Call it magic, but the rain held off while Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling delivered the keynote address this afternoon (June 5) at Harvard University’s annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association.
President Bok, former President Rudenstine, incoming President Faust, members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, members of the faculty, parents, and especially, the graduates: I’ve been waiting more than 30 years to say this: “Dad, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree.”
Four Harvard seniors received their military assignments on Wednesday before family and friends during the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony in Tercentenary Theatre.
It’s Housing Day 2017 at Harvard, first with dorm assignments, and then with revelry.
An official convocation ceremony took the place of the traditional opening exercises for Harvard College’s Class of 2013. The service included some new and old traditions.
Harvard’s annual convocation ceremony gives members of the Class of 2015 their first taste of the University’s history and traditions.
A century of occasional unrest at American colleges reflected a time of unbridled liberty and questionable self-discipline.
The crest of Currier House shows a field of red, representing Harvard, surrounding a simple golden tree. Within their own communal “tree,” Currier residents have been “greening” the way they live.
A Winthrop House suite that once housed the young John F. Kennedy gets a facelift, and recreates the room as the future U.S leader would have known it.
A day after attending Stephen Hawking’s talk at Harvard, reporter Peter Reuell received an invitation from Cumrun Vafa — would he be interested in attending a dinner party in Hawking’s honor?
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Annenberg Hall, arguably the most extraordinary 9,000 square feet on Harvard’s campus, has served since 1874 as a gathering place, dance hall, Commencement location, reception venue, exam hall, and, since 1994, as the dining hall reserved for freshmen in Harvard College.
The Class of ’18 received their Harvard rings on Junior Parents Weekend.
During the renovation of Old Quincy House, three swing spaces in Harvard Square have become residential extensions of the Quincy community: Ridgley Hall, Hampden Hall, and Fairfax Hall.
Pfoho Pfridays use the newly renovated Junior Common Room to celebrate the weekend’s arrival at 5 p.m.
The 11th annual Mather Lather brought excitement, and soap, to House life.
“Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler livened up Harvard Square as Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year.
Families converged in Cambridge for Freshman Parents Weekend, the annual welcoming of parents that features faculty presentations, tours of the libraries and museums, and the opportunity to sit in on classes. Approximately 2,000 family members came to Harvard to visit their student over the weekend.
The Dudley Co-op is Harvard’s sole on-campus alternative to the traditional House system. Thirty-two undergraduates live in a pair of Victorian houses nestled in a residential neighborhood just outside Harvard Square.
A sophomore reflects on her Visitas experience, when Harvard welcomed her as an admitted freshman.
In celebration of the city of Cambridge and of the country’s oldest university, a number of neighboring churches and institutions ring their bells at the conclusion of Harvard’s 363rd Commencement Exercises, for the 26th consecutive year.
Members of Harvard Medical School’s Class of 2015 tear open envelopes that reveal where they will spend the next three to seven years of their training in residency programs.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, has named Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer as its Woman of the Year.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals honored actress Octavia Spencer two days after she received her latest Academy Award nomination.
Before long, Charles Joseph McNamara ’07 will be with Teach For America in a rural Mississippi high school.
During the Saturday night (Sept. 6) downpour, brought on by tropical storm Hannah, a circuit breaker tripped, plunging Adams House into darkness. While Harvard electricians tracked down the problem, freshmen were sent over to the Science Center for food, movies, and an impromptu meeting with President Drew Faust.
In honor of his retirement from the Divinity School’s Hollis Chair, Harvey Cox exercised his right to graze a cow in Harvard Yard.
One senior from each of Harvard’s Houses will speak during Morning Prayers as part of "Senior Talks." The May 9 speaker is Fred-Ivo Baca of Leverett House, with the series concluding on May 16 with Cassandra Thomson of Winthrop House.
Freshmen, who spend their first year living in and around the Yard, are sorted into one of Harvard’s 12 upperclass Houses on Housing Day.
At the Harvard Divinity School’s Convocation, speaker emphasizes the importance of faith in a troubled world.
A freshman returns to Visitas, the annual weekend focused on incoming Harvard College students, and views their weekend through fresh eyes.
During the first Morning Prayers session of the academic year, President Drew Faust told her listeners that while the University celebrates the differences within its community and student body as “an integral part of everyone’s education,” Harvard needs to ensure that all in the community feel that they belong.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates returned to Harvard Thursday (June 7) to finally collect his degree — an honorary doctorate — and to urge the Class of 2007 to change the world for the millions who live in poverty and die of preventable diseases each year.
Looking dapper under the bright lights of New College Theatre, Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year Justin Timberlake took his roast like a man, like only a sexy man can: In pink heels and a platinum blonde wig.
Harvard's Housing Day came full force to Quincy House, as students colorfully welcomed new residents.
Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has announced Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren is its 2014 Woman of the Year.
Despite the lingering snow in the Yard, Housing Day was in full effect on Thursday as freshmen learned where among the 12 undergraduate House communities they will live, study, and form friendships over the next three years.
Shopping Week gives students a chance to make more informed decisions about their classes and schedule.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals hails actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt as its 50th Man of the Year.
“The Chorus Line” documents the process of auditioning for the Harvard University Choir. Those chosen will perform two concerts in December.
In his Class Day speech on Wednesday (June 6) Bill Clinton remarked that the great lesson he learned from the human genome project, which was brought to completion during his presidency, is that genetically all humans are 99.9 percent identical.
Rarely seen Harvard insignia of office will emerge from the vault of University Archives to bear silent witness to the Oct. 12 installation of President ...
Restrooms: Restrooms for the general public are located in Weld, Thayer, and Sever halls. These restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
The tradition of careful, individual review of applications to Harvard College goes back to its earliest days. Each application receives as many as four readings prior to selection meetings.
Drag Night in Adams House lets its residents really strut their stuff.
Unlike the other undergraduate residences at Harvard, Currier House on the Radcliffe Quadrangle is named solely for a woman.
“Tonight Show” host and Hasty Pudding Man of the Year Jay Leno was on campus Friday (Feb. 4) to receive a Pudding Pot and a tour of Harvard, complete with serenade, presidential visit, and even a pie in the face.
Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, will mark its 375th anniversary with a yearlong celebration highlighting its rich history and its dedication to teaching, learning, innovation, and research.
The University gets ready to celebrate its classic values, as well as its recent innovative momentum in the sciences, public service, diversity, internationalism, and the arts. Oct. 14 will be the launch of the official 375th anniversary.
Named in honor of Charles William Eliot, president of Harvard from 1869 to 1909, Eliot House was opened in 1931. It was one of the original seven Houses at the College following the plan by Eliot’s successor, Abbot Lawrence Lowell, to “revitalize education and revive egalitarianism at Harvard College.”
At Eliot House, the river House named for Harvard’s longest-serving president, crew is king.