From huge honors to technological breakthroughs, stunning triumphs to major milestones, the University in 2016–17 had much to celebrate.
In an interview with the Gazette, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow reflects on her eight years leading the School.
Seven Harvard projects will share $1 million to help battle climate change across a range of academic boundaries.
A new exhibit at Harvard’s Pusey Library, “Bound by History: Harvard, Slavery, and Archives,” contains much of what researchers have uncovered so far related to Harvard’s ties to slavery. But experts say there is much more to be found.
Harvard University achieves ambitious climate goal set in 2008.
Last year’s Presidential Public Service Fellows spent a summer answering Drew Faust’s questions “What is your responsibility to others? What values guide your work?”
Danielle Allen has been named a University Professor. The political theorist and classicist has been recognized for her scholarly work on justice and citizenship.
Harvard alumni, faculty describe efforts on and off campus to diversify the arts.
In a question-and-answer session at the start of the new academic year, Harvard President Drew Faust discussed single-gender social organizations, endowment issues, the importance of increasing diversity and safeguarding the humanities, and how she spends her downtime.
The 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes brought leading lights from journalism and the arts to Harvard to reflect on accountability and the abuse of power.
Now past the halfway mark, The Harvard Campaign’s impact expands as foundational goals remain its driving force.
Universities may continue to consider racial and ethnic backgrounds in evaluating their applicants for admission, Supreme Court rules.
The courtyard at Winthrop House’s Standish Hall will be renamed in honor of longtime Harvard supporter James F. Rothenberg ’68, M.B.A. ’70, who died last July.
Barbara McNeil, health policy expert and longtime faculty member, to serve as interim dean at Harvard Medical School.
A vigil was held at Tercentenary Theatre yesterday to honor the victims of the Orlando mass shooting.
Take a look back at the 2015-2016 school year at Harvard, in pictures.
The annual Harvard Heroes ceremony honored staff members who have displayed, according to President Drew Faust, “ingenuity and grit.”
Officials gathered Monday at Harvard Business School to celebrate the opening of the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center, a new multipurpose facility for students in HBS’ popular executive education program.
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.
The University in 2015-16 saw milestones related to diversity, scientific advances, and the renaming of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Twelve Harvard seniors were formally recognized as officers in the armed forces at the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony.
Graduating Harvard seniors gathered in the Memorial Church for a personal farewell and words of wisdom from President Drew Faust during the Baccalaureate Service.
Recent graduates and students discuss how a revived ROTC program enriched their Harvard College experience and taught them more than they could have imagined.
Citing the harmful impact created by gender discrimination affecting students at Harvard College, administrators announced that beginning in the fall of 2017, new students who join unrecognized single-gender social organizations will not be permitted to hold leadership positions in recognized student organizations and athletic teams.
In honor of his creative achievements, architect Frank Gehry received the Harvard Arts Medal in a ceremony that marked the kickoff to Arts First, Harvard’s four-day celebration of student and faculty creativity.
Leaving a legacy of curriculum innovation and diplomacy, Dean of Arts and Humanities Diana Sorensen steps down after 10 years of elevating the division.
SurgiBox, a collapsible, safe, and aseptic surgery device, won this year’s $70,000 grand prize in the President’s Challenge.
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Harvard President Drew Faust signed an agreement Friday to bring the Air Force ROTC program officially to campus.
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus reflected on the longstanding relationship between Harvard and the Navy during an address to mark the fifth anniversary of the Navy ROTC program’s return to campus.
Harvard officials unveil a plaque as part of efforts to recognize the lives and contributions that enslaved people have made to the University.
In letter, Harvard officials tell congressional committees why endowments are fundamental to higher education’s stability, research, and mission.
A portrait of the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes, the Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church for almost 40 years, was unveiled at the Faculty Room in University Hall. It is the first portrait of a non-white person in the iconic, stately room.
Harvard has named Steven D. Fessler to lead the real estate development of the Allston enterprise research campus.
For incoming freshmen to Harvard College’s Class of 2020, ‘start-up’ grants will help ease the pressures of everyday expenses.
Language, literature, and the liberal arts are key disciplines in forming leaders, Harvard President Drew Faust said during a speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust and her brother, Donald Gilpin, a retired English and drama teacher, shared their thoughts on pedagogy in a discussion at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The Harvard Corporation has approved Harvard Law School’s recommendation to retire its shield, which includes part of the crest of a slaveholding family that helped to establish the School.
The Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force issued its final report and made recommendations to President Drew Faust about how best to confront this troubling issue.
Conan O’Brien spoke with President Drew Faust about how his humanities education made him one of TV’s most successful comedians.
The Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences gave its support Tuesday to a report that backs a diverse student body with deep interaction.
Award-winning architect Frank Gehry, Ar.D. ’00, is the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on April 28 at 4 p.m. at Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St., Cambridge.
New Winthrop House addition will be named Robert M. Beren Hall, in honor of alumnus.
Combating pregnancy discrimination. Reducing racial disparities in obesity rates. Working on the front lines of the opiate epidemic. These are a few of the experiences undertaken by Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellows. The deadline to apply for the 2016 fellowships is Feb. 8.
A look back at some of the Gazette’s best stories of 2015.
As rhetoric against Muslims rises across the nation, members of the Harvard community increasingly are pondering how to safeguard and support the rights of all.
Inaugural study shows that Harvard alumni worldwide create vast businesses and nonprofit organizations, accounting for millions of jobs, economic impact, and volunteering success.
Shirley M. Tilghman, president emerita and professor of molecular biology and public affairs at Princeton University, will become the newest member of the Harvard Corporation.
Harvard Global Institute seeks applicants for grants to help tackle international concerns.
A Your Harvard gathering in Atlanta probed the ways in which the nation’s educational system has fallen short in promoting equality in learning.
Issues of race and inclusion prompted fresh discussion across the University last week, and police probed an act of vandalism at the Law School.