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To market, to market

September 11, 2013

The sweet scent of Vietnamese spices and harmonious, a cappella voices drifted through a bustling crowd, as visitors examined handmade necklaces and skirts stitched from colorful imported fabrics.... Continue reading

Managing a ‘seismic shift’

September 10, 2013

Harvard begins its 377th year amid “seismic shifts” in U.S. higher education that present both formidable challenges and unprecedented opportunities, President Drew Faust said in an address to the... Continue reading

Forks, knives, beakers

September 10, 2013

Four years ago, “Science and Cooking” was whipped up by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Alícia Foundation in Spain. The wildly popular public lecture series and... Continue reading

Summer in the lab

September 10, 2013

While 17-year-old Haley Greenslade’s friends were busy working the usual summer jobs — babysitting, working in movie theaters, flipping burgers — she spent her break doing something different.... Continue reading

Houghton’s heroes

September 10, 2013

Stepping inside Houghton Library on the south side of Harvard Yard feels far more like entering a museum than a typical library. Behind the mesh, glassed-in displays, and roped-off rooms, Houghton... Continue reading

Six artists, teaching and creating

September 10, 2013

Following tradition, the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) again will host visiting faculty this academic year — six practicing artists who will bring skill, spirit, and a touch... Continue reading

There’s only one Harvard

September 10, 2013

You can feel it. This time of year breathes a sense of the new and the familiar, mixed with a touch of uncertainty. The long-lasting traditions that welcome Harvard students have become new again.... Continue reading

New name for Old Quincy

September 9, 2013

After 15 months of construction, the renewal of Old Quincy — the neo-Georgian portion of Quincy House — was completed Saturday when it was renamed in honor of Robert G. Stone Jr. ’45, the late... Continue reading

So near, so far, at Harvard

September 9, 2013

A quick look at the demographics of Harvard’s Class of 2017 yields a few basics: 1,600 members, more men (52.4 percent) than women, 57 countries and every state except Wyoming represented. But... Continue reading

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