Harvard President Drew Faust welcomed to campus the Warrior-Scholar Project, an academic boot camp for veterans thinking of applying to college, while Professor Harvey C. Mansfield Jr. introduced the students to the two works he considers seminal to understanding American politics.
Harvard chemist Cynthia Friend has been awarded a major center grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Sciences’ Energy Frontier Research Centers program, which is designed “to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy.”
Harvard University has unveiled a University-wide policy and set of procedures to prevent sexual harassment, including sexual violence related to gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
University and Harvard Management Company officials gathered Thursday to mark the anniversary of the latter’s founding, which made Harvard one of the first universities with a specialized organization to oversee its institutional investments.
Harvard Heroes ceremony celebrates 64 unsung staffers for their unusual and valuable contributions to University life.
After six years as the helm of Harvard Management Company, which oversees Harvard University’s endowment, President and Chief Executive Officer Jane Mendillo says she will step down at the end of the year.
Harvard President Drew Faust was honored with the Radcliffe Medal on Friday during Radcliffe Day, an annual Commencement week celebration that unites hundreds of fellows, alumnae and friends for a day of discussions, luncheon and medal ceremony. The day also marked the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s 15-year anniversary.
Delivering Harvard’s Commencement address, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on the Class of 2014 to safeguard free speech and inquiry, rights that he said are under attack both in Washington, D.C., and on college campuses across the country.
A roundup of capsule stories and photos surrounding Harvard’s 363rd Commencement.
Donors have given $1 billion to The Harvard Campaign since its public launch in September, bringing the total raised to more than $3.8 billion.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is turning 15, with 900 of its closest friends in attendance. During the ceremonies, the institute will award the Radcliffe Medal to its former dean, Harvard President Drew Faust.
Harvard President Drew Faust bid farewell to the graduating seniors of the Class of 2014 on Tuesday during the annual Baccalaureate Service in Harvard’s Memorial Church.
Leadership under fire and decision-making under stress were invoked, praised, and perhaps slightly demystified on Wednesday during an event that brought 600 Harvard alumni a taste of the campus today even as it urged them to consider the Harvard of tomorrow.
Harvard University will invest new resources immediately to expand and strengthen its Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, President Drew Faust announced.
A gathering on May 5 marked the distribution of grants by the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund, with 11 nonprofits receiving support totaling $100,000.
VACU Scan, an initiative to boost health care in developing countries, is the winner of the 2014 President’s Challenge.
The Harvard Arts Medal ceremony kicked off this year’s Arts First festival, with Margaret Atwood receiving the award.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg visited Harvard Tuesday and discussed his long and successful career as part of the Mahindra Humanities Center’s Rita E. Hauser Forum for the Arts.
Harvard President Drew Faust answered a wide range of student questions in an open meeting hosted Wednesday by the Harvard Undergraduate Council.
Annual dinner honors Harvard staff who became U.S. citizens with help from the Harvard Bridge Program and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.
Reformed workaholic Arianna Huffington talked about her new book, “Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder,” during a visit to HSPH.
Empathy, Rowan Williams argued in his first Tanner Lecture, is a tool for seeing the self.
Harvard University has made significant progress in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released by President Drew Faust, who announced the next steps that the institution will take to meet its goal of cutting emissions 30 percent by 2016.
In an effort to catalyze research into sustainable energy sources, Harvard President Drew Faust has challenged University friends and alumni to raise a $20 million Climate Change Solutions Fund and seed new approaches to confronting the threat of climate change.
The Green Carpet Awards, hosted by Executive Vice President Katie Lapp and the Office for Sustainability, celebrated the dedication and hard work of project teams and student groups in meeting the University’s sustainability commitments.
“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan spoke with Harvard President Drew Faust about the origins and evolution of the show.
Harvard President Drew Faust will host a panel discussion on Monday at Sanders Theatre to consider the changing roles of women.
A panel discussion served as the launchpad for the Harvard Alumni Association’s annual global month of service, with gatherings planned worldwide.
More than 350 Harvard alumni and friends gathered in Los Angeles earlier this month to network with peers and take part in discussions on why creativity is so essential to living our best lives.
Morgan Chu, J.D. ’76, has been named president of the Board of Overseers for 2014-15. Walter Clair ’77, M.D. ’81, M.P.H. ’85, will serve as vice chair of the board’s executive committee.
Former MIT President Susan Hockfield discussed the power of technology’s ongoing convergence during a session at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.
Ten student-led teams were announced as finalists in the third President’s Challenge at Harvard University, a competition created to foster cross-disciplinary entrepreneurial ventures that will have profound social impacts.
Scholars, others gathered Tuesday to reflect on the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela.
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.