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.
Stephen Blyth will become the next president and chief executive officer of Harvard Management Company, Harvard University announced today.
The annual Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching conference forges path between engagement and distance.
President Drew Faust discussed challenges facing Harvard at the start of a new academic year in a conversation with journalist Nicholas Kristof at Sanders Theatre.
The Harvard School of Public Health announced its — and Harvard University’s — largest-ever gift, $350 million from The Morningside Foundation, which will rename the School and foster programs to improve health in several key areas.
One year into his tenure, Dean James Ryan of the Harvard Graduate School of Education is setting a course for the future.
The members of Harvard’s Class of 2018 arrive and move into their dorms, where they are welcomed by University leaders.
Dan Shore, who has been Harvard’s chief financial officer and vice president for finance, will leave the University this fall.
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.