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.
Panelists at the Kennedy School on Monday expressed optimism about the U.N. climate conference set to begin in Paris on Nov. 30, calling U.S. participation on the heels of domestic climate-related moves a “game-changer.”
To bring that dream of opportunity to Boston, Harvard undergrads, local educators, and parents from Allston, Brighton, and Cambridge gathered at the Harvard Ed Portal on Oct. 29 to explore paths to college.
Promoting a global society that celebrates both its common humanity and its differences is the antidote to the world’s deepening divisions, the Aga Khan — the worldwide spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims — said in a visit to Harvard Thursday.
Speaking at Duke University, Harvard President Drew Faust praised scholar John Hope Franklin, citing his dedication to helping create the field of African-American history, and to reminding the nation of its troubled past and present.
During a conference in Atlanta, Harvard President Drew Faust, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and others discussed half a century of efforts to battle inequality in housing.
A conference on future universities suggested that building them successfully will require meeting campus needs, online connections, and community concerns.
Harvard will again fund grants of up to $150,000 for promising ideas to combat climate change.
A multidisciplinary project to investigate climate change, energy security, and sustainable development in China has received the first $3.75 million grant from the new Harvard Global Institute.
Harvard President Drew Faust tells U.S. mayors’ panel that addressing inequality nationally begins with investing in education.
New concentration brings excitement by merging three disciplines and capitalizing on Harvard’s vast creative resources.
Harvard has appointed Mark C. Elliott, Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History and current director of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, as vice provost for international affairs.
Seven African-American leaders receive Du Bois Medals from the Hutchins Center.
In tandem with the release of findings from a national survey of college students about sexual assault, Harvard's Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault made the University’s data public Monday, including results that paint a troubling picture of sexual misconduct on campus. President Drew Faust called the survey results “deeply disturbing” and said the findings reinforce the “alarming frequency” with which students experience sexual assault.
Harvard President Drew Faust sat down with The Gazette recently to discuss the University landscape for the coming academic year, including Harvard’s priorities for 2015-16 as well as some of the challenges ahead.
Harvard President Drew Faust and William F. Lee, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation, invite the community on Sept. 26 to celebrate the life of the late James F. Rothenberg ’68, M.B.A. ’70.
The world is smaller than ever when it comes to infectious disease, a fact that means people have more at stake than ever before in each other’s health, speakers said at a symposium marking the fifth anniversary of the Harvard Global Health Institute.
New Mindich programs will support Harvard College students’ efforts to help others through public service.
During the first Morning Prayers session of the academic year, President Drew Faust told her listeners that while the University celebrates the differences within its community and student body as “an integral part of everyone’s education,” Harvard needs to ensure that all in the community feel that they belong.
President Faust and other University leaders urged students toward a spirit of discovery in the convocation ceremony for the Class of 2019.
Harvard’s freshmen arrived on campus Tuesday, and started settling in to college life, and new routines.
James F. Rothenberg, a member of the Harvard Corporation since 2004 and the University’s treasurer from 2004 to 2014, died unexpectedly Tuesday. He was 69.
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.