‘Incremental Change’: Student Activists Reflect on Push for Ethnic Studies, As New Generation Continues Fight
Throughout the 1997-98 academic year, student organizers and activists renewed demands for Harvard to establish an ethnic studies concentration — a call that even then was decades-old.
‘Capable of Change and Evolution’: The Debut of Harvard’s Undergraduate Science Center
Today, having a class in the Science Center is a staple of the Harvard College experience. But when the Class of 1973 arrived at Harvard, construction had not even begun on what is now an iconic feature of the University.
Chinese President Jiang Zemin’s Visit: A Turning Point in Harvard-China Relations
Hundreds of Harvard affiliates crowded Sanders Theatre on the morning of Nov. 1, 1997, for the historic visit of Chinese President Jiang Zemin.
The Age of the Internet: A New Generation of Harvard Students Plugs In
In 1995, a Harvard faculty committee called on all staff and faculty members to obtain personal computers and internet access by the summer of 1996. Since then, the internet has played an instrumental role in shaping the student experiences and future careers of Harvard undergraduates.
Seth Waxman ’73 Reflects on Path from Quincy House to the Supreme Court
In October 2022, nearly 50 years after his graduation from Harvard, Seth P. Waxman ’73 defended his alma mater before the Supreme Court.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy ’98 Guided by ‘Inspiration in the Moment’
Vivek H. Murthy ’98 has more than enough on his plate. His resume features numerous board positions, nonprofit and business ventures, and a bestselling book. He now serves as U.S. surgeon general — the youngest person ever to be confirmed to the position and the first of Indian descent.
Billionaire Ken Griffin ’89 Breaks with DeSantis on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Expansion Amid Criticism at GSAS
Republican megadonor Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 broke with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by opposing a new Florida law that expands a ban on teaching sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools.
Tom Hanks Urges Students to ‘Embrace Liberty’ in Harvard Commencement Address
Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks urged Harvard’s Class of 2023 to “embrace liberty and freedom” during the University’s 372nd Commencement exercises on Thursday.
President Bacow Bids Farewell to Harvard, Confers 1,850 College Degrees at 372nd Commencement
Outgoing University President Lawrence S. Bacow told graduates that he, like the Class of 2023, is “wondering what the future holds,” as he said goodbye to Harvard during Commencement morning exercises on Thursday.
What’s in a Name? Ken Griffin’s $300 Million Donation Floods Harvard with Cash and Questions
Republican megadonor Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 $300 million donation to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences — which renamed the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences — raised questions about Harvard’s donor practices in general, with many wondering exactly how, why, and for how much Harvard sells the naming rights to its major schools and institutions.
As it Happened: Harvard Commencement 2023
Members of Harvard’s graduating Class of 2023 are set to receive their degrees in the University’s 2023 Commencement ceremony, held in Tercentenary Theatre. Follow our live updates.
‘How to Survive the Fall in Three Easy Steps’: Michelle Yeoh Addresses the Harvard Law School Class of 2023
Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh addressed Harvard Law School’s Class of 2023 during the school’s Class Day ceremony at Holmes Field Wednesday afternoon, sharing advice for graduates as they embark on the next stage of their legal careers.
Five New Members Elected to Harvard Board of Overseers
Harvard alumni elected five new members to the Board of Overseers, the University’s second-highest governing body, the University announced Thursday morning.
Dean Today, President Tomorrow: Gay Reflects on 5 Years Leading Harvard FAS
As Harvard students packed up to scatter across the globe for winter vacation, the University dropped a surprise announcement: Claudine Gay, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, had been chosen to become Harvard’s next president. After the celebrations, however, the FAS geared up to face its next big challenge: replacing its leader.
‘I Had to Prevail’: Wall Street Exec Ray McGuire ’79 Talks Resilience at Harvard Business School Class Day
Harvard Business School graduating students, affiliates, and families gathered on Baker Lawn Wednesday for the school’s class day ceremony, which featured an address from Wall Street executive Raymond J. McGuire ’79.