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Bureau of Study Counsel offers study course

The Bureau of Study Counsel is offering its summer session course in reading and study strategies for three weeks in July. Through readings, films, and classroom exercises, students learn to read more purposively, selectively, and with greater speed and comprehension. The summer session will be held July 9-26, Monday through Friday, from 4 to 5 p.m. The cost is $150. To register, contact the Bureau of Study Counsel at (617) 495-2581.

Donations accepted for homeless in El Salvador

The Harvard-M.I.T. Club of El Salvador is now accepting donations for the construction of temporary housing for the more than 1.5 million Salvadoreans left homeless following the earthquakes that struck the country earlier this year. With the rainy season already under way, 25 percent of the nation’s population remain in need of shelter. For more information, visit the club’s Web site at

Museum of Natural History joins City Pass Program

The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) has recently joined the New England Aquarium, the Kennedy Library, the John Hancock Observatory, and the museums of Science and Fine Arts, as a Boston City Pass participant. The City Pass provides half-price access to some of Boston and Cambridge’s star attractions. Available at HMNH, the passes may also be purchased online at

Harvard journals runners-up in excellence award

The American Scholar, a literary quarterly edited by essayist Anne Fadiman ’74, outstripped a Harvard-dominated field in winning the General Excellence award at the 2001 National Magazine Awards – the most prestigious editorial honor in the magazine industry – presented at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on May 2.

The awards, which are in their 36th year, are presented to print magazines that consistently demonstrate superior performance in carrying out stated editorial objectives, innovative editorial techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise, and imagination and vigor in layout and design.

The other finalists for the under-100,000 circulation bracket included Transition, edited by K. Anthony Appiah, professor of Afro-American studies and of philosophy, and Henry Louis Gates, W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities; the Harvard Medical School Alumni Bulletin, edited by William I. Bennett ’62, M.D. ’69; and DoubleTake, edited by Robert Coles ’50, James Agee Professor of Social Ethics.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks