The first week of each semester is known as “shopping week” at Harvard, during which students are encouraged to try out classes before formally registering.
Harvard President Drew Faust called for listeners to take a stand against bigotry and racism during the first Morning Prayers of the academic year.
In her final convocation address, Harvard President Drew Faust urged freshmen to challenge assumptions, connect with classmates, and embrace diversity.
Harvard's Class of 2021 settles into its dorms with family and friends helping them make the transition on the official move-in day.
Michael Medaugh, who in seventh grade exchanged notes with Harvard President Drew Faust, worked hard and is now a College freshman.
It’s Housing Day 2017 at Harvard, first with dorm assignments, and then with revelry.
The Class of ’18 received their Harvard rings on Junior Parents Weekend.
Hasty Pudding welcomes ‘Deadpool’ actor Ryan Reynolds as its Man of the Year.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals honored actress Octavia Spencer two days after she received her latest Academy Award nomination.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, has named Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer as its Woman of the Year.
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Versatile actor Ryan Reynolds is chosen as Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Man of the Year.
“The Chorus Line” documents the process of auditioning for the Harvard University Choir. Those chosen will perform two concerts in December.
In celebration of the city of Cambridge and of the country’s oldest university, a number of neighboring churches and institutions ring their bells at the conclusion of Harvard’s 365th Commencement Exercises, for the 28th consecutive year.
A day after attending Stephen Hawking’s talk at Harvard, reporter Peter Reuell received an invitation from Cumrun Vafa — would he be interested in attending a dinner party in Hawking’s honor?
Hasty Pudding Theatricals hails actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt as its 50th Man of the Year.
Now 175 years old, the Harvard Alumni Association is still building, as its executive director says, a “better version of itself.”
For the 66th year, Hasty Pudding Theatricals named a Woman of the Year, and this time, there was some scandal in the air.
Sophomore Matthew DeShaw’s memories don’t overshadow this year’s Freshman Parents Weekend. Families share their stories as DeShaw remembers his.
Shopping Week gives students a chance to make more informed decisions about their classes and schedule.
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.
In addition to receiving an honorary degree, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will be principal speaker at the Afternoon Program. Other degree recipients include pioneers in art history, cooperation theory, emotional intelligence, and the sciences, along with leading figures in opera, human rights, and education.
Four Harvard seniors received their military assignments on Wednesday before family and friends during the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony in Tercentenary Theatre.
A freshman returns to Visitas, the annual weekend focused on incoming Harvard College students, and views their weekend through fresh eyes.
A special notice regarding Harvard’s 364th Commencement Exercises, which will be held May 28.
Members of Harvard Medical School’s Class of 2015 tear open envelopes that reveal where they will spend the next three to seven years of their training in residency programs.
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.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals honored Chris Pratt on Friday as its 2015 Man of the Year.
“Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler livened up Harvard Square as Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year.
Ninety-one College seniors were honored at the Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony at Knafel Center on Dec. 5.
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.
Harvard President Drew Faust delivered a brief address to open the daily ritual of Morning Prayers at Memorial Church, a brief service of prayers, an address, and music. Faust called the University’s diverse community a “Harvard symphony.”
The Class of 2018 gathered at Freshman Convocation to hear from University leaders on the challenges and opportunities ahead.
At the Harvard Divinity School’s Convocation, speaker emphasizes the importance of faith in a troubled world.
In celebration of the city of Cambridge and of the country’s oldest university, a number of neighboring churches and institutions ring their bells at the conclusion of Harvard’s 363rd Commencement Exercises, for the 26th consecutive year.
A sophomore reflects on her Visitas experience, when Harvard welcomed her as an admitted freshman.
The Lowell House bells have been a staple at Harvard since 1930.
Freshmen, who spend their first year living in and around the Yard, are sorted into one of Harvard’s 12 upperclass Houses on Housing Day.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris comes to Harvard as Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year.
Dame Helen Mirren visited Harvard as the Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, has named Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris its 2014 Man of the Year. Harris joins Dame Helen Mirren, who was named Woman of the Year last week.
Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has announced Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren is its 2014 Woman of the Year.
In the 130th playing of The Game on Saturday, the Harvard football team —with the help of sophomore Paul Stanton Jr.'s four total touchdowns — out-muscled Yale, 34-7, to claim its seventh consecutive win against its archrival at the Yale Bowl.
Harvard heads to New Haven Saturday to play rival Yale in football in the 130th edition of The Game. The history of The Game is captured in photos and words.
September marked the 375th anniversary of benefactor John Harvard’s death, and the beginning of a course that uses his statue in Harvard Yard to instruct students about the realities of two vanished eras.
Harvard President Drew Faust opened the first day of fall classes Tuesday by welcoming students and faculty to a new academic year during the traditional Morning Prayers.
At the annual Freshman Convocation Monday, Harvard President Drew Faust and other University officials told the Class of ’17 to embrace challenges, reach out to fellow students and others, and keep open minds about what the future should hold.
Harvard Divinity School’s annual convocation included an address by Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies Stephanie Paulsell, who explored the theme of devotion in the texts of the Bible’s “Song of Songs,” and in the work of author Virginia Woolf.
The only one of the Class of 1933 to return at Commencement has led a life of adventure and accomplishment.
The 11th annual Mather Lather brought excitement, and soap, to House life.