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A panel of experts met in early May for “The Humanities and the Future of the University.” Convened by the Mahindra Humanities Center and funded by the Office of the President, the discussion explored ways of reviving interest in the reflexive and analytical disciplines that make up humanistic study.

Mapping the future

Reports tackle issues, concerns involving strengthening the humanities in a scientific age

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At Morning Exercises, chairs in Tercentenary Theatre filled quickly as the graduates readied for Harvard's 362nd Commencement.

Joy by the Yard

Scenes from a sun-splashed Commencement, filled with rituals, reflections, memories, and laughter

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In this 1937 photo, auto workers punch a time clock as they return to work following a labor dispute. This time-related image is among those featured in a multivenue exhibit called “Time & Time Again."

Pages out of time

Exhibit uses objects to show how the precious commodity is measured, valued, understood

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After the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, members of the Harvard University  Police Department (HUPD) immediately increased their presence on campus. Some HUPD officers faced dangers on Thursday's overnight shift, as they joined a multiagency car chase through Cambridge and Watertown that ended in a gun battle with the suspected marathon bombers.

Shuttered but humming

When Harvard closed during marathon manhunt, administrators, staff, and police had challenges to meet

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Children at play in Meru, Kenya. The hope and riches of Africa, the "continent of the future," are expressed here: youth, education, and the embrace of technology.

Dynamic Africa

Encouraged by progress, experts see potential for more in education, design, health care

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