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Nobel Prize-winning Toni Morrison enjoyed a sustained standing ovation before beginning her first Charles Eliot Norton Lecture. Speaking from a wheelchair, she described her return to Harvard as “comforting,” then launched into the human tendency “to separate and judge those not in our pact.”

Slavery’s chilling shadow

In her first Norton Lecture, novelist Toni Morrison quotes standard historical passages to drive home the depths of evil

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Harvard President Drew Faust spoke at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Students, including Lashaun Morgan (from left), Kennedi Mayes, and Cristina Flores listened as Faust made her "case for college." Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Why college matters

Dallas students expand on Faust's speech, 'The Case for College,' with arguments of their own

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Journey to Mexico

Vignettes showcase visit to that nation by Harvard President Drew Faust, others

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At Sanders Theatre, a panel of top female leaders examined the evolving role of women. Karen Gordon Mills (from left, photo 1) posed questions to Jill Abramson, Edith Cooper, and Janet Napolitano, following an introduction by Harvard University President Drew Faust (photo 2). Faust called the gathering a “critical conversation” about the challenges and opportunities women face today.
“What does power require of me beyond a thick skin?” she asked.

Power suits

Top women talk about being leaders, and what it takes to get there

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