Harvard in the World

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

Faust Kicks Off Asia Trip in Singapore

University President Drew G. Faust spoke to alumni in Singapore Sunday during the first stop of a trip in Asia to promote Harvard’s global impact.

New Frontiers
Central Administration

Harvard Opens New International Office in Tunisia

​Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies opened its first field office in Tunisia last Tuesday in an effort to expand Harvard’s global presence.

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

In Uncertain Political Times, Faust Steps Up Advocacy

​University President Drew G. Faust is “ramping up” advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., where she will make the case for protecting undocumented immigrants and safeguarding research funding after Donald Trump’s unexpected ascension to the presidency.


HMS Researchers Find First Link Between Bone Growth Gene and Cognitive Functioning

​Neurobiologists at Harvard Medical School have discovered the first link between a bone growth gene and cognitive functioning in humans and nonhuman primates.

Proud to be Asian-American

Trump Picks HBS Alumna Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

​Elaine L. Chao, a Harvard Business School alumna and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve in his cabinet as the next Transportation Secretary.

Fix Democracy First

Profs Question Lessig’s Call for Electoral College to Select Clinton

Some Harvard professors have questioned Law School professor Lawrence Lessig’s call for the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton instead of President-elect Donald Trump.

"Harvard Against Hate"

Straddling the Divide Between Harvard and Trump's States

For students from regions that leaned more heavily toward Donald Trump, dealing with a politically polarized country in the aftermath of the election has come with new challenges.

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

Faust Signs Letter Defending DACA, Undocumented Students

​University President Drew G. Faust joined over 100 college and university presidents in signing a letter in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Suiting Up
Student Life

Post Election, Harvard’s Clinton Staffers Face Uncertain Future

A handful of Harvard students took time off from school to work for Clinton’s campaign. In light of Trump’s unexpected victory, they say they have readjusted their plans for the future.


Kennedy School Lecturer Studies Trump and Rise of Populism

Donald Trump won the presidential election in an upset victory fueled by populist rhetoric, but it may have been less of a surprise for Kennedy School lecturer Pippa Norris​.


Four from Harvard Named 2017 Rhodes Scholars

Three College seniors and a graduate of the Class of 2016 are recipients of this year's Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and competitive in the world.

A Record of Some Kind

A Record of Some Kind

The small device gasping for breath on the table in front of me contained the images of my summer—carefully catalogued evidence of the time I had spent trekking around the Malay Peninsula of Southeast Asia.

From Syria With Love
Visual Arts

From Syria with Love

Baraa Kouja is trying to get Westerners to understand the reality of the Syrian refugee crisis. This week, his art exhibition “From Syria with Love” stopped by Harvard’s campus to help bridge the gap.


A War Apart: Syrians at Harvard

Many of Harvard’s schools, including the College, report that none of their students list Syria as their primary country of citizenship. But the records do not account for students of Syrian origin with other legal statuses or citizenships, and they do not consider faculty or visiting scholars. These Harvard affiliates’ lives, families, and identities have been directly, irrevocably impacted by the Syrian crisis.

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.