Douglas W. Elmendorf, former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, was introduced on Thursday as the new dean of the Harvard Kennedy School.
Sixty-four people who selflessly keep the University running are this year’s Harvard Heroes, for demonstrating unwavering excellence within their departments and Schools.
The Harvard community celebrates John A. Paulson’s $400 million gift to boost the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the University’s largest donation ever.
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.
Commencement speaker Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, called on graduates to follow talk with action on the most urgent problems of the day.
The sights and sounds of Harvard’s joyful 364th Commencement in the Yard.
Four Harvard seniors received their military assignments on Wednesday before family and friends during the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony in Tercentenary Theatre.
Harvard president bids Class of ’15 farewell at Baccalaureate, telling members they should resist the call to be ruled by fear, even though it floods society.
Three young Harvard alumni explain the genesis and the process of their making the hit film “Whiplash.”
Amid a discussion probing inequality, the Your Harvard series celebrates the University’s ties to Chicago.
Harvard faculty members from several disciplines gathered to share thoughts about their work at the 2013 Kumbh Mela religious festival in India.
Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr. took part in a question-and-answer session with Harvard President Drew Faust as part of the William Belden Noble Lectures.
Experts on energy, the environment, and climate change gathered at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre Monday to discuss how governments and universities can help meet the challenge.
The Rev. Clark Olsen, S.T.B. ’59, who witnessed the 1965 Selma, Ala., murder that accelerated passage of the Voting Rights Act, launched a two-day Harvard look back at the Civil Rights era.
A new arts concentration will offer classes this fall, and students will be able to declare the concentration officially in December.
The Harvard University Center for the Environment is sponsoring Climate Week, featuring breakfasts with scientists working on the problems along with a variety of climate-centered activities, from talks by prominent scientists to poetry readings to informal gatherings.
Alumni and friends, including many recent graduates, joined President Drew Faust at a Your Harvard celebration in Seattle.
Karen Nelson Moore ’70, J.D. ’73, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, has been named president of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers. Diana Nelson ’84, chair of the board of Carlson, will serve as vice chair of the Overseers executive committee.
Harvard will convene a panel at Sanders Theatre on April 13 to discuss the wide-ranging concerns surrounding climate change.
Harvard President Drew Faust tells an audience at Tsinghua University in Beijing that universities have a unique and critical role to play in combatting climate change.
Harvard President Drew Faust joined more than 430 alumni, faculty, and friends in Beijing on Sunday to celebrate the University’s long and growing ties to China.
Paul Andrew has been appointed the University’s vice president for public affairs and communications, President Drew Faust announced today. As vice president, Andrew will guide the University’s work not only in communications but also in public affairs, including government and community relations, as well as the digital domain.
Harvard President Drew Faust delivered Morning Prayers on Friday, offering those gathered in Appleton Chapel for the solemn service a deeply personal reflection on her experience with the Civil Rights Movement 50 years ago.
Ten student teams have been named finalists for the 2015 President’s Challenge, Harvard President Drew Faust announced.
Deval L. Patrick, who recently concluded two terms as governor of Massachusetts, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 364th Commencement in May.
The reimagined Harvard Ed Portal, a 12,000-square-foot space devoted to teaching and innovation, opened its doors Feb. 21 at Western Avenue and North Harvard Street in Allston.
Historian Richard Dunn talks about his new book, a sweeping historical analysis of life on two plantations in Jamaica and Virginia across the final decades of slavery.
Experts on World War I gathered for a conference on the “great seminal catastrophe” of the 20th century.
The Harvard Campaign has raised $5 billion as of the end of last year to support the University and its programs.
Amid festivities, Harvard Skate opens its popular outdoor rink for another season.
After successfully rebuilding the Harvard Art Museums, and more than a decade at the helm, Director Thomas W. Lentz will step down on July 1.
With The Harvard Campaign in mid-stride, its early impact already can be seen and felt across campus and beyond.
While seeking economic relief for the middle class during his State of the Union address, Obama formally proposes making community college tuition-free.
It is often said that the modern era began in the death and devastation of World War I, but Harvard President Drew Faust said during a speech at the University of Cambridge that such destruction started in the American Civil War.
With a series of open houses scheduled for later this month, planners recently unveiled design concepts for the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center that include new formal and informal gathering areas, a wide variety of eating options, flexible meeting or event spaces, fireplaces, landscaped gardens, and even a roof terrace.
Ballet dancer, director, and now arts leader Damian Woetzel, M.P.A. ’07, has been announced as recipient of the 2015 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard President Drew Faust at a Farkas Hall ceremony on April 30 at 4 p.m.
Drawn from a series of family correspondence, letters, diaries, and journals, a new exhibit at the Schlesinger Library offers firsthand accounts of men, women, soldiers, and slaves caught up in the Civil War.
As protests around the nation continued in the wake of decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, hundreds of Harvard community members expressed their own anger, frustration, and desire for changes in the criminal justice system with a range of campus activities.
Steve Ballmer was joined by President Drew Faust and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Dean Cherry Murray at an iLab event to formally announce that the University will increase its computer science faculty by 50 percent over the next few years, to 36 from 24.
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 Harvard clubs of Dallas and San Antonio marked their centennials at a Your Harvard celebration with a gala dinner, bluegrass and piano performances, and remarks from Harvard President Drew Faust.
Thomas M. Menino, who was a transformative mayor of Boston for 20 years and worked with Harvard officials on myriad projects, is dead at 71. The Harvard community mourned his loss.
In the face of mounting concerns about the cost and value of college, higher education continues to be the most effective route to economic and personal success, Harvard President Drew Faust argued during an address in Dallas Friday to nearly 500 high school students, teachers, and guidance counselors.
Harvard alumni and friends gathered in Mexico City for the latest event in the Your Harvard series. President Drew Faust, faculty members, and local alumni celebrated the many connections shared by Harvard and Mexico, some dating back more than a century.
Thomas W. Lentz, director of the Harvard Art Museums, led a panel discussion about the role of the university art museum as a laboratory for learning in an academic setting and in the broader cultural ecosystem.
In a question-and-answer session, Harvard Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood, whose 11 years in that position will conclude next spring, discusses how the School changed during his tenure, how it is evolving, and what comes next for him.
Harvard stem cell researchers announced a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, a disease that affects an estimated 3 million Americans.
Harvard’s relationship to Mexico is deep, diverse, and longstanding. Here’s an overview of those connections.
Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications Christine Heenan, who pushed Harvard communications fully into the digital age and led government and community affairs through federal budget cutbacks, the reboot of Harvard’s Allston relations, and other challenges, will step down as vice president in February, the University announced.
The W.E.B. Du Bois Medal was awarded to seven recipients, who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to African-American culture. The special ceremony concluded with a ribbon-cutting for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.