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Fire burns during protest of police killing of George Floyd outside White House.

The fire this time

Lawrence D. Bobo dissects police killings of black men and the history and cognitive forces behind racial bigotry and violence, and why he sees signs of hope


The Washington Post newsroom.

‘He was fearless’

Competitors, former colleagues, industry critics size up Martin Baron’s contributions to American journalism


Person holding stethoscope and mask.

The aftermath of wars

The battlefronts of World War II and COVID-19 look very different, but long term consequences remain the constant


David McCraw, lead attorney for The New York Times newsroom.

Defending The Times in a perilous age

Lead newsroom attorney details changes since 9/11, dangers facing reporters, and rise in hostility against media led by White House


Mask on the ground.

Mental health in Africa amid pandemic

Experts from Kenya and South Africa discuss the poverty, inequities, social factors, and shortage of medical personnel that hamper treatment efforts


Student in gas mask "smalls" a flower in New York on the first Earth Day.

The culture of Earth Day

How the event moved environmentalism into legislatures, the boardroom, and the living room



Herzl re-imagined

Derek Penslar weighs the impact of the Zionist leader's personal power


U.S. map dotted with To Serve Better icons.

The collective effort

Harvard students, alumni, faculty, and staff from the nationwide ‘To Serve Better’ project reflect on how coronavirus is affecting their communities


prison hallway.

In prisons, a looming coronavirus crisis

Harvard professors call for reducing populations, warning of rapid spread amid crowded conditions and large numbers of older inmates with chronic conditions


Man holding box of food.

Waste not, want not

Law School's Food Law and Policy Clinic steps up its efforts in time of pandemic