Mark Zuckerberg's speech (as written) for Harvard's 366th Commencement.
One of Harvard’s most famous dropouts returned to receive a degree and encourage the Class of 2017 to go out and make a difference in the world.
Harvard's Afternoon Program speaker Mark Zuckerberg will be among the 10 who will receive honorary degrees during the University's 366th Commencement.
Obasi Shaw ’17, an English concentrator with a secondary on computer science, wrote a rap album for his senior creative writing thesis, a first at the Department of English.
Daniel Schlauch is looking to put his talents with numbers to work fighting cancer.
Will Butler of the indie rock band Arcade Fire will graduate from Harvard Kennedy School’s midcareer master’s program with a goal of helping others.
A full day of coverage from Harvard's 366th Commencement.
Oprah Winfrey, the Afternoon Program's principal speaker at Harvard's 362nd Commencement, addressed the Class of 2013. This is the text of her speech as delivered on May 30.
Graduating seniors gathered in the Memorial Church for the Baccalaureate Service, a tradition as old as Commencement.
Internet leader and philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg is the featured speaker at Harvard’s 366th Commencement on May 25.
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Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tells College seniors to avoid apathy and help shape their nation, during Class Day speech in Harvard Yard.
Sally Yates, who President Trump fired as acting attorney general when she refused to enforce his tightened travel regulations, said Wednesday that she acted out of a belief that defending the executive order would have meant falsely claiming it was not directed at Muslims.
Dominique Donette, who is graduating from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, beat long odds in her quest to help empower the powerless.
This 360 video puts you in the shoes of a Harvard student experiencing graduation as it unfolds.
Ph.D. graduate Jisung Park focuses on the natural environment’s effects on society—a boyhood interest that grew first in Kansas, then sharpened in Seoul.
Damon Clark ’17 will graduate with a greater knowledge of Navajo history and culture and a renewed pride in his indigenous identity.
Three student orators, Auguste (Gussie) Roc, Jessica Glueck, and Walter Smelt III, were chosen in a speech-writing competition to address Harvard’s Class of 2017.
On June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall stood on the steps of Memorial Church and delivered an address that changed the world. The retired five-star general, credited during World War II with organizing the fastest and biggest military buildup in U.S. history, took just under 11 minutes to announce the creation of one of the largest and most successful international aid programs in history.
From huge honors to technological breakthroughs, stunning triumphs to major milestones, the University in 2016–17 had much to celebrate.
The Gazette asked a few Harvard faculty to talk about the book that they have reread the most and why they keep coming back.
Class Day speaker tells seniors that even as a Harvard student and a successful actress, she questioned her worth, but she learned to set her own goals
With its development plans approved by the city of Boston, Harvard is moving ahead on its plans to create state-of-the-art facilities for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and other centers of innovation.
One Harvard is a message to a University of many parts: Get up off your tub. Exit your silo. Share what you know. And it's happening.
An impressive range of orators have used the opportunity of delivering seminal speeches at Harvard, reaching not only those in attendance but the nation and sometimes the world.
At Harvard Divinity School, Margaux Fitoussi explored migration as it echoed from her childhood and as it afflicts worlds far from hers.
Today the University awarded a total of 7,066 degrees and certificates.
Bennett Capozzi ’17, a History & Literature concentrator with a Language Citation in Arabic, will travel to Jordan to master the language he learned at Harvard.
Julia Grotto ’17 combines art, science, and public service to paint a complete picture of her life at Harvard.
Four Harvard seniors received their military assignments on Wednesday before family and friends during the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony in Tercentenary Theatre.
When Micaela Connery’s cousin was born with significant physical and developmental disabilities, Connery didn’t realize the full impact it would have on her life. This spring Connery will graduate with an M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School.
Agnes Igoye brought her fight to end human trafficking from Uganda to Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Dana McKinney, M.Arch ’17, M.UP ’17, hopes to use design creativity to affect social change.
With the odds against her, Eni Dervishi saw beyond her small town in Albania and used languages as her stepping stones.
Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill were honored with the 2017 Radcliffe Medal for their groundbreaking work in journalism.
Sherry Turkle was the orator during Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises Tuesday at Sanders Theatre. She was joined by poet and memoirist Mark Doty.
In his Commencement address, veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg urged the members of Harvard’s Class of 2016 to stick to their morals and act when necessary.
Saheela Ibraheem has always been ahead of her time and is graduating from Harvard College this spring at just 20, a neurobiology concentrator who is looking forward to pursuing a career in academia.
H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia, delivered her address at the Afternoon Exercises at Harvard’s 360th Commencement on May 26, 2011.
In its earliest years, the struggling College was chronically short of money and sometimes even graduates.
The incoming Harvard Alumni Association president aims to continue the people-centered leadership of her predecessor.
A graduate of West Point, David E. White Jr., J.D. '17, came to Harvard Law School after a tour in Afghanistan as a lieutenant and platoon leader. At the Law School, he honed his passions for leadership, public service, and justice.
A budding mathematician, an international thinker, and a creative achiever are the student speakers at Harvard’s 2014 Morning Exercises.
Take a look back at the 2015-2016 school year at Harvard, in pictures.
The Gazette spoke with six faculty members about the formative books that shaped their lives and even their scholarship. From the quirky to the downright serious, their responses offer a varied and candid look at what resonates.
Surgeries transformed Elaine Dong’s face and her future, freeing her to mix visual arts with the art of medicine.
Amanda Rich found the Harvard Extension School a perfect landing spot for her third degree.
Harvard Commencement speaker Oprah Winfrey addressed the Class of 2013 under sunny skies and called for them to accept failure, and then triumph over it. During the Afternoon Program, Harvard President Drew Faust recapped the year and called for increased federal funding for research universities.
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awards the Centennial Medal to four outstanding alumni whose contributions to knowledge, to their disciplines, to their colleagues, and to society have made a fundamental and lasting impact.
Maille Radford, the first student to graduate with joint degrees in chemistry and history of art and architecture, has her sights set on a museum career.