Year: 2020

  • Campus & Community

    Candidates for elected Harvard positions

    The Harvard Alumni Association’s nominating committee has proposed candidates for the Board of Overseers and the elected directors of the association.

    4 minutes
    Veritas flags hanging at Harvard's Memorial Church.
  • Campus & Community

    Bacow urges high schoolers to pursue their educational dreams

    Visiting high school students in Washington state, President Bacow shared lessons from his own journey through higher education.

    7 minutes
    President Bacow speaking to students.
  • Science & Tech

    Backbone of success

    Harvard researchers have unveiled the first stem cell models of human spine development, setting the stage for better understanding of musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders, including congenital scoliosis, muscular dystrophy, and Type 2 diabetes.

    4 minutes
    Engraving of a spine.
  • Campus & Community

    A case study in portraiture

    For 15 years, painter Stephen Coit ’71, M.B.A. ’77, has been quietly changing the walls of campus by adding dozens of portraits that better reflect Harvard’s diversity.

    5 minutes
    Stephen Coit, the artist of the Harvard Foundation Portraiture Project, is pictured in his Cambridge home.
  • Science & Tech

    New hope for sensory calm

    Harvard professors David Ginty and Lauren Orefice describe how their innovations present a novel approach to treating tactile hypersensitivity in patients with autism-spectrum disorders.

    12 minutes
    Little girl getting haircut.
  • Science & Tech

    The giant in our stars

    Astronomers at Harvard have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure — the largest ever seen in our galaxy — and dubbed it the “Radcliffe Wave.”

    7 minutes
    Illustration of stars in space.
  • Nation & World

    On the brink of war

    U.S. Ambassador Wendy Sherman discusses the dangers posed by Iran’s announcement that it will not abide by limits set forth in the 2015 nuclear deal, an accord she negotiated on behalf of the U.S.

    8 minutes
    Mourners attend the funeral procession.
  • Nation & World

    Unlearning racial bias

    Miao Qian, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Inequality in America Initiative, studies the development of implicit racial biases in children to understand better how and when unconscious prejudices and stereotypes form in the brain.

    8 minutes
    Asian woman standing in stairwell.
  • Campus & Community

    Still wrestling with big questions

    Harvard biochemistry professor Jack Strominger is still working in his lab at 94 years old. He will retire and become emeritus in July.

    7 minutes
    Jack Strominger in his office.
  • Arts & Culture

    Christine Leunens, uncaged

    Christine Leunens, A.L.M. ’04, will be watching the Oscars on Feb. 9 as “Jojo Rabbit,” based on her award-winning second novel, “Caging Skies,” has been nominated for six Oscars, including best picture.

    8 minutes
    Writer at her desk.