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Harvard Kennedy School

In Ukraine, Harvard Alumni Seek To Professionalize New Government

The Harvard Club of Ukraine is collaborating with the alumni organizations of other universities from across the U.S. and Europe to fill vacant positions in the interim Ukrainian government with Western-educated professionals.

Harvard Divinity School
Religion

Divinity School Launches Capital Campaign, Aims to Raise $50 Million

The Divinity School’s $50 million target, which is Harvard’s second smallest school, represents less than 1 percent of the University’s $6.5 billion fundraising goal.

The Harvard Foundation Portraiture Project
On Campus

The Harvard Foundation Portraiture Project

Food and Drink

Recent Graduates Want Bugs on America’s Dinner Tables

The former roommates discovered the prevalence and benefits of eating insects during separate trips abroad in Africa and Asia during their undergraduate careers.

Harvard vs. Cincinnati Crowd
Men's Basketball

For Fans Willing To Travel, a Chance To Soak in Program’s Newfound Status

For the Harvard affiliates gathered in Section 103, the game represented an opportunity to come together as a community and enjoy the festivity and exposure that have come with the program’s increasing success in recent years.

Men's Basketball

Harvard Affiliates Gather in Spokane for NCAA Game

With the Harvard men’s basketball team gearing up for its first NCAA Tournament matchup of 2014 against the favored Cincinnati Bearcats here Thursday afternoon, a number of fans and support groups have made the cross-country trek to support the Crimson.

College

Celebrity Theses

Throughout the month of March, seniors across campus will breathe sighs of relief as they press “save” for the last time on their theses. As these students finish up the final touches on their papers, FM takes a moment to look back at the theses of some notable alumni and their choice of research topics. Not surprisingly, many of these now-famous former seniors wrote about topics that give us a glimpse of who they became. So, read on to learn more about the stars.

History

Parents Weekends Throughout History

1819: Outside the Gates Mrs. Emerson: Oh son, I’ve missed you so! Have you decided? Law or Pre-Med? Ralph Waldo: Mother, I’ve decided to be a poet! Mrs. Emerson faints. Mr. Emerson glares at Ralph before carrying her back to their carriage.

Gerald Chan's Harvard Square
School of Public Health

Hong Kong Billionaire Buys Up Harvard Square Real Estate

Billionaire Hong Kong investor and Harvard School of Public Health alumnus, Gerald L. Chan, has made news in recent months with his purchases of Harvard Square real estate totalling over $100 million.

Largest Donation
College

Griffin ’89 Gives $150 Million to Harvard, Largest Gift in College's History

Hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 has donated $150 million to Harvard and has directed at least $125 million of the gift to support financial aid at the College. The gift, announced by the University on Wednesday afternoon, is the largest in the history of Harvard College.

Stephen C. Rose '06
College

Friends, Family Remember Stephen Rose ’06, Hope To Raise Awareness About Mental Health

Those who knew Rose describe him as a caring friend with a sunny personality and a deep interest in philosophical issues and say that they hope his death will spark a discussion about mental health.

Fundraising

Harvard's Record-Breaking Fundraising Total Trails Only That of Stanford

Harvard raised more than $792 million during fiscal year 2013, a 21 percent increase from its 2012 charitable contributions of $650 million and more than any other American university but Stanford, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Council for Aid to Education.

B.J. Novak Returns
Harvard Square

B.J. Novak Reads Excerpts of New Book at Sold-Out Brattle Theatre Event

Less than a week after the release of his debut book, “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories,” Harvard College alumnus and actor B. J. Novak ’01 read excerpts from his compilation of 63 fictional narratives to a sold-out Brattle Theatre audience on Monday evening.

William James Hall
College

Alumnus Jumps to His Death from William James Hall

The incident is “not considered to be foul play or a suspicious death,” according to MaryBeth Long, a spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. She clarified that the case is no longer a criminal matter in a phone interview.

Club Harvard
Scrutiny

Club Harvard

A social club for Harvard alumni, the Harvard Club of Boston is the only Platinum alumni club in Massachusetts.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture