Tested most by game he didn’t play

Stephen Coit’s portrait of Lucien Victor Alexis Jr. Image courtesy of the artist, Stephen Coit, ’71. All rights reserved. Campus & Community Tested most by game he didn’t play Portrait honors Harvard’s first Black lacrosse player, whose 1941 benching in the South sparked outcry Nicholas Economides and Philip Tor Harvard Correspondents May 29, 2024 4 […]

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New Alzheimer’s study suggests genetic cause of specific form of disease

Health New Alzheimer’s study suggests genetic cause of specific form of disease Neurons with amyloid plaques. Samantha Laine Perfas Harvard Staff Writer May 29, 2024 9 min read Findings eventually could pave way to earlier diagnosis, treatment, and affect search for new therapies A recent study published in Nature Medicine offers evidence that genetics may […]

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Digging into the Philippines Collections at the Peabody Museum

Arts & Culture Digging into the Philippines Collections at the Peabody Museum Peabody Museum Associate Archivist Marie Wasnock and former Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo at the Peabody Museum. Photo by Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara ’23. Faith Sutter Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Communications May 29, 2024 7 min read Filipino American archivist offers […]

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When should Harvard speak out?

Alison Simmons and Noah Feldman. Credits: Harvard Staff Photo; Mark Dunn Campus & Community When should Harvard speak out? Institutional Voice Working Group provides a roadmap in new report Jessica McCann Harvard Correspondent May 28, 2024 long read In April, interim President Alan M. Garber and interim Provost John F. Manning announced two University-wide initiatives to explore […]

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‘Shed the tears … get up and fight some more’

Campus & Community ‘Shed the tears … get up and fight some more’ Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin (left) presents Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor with the Radcliffe Medal. Photos by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Samantha Laine Perfas Harvard Staff Writer May 28, 2024 7 min read Justice Sonia Sotomayor on importance […]

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What to do about mental health crisis among Black males

Health What to do about mental health crisis among Black males During the daylong “Black Men and Mental Health” symposium, Bryan Bonaparte discussed the church’s role. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Nikki Rojas Harvard Staff Writer May 24, 2024 5 min read Symposium examines thorny, multifaceted dilemma from systemic racism in policing, healthcare to stigma attached […]

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Better to be talented or lucky?

Illustration by Liz Zonarich/Harvard Staff Arts & Culture Better to be talented or lucky? Christina Pazzanese Harvard Staff Writer May 24, 2024 9 min read If you want fame, Cass Sunstein says, it typically requires some of both — and is no pure meritocracy The Beatles, William Shakespeare, or even Taylor Swift. The reason why […]

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Families may remove brain-injured patients from life support too soon

Health Families may remove brain-injured patients from life support too soon Of the survivors within one study group, more than 40% recovered at least some independence. MGB Communications May 24, 2024 3 min read A new study of nearly 1,400 U.S. patients with severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) found that some patients for whom life […]

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Had a bad experience meditating? You’re not alone.

Illustration by Marie Montocchio/Ikon Images Health Had a bad experience meditating? You're not alone. Altered states of consciousness through yoga, mindfulness more common than thought and mostly beneficial, study finds — though clinicians ill-equipped to help those who struggle Noah Brown MGH Communications May 24, 2024 4 min read Altered states of consciousness associated with […]

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Harvard awards 9,262 degrees

Campus & Community Harvard awards 9,262 degrees Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer May 22, 2024 3 min read Totals reflect the 2023-24 academic year Part of the Commencement 2024 series A collection of stories covering Harvard University’s 373rd Commencement. On Thursday the University will award a total of 9,262 degrees. A breakdown of degrees and programs […]

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