Call it magic, but the rain held off while Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling delivered the keynote address this afternoon (June 5) at Harvard University’s annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association.
President Bok, former President Rudenstine, incoming President Faust, members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, members of the faculty, parents, and especially, the graduates: I’ve been waiting more than 30 years to say this: “Dad, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree.”
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's Class of 2021 settles into its dorms with family and friends helping them make the transition on the official move-in day.
In her final convocation address, Harvard President Drew Faust urged freshmen to challenge assumptions, connect with classmates, and embrace diversity.
Michael Medaugh, who in seventh grade exchanged notes with Harvard President Drew Faust, worked hard and is now a College freshman.
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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?
Harvard President Drew Faust called for listeners to take a stand against bigotry and racism during the first Morning Prayers of the academic year.
Annenberg Hall, arguably the most extraordinary 9,000 square feet on Harvard’s campus, has served since 1874 as a gathering place, dance hall, Commencement location, reception venue, exam hall, and, since 1994, as the dining hall reserved for freshmen in Harvard College.
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Four Harvard seniors received their military assignments on Wednesday before family and friends during the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony in Tercentenary Theatre.
The Class of ’18 received their Harvard rings on Junior Parents Weekend.
A century of occasional unrest at American colleges reflected a time of unbridled liberty and questionable self-discipline.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates returned to Harvard Thursday (June 7) to finally collect his degree — an honorary doctorate — and to urge the Class of 2007 to change the world for the millions who live in poverty and die of preventable diseases each year.
Unlike the other undergraduate residences at Harvard, Currier House on the Radcliffe Quadrangle is named solely for a woman.
Pfoho Pfridays use the newly renovated Junior Common Room to celebrate the weekend’s arrival at 5 p.m.
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.
In honor of his retirement from the Divinity School’s Hollis Chair, Harvey Cox exercised his right to graze a cow in Harvard Yard.
“Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler livened up Harvard Square as Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year.
The Colonies’ first printing press, in operation by 1638, was the instrument behind New England’s first literary flowering.
It’s Housing Day 2017 at Harvard, first with dorm assignments, and then with revelry.
A Winthrop House suite that once housed the young John F. Kennedy gets a facelift, and recreates the room as the future U.S leader would have known it.
At the Harvard Divinity School’s Convocation, speaker emphasizes the importance of faith in a troubled world.
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's Housing Day came full force to Quincy House, as students colorfully welcomed new residents.
The Dudley Co-op is Harvard’s sole on-campus alternative to the traditional House system. Thirty-two undergraduates live in a pair of Victorian houses nestled in a residential neighborhood just outside Harvard Square.
A sophomore reflects on her Visitas experience, when Harvard welcomed her as an admitted freshman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals honored actress Octavia Spencer two days after she received her latest Academy Award nomination.
Before long, Charles Joseph McNamara ’07 will be with Teach For America in a rural Mississippi high school.
During the Saturday night (Sept. 6) downpour, brought on by tropical storm Hannah, a circuit breaker tripped, plunging Adams House into darkness. While Harvard electricians tracked down the problem, freshmen were sent over to the Science Center for food, movies, and an impromptu meeting with President Drew Faust.
Lowell House is full of history, and at a recent High Table dinner, former residents of the House mingled with current residents for a night of eat, drink, and entertainment.
One senior from each of Harvard’s Houses will speak during Morning Prayers as part of "Senior Talks." The May 9 speaker is Fred-Ivo Baca of Leverett House, with the series concluding on May 16 with Cassandra Thomson of Winthrop House.
The 11th annual Mather Lather brought excitement, and soap, to House life.
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.
Hasty Pudding welcomes ‘Deadpool’ actor Ryan Reynolds as its Man of the Year.
The threat of thunderstorms on Sunday (Sept. 9) persuaded planners of the Opening Exercises for the Class of 2011 to move the event from the tree-shaded lawns of Tercentenary Theatre to the varnished vaults of Sanders. The venerable auditorium, Harvard’s largest indoor venue, was filled to capacity by the crowd of freshmen and their parents.
United States Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s commencement speech at Harvard’s Afternoon Exercises on June 4, 2009.
An official convocation ceremony took the place of the traditional opening exercises for Harvard College’s Class of 2013. The service included some new and old traditions.
Looking dapper under the bright lights of New College Theatre, Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year Justin Timberlake took his roast like a man, like only a sexy man can: In pink heels and a platinum blonde wig.
The tradition of careful, individual review of applications to Harvard College goes back to its earliest days. Each application receives as many as four readings prior to selection meetings.
The University gets ready to celebrate its classic values, as well as its recent innovative momentum in the sciences, public service, diversity, internationalism, and the arts. Oct. 14 will be the launch of the official 375th anniversary.
Harvard’s annual convocation ceremony gives members of the Class of 2015 their first taste of the University’s history and traditions.
The product of a gift from a London merchant in 1721, the chair set a tone for how American universities teach students.
More than 1,600 undergraduates took the first step yesterday to making Harvard their home for the next four years, as they began arriving early in the morning for the ritual of freshman move-in day.
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.
Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has announced Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren is its 2014 Woman of the Year.