239 stories tagged ‘Commencement’
The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has announced that James V. Baker ’68, M.B.A. ’71, William Thaddeus Coleman Jr., J.D. ’43, LL.D. ’96, and Georgene Botyos Herschbach, A.M. ’63, Ph.D. ’69, are the recipients of the 2013 Harvard Medal.
Soledad O’Brien, a CNN special correspondent, will speak to graduating seniors on Senior Class Day, held in Tercentenary Theatre.
The Harvard Alumni Association announced that Stephanie D. Wilson ’88, a NASA astronaut and engineer who flew three missions aboard the space shuttle Discovery, will serve as Harvard’s chief marshal for Commencement 2013.
Oprah Winfrey, who has consistently used her success as a talk show host and media entrepreneur to promote education, civic engagement, and charitable works, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 362nd Commencement.
This spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association elected directors.
The trees of Harvard Yard are in the midst of managed change as the once-ubiquitous elms continue their decades-long decline. Mixed species, dominated by American trees, replace them.
Harvard President Drew Faust was awarded an honorary degree by Oxford University in a ceremony marked by traditions four centuries old on a campus at least twice as old as Harvard’s.
Fresh off his own failed venture, Andrew Rosenthal still wanted to build things. At Harvard Business School, he helped to build a bridge between startup-minded students and the broader community.
Pedrag Stojicic, who is graduating from the Harvard School of Public Health, plans to apply his passion for organizing to problems in his Serbian homeland, including HIV/AIDS and physician corruption.
In four years at Harvard College, hard work and determination have propelled Patrick Staropoli to a 3.94 grade point average and earned him a place in Phi Beta Kappa. But when folks in Staropoli’s home state of Florida talk about his drive, they’re usually referring to the fact that he races super late-model series stock cars.
Graduating Harvard Medical School student Katherine Johnson hopes to bridge barriers between doctors and patients by using her skills in the community as she begins her residency.
Sonya Soni always felt called to serve the Indian orphanage that her family has run for four generations. Two years at Harvard Divinity School challenged her to rethink what the struggling community needs most.
Clara Long, who has worked many jobs in many lands, plans to use her new Harvard Law Degree to help ensure the rights of others.
Now 59, Gregg Moore is set to receive a master’s from the Graduate School of Education, which he plans to use to foster community arts programs, with an emphasis on music education, as a way to bring disparate groups together. It’s an idea inspired by his career as a professional tubist in Europe, where he learned the community-building power of music.
Delivering Harvard’s Commencement address, journalist Fareed Zakaria told members of the Class of 2012 to trust themselves as they journey into a world that is more peaceful and contains more opportunities than ever before.
The president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) announced the results of the annual election of new members of the Harvard Board of Overseers. The elected directors of the HAA were also announced on May 24.
Harvard's 361st Commencement continued well into the later afternoon, with graduates, alums, family, friends, and faculty joining in the festivities.
Catherine Musinsky, an Extension School graduate, used a serious illness to inspire her artistry, creating a documentary and moving on to study movement.
Commencement address by Fareed Zakaria on May 24, 2012.
Harvard Gazette staff writers covered the campus to capture snapshots of Harvard’s 361st Commencement, on a picture-perfect day.
On Radcliffe Day, May 25, hundreds of alumnae, fellows, and friends, including many University leaders, faculty, and staff, celebrate excellence and innovation — hallmarks of both Radcliffe College and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. This year, the Radcliffe Institute medal recipient and luncheon speaker is Margaret H. Marshall, Ed.M.’69.
The chance to make a difference — in Cambridge and beyond — by giving to Harvard appeals widely to alumni across class years.
A fond look back at the memorable events of Harvard's 375th year.
Laura Ricci, who is receiving a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Education, has a long background as a professional therapeutic clown in a children’s hospital.
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.