Arts & Culture

Round and Round

3 min read

No, Harvard isn’t just home to a bunch of squares.

From pottery wheels to archways to praying Divinity School students, life at the University is incredibly well-rounded.

And with their inspired and insightful eyes, the Gazette’s staff photographers bring life at Harvard full circle.

— Rose Lincoln

Photographer Kris Snibbe’s lens flare creates a rainbow circle above the Lampoon Building at Harvard. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
An orbicular wrought iron railing hugs the John Harvard Statue in Harvard Yard. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
More rounded wrought iron frames a flowering bush at the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer
Sunny splotches reflected through a window encircle the base of a stairwell at the Memorial Church. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
Time ticks around the face of a clock in the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments Gallery. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Curlicues of hair cover the lion statue outside the Harvard-Yenching Library. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Spherical balls from various trees invite exploration in the Hunnewell Visitor Center at the Arnold Arboretum. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer
At the Quincy House pottery studio, the wheel turns round and round. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
Local skater Katie Thordarson spins faster than the camera’s shutter speed at an Evening With Champions inside Harvard’s Bright Hockey Center. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
At Cultural Rhythms, traditional Chinese dancers wave banners that circle their bodies in streams of color. Gail Oskin/Harvard Staff Photographer
Spinning balls and Harlem Globetrotters go together. Globetrotter “Scooter” (from left) helps student Betunia Zelanlem learn to master the trick. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Up, down, and all around goes Zach Warren, a Divinity School student whose unicycling benefits an Afghan children’s circus. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
It’s 10 round trips on the stadium steps for Harvard’s boxers. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer
Circles of rocks outside the Science Center at Harvard are an irresistible place to jump. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer
A robotic ball constructed by Brainerd Taylor, a Graduate School of Design student, goes round at Gund Hall. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
Circling down the Memorial Church stairs during Baccalaureate are Harvard President Drew Faust (left) and a graduate. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Members of the Harvard Divinity School community hold hands and enshroud their garden to dance and pray in thanks for harvested vegetables. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer