Whether you’re interested in science, history, politics, art, technology, comedy, cooking, or sports, there’s something happening at Harvard this fall for you.
Harvard College alum and GSD student John Wang’s “100+ Years at 73 Brattle” is now installed as the winner of the third Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition.
Diversity Dialogue panelists discussed how the lack of diversity in children’s literature limits the imaginations of children of all backgrounds.
The fourth annual Student Late Night at the Harvard Art Museums welcomed guests with food, drink, and dance — and, of course, art.
After more than a year of renovations at Winthrop House, returning students have discovered a residence that combines neo-Georgian character with 21st-century amenities.
Lynette Roth, a specialist in German art of the early 20th century, has been named the Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum.
Drew Faust, who became Harvard’s 28th president in 2007, has announced that she will step down on June 30, 2018.
The 25 gates in Harvard Yard manage a rare feat: They are pragmatic and artistic at the same time.
Nearly 84 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2021 have chosen to matriculate at Harvard College. The last time the yield reached this level was in 1969.
Long-term Harvard reaccreditation process advances. A team will visit in late October to examine the University’s self-study process.
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Harvard’s motto, Veritas, has a long — and for two centuries, invisible — history.
A look at the tour guides of Harvard Square.
A diverse workforce, whose members have developed their cultural intelligence, is a more productive workforce, according to David Livermore, president of the Cultural Intelligence Center. In the first of the academic year’s Diversity Dialogues, Livermore said that diverse teams with high cultural intelligence out-performs homogeneous teams.
Letters and email notifications of admission to Harvard College have been sent to 2,032 students. More than 60 percent of families of students admitted to the Class of 2016 will benefit from an unprecedented $172 million in undergraduate financial aid.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School are collaborating on a program that brings history to life through the Harvard Art Museums’ collections.
Jonathan Haber documented his year of studying philosophy, detailing his experience completing the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree using Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, and other forms of free learning.
The Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging continues to seek recommendations from the University community as its deadline draws near.
Harvard University announced today that alumnus Kenneth Griffin, A.B. ’89, founder and chief executive officer of Citadel, has made the largest gift in Harvard College history. The $150 million gift is principally focused on supporting Harvard’s financial aid program.
The Cabot Science Library is reopening as a dynamic student commons and high-tech space for study and research.
During a Q&A in advance of a conference on slavery at American universities, Harvard President Drew Faust explains the expanding effort in Cambridge to document the painful realities of the past.
A look at the early history of Harvard diplomas.
Central to Lowell House renewal is Otto Hall, named in recognition of a gift from Alexander Otto ’90, M.B.A. ’94.
When students move back into a renovated Winthrop House this fall, ahead of schedule, they’ll find transformed spaces and modern amenities as well as design touches that celebrate the residence’s rich history.
Harvard’s campus reflects three centuries of architectural history, and a practiced intimacy that draws people together.
Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre’s first black principal dancer, shares her life story with students.
The team at Harvard’s Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Research hosted digital-learning practitioners from around the nation to discuss common challenges in their work.
Hidden Spaces is part of a series about lesser-known spaces at Harvard. The classrooms in Memorial Hall are a beautiful example.
Members of the Harvard community are authorities in game theory, Celtic poetry, and quantum mechanics — and in emergency plumbing repairs, automobile maintenance, and preparing a mean tiramisu. Until now, students have had scant opportunity to tap the vast campus expertise that resides outside the classroom. That's changing this year, though, with the expansion of Harvard College's academic smorgasbord to include seminars with titles like "Car Care Basics," "Brownies," and "Wardrobe 101."
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.
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.
A new study examines who’s learning from MOOCs, and how.
Harvard sponsored its first hackathon, HackHarvard, drawing almost 500 students from around the world. The goal of the Nov. 13-15 event was to find solutions to real-life problems in just 36 hours.
Colleagues, political leaders, and students praise a president who acted, and listened.
As the first American to be injured in the Iraq War, Marine Eric Alva shares the story of being gay in the military at Harvard’s final Faculty of Arts and Sciences Diversity Dialogue.
The Blavatnik Family Foundation, headed by Len Blavatnik, M.B.A. ’89, has donated $50 million to Harvard University. The gift will launch a major initiative to expedite the development of basic science discoveries into new breakthrough therapies for patients and cures for disease. The gift underpins Harvard’s growing commitment to creating an entrepreneurial culture in the life sciences.
A portrait of the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes, the Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church for almost 40 years, was unveiled at the Faculty Room in University Hall. It is the first portrait of a non-white person in the iconic, stately room.
Incorporating hands-on, experiential learning with rigorous classroom study is the sort of innovative approach that Harvard has striven to support in recent years, the sort that will play a central role in the Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences.
A tour of Harvard’s “haunted” Houses, in advance of Halloween.
Harvard University has received unanimous final approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for its planned Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) in Allston.
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.
Knitting's popularity continues to grow — even at Harvard, where at least 20 informal knitting circles meet once a week.
A second-year Harvard Medical School student, Eva Mihalis ’09, recounts how having a caring mentor to help her navigate personal problems taught her how to help nurture others.
At almost any time of day, you’ll see students working out problem sets, attacking homework, or chilling with headsets in the revamped Austin and Chilton McDonnell Common Room.
The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has announced a $2 million gift establishing the Sheikh Suhaim Bin Hamad Al Thani Fellowship Fund.
Two comparative study of religion concentrators tell what drew them to their field, and how they plan to use their lessons to make a difference.
Harvard President Drew Faust announced that she will step down as president on June 30, 2018. The Gazette looks back on some memorable moments from the last 10 years.
Letters and email notifications of admission were sent today to 2,029 students, 5.8 percent of the record applicant pool of 35,023.
The high-end manufacturing and assembly workstations of the Maker Space will be open to all members of the Harvard community.
A collection of scenes from the 2016-2017 school year at Harvard.
The midpoint of the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center renovation project was celebrated in a traditional topping-off ceremony.