist whom everyone calls by his first name: Bill McKibben ’82, who... Continue reading

Six luminaries to receive Du Bois Medal

September 18, 2013

Harvard University announced today that it will award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, its highest honor in the field of African and African-American studies, to six leaders across government, the arts,... Continue reading

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