Awards

Rep. John Lewis
Politics

Rep. John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis, recipient of the 2017 Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award, receives a third standing ovation at the conclusion of a conversation honoring his activism.

Rep. John Lewis
IOP

Congressman John Lewis Accepts Kennedy School’s Gleitsman Award

“You get beaten, you get knocked down, you get arrested a few times. It makes you stronger, it makes you more determined,” Georgia Congressman John R. Lewis said.

Faculty

Three Harvard Professors Named Guggenheim Fellows

​Three Harvard professors were awarded prestigious Guggenheim research fellowships, an award honoring “exceptional creative ability in the arts,” last week.

OSL Student Awards
On Campus

OSL Student Awards

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana presents Hakeem O. I. Angulu '20 with the Emerging Leader award at the OSL's Student Leadership Recognition Awards at the SOCH. Among many other leadership positions, Angulu is an intern at Harvard Foundation, and was recently elected co-chair of SAC and vice president of Black Students Association.

 i3 Innovation Challenge
College

i3 Innovation Challenge

Timothy Rogers presents an award at the 10th Annual i3 Innovation Challenge Student Startup Showcase and Awards reception where over twenty teams competed in the final round of competition on Wednesday.

Faust Presents Allston Funds
College

Faust Presents Allston Funds

University President Drew G. Faust and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh award funding for the 9th Annual Harvard Allston Partnership in an effort to support Allston-Brighton residents.

College

Three Harvard Students Selected as Marshall Scholars

Maille E. Radford ’17, Julius G. Bright Ross ’17, and Reylon A. Yount ’16 were in shock to find they had been chosen as recipients for Marshall Scholarships.

FAS

Phi Beta Kappa Selects ‘Senior 48’ for Class of 2017

In total, 48 seniors will be inducted into the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States, joining the 24 students selected last spring.

Harvard Kennedy School

Panelists Connect Environmentalism and Workers' Rights

Experts looked at connections between environmental protection and workers' rights and honored a fellow panelist for her work promoting safer conditions in nail salons.

Littauer
FAS

Meeting the Demand: Harvard’s Economics Department Works Past Challenges

The Economics Department had " a particularly dark year" in 2015, the department chair said. Now, things are changing.

FAS

Harvard Economics Professor Oliver Hart Wins Joint Nobel Prize

Economics professor Oliver Hart became the most recent in a long line of Harvard faculty members to earn the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, receiving the award in conjunction with MIT professor Bengt Holmström “for their contributions to contract theory."

Louis Menand
FAS

English Prof. Louis Menand Receives National Humanities Medal

Harvard English professor and Pulitzer-winning writer Louis Menand will receive the National Humanities Medal for his writings on cultural history.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Harvard in the World

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Award As Students Protest

​The Harvard Foundation named Nobel laureate and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi its 2016 Humanitarian of the Year in a ceremony Saturday, while students from the Harvard Islamic Society stood outside to protest.

College

64 Undergraduates Receive Annual Hoopes Prize

​Sixty-four undergraduates learned Wednesday that they had received the College’s Hoopes Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding scholarly work or research. The majority of this year’s awardees received the prize for their senior theses or senior projects.

Pulitzer Prize winner at Bookstore
Books

Pulitzer Prize winner at Bookstore

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks at Harvard Bookstore about his books, which center around the Vietnam War or, as it’s called in Vietnam, the American War. His debut novel The Sympathizer was just awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.