Alumni

Justice Elena Kagan
Harvard Law School

Justice Kagan Imparts Her Wisdom on New Law Students

Supreme Court Justice and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan returned to her old stomping ground Thursday to reflect on her experience on the bench and and impart advice to incoming students.

HAA

Bar Will Be Raised for Overseer Petition Candidates After Controversial Ticket

The Board of Overseers will also replace paper ballots with an online voting system as part of changes announced to how alumni elect Harvard's second-highest governing body.

Jeffrey Toobin
College

Jeffrey Toobin

Steven Spielberg Commencement Speaker 2016
College

Steven Spielberg Commencement Speaker 2016

Steven Spielberg speaks to the Harvard Alumni Association and members of the Class of 2016 during his Commencement address Thursday.

Sheryl K. Sandberg '91
College

Sheryl K. Sandberg '91

Sheryl Sandberg attended the annual Harvard Alumni Association Meeting on Thursday as a member of the class of 1991.

Steven Spielberg Commencement Speaker 2016
College

Steven Spielberg Commencement Speaker 2016

Steven Spielberg stands to applaud after the end of the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting.

2016 Class Picture
Commencement

Harvard University Graduation Week 2016

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
College

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting

Class Day 2014 Speaker
Economics

Leaning In from Harvard Yard to Facebook: Sheryl K. Sandberg ’91

Almost 25 after graduating, the Class of 1991 has selected Sandberg as its Chief Marshal in this year’s Commencement ceremony—a position awarded to a class member who has achieved success in their careers, contributed to their communities, and served the College, according to the Harvard Alumni Association’s website.

1991 Recession Cartoon
Central Administration

Recession in Retrospect: Budget Cuts and Bleak Job Prospects for Graduates

At Harvard, unexpected changes in University leadership resulted in unforeseen budget cuts and delays in the new capital campaign, exacerbating the University’s economic difficulties in 1990 and 1991.

Carpenter Center Fourth Floor
Music

​The Springboard: Alumni in the Arts Recall Studies at Harvard

Harvard grads in the arts—from the creators of “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” to Broadway musicians and authors—remember a formative Harvard education, albeit one largely lacking in technical arts instruction.

College

Brazilian Billionaire Funds Financial Aid

The Lemann Foundation, a philanthropic organization created by Brazilian billionaire Jorge P. Lemann ’61, will give additional financial aid money to Harvard students from Brazil.

Ralph Nader
Politics

In Crowded Overseers Race, Ralph Nader Stands Out

A five-time U.S. presidential candidate and longtime public figure, Nader—a Harvard Law School graduate who built his career on consumer protection activism and environmentalism—seemed an odd fit for a University governing board, much less as a member of Unz’s “Free Harvard, Fair Harvard” ticket.

Massachusetts Hall
Alumni

With At Least $6.5 Billion Raised, Harvard Sets Higher Education Fundraising Record

Harvard has raised at least $6.5 billion in its capital campaign, breaking a higher education fundraising record after only two and half years of its five year-long public drive, according to two donors with direct knowledge of the campaign’s progress.

“Free Harvard, Fair Harvard” Debate
Central Administration

Unz Defends 'Free Harvard, Fair Harvard' in Debate

Much like his campaign for Board of Overseers, Ron Unz’s debate debut was unconventional and almost did not happen.