With the odds against her, Eni Dervishi saw beyond her small town in Albania and used languages as her stepping stones.
Childhood cancer survivor Taylor Carol found hope through music and turned it into his thesis.
Internet leader and philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg is the featured speaker at Harvard’s 366th Commencement on May 25.
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.
Dana McKinney, M.Arch ’17, M.UP ’17, hopes to use design creativity to affect social change.
Joe Biden, recent vice president and six-term U.S. senator, will deliver the annual Class Day address to the graduating Class of 2017 at Harvard.
Aislinn Brophy was one of the first to study Theater, Dance & Media when the concentration launched two years ago, and believes her pioneering experience bodes well for the future.
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.
Brooke Bourgeois has evolved from a science newbie into a senior about to graduate with a degree in neurobiology and her sights set on medical school. Funny thing, though, she’s also a performer and an artist.
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.
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Surgeries transformed Elaine Dong’s face and her future, freeing her to mix visual arts with the art of medicine.
Seamus Heaney, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, returns to Harvard to read a poem at Morning Exercises. As Harvard celebrates its 375th anniversary, he will reprise his 1986 “Villanelle for an Anniversary,” composed for the University’s 350th.
Take a look back at the 2015-2016 school year at Harvard, in pictures.
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
Maura Healey ’92, attorney general for the commonwealth of Massachusetts, has been elected by her Harvard and Radcliffe College classmates to serve as chief marshal at Harvard’s 366th Commencement ceremony on May 25.
Anticipation gave way to celebration today in Harvard Yard as more than 7,000 students graduated during Commencement Day ceremonies. Here is the day captured in a photo journal.
When Lilia Aguilar earns her Kennedy School degree, she’ll return to her homeland to ramp up her campaign for a seat in congress.
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.
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.
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.
Four Harvard seniors received their military assignments on Wednesday before family and friends during the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony in Tercentenary Theatre.
To accommodate the increasing number of those wishing to attend Harvard University’s Commencement Exercises, new guidelines are being proposed to facilitate admission into Tercentenary Theatre.
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.
Harvard Commencement remarks, as delivered by Justice David H. Souter, May 27, 2010.
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.
Navy SEAL veteran Dan Cnossen, severely wounded in Afghanistan, rebounded to graduate from the Kennedy School, and is bound for the Divinity School.
Between the laughs, actress and writer Rashida Jones ’97 counsels the Class of 2016 to break some rules, speak up, and choose love during the annual Class Day.
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.
Back in 1642, at Harvard’s first Commencement, the graduates — all nine of them — each had to deliver orations, defending their theses, in Latin, Greek, or ...
The sights and sounds of Harvard’s joyful 364th Commencement in the Yard.
A guide to Commencement 2016.
A young Harvard architect, with an eye to other cultures, challenges his profession to use design to end poverty and spur social justice.
Media icon Oprah Winfrey, who will serve as the principal speaker for the Afternoon Exercises, joins eight other leaders in their fields — from medicine to politics to public service — in receiving an honorary degree at Harvard’s 362nd Commencement.
To give back, extracurricular whirlwind Jesus Moran ’16 will teach in an urban school next fall.
In addition to receiving an honorary degree, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will be principal speaker at the Afternoon Program. Other degree recipients include pioneers in art history, cooperation theory, emotional intelligence, and the sciences, along with leading figures in opera, human rights, and education.
Following a morning panel with legal scholars on the major trends and precedents of the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg received the annual Radcliffe Medal.
On a perfect sunny day in Harvard Yard, the University held its 365th Commencement in Tercentenary Theatre, with an emphasis on congratulations, rituals, and, most of all, celebrations.
In the face of acts of profound violence — including the murder of her brother — Danielle Gram ’11 has chosen to make peace her life’s work.
The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) announced that Raphael W. Bostic ’87 has been chosen by his classmates to serve as chief marshal for Commencement 2012 as the University concludes its yearlong 375th anniversary celebration.
A budding mathematician, an international thinker, and a creative achiever are the student speakers at Harvard’s 2014 Morning Exercises.
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Graduating senior Hanna Amanuel, a child of Eritrean immigrants, plans to help others as she was once helped.
In its earliest years, the struggling College was chronically short of money and sometimes even graduates.
Commencement address by Fareed Zakaria on May 24, 2012.
Outgoing Harvard Alumni Association President Cynthia A. Torres ’80, M.B.A. ’84, is passing the leadership to Paul L. Choi ’86, J.D. ’89.
Andrea Ortiz '16, a Mexican immigrant who grew up in Miami, hopes to build a career that allows her to address issues of poverty, education, immigration, and crime in low-income communities in the United States.
A roundup of capsule stories and photos surrounding Harvard’s 363rd Commencement.
Harvard University captures some of its most memorable moments from the 2014-15 academic year.