Multiple Magazine Cover Stories and Feature Articles
More than 150 AP/News Releases
Dozens of Newsletter Cover Stories and Feature Articles
Cover stories and feature articles written for the quarterly magazine for Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Colloquy Cover Story: The Mentoring Program of the Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE). Spring 2011 Colloquy. Download PDF.
The Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE) Mentoring Program matches PhD students with women faculty across the scientific disciplines.
Q&A with Harvard alumna and filmmaker Valerie Weiss. Spring 2011 Colloquy. Download PDF.
Valerie Weiss first felt the lure of the performing arts as a child; by the time she was at Harvard – perhaps ironically, pursuing a PhD in biophysics – the call was irresistible.
Feature articles in Harvard’s Commencement Issue, an annual magazine highlighting new alumni and detailing commencement events.
May 24, 2012. One of Catherine Musinsky’s greatest challenges may have been how she has overcome illness by transforming a devastating experience into art. In 2006, she was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. After her treatment, Musinsky struggled to come to terms with her life and body. A friendship with documentary filmmaker Brynmore Williams prompted her to explore her experience through a documentary film which has now won multiple awards.
Imagine spending an entire year coordinating a centuries-old, internationally broadcast event, hosting world-renowned leaders and more than 32,000 people in attendance. Now imagine there’s no dress rehearsal. For 20 years, Commencement Director Grace Scheibner has planning and executing of Harvard University’s annual Commencement exercises.
Laura Ricci always suspected she would follow in her family’s artistic footsteps. But Ricci, who is receiving a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, never expected that she would become a professional therapeutic clown.
In Year Up, high school graduates and GED recipients ages 18 to 24 years old are provided with six months of training in professional skills and education, followed by six-month internships at one of Year Up Boston’s 50 corporate partners, including Harvard University. For Muhammed Konneh, a refugee from Sierra Leone, the internship has been a welcome change from the chaos and instability of his childhood.
When Barbara Elfman was 18, she had a difficult decision to make. She wanted to pursue her bachelor’s degree, but needed to begin earning an income. “I worked as a nurse for 10 years, got married, and started my family. But I always felt this loss at not having a bachelor’s degree,” Elfman said.
After leaving nursing to raise her children, Elfman returned to her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College in 2001 – when her children were then 8, 11, and 15 – and graduated with a B.A. in art history in 2005. When she joined the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) as administrative director of the Advanced Studies Program in 2006, Elfman was intrigued by the opportunity to pursue her master’s degree at Harvard.
Cover stories and feature articles published in the monthly newsletter for Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
In an era of declining commitment to arts education in this country’s public schools, Margie Li, a second-year PhD student in chemistry and chemistry biology, has just the kind of story that arts advocates might like to hold up as an example.
“Chocolate is my truest dessert love, and I’ve had a hopeless sweet tooth for as long as I can remember,” Martin says. Martin developed her blog (www.bittersweetnotes.com) not only to celebrate “the beauty and creativity of chocolate making,” but also to explore issues of “racial and socioeconomic injustice, responsible ecological development, (and) honesty in production and marketing.”
The awards, presented on April 12, celebrate faculty who go out of their way to mentor GSAS students, supporting them professionally and personally in ways large, small, and always meaningful – doing everything from inviting them to collaborate on papers and critiquing their talks to inviting them home for Thanksgiving.
For researchers in the humanities, adapting to new technologies – assessing their potential influence on one’s own research and collaborative relationships – opens exciting areas of possibility, even as it challenges traditional academic practices. Last fall, a student-run graduate workshop in the English Department navigated the fast-changing landscape of the so-called digital humanities, exploring a range of new ideas and forms of scholarly discourse.
They still rely on the time-honored tools of pegagogy, but an increasing number of Harvard teaching fellows are bringing new forms of technology to the classroom, turning students into bloggers or filmmakers to create new kinds of assignments, intensify classroom discussions, and build community.
GSAS student group “Science in the News” explores, clarifies, and debunks modern scientific news, discoveries, and research. In: March 2011 GSAS Bulletin. Download PDF of final article or entire newsletter.
Allegations about vaccines and autism, robots that mimic bugs, how memories are formed (and lost) – these are just some of the subjects explored by Science in the News, a public service organization founded by PhD students in 2006. SITN produces a monthly e-newsletter and a popular fall seminar series that look beyond the media reports to delve more deeply into modern science, discussing issues of broad importance to our wellbeing and understanding of the world.
Final article: WeBeasties, a science blog run by GSAS students, was picked up by ScienceBlogs, the largest online community devoted to science. In: Dec 2010 GSAS Bulletin. Download PDF of final article or entire newsletter.
More than 150 AP/News Articles written for the Harvard Gazette, the university’s news portal, and other Harvard sites:
- June 6, 2017: Celebrating Harvard Heroes.
- November 4, 2016: The Merits of Marijuana.
- October 4, 2016: Finding Harmony in Music and Medicine.
- July 6, 2016: Creating an “Ecosystem” for Business.
- July 5, 2016: A Big Picture of the Universe.
- May 17, 2016: Trash, Treasure, Art.
- May 12, 2016: The Course That Keeps Learning.
- May 4, 2016: A Place Where Startups Begin.
- April 29, 2016: How Our Bodies Harness Energy.
- April 19, 2016: A Vibrant Link Between Art and History.
- April 15, 2016: A Call to Walk in the Light.
- April 4, 2016: Building a Discussion Around Memorial Church.
- March 10, 2016: Culture and Community Come Together.
- March 9, 2016: Better Living Through Improvement Science. This story was an editor’s pick for the week it was published.
- February 3, 2016: The Contracts of Life.
- November 13, 2015: Art That Interrupts. This editor’s pick story was one of the most popular stories on the Gazette web site the week it was published.
- November 13, 2015: Ebola Outbreak: A System That Failed. This editor’s pick story was one of the most popular stories on the Gazette web site the week it was published.
- November 13, 2015: Exploring Paths to College. This story was one of the most popular articles on the Harvard Gazette web site the week it was published.
- October 2, 2015: Harvard Housing Program Creates Community.
- September 29, 2015: In its 12th Year, Honan 5K Still on the Run.
- June 29, 2015: Leading the Way in the Lab.
- June 12, 2015: Science, on the Edge.
- June 8, 2015: A Brighter Future, Together. This story was an Editor’s Pick for the week.
- June 1, 2015: How They Got to Harvard. This story was an Editor’s Pick and one of the most popular Gazette stories for the week.
- May 8, 2015: The Scholarship of Things. This story was an Editor’s Pick for the week.
- April 29, 2015: A Call for Ideas. This story was an Editor’s Pick for the week.
- April 24, 2015: The Mystery of Mahler.
- April 7, 2015: A New Office, a Global Audience. This story was an Editor’s Pick for the week.
- March 13, 2015: New Degrees of Freedom. This story was an Editor’s Pick for the week.
- March 12, 2015: The Power of Theater.
- October 29, 2014: The Power of ‘We.’
- October 21, 2014: Closing In on a Global View. This story was an Editor’s Pick and one of the top-viewed Gazette stories the week of its publication.
- September 23, 2014: A Run to Remember. This story was one of the three top-viewed Gazette stories the week of its publication.
- September 10, 2014: A Circle Completed. This story was one of the three top-viewed Gazette stories the week of its publication.
- August 1, 2014: 20 Countries, 1 Camp.
- July 3, 2014: Experiments in Learning.
- June 24, 2014: Going to Market.
- May 30, 2014: Spark of Science.
- May 20, 2014: ‘Puzzling Out’ Paul.
- May 13, 2014: A Boost for Nonprofits.
- May 2, 2014: Artful Balance. This story was one of the top stories the week of May 2nd.
- April 29, 2014: Boston Shines, Thanks to Many Hands. The story was one of the top stories on the Gazette’s main web page the week of April 26th.
- April 21, 2014: Cultural Revolution Comes to Boston. This story was the top community story the week of April 21st.
- April 8, 2014: The Virtues of Doom. This story was one of the top stories on the Gazette’s main web page the week of April 7th.
- April 4, 2014: Into the Deep. This story was one of the top stories on the Gazette’s main web page the week of April 7th.
- April 1, 2014: A Gallery Grows in Allston. This story was one of the top stories on the Gazette’s main web page the week of March 31st.
- March 24, 2014: A Sampling of College. This story was one of the top stories on the Gazette’s main web page the week of March 24th.
- February 28, 2014: A Successful Community Experiment. This story was one of the top five stories featured on the Gazette’s main web page the week of Feb. 28th.
- February 18, 2014: A Museum as School Lab.
- December 5, 2013: How it Really Happened.
- November 26, 2013: Tuning in to the Whistleblower.
- October 27, 2013: Harvard Launches $2.5 Billion Arts and Sciences Campaign. This article ran as one of the Gazette’s top stories in the Daily Gazette.
- September 27, 2013: Weissmans Offer a ‘Life Changing Experience.’.
- September 24, 2013: Honan Race Gains Ground.
- September 20, 2013: Sharing a Passion to Make a Difference. This article also ran on the Harvard Kennedy School news site.
- September 12, 2013: Club Passim Plays to its Harvard Audience.
- September 5, 2013: For Big Questions, a Bigger Forum.
- September 4, 2013: Legacies of Leadership.
- August 27, 2013: Paws to Refresh.
- August 14, 2013: The Story Deepens
- August 8, 2013: Motivation Through Mentors.
- August 5, 2013: Sneakers, Flip Flops, Stilettos.
- July 1, 2013: In Pursuit of Science.
- June 25, 2013: A Beacon of Community.
- June 20, 2013: A Goodbye, and Hello: Colleagues laud Cambridge City Manager Healy, now a Taubman Center Fellow.
- June 18, 2013: The Challenge to ‘Make Good Art‘. This story ran as one of the top five articles on the Gazette web site the week of June 18th, and was one of three stories featured in the June 20th Daily Gazette.
- June 18, 2013: Taking Stock of Technology. This story ran as one of the top five articles on the Gazette web site the week of June 18th.
- June 14, 2013: Farmer’s Market Returns to Harvard.
- June 6, 2013: Rebuilding Walls of Sound. This story ran as one of the top five stories on the Gazette web site and was featured in the Gazette Daily the week of June 10, 2013.
- May 31, 2013: Sharing a Love for Science.
- May 30, 2013: Joy by the Yard: Harvard’s 362nd Commencement.
- May 30, 2013: Embracing the Magic of Science: Commencement Profile of Jennifer Cloutier. This story was one of twelve graduating student profiles in the 2013 commencement issue and was featured as one of the top three stories in the June 20th Daily Gazette.
- May 29, 2013: Different, and Not: Commencement Profile, Cesar Alvarez. This profile ran as one of the top five stories on the Gazette web page during the week of the 2013 Commencement (May 30, 2013).
- May 28, 2013: Meeting the Challenge in Life and Health Sciences.
- May 23, 2013: Recognizing Harvard’s Exceptional Women.
- May 21, 2013: Honoring a ‘Transformative Leader’. This article ran as one of the top three stories in the Gazette Daily (5.21.13), and was one of the top five stories on the Gazette web page the week of May 21, 2013.
- May 16, 2013: Sharp Work, in Substance and Delivery.
- May 10, 2013: Putting Local Youth to Work.
- May 10, 2013: Cultural Entrepreneur Teams Win Major Funding for the Arts. During the second week of May 2013, this article ran as one of the top stories on Harvard University’s main web site, as well as one of the top five stories on the Harvard Gazette main web page.
- May 10, 2013: Harvard Social Entrepreneurs Aim High for President’s Challenge.
- May 9, 2013: Senior Talks Offer Last Word.
- May 2, 2013: The Tools of Art.
- Apr. 26, 2013: Sharing Grief, and Finding Grace, in Harvard’s Common Spaces.
- Apr. 18, 2013: Where the Research Takes You.
- Mar. 22, 2013: The Dark Side of Chocolate.
- Mar. 18, 2013: Traveling Different Paths: A Fireside Chat with the Dean of Harvard College and a MacArthur Genius. This article was featured as one of the top five stories on the Harvard Gazette web site on March 18, 2013.
- Mar. 18, 2013: Gardner Reaps the Rewards.
- Mar. 14, 2013: Harvard Houses Become Homes. This article was the second news story on Harvard’s main web site, and was featured as one of the university’s top three stories in the Daily Gazette on Mar. 18, 2013.
- Mar. 14, 2013: The A.R.T. Sets the Scene in Allston.
- Mar. 12, 2013: The Quest for Common Ground.
- Mar. 6, 2013: A Sweet Arrival in Boston.
- Mar. 6, 2013: A Milestone for Juniors, and Their Parents.
- Mar. 4, 2013: Senior Named Churchill Scholar.
- Feb. 25, 2013: Faith Not in God, But in Humanity: Eddie Izzard Accepts the 2013 Cultural Humanist Award.
- Feb. 24, 2013: In the Pink Zone.
- Feb. 13, 2013: Meeting Opportunities at the Start-Up Career Fair.
- Feb. 7, 2013: Losick Wins Fannie Cox Prize. This story was highlighted as one of the top five stories on the Gazette’s main web page.
- Jan. 31, 2013: A Pudding Pot for Cotillard. This story was one of three featured stories in the Daily Gazette on Feb. 1, 2013, and ran as one of the top five stories highlighted on the Gazette’s main web page.
- Jan. 11, 2013: Last Stretch for Community Gifts.
- Jan. 3, 2013: Building a Better Machine. This article was one of three featured stories in the Daily Harvard Gazette on Jan. 8, 2013.
- Jan. 3, 2013: Scuba for Wounded Warriors.
- Dec. 13, 2012: Freshmen Celebrate Winter Fest.
- Dec. 12, 2012: Harvard Midyear Graduates Recognized.
- Dec. 6, 2012: Different Perspectives.
- Dec. 3, 2012: Blankets to Warm the Heart.
- Nov. 29, 2012: Obama Appoints Professor to Arctic Commission.
- Nov. 18, 2012: Six from Harvard Win Rhodes Scholarships. This article was the most-viewed Harvard Gazette story of 2012 and ran on the Gazette web site’s front page for ten days.
- Nov. 16, 2012: Stars and Stripes at The Game, including an interview with Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
- Nov. 16, 2012: Taking a Moment to Give Thanks at Harvard.
- Nov. 6, 2012: Election Night at Harvard. This article ran in the Daily Gazette, was one of the top five stories on the Gazette web site, and was featured on Harvard’s main web site (www.harvard.edu).
- Nov. 5, 2012: Students Furnish Feedback.
- Nov. 1, 2012: Halloween on the Move.
- Oct. 22, 2012: A World of Opportunities, featuring an interview with Rhodes Scholars Spencer Lenfield and Noah Feldman.
- Oct. 17, 2012: Weekend Serves as Learning Experience for Parents.
- Oct. 10, 2012: Digging the Yard Work at Harvard.
- Sept. 28, 2012: Darwin Takes Flight. This article was featured as one of the top three featured stories in the Daily Gazette and ran as one of the top five stories on the Gazette web page. Harvard president Drew Faust listed this as her favorite story to date about the Class of 2016 during her welcome remarks to visiting parents at Freshman Parents’ Weekend (Oct. 12, 2012).
- Sept. 24, 2012: On the Streets of Allston. This article, covering the ninth annual Honan 5K charity race, was republished in the Boston Globe.
- Sept. 17, 2012: Yard Full of Fun.
- Sept. 7, 2012: No Lull in Summer Learning. This article, written with Harvard Staff Writer Lauren Marshall, was featured in the Daily e-Gazette and ran as one of the top stories on the Gazette’s main web page.
- Aug. 29, 2012: More Than Words: Nieman Journalism Fellows Tell Their Stories Through Images, Data.This story was one of three stories featured in the Daily Gazette, and one of five stories featured on the Gazette’s main web page.
- Aug. 10, 2012: The Poetry of Achievement.
- Aug. 3, 2012: Graduate School of Design Teaches Lessons in Boldness.
- July 24, 2012: Taking a Thursday Tour.
- July 24, 2012: No Ordinary Band: Harvard Summer Pops Band Celebrates 40th Anniversary.
- June 22, 2012: Nine Professors Named 2012 Cabot Fellows.
- June 18, 2012: HMS, Dana Farber Scientists Receive 2012 Alpert Prize.
- June 11, 2012: Jain Receives 2012 Science of Oncology Award.
- June 11, 2012: Peabody Museum’s New Director.
- June 7, 2012: Born to Run: A Charles River Run with Scott Jurek and Chris McDougall.
- June 1, 2012: Harvard Goes Into Boston Libraries, and Local Lives.
- May 24, 2012: Another Degree, and a Passion Realized. This profile of graduating student Catherine Musinsky ran on page 37 of the 2012 Harvard Gazette Commencement Issue.
- May 24, 2012: The Director of Commencement. This profile of Harvard’s Commencement Director ran on page 7 of the 2012 Harvard Gazette Commencement Issue.
- May 24, 2012: Clowning Around, With a Purpose. This profile of graduate student Laura Ricci ran on page 33 of the 2012 Harvard Gazette Commencement Issue.
- May 18, 2012: Arnold Arboretum Opens Its Doors for Lilac Sunday. This article was republished in the Boston Globe on May 23, 2012.
- May 4, 2012: Harvard Makes Sure Boston Shines. This article was republished in the Boston Globe on May 7, 2012.
- April 30, 2012: Embracing the Arts.
- April 30, 2012: Tradition of the Powwow.
- April 25, 2012: Funding Opportunity.
- April 23, 2012: A Night of Fun, Fellowship – and Math. This article was republished in the Boston Globeon April 24, 2012.
- April 11, 2012: They Pledge Allegiance.
- March 28, 2012: More Than One Crowning Achievement: Harvard Sophomore Wins Miss Boston 2012.
- March 8, 2012: Order Out of Chaos: Housing Day at Harvard.
- March 6, 2012: Lasting Impressions: Students Find Creative License at Chelsea Foundry. This article was featured as one of the top five stories on the Harvard.edu web page for several days.
- March 5, 2012: Women’s Week Kicks Into High Gear.
- Feb. 27, 2012: A Legendary Performance: John Legend Honored by Harvard Foundation.
- Feb. 23, 2012: French Philosopher Rousseau Occupies Houghton Library.
- Feb. 3, 2012: A Welcome for Man of the Year.
- Jan. 26, 2012: A Great Day for Danes: The Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year is Feted, Roasted on Campus.
- Dec. 1, 2011: Harvard Staff and Students: Knitting Toward a Purpose.
- Nov. 18, 2011: “House, Home” and the Spaces Between.
- Nov. 10, 2011: A Step Up Through Year Up.
- Nov. 4, 2011: An Artist Who Disrupted Convention.
- Oct. 24, 2011: Retrospective Exhibit of Mather House Shows Harvard’s Architectural Diversity.
- Oct. 18, 2011: Harvard’s Community Football Day Scores Again. This article was republished in the Boston Globe on Oct. 19, 2011.
- Oct. 17, 2011: Phillips Brooks House Recognizes Alumna’s Exemplary Service.
- Oct. 14, 2011: Harvard Celebrates its 375th Anniversary Under Umbrellas.
- Oct. 11, 2011: Earning her Education by Degree: Harvard Administrator Barbara Elfman Took the Less-Traveled Road to Earn Her Harvard Master’s. Download PDF.
- Sept. 26, 2011: 350 from Harvard Run in Honan Charity Road Race. This article was republished in Boston Globe on Sept. 27, 2011.
- Sept. 23, 2011: Atul Gawande Speaks on the Battle for the Soul of Medicine. Download PDF.