Harvard’s first year as a chapter of Camp Kesem, a summer camp for children whose parents have battled cancer, unfolded last month in the green hills of Western Massachusetts.
The Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk gathered more than 1,300 people together to raise money for local charities and educational programs on Sept. 25.
Harvard’s varied dining halls attract undergraduates because of their intriguing spaces and moods, as well as their meals.
Harvard Divinity School master’s candidate Nestor Pimienta launched a program for students to tutor children of Harvard workers, hoping to build stronger bonds among students, workers, and their families.
A student-led art installation, conceived in response to the Report on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, goes into the Houses this week, then out for public viewing at Tercentenary Theatre later this month.
Photo gallery: Harvard staff members keep the campus running throughout record snowfalls.
Harvard unveiled its initial design concepts for the new Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center during two open houses.
Notable spring trends at Harvard are a contrasting mix of minis and knits, lace and leather, floral and boots, and pops of color — but not too much.
The Outdoor Church, a group founded by Harvard Divinity School graduates, and supported by current HDS students, ministers to the homeless every week during an open-air service.
Capping his lauded Harvard lectureship, “Hidden in Plain View: Meanings in American Music,” musician Wynton Marsalis visited the Phillips Brooks House for an intimate conversation about his hometown of New Orleans.
The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences hosted an annual tradition, a holiday lecture for children on how science works.
This month, the Harvard Allston Education Portal has been offering dance lessons from Marco Perez-Moreno, a Harvard alumnus and professional ballroom dancer.
Freshmen this year come from very close to Harvard Yard and from very far away.
This summer, dance students are learning how to swing, tango, salsa, and waltz, thanks to classes offered by Harvard Ballroom, a nonprofit, student-run dance organization that offers social dance classes throughout the year.
For the 38th year, Harvard and the city of Cambridge hosted more than 1,000 of the city’s senior citizens for a day of food, fun, music, and community.
Pinocchio's Pizza is a Harvard Square fixture for decades, serving as a late-night standby for generations of Harvard students.
Harvard’s Summer Youth Employment Program puts local high school students from Boston and Cambridge to work on campus during the summer months. For many young people, it’s their first job.
“In my first semester at Harvard, I worked with several other students to create a chapter of the national DREAM Program here. It was my first foray into working with youth, and I was excited to give Cambridge kids a taste of the campus that was so close to their homes,” says Harvard student Sara Providence ’14.
After a tense Friday that saw the campus and the Greater Boston area on lockdown, Harvard came to life again Saturday as students and visitors flooded into Harvard Square.
Harvard’s popular outdoor ice rink has reopened, offering students and community members a fun winter diversion at the heart of campus.
As Harvard Community Gifts comes to a close on Jan. 15, Program Manager Mary Ann O’Brien hopes Harvard employees are inspired to start the New Year in the spirit of giving.
The Harvard Allston Partnership Fund (HAPF) announced today that 10 local nonprofits will receive grants totaling $100,000 to support programs in the Allston-Brighton community.
Celebrating its 11th year of public engagement, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ (SEAS) Holiday Lecture Series dazzled and delighted audiences on Dec. 8 with a show guaranteed to kindle curiosity about the natural world.
When Madeline Meehan makes her annual donation to Harvard Community Gifts, she won't just be providing handmade blankets to sick children, she’ll also be helping her mother’s labor of love. This is one of a series of Gazette articles highlighting some of the many initiatives and charities the can be supported through the Harvard Community Gifts campaign.
The Harvard Community Gifts campaign launched on Nov. 7. Faculty and staff can choose to donate by payroll deduction by Dec. 7, or may elect to give by check or credit card through Jan. 15. Harvard has established a user-friendly website where individuals can select their charity and donation amount.
At the start of the fall semester, the popular Graduate Commons program was expanded to include two additional buildings, more than doubling the number of units included in the program.
More than a dozen world-class figure skaters will take to the ice for a cause later this month as part of the 43rd annual An Evening with Champions.
Planning and executing an outdoor festival for 1,000 people isn’t your typical teenage summer job, but 100 Boston-area teenagers employed as junior counselors in the Phillips Brooks House Association’s summer camps pulled it off without a hitch.
The Harvard Summer Pops Band celebrated its 40th anniversary with a performance in Sanders Theatre on July 26. They will perform at 3 p.m. July 29 at Boston’s Hatch Shell.
A summer program aims to teach local schoolchildren that the kitchen and the laboratory — both intimidating places to newcomers — are a great place to explore their natural curiosity, and to learn lifelong healthy habits, too.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) Gutman Library has been partially refashioned into a thriving community space with areas dedicated to studying and socializing.
The John Harvard Book Celebration program included the donation of more than 400 books to libraries, 17 lectures by Harvard faculty and members of Harvard’s Board of Overseers at local libraries, and 18 programs for children and youth. The programming reached more than 200 children and youth in the Greater Boston area this spring, concluding with this event in late April.
Now 59, Gregg Moore is set to receive a master’s from the Graduate School of Education, which he plans to use to foster community arts programs, with an emphasis on music education, as a way to bring disparate groups together. It’s an idea inspired by his career as a professional tubist in Europe, where he learned the community-building power of music.
A thousand or so visitors wandered the colorful collections of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum on Lilac Sunday.
The Phillips Brooks House Association’s ninth annual Summer Urban Program auction raised funds to run 12 summer day camps for low-income children and teens from the Greater Boston area.
Red Sox-themed fundraiser nets $11,700 for the Jimmy Fund.
The 9th Annual SUP Auction, sponsored by the Phillips Brooks House Association, will be held April 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub.
The men’s and women’s teams teach lessons to the community in the spring and fall to help fund their training trips in winter.
Anne Fadiman, a Harvard Overseer and author of “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down,” explored the many varieties of book lover with a Cambridge Public Library audience on April 1.
Harvard’s 25th annual Daffodil Days campaign to help raise money for the American Cancer Society is under way through March 1, with gifts scheduled for delivery on March 19.
Once a club for faculty wives, the century-old Harvard Neighbors has evolved into one of the most diverse community organizations on campus, and an informal welcoming committee for international staff and scholars and their families.
Delivering the keynote address Jan. 29 at the Cambridge Public Library’s 37th annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds called for educators to help students “make explicit their own values and build their own ‘beloved communities.’ ”
The Ceramics Program at the Office for the Arts at Harvard recently donated a handmade mural to the Harvard-affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance.
People are “powerfully attracted to war,” Harvard President Drew Faust told a crowd at the Cambridge Public Library on Jan. 10, and no conflict draws as much continuing interest and controversy in America as its own Civil War. The historian’s job is to balance that allure with a search for the truth, Faust said.
Beginning Dec. 1 Phillips Brooks House will launch Harvard’s annual holiday gift drive — an effort to collect more than 1,500 gifts for children in Boston and Cambridge.
The Harvard Allston Education Portal's Halloween "Treat and Greet" melded education with costumed fun.
The 8th annual Brian Honan 5K Run/Walk took place Sept. 25, complete with Harvard cheerleaders to boost the runners along.
Harvard Business School (HBS) has received approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for its plans for Tata Hall, a new Executive Education ...
Common Spaces, the initiative that encourages community in and around Harvard Yard, kicked off its fall programming with four songs by the cast of the American Repertory Theater’s “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.”
They are an eclectic group of Harvard students, staff, faculty, and community members. They range in age from their late teens to 50-something. They can be freshmen or CEOs, but they move fast, and under their own power. They ride by bike.