Photos show the many sides of Harvard's 2016 Commencement festivities.
Between the laughs, actress and writer Rashida Jones ’97 counsels the Class of 2016 to break some rules, speak up, and choose love during the annual Class Day.
Twelve Harvard seniors were formally recognized as officers in the armed forces at the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony.
Recent graduates and students discuss how a revived ROTC program enriched their Harvard College experience and taught them more than they could have imagined.
Soon to become a Fulbright scholar, Kapena Baptista ’16 finds histories in his heritage, and plans to teach.
NFL teams have signed five of Harvard’s graduating seniors.
Rivka B. Hyland '16, an Islamic Studies concentrator who is proficient in eight languages, will continue her education at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar this fall.
Harvard’s Commencement on May 26 will be twice as meaningful for Jane Brown when she shares the milestone with her son Harry Stone.
A dedicated group of students work hard to make WHRB, Harvard’s 24-hour radio station, run 365 days a year.
Nearly 80 percent of applicants admitted to the Class of 2020 have chosen to enroll at Harvard College.
To give back, extracurricular whirlwind Jesus Moran ’16 will teach in an urban school next fall.
Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana announced the appointment of the new faculty deans of Currier House. Professor Latanya Sweeney and Sylvia Barrett will take their posts this fall.
Harvard staff photographers interviewed four sets of twins currently enrolled as undergraduates at Harvard College, to gain a glimpse into these unusual relationships.
Citing the harmful impact created by gender discrimination affecting students at Harvard College, administrators announced that beginning in the fall of 2017, new students who join unrecognized single-gender social organizations will not be permitted to hold leadership positions in recognized student organizations and athletic teams.
Moiya McTier '16 blends her loves of space science and writing in a double concentration in astronomy and folklore and mythology, leading to a science fiction senior thesis.
A student-led art installation, conceived in response to the Report on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, goes into the Houses this week, then out for public viewing at Tercentenary Theatre later this month.
Jing Qiu ’16, an economics concentrator, decided to volunteer at the Phillips Brooks House Association, Harvard’s largest student organization. It changed her life.
Alan Eric Erickson, longtime librarian of the Godfrey Lowell Cabot Science Library at Harvard College, died March 23 following a brief illness; he was 88.
Andrea Ortiz '16, a Mexican immigrant who grew up in Miami, hopes to build a career that allows her to address issues of poverty, education, immigration, and crime in low-income communities in the United States.
For incoming freshmen to Harvard College’s Class of 2020, ‘start-up’ grants will help ease the pressures of everyday expenses.
Every House is best: The Class of 2019 learns their housing fate.
The Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force issued its final report and made recommendations to President Drew Faust about how best to confront this troubling issue.
Conan O’Brien spoke with President Drew Faust about how his humanities education made him one of TV’s most successful comedians.
In 2012, the Hutchins Family Foundation created a fundraising challenge for House renewal. The challenge has been completed with more than $50 million from 40 generous gifts.
Now 175 years old, the Harvard Alumni Association is still building, as its executive director says, a “better version of itself.”
Harvard students opt for a different House experience when they move into the Dudley Co-op.
Wintersession, a College-led, 10-day initiative between the fall and spring terms, brings together students, faculty, and alumni to learn new skills and explore their passions inside and outside their fields of academic pursuit.
Six Harvard students were chosen to study in Beijing as part of first class of Schwarzman Scholars.
Harvard College admits 918 under Early Action program to the Class of 2020.
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.
Asians in Oakland and Berkeley, Calif., may earn on average $90 less per week or 20 percent less than white hosts when renting out similar one-bedroom ...
President Faust and other University leaders urged students toward a spirit of discovery in the convocation ceremony for the Class of 2019.
Dunster House opened its doors Saturday as students moved in for the first time since its renewal. It took 400 workers more than a year to complete Dunster’s 183,060 square feet of updates and additions.
A group of Harvard and MIT students has pedaled its way to the Pacific Ocean from Washington, D.C., with stops along the way to lead science “learning festivals” to promote STEM learning among children.
Class Day speaker tells seniors that even as a Harvard student and a successful actress, she questioned her worth, but she learned to set her own goals
After his freshman year as College dean, Rakesh Khurana takes stock, and reinforces the importance of diversity.
The Harvard College deanship will be renamed the Danoff Dean of Harvard College, in recognition of the longtime dedication of Ami Kuan Danoff ’84 and William A. Danoff ’82, and their most recent generosity in support of Harvard College and House renewal.
“Such A Curious Dream! Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is on view from May 20 through Sept. 5 at Houghton Library.
Saheela Ibraheem has always been ahead of her time and is graduating from Harvard College this spring at just 20, a neurobiology concentrator who is looking forward to pursuing a career in academia.
Nearly 81 percent of the students admitted to the Class of 2019 plan to enroll in August. Last year, 80.9 percent matriculated; 81 percent did so the year before. The last time Harvard’s yield on admitted students reached these levels was 1969 for the Class of 1973.
Ruth Bielfeldt, Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities, and Sarah Richardson, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, are this year’s winners of the Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to assistant or associate professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Actress Natalie Portman ’03 has been selected as Class Day speaker for Harvard College. Portman will address the graduating class on May 27, the day before the 364th Commencement.
At Harvard’s 364th Commencement, award-winning author and journalist Farai Chideya ’90 will lead her class as this year’s chief marshal.
After five years of gathering input from students, faculty, and staff, after lengthy planning, and after careful thinking about the best way to support undergraduates, the Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) will return to Harvard College oversight starting July 1.
On March 31, admission notifications were sent to 1,990 of the record 37,307 who applied for admission to the Harvard College Class of 2019.
Despite the lingering snow in the Yard, Housing Day was in full effect on Thursday as freshmen learned where among the 12 undergraduate House communities they will live, study, and form friendships over the next three years.
A record 37,305 students have applied for admission to Harvard College’s Class of 2019.
Here’s a sound and snapshot sample of Wintersession classes in action.
The fifth annual Harvard College Wintersession featured a host of events, from print-making on clay tablets to yoga classes to programming featuring prominent alumni.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren returned to Harvard, along with others, to advocate that undergraduates consider careers in public service, as part of the “Public Interested” conference.