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Zuckerberg Asks Graduates to Create ‘Purpose’ in the World

Mark Zuckerberg at HAA meeting

Zuckerberg said the biggest challenge facing Harvard’s Class of 2017 is to create a world “where everyone has a sense of purpose.”

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Year in Review 2017

From Harvard's response to Donald Trump's election to a Faculty debate on a contentious new social policy, the past academic year has been anything but uneventful.

At College Class Day, Biden Encourages Public Service

Biden and Khurana

“Don’t fool yourself into thinking that disengaging from the system that you think is broken will hold you harmless from the system’s failures," Biden said.

Faust Advocates for Free Speech in Commencement Address

Faust Speaking at Commencement

University President Drew G. Faust laid out an impassioned defense of free speech in her annual Commencement address Thursday.

Par for the Course?

Harvard Stadium

High-profile scandals have pushed the normally low-profile Athletics Department into the national spotlight this year.

Coping with Co-Ed

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With a push for gender-netural social clubs on campus, some students and administrators are finding the shift less than simple.

College Confers 1,541 Degrees at 366th Commencement

Mark E. Zuckerberg

​Harvard awarded 7,054 degrees and 12 certificates during the University’s 366th Commencement in a rainy Tercentenary Theatre Thursday morning.

Year in Review 2017

From Harvard's response to Donald Trump's election to a Faculty debate on a contentious new social policy, the past academic year has been anything but uneventful.

Par for the Course?

Harvard Stadium

High-profile scandals have pushed the normally low-profile Athletics Department into the national spotlight this year.

Coping with Co-Ed

Co-Ed Graphic

With a push for gender-netural social clubs on campus, some students and administrators are finding the shift less than simple.

Yates Discusses Trump Defiance at Law School Class Day

“I believed then and I believe now that resigning would have protected my personal integrity, but it would not have protected the integrity of the Department of Justice,” Yates remarked about her brief tenure as acting attorney general.

Some Accused of Cheating in CS50 Sought Legal Counsel

One lawyer said Harvard is unlikely to face lawsuits from students accused of cheating in CS50 because the cases are “awfully hard” to prosecute.

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Free Speech, Not Free Reign

Any infringement on any person’s speech, however odious that speech might be, is a threat to the free expression that has fueled our democracy.

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The Transformation of Harvard Square

As far as transformative experiences go, Harvard Square has had a remarkable one. More worrying is the trend: a Harvard Square that caters to a more affluent clientele, one composed of tourists and students with money to spend.

This week, the Harvard College Class of 2017 will enter a world still divided over November’s presidential election and, overwhelmingly, begin their post-graduate lives deeply pessimistic about the direction the country is headed.
Anti-war student activists clashed with politicians and University administrators as the nation grappled with one of the most controversial wars in the country’s history.
​“He’s in the crowd, but you can’t pick him out,” a 1991 article said of Harvard’s newly-elected President Neil L. Rudenstine. “He doesn’t look like a Harvard president.”