February 25, 1999
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February 25, 1999

Undergraduate Applications Again Near Record Levels
For the eighth time in nine years, applications for admission to Harvard and Radcliffe have risen.

Water, Water Everywhere
Radio telescope finds water is common in universe.

Undergraduate Tuition Rate Increase Lowest Since 1968
Dean of the Faculty Jeremy R. Knowles has announced that Harvard's package of undergraduate tuition, room and board, and student fees will increase by only 3.3 percent over 1998-1999.

The Sprawling of America
Can the New Urbanism movement foster the kind of community and living environments we are lacking?

Ernst Mayr Wins Crafoord Prize
Ernst Mayr has captured the 'triple crown' of biology awards.

Jan Hawkins, Technology in Education Specialist, Dies at 47

Jan Hawkins, professor of practice in learning technology at the Graduate School of Education (GSE) and a pioneer in the field of technology in education, died Feb. 9.

'Teaching as Performance' Workshop To Be Given
Nancy Houfek, voice and speech coach for the American Repertory Theatre, will be giving a workshop on "Teaching as Performance: The Storyteller's Art" on Wednesday, March 3, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 2 of the Music Building.

Daffodil Day Proceeds Go To Fighting Cancer
The Office of the Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs is launching its 11th annual "Daffodil Day" drive for the American Cancer Society.

Program to Protect Laptop Computers Begins
The Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) is launching a program to protect laptop computers.

America the Multilingual
Werner Sollors shows that American literature was not always written in English.

Contemporary Photos Explore Built Environment
The special exhibition "Building Representation: Photography and Architecture, Contemporary Interactions" will be on display at the Fogg Art Museum through April 11.

New Grants Available for Interfaculty Collaboration
Provost Harvey V. Fineberg has announced a new round of grants under the Provost's Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration.

Kennedy School's Edwards, Sparrow Receive Appointments
Two faculty members at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), Mickey Edwards and Malcolm Sparrow -- both recipients of the Manuel Carballo Teacher of the Year Award given by KSG students -- have recently received new appointments at the School.

Harvard-Cambridge Scholarships Awarded to Four Students
Four graduating seniors have been named next year's Harvard- Cambridge scholars.

Men's Squash Quashes Yale, Tigers Stun Women
Crimson men grab ninth straight Ivy League title, while Princeton women retain Howe Cup.

Harvard Alumni Prepare To Elect Overseers, HAA Directors
This year, eligible alumni voters will elect five members of the University's Board of Overseers and six directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).

Report of the 1998-1999 Harvard Alumni Association
Excerpts from the report also include a description of The Board of Overseers and The Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors.

A Dazzle of Diversity Delights at Cultural Rhythms '99
Will Smith was the guest of honor and distinguished host at the 14th annual Harvard Foundation Cultural Rhythms show held Saturday, Feb. 20, in Sanders Theatre.

Trade Catalogs Illuminate an Era
The exhibit on display at Baker Library highlights social, cultural, industrial changes in the 19th century.

GSE Roundtable Addresses MCAS Test, Other Timely Topics
School superintendents who gathered at the Graduate School of Education (GSE) recently were anything but passive while grappling with concerns about the exam known as the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System).

Bunting Institute to Choose 1,000 Top Women of the Millennium
A team of scholars at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College is creating a list of the top 1,000 "Women of the Millennium".

New Radcliffe Seminar Offered
Radcliffe is launching a weeklong seminar designed for midcareer women.

Rhythms of the World
Photo essay about the event Cultural Rhythms, held on February 20. Photos by Marc Halevi.


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