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Commencement 2015

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A self-described “nerd,” Veronica Gloria said that even at a young age she knew she wanted to be a bridge between minority and immigrant communities and the rest of society. “I thought, how can we understand each other, and how can we move together toward justice?”

An advocate for others

Veronica Gloria ’15 worked to empower first-generation and Latino students


“My life has been shaped by things I could never have foreseen,” said Nishin Nathwani '15, a Phi Beta Kappa social studies concentrator from Dunster House who is bound for Oxford this fall to earn an M.Phil. in political theory.

From ashram to Oxford

Nishin Nathwani ’15 spent a gap year backpacking in India; An advocate for outsiders, eventually he decided to give college a try


The Harvard Economics Department celebrates Roland Fryer, Henry Lee Professor of Economics, the newest winner of the John Bates Clark Medal  at Harvard University. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Going forward, a look back

The University in 2014-15 saw milestones with the reopening of the Harvard Art Museums and the renaming of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health



Rather than substituting online learning for in-person learning as some courses do, HarvardX Faculty Director Robert Lue said a new hybrid model combining online and in-person learning far from Harvard’s campus seeks instead to combine the strengths of each method.

EdX marks the spot

Harvard’s online courses evolve, as hybrid models mix remote learning with campus interaction


George C. Marshall (third from right) talks with Harvard President James Bryant Conant on the steps of Widener Library during Harvard's Commencement in 1947. Henry Kissinger recalls the content of Marshall's 1947 Commencement address, which marked a historic departure in American foreign policy.

Reflections on the Marshall Plan

Henry Kissinger recalls when George C. Marshall, speaking at Harvard’s Commencement in 1947, extended America’s hand to a battered Europe, helping to create a stable postwar order