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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Tuesday January 13, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:45 PM

At Last, Some Veritas

From the Harvard Crimson, 1/12/04:

College Faces Mental Health Crisis

“An overwhelming majority of Harvard undergraduates struggle with mental health problems, a recent Crimson poll found.”

Related material:

“The people who intermediate between lunatics and the world used to be called alienists; the go-betweens for mathematicians are called teachers. Many a student may rightly have wondered if the terms shouldn’t be reversed.”

Book review in the current Harvard Magazine; among the authors reviewed is Harvard mathematician and administrator Benedict H. Gross.

“Dean of the College Benedict H. Gross ’71 has said improving mental health services is one of his top priorities in his first year on the job.”

— Harvard Crimson 1/12/04

“He takes us to the central activity of mathematics—which is imagining….”

Harvard Magazine on Harvard mathematician and author Barry Mazur.

For related material on Mazur, see

A Mathematical Lie.

“The teenagers aren’t all bad. I love ’em if nobody else does. There ain’t nothing wrong with young people. Jus’ quit lyin’ to ’em.”

Jackie “Moms” Mabley

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