Photo Essay

President Claudine Gay joins Arts Prelude Performers on Stage

In Photos: Arts Showcase Kicks off Gay’s Presidential Inauguration

Hundreds of higher education leaders, prominent donors and alumni, University administrators, and faculty and staff packed into Sanders theater Thursday evening for an invitation-only Arts Prelude on the eve of President Claudine Gay’s inauguration.

Presidents Gay, Bacow and Faust

In Photos: Claudine Gay’s Inauguration as Harvard's 30th President

Claudine Gay was inaugurated as Harvard's 30th president in a rainy ceremony on Friday.

Grupo Frontera with John Harvard
Latin America

In Photos: Grupo Frontera Visits Harvard

Grupo Frontera, a Mexican band from the Rio Grande Valley “el valle,” Texas visited Harvard on Wednesday for a conversation on their rise to fame. The band was hosted by Harvard-Radcliffe Raza, a student organization that honors Mexican and Latine student excellence on campus.

Bringing a Bog Back to Life
Around Town

Bringing a Bog Back to Life

David W. Gould is standing at the center of Eel River Preserve, surrounded by grasses, shrubs, and trees stretching in all directions. From this vast expanse of green, he points out the pitch pines, the red maples, the shoulder-high cattails. Light glints off the small stream behind him. A carpet of sphagnum moss squelches beneath his boots.

Feast of Saint Cosmas and Damian
Photo Essay

In Photos: The Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian

Every year, the residents of East Cambridge gather at the intersection of Porter and Warren streets to celebrate the Feast of Saint Cosmas and Damian, a festival brought by Italian immigrants from the town of Gaeta in 1926. The 98th annual celebration took place the weekend of September 8-10, and we sent a team of photographers to cover it.

Embalmed Rats
Around Town

Lessons in Rat Embalming

At a Harvard Natural History Museum workshop, SSL learns how to embalm a rat.

Evening with Champions: Naumov Leap

In Photos: The 51st Annual An Evening with Champions

An Evening with Champions brings together Harvard alumni and skaters from around the world to raise money for The Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer research and treatment.

Nicky Youre at Crimson Jam 2023

In Photos: Students Jam at Crimson Jam

The annual Crimson Jam returns in full force to Harvard Yard, featuring student groups and singer Nicky Youre. Crimson Jam brought together the student body, from newly minted freshmen to seasoned seniors, for a night of music and fun.

Lowell Pets: Griff
House Life

In Photos: The Paw-pular Residents of Lowell House

From mischievous kittens to energetic dogs, embark on a journey through Lowell House's diverse pet community. Welcome to the world of cuddles, purrs, and wagging tails, guaranteed to make your day a little brighter!

Western Front Sign on Winthrop Street
Harvard Square

In Photos: Western Front Grand Opening

Cannabis dispensary Western Front celebrated the grand opening of its 98 Winthrop St. location, in partnership with the Harvard Square Business Association, on the evening of July 21.

President Gay Speaks to Group of Ethnic Studies Demonstrators
Central Administration

In Photos: Protesters for Harvard Ethnic Studies Department Disrupt President Gay’s Ice Cream Social

Demonstrators rallying in support of creating an ethnic studies department at Harvard disrupted an ice cream social in Harvard Yard hosted Tuesday afternoon by University President Claudine Gay.

2023 Commencement Procession
Photo Essay

In Photos: Harvard’s 372nd Commencement Exercises

Commencement returned to Harvard this week as the University celebrated the Class of 2023.

First Gen Affinity Celebration
Photo Essay

In Photos: Affinity Celebrations for the Class of 2023

Harvard graduates from historically marginalized groups attended affinity celebrations on Monday and Tuesday, prior to Thursday Commencement exercises. At the ceremonies, students received a stole or commemorative gift created for their affinity group.

Zone 3 Walls on Western
Visual Arts

In Photos: Art Springs to Life on Allston's Western Ave.

Promoted by Harvard, Zone 3 Western Avenue is an arts project for Allston’s Western Ave. that seeks to bring public art, creative events, and shops to the area.

14 Plympton Street: 1915 and Today
The Harvard Crimson

In Photos: 150 Years of The Harvard Crimson

From typewriters and typesetting to laptops and InDesign, a lot has changed since the founding of the oldest continuously published college daily in the nation. In this photo essay, Crimson Multimedia Staff recreate archival photos from the paper’s past.