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Loeb Drama Center64 Brattle StreetCambridge, MA 02138 Sun., Dec. 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m. This new comedy by Eve Ensler is an exploration of consumption and politics that asks, “How are we to survive as a species if we insist on destroying the world we love?” Gazette Classification: Sustainability, Theater Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater Directed By: Pesha Rudnick Written By: Eve Ensler Cost: Tickets from $25 Ticket Web Link: tickets.americanrepertorytheater.org… More info: americanrepertorytheater.org…
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The power within: Israel, Gaga and the artist

In Israel last summer studying Gaga Movement Language, dancer Rossi Lamont Walter '14 found a need for movement and life.
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Reader favorites for 2014

In 2014, the Harvard Gazette featured major news from the University. From treatments for diabetes and depression to snapshots of Commencement, the Gazette captured the essence of the Harvard community.
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Crimson on Capitol Hill: 114th [Updated]

The republican resurgence of 2014 affected the University’s alumni contingent in the new Congress. Three new senators (one risen from the House) and four new representatives—including two women—raised the Harvard GOP total to 13, a net gain of five. The Democrats lost two senators and a representative to retirement and two more House members to defeat, but gained four new representatives—including one woman—for a new total of 33, a net loss of one. Update: On December 17, Martha McSally, M.P.P. ’90, Republican of Arizona, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, was declared the victor in her House race by 167 votes. Her election increases to five the number of Harvard alumnae who will be serving in the House of Representatives. Besides ...
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42 Student Startups That Won Big This Year

(The Harvard College Innovation Challenge; Image via @xfund)  A flood of innovative ideas emerged from Boston's college campuses in 2014. Several new concepts sprung from all-nighters and hackathons, others from conversations held inside the...
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Taking the Harvard Corporation’s temperature

Bill Lee reflects on his first six months as senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation, and on challenges and opportunities facing the University in the months and years to come.
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Kara Walker on sweet talk

The artist Kara Walker spoke about her process, ephemerality and her work "Sugar Baby" at the Radcliffe Institute earlier in December.
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A Far Cry Nominated for Grammy Award

The debut album from Crier Records, the record label of the chamber orchestra A Far Cry (profiled in our January/February issue), has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Dreams and Prayers is the only member of its category, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, to have been crowd-funded on Kickstarter; a sampling of the music may be heard on the album’s website. Winners will be announced on February 8. Miki-Sophia Cloud ’04 first proposed the program for the group’s sixth season, as a concert exploring music and spirituality; she traces the central themes of ­Dreams and Prayers back to her undergraduate studies. “I’d grown up in the Protestant tradition, where when you go into a sanctuary, everything is pretty spare,” she says. “There isn’t a lot of emphasis on the sensual, physical ...
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Leading role for Murthy

With Harvard’s Vivek Murthy confirmed as the next surgeon general, health experts shared their views on areas where his focus and influence are most needed.
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Classical Studies and Today’s Middle East

Wedged between an economic Scylla that privileges the study of science and a Charybdis where history before the Middle Ages struggles to survive in popular imagination, the study of Classics—from the Bronze Age civilizations of the Middle East and the Mediterranean through medieval Byzantium—hides in general obscurity in our contemporary culture and is in decline in many of our universities. A cottage industry of books and articles analyzing the closing of Classics departments attests to the longstanding crisis in this once dominant pillar of the humanities, which already stand in the shadows of newly built temples of biology and chemistry. The changes that have engulfed the Middle East for more than three years and the uncertainties about the region’s future, however, offer a rich opportunity for Classics to claim a voice ...
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The life syllabus of David Amram

The legendary composer talks about the music industry, the importance of history and his Dec. 5 concert with the Harvard Wind Ensemble.
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The Harvard-Yale post-game, body and soul

Harvard and Yale meet up, this time in the arts.
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