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.
Harvard President Drew Faust on Tuesday drew on the example of the selfless responders to the Boston Marathon bombing, telling graduating seniors to “run toward” challenges, passions, and places where their help is needed.
Today President Drew Faust named Team Nucleik the grand prize winner of the Harvard University President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship, hosted by the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab).
Founding donor Hansjörg Wyss doubled his gift to Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering from $125 million to $250 million to the University to further advance the institute’s pioneering work.
The city of Cambridge, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have signed a “Community Compact for a Sustainable Future,” aimed at leveraging the intellectual and entrepreneurial capacity of the public-private sectors in Cambridge to build a healthy, livable, and sustainable future.
Humanities programs are in trouble in universities across the world — but hope prevails.
In the wake of tragedy, people gather to support each other, and to give thanks for family, friends, and community. After the Boston Marathon bombings and the area shutdown during the search for suspects, the Harvard community has been doing just that.
Harvard officials dedicated a new common space, called the Porch, in the Yard on Wednesday, and welcomed the reopening of the science plaza after a reconstruction project.
Actors Matt Damon and John Lithgow met at Sanders Theatre on Thursday for a spirited conversation that kicked off Harvard’s annual Arts First celebration.
The Harvard University Police Department joined thousands of colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday to pay tribute to Sean Collier, the officer slain in aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.
For Harvard’s unusually tight-knit group of faculty, student, and staff runners, the Boston Marathon was meant to be the culmination of months of teamwork and training. After Monday’s bombings, the running community pulled together for a different reason.
The Harvard community mourned the loss of Krystle Campbell, daughter of longtime HBS dining staffer Patty Campbell and sister of Cabot House dining services worker Billy Campbell, in the marathon bombings.
This week, Harvard Business School celebrated 50 years of women in its M.B.A. program with a summit that drew hundreds of the School’s female graduates to campus. But as a new alumni survey demonstrates — and as speakers like “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg acknowledged — women still have a long way to go to in the working world.
Harvard President Drew Faust and Divinity School Dean David N. Hempton discuss the role of religious studies and spiritual life in the 21st century — at Harvard and beyond.