Khalil Abdur-Rashid, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist University and co-founder of the Islamic Seminary of America, has been appointed Harvard’s Muslim chaplain.
Mark Zuckerberg's speech (as written) for Harvard's 366th Commencement.
Nannerl Keohane, stepping down after 12 years on the Harvard Corporation, offers her thoughts on recent changes to the organization and on the challenges facing Harvard and higher education.
Harvard Corporation member explains where the search for Drew Faust's successor will focus, and how it will work.
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.
Tom Lee, head of Harvard’s Learning from Performers program, is stepping down after 23 years.
Harvard’s varied dining halls attract undergraduates because of their intriguing spaces and moods, as well as their meals.
The festival will begin Oct. 10 and feature symposia, lectures, and interactive events examining a wide range of topics.
The high-end manufacturing and assembly workstations of the Maker Space will be open to all members of the Harvard community.
A collection of scenes from the 2016-2017 school year at Harvard.
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Colleagues, political leaders, and students praise a president who acted, and listened.
Drew Faust, who became Harvard’s 28th president in 2007, has announced that she will step down on June 30, 2018.
When questioned closely by psychologists from Harvard University about their feelings, victims of childhood sexual abuse revealed some surprising impressions.
An Ed Portal cooking workshop explored the science behind aioli and ice cream.
Today, 2,056 applicants were invited to join Harvard College’s Class of 2021.
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.”
Ganmaa Davaasambuu is a physician (Mongolia), a Ph.D. in environmental health (Japan), a fellow (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study), and a working ...
Darwin's finches are the emblems of evolution. The birds he saw on the Galapagos Islands during his famous voyage around the world in 1831-1836 changed his thinking about the origin of new species and, eventually, that of the world's biologists.
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.
The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School has named humanitarian Eric Greitens, founder and former CEO of The Mission Continues, as this year’s recipient of the Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award, which he will receive on Nov. 12. The biennial award includes a $125,000 prize.
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.
Harvard President Drew Faust announced that she will step down as president on June 30, 2018. The Gazette looks back on some memorable moments from the last 10 years.
Efforts to promote sustainability at the Graduate School of Design include composting, freecycle, racks, and a green roof at Gund Hall.
Nearly 400 local eighth-grade students came to Harvard’s campus for SEAS’s third annual Science and Engineering Showcase.
Sitting in a Harvard Square café in front of a half-eaten bagel and a Mountain Dew, Charity Bell could be any young mother, cradling a 3-month-old in one hand and a baby bottle in the other.
An Ed Portal exhibit celebrates an educational initiative between the Ed Portal, Harvard Art Museums, and Gardner Pilot Academy to create an experiential learning program for third-graders.
Michael Kieffer, an advanced doctoral student in language and literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is the recipient of the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship.
Harvard Business School and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have announced a joint master’s program aimed at shaping leadership in tech.
John Manning, the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law and deputy dean at Harvard Law School, an eminent public-law scholar with expertise in statutory interpretation and structural constitutional law, will become the School’s next dean on July 1.
The popular singer Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year, and will come to campus to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony Feb. 28.
During an instructive session at the Harvard Ed Portal, elementary school students learned the benefits of helpful spiders.
Harvard admissions officials say 938 students have been admitted early to the College to the Class of 2021, as early action thrives as a “new normal” for undergraduate admissions.
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.
Golden Globe Award-winning actress, comedian, producer, writer, and best-selling author Amy Poehler has been named Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2015 Woman of the Year.
Local children learn the scientific principles behind cooking food.
A full day of coverage from Harvard's 366th Commencement.
Jonathan Haber documented his year of studying philosophy, detailing his experience completing the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree using Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, and other forms of free learning.
Nearly 84 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2021 have chosen to matriculate at Harvard College. The last time the yield reached this level was in 1969.
A look at the tour guides of Harvard Square.
In an interview with the Gazette, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow reflects on her eight years leading the School.
Lynette Roth, a specialist in German art of the early 20th century, has been named the Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum.
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.
Harvard’s motto, Veritas, has a long — and for two centuries, invisible — history.
The members of the Harvard Class of 2020 have received their acceptance notifications. The College is admitting 2,037 applicants from a record pool of 39,041.
Harvard’s MEDscience program teaches Boston high school students how to think and act like a doctor.
Graduating seniors gathered in the Memorial Church for the Baccalaureate Service, a tradition as old as Commencement.
On Match Day 2017, more than 150 Harvard Medical School students learned where they will spend the next three to seven years of their training.
The team at Harvard’s Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Research hosted digital-learning practitioners from around the nation to discuss common challenges in their work.
Katherine O’Dair has been appointed dean of students at Harvard College.