June 17, 1999
Greenspan: 'Transcending All Else is Being Principled'
"President Rudenstine, President Wilson, Harvard alumni, fellow
recipients of degrees, your parents and friends: It is a distinct
pleasure to join you in celebrating this milestone in American
higher education, the 348th Harvard commencement."
Rudenstine: Settling for 'Nothing Less Than the Best'
"Now, at the end of another century, we are in the midst of another major transformation, with a number of challenges that parallel those of Eliot's generation. I want to talk briefly about just three of these, and I'll begin with a glance backward."
New Members Elected To Board Of Overseers
The President of the Harvard Alumni Association announced
the results of the annual election of new members of the
Harvard Board of Overseers last week at the annual meeting
of the Association following the University's 348th
Business School Gives Gift to Radcliffe Institute
Following the announcement that Radcliffe College will merge
with Harvard University to create the Radcliffe Institute for
Advanced Study, the Business School has contributed a
six-figure gift to the new Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
which will provide critical support for the new Institute.
A Thinkers' Guide to Y2K
The year 2000 is coming. Is the end near?
Undergraduate and Graduate Travel Grants Awarded by Asia
The Asia Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the
1999-2000 travel grants to Asia.
Provost Announces Three Benefits Changes
Provost Harvey Fineberg has announced three changes in
Thirty-Eight Women Appointed Fellows at Bunting Institute
Thirty-eight women scholars, writers, artists, scientists, and
activists have been appointed Fellows at the Bunting Institute
at Radcliffe College for the 1999-2000 academic year,
announced Rita Nakashima Brock, director of the Bunting
Chimpanzee Behaviors Surprise Scientists
The more humans study chimpanzees, the more
similarities they find between the behaviors of apes and
This Perfect Day: A Commencement
Perfection is a notoriously elusive state, but it was very nearly
achieved on Thursday, June 10, in Harvard Yard as the early
morning sun filtered through the leaves onto a profusion of
color, noise, and movement.
For Harvard's Images, The Keyword Is Access
Harvard's libraries and museum collections house a wealth of
photographs, slides, art objects, artifacts, and other visual
resources. But not under one roof.
Kate Jones Named Edith W. Fine Public Interest Fellow
Kate Jones, Law School Class of 1999, has received the Edith
W. Fine Public Interest Fellowship, named for the late
associate justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
HMS Reunion Honors First Female Graduates
In the past 50 years, Harvard Medical School (HMS) has gone
from graduating its first women to graduating its first class
with more than 50 percent women.
Joint Center for Housing Studies Announces Fellows, Prize Winners
The recipients of Harvard's 1999 Housing Awards have recently
been announced by the Joint Center for Housing Studies. The
Center has named a summer dissertation fellow and two
prizewinners for the best paper on housing and the best
Way To Delay Huntington's Disease Found
A way to delay
worsening of the symptoms and death from the disease has
been found by researchers working at Harvard
University-affiliated hospitals in Boston. The successful
treatments occurred in mice with a human-like form of
Huntington's, prolonging their lives the human equivalent of 10
Kennedy School Establishes Kalb Professorship
The Kennedy School of Government recently established the
Marvin Kalb Professorship of Global Communications, funded by
a gift from the Houston-based Ansary Foundation.
Kaufman Public Interest Fellowships
The Law School has awarded Irving R. Kaufman Public Interest
Fellowships to 25 graduating students and recent graduates.
These fellowships are awarded in recognition and support of
individuals who have shown truly exceptional promise for
careers in public interest law.
1999 President and Fellows of Harvard College