Applications for admission to Harvard College rose to nearly 40,000 this year, with a record 39,494 students applying, 1.2 percent more than last year.
A Wintersession course studied compassion and suffering through the lenses of dance, music, and science.
Harvard admissions officials say 938 students have been admitted early to the College to the Class of 2021, as early action thrives as a “new normal” for undergraduate admissions.
The journey to graduation can take many twists and turns, and for some, it doesn’t fit neatly into the standard four years.
Secure in his humanities concentration, junior Matthew DeShaw gains balance and confidence from internships that mixed business with pleasure.
Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana sat down with the Gazette to outline his goals for the year ahead, including the implementation of Harvard’s new single-gender organization policy, efforts to strengthen inclusion and investments in more social spaces across campus, and his life as a faculty dean of Cabot House with his wife, Stephanie.
When incoming freshman Kevin Yang learned he was accepted to Harvard College, he quickly wrote and thanked one of the people who helped him the most — Tri Huynh. As a Harvard student, Huynh, now a teacher in California, tutored Yang once a week at Harvard’s Education Portal in Allston.
The College’s new Harvard Presidential City of Boston Fellowship will create paths to meaningful public service opportunities in Boston City Hall.
Harvard President Drew Faust welcomed the College’s new crop of undergraduates during Freshman Convocation on Tuesday, urging them to embrace Veritas, with an eye toward inclusion and diversity, a goal of discovery, an openness to change, and a readiness to question assumptions and take chances.
A College senior interns on an urban farm, and learns to grow friendships as well as crops.
Katherine O’Dair has been appointed dean of students at Harvard College.
Harvard’s varied dining halls attract undergraduates because of their intriguing spaces and moods, as well as their meals.
Tim and Michele Barakett’s $25 million gift to The Campaign for Arts and Sciences will extend the impact of financial aid for undergraduates.
Take a look back at the 2015-2016 school year at Harvard, in pictures.
Native Americans from many tribes make up a small but vital segment of the Harvard community.
Professor Michael Puett has brought his popular undergraduate class on Chinese philosophy to a wider audience with “The Path.”
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.