Michael R. Bloomberg, M.B.A. ’66, an entrepreneur who built an information technology company into a global news and financial information service and served three terms as mayor of New York City, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 363rd Commencement.
Junior Parents Weekend drew more than 1,300 relatives and guests of the Class of 2015.
Harvard Law School Professor David Barron chaired a task force charged with developing recommendations concerning Harvard’s policies and protocols on the privacy of, and access to, electronic communications. Barron discussed the recommendations, released this week, with the Harvard Gazette.
Harvard University announced today that alumnus Kenneth Griffin, A.B. ’89, founder and chief executive officer of Citadel, has made the largest gift in Harvard College history. The $150 million gift is principally focused on supporting Harvard’s financial aid program.
Harvard students from across the University celebrated “One Harvard” at the fourth annual masquerade ball.
Kenneth I. Chenault, J.D.’76, and Karen Gordon Mills, A.B. ’75, M.B.A. ’77, have been elected to become members of the Harvard Corporation, the University announced today.
Harvard is marking the 10th anniversary of a revolutionary financial aid program that eliminates the cost of the College for those in need, and reduces it for struggling middle-class families.
Applications to Harvard have remained near record highs for the fourth year in a row. This year, 34,295 sought admission to the Class of 2018.
Wynton Marsalis and an all-star ensemble gave a capacity crowd at Sanders Theater a musical history of the roots of jazz in New Orleans.
Wynton Marsalis will conclude his six-lecture series at Sanders Theatre on Jan. 30. Tickets, which are free, will be available for the Harvard community on Jan. 28 and the public on Jan. 29.
Three Harvard scholars offered their thoughts on what it means to lead a good life in today’s complex world in advance of a London talk sponsored by the Harvard Alumni Association.
Author, poet, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood, A.M. ’62, will receive the 2014 Harvard Arts Medal on May 1.
Harvard President Drew Faust, speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Barry’s Corner project in Allston, thanked Boston Mayor Tom Menino for being a “powerful and persistent voice of support” for the city.
Harvard Business School will soon have a new home for executive education with the dedication Monday of Tata Hall.
At the Battle of Gettysburg, Harvard men faced Harvard men, as 11 Union soldiers and three Confederates were killed.
In the shadow of an old battlefield, three panelists recounted the July 1863 charnel house of Gettysburg, the November address that gave the death toll there a national purpose, and the need for “new birth of freedom” today.
With the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address near, five Harvard scholars offered their views on the history, language, and legacy of Abraham Lincoln’s short but searing speech.
American philanthropists and entrepreneurs Eli and Edythe Broad announced on Thursday they are investing an additional $100 million into the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT to launch a new decade of transformative work to harness recent biomedical discoveries to benefit patients.
Panelists at the Harvard Kennedy School consider why Congress isn’t working.
Years of discussion about the need for a Harvard campus center came closer to fruition Nov. 14, when Harvard President Drew Faust announced that a donor had been found and an architect selected for an expansive facility to transform Holyoke Center. The center, expected to open in 2018, will be named for its major donors, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith.
A yearlong Radcliffe Institute competition and ensuing construction project culminated in the unveiling of a dramatic work of public art, in time for the launch of The Radcliffe Campaign’s “Invest in Ideas.”
Harvard College interim Dean Donald Pfister and President Drew Faust welcomed the families of first-year undergraduates to campus Nov. 1 for the start of Freshman Parents Weekend, the annual two-day program of lectures, tours, and open houses.
Harvard School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk outlined a new vision for public health education Friday (Nov. 1), outlining courses that blend online, in-person, and in-the-field experiences and that take different forms throughout a professional’s life.
Alumni from the Crimson Summer Academy discussed the importance of the Harvard program in opening doors to confidence and college.
Harvard President Drew Faust presented the annual Robert Coles Call of Service Award on Friday to U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan.
FAS Dean Michael D. Smith formally launched the $2.5 billion Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences on Saturday morning at a standing-room only alumni event at Sanders Theatre.
In what has become a Harvard tradition, President Drew Faust and guest Gen. Stanley McChrystal led a list of those welcoming new Harvard students who have military backgrounds.
The six medalists at the W.E.B. Du Bois awards included a White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, playwright Tony Kushner, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, the commissioner of the NBA David Stern, and Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.
After careful review and lengthy discussion on campus, Harvard President Drew Faust issued a statement making clear that she and the Harvard Corporation consider proposals to divest the University's endowment of holdings related to fossil fuels to be "unwise and unwarranted."
On Oct. 9, 2012, Taliban gunmen shot 15-year-old Malaa Yousafzai in the head as she rode home from school on a bus. She was simply trying education. On Sept. 27, Yousafzai was in Cambridge to receive the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian of the Year Award.
On Thursday, alumni, students, faculty, and staff honored Paul and Harriet Weissman for supporting the international program, named after them, that sends College students oversees to work and experience life.
In recent years, Harvard has been strengthening its presence around the world, supporting international research, offering study-abroad opportunities, and opening offices in India, China, Mexico, Brazil, and other countries.
Sarah Thomas, the new vice president of the Harvard Library, will now also oversee the libraries of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The appointment signals a move toward a more unified and coordinated library system.
Innovation, whether it’s large, small, solo, or institutional, is an increasingly important part of Harvard, a university working to maintain its clearly defined sense of self and at the same time evolve to meet future needs.
The Harvard Campaign will help support growing advancements in interdisciplinary collaboration and integrated knowledge across the University.
Harvard University kicked off the public phase of a $6.5 billion fundraising campaign today, designed to benefit key priorities during constrained financial times. If successful, it would be the largest ever in higher education.
Harvard University Provost Alan Garber announced the appointment of historian and humanities scholar Peter K. Bol as vice provost for advances in learning.
Harvard simultaneously faces stiff economic challenges and evolving opportunities, President Drew Faust said in her opening-of-year speech.
Harvard President Drew Faust opened the first day of fall classes Tuesday by welcoming students and faculty to a new academic year during the traditional Morning Prayers.
At the annual Freshman Convocation Monday, Harvard President Drew Faust and other University officials told the Class of ’17 to embrace challenges, reach out to fellow students and others, and keep open minds about what the future should hold.
On the Science Center Plaza for the next several Thursdays, Harvard freshmen and others will be able to spend time lingering at a small petting zoo, part of a new Common Spaces initiative.
Harvard Yard began to come alive again Monday morning as the Class of 2017 arrived on campus.
Harvard’s role in an increasingly connected world includes deep ties to Latin America, where faculty and students are engaged in a range of research projects and initiatives, from climate research in Brazil to disaster relief work in Chile to protecting Maya art and architecture in Honduras.
Matt Aucoin has been busy since graduating from Harvard last year. The young conductor and composer splits his time among Europe, New York, and Chicago, and is working on a Civil War-themed opera for the American Repertory Theater.
The U.S. Supreme Court returned the question of affirmative action in college admissions to the lower courts for reconsideration.
Elected officials, Harvard leaders, and community members celebrated and lauded departing Cambridge City Manager Robert Healy, who will become a fellow at the Kennedy School.
Sixty men and women from across Harvard were honored for their outstanding work and service to the University’s mission at the annual Harvard Heroes event.
James E. Ryan, one of the nation’s leading scholars of education law and policy, will become the next dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Carl F. Muller ’73, J.D. ’76, M.B.A. ’76, is stepping down as president of the Harvard Alumni Association and Catherine A. Gellert ’93 will take his place.