University

Reframing And Research
Central Administration

Reframing And Research

Abby D. Duker ‘18 lectures on the history of Harvard President Abbott Lawrence Lowell on Thursday afternoon at the Phillips Brooks House as a part of a teach-in. Titled “Reframing Harvard’s History,” the event received support from the Undergraduate Council and the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Harvard Law School

For Faust, Free Speech Entails Accountability

Two weeks after a Law School student made a public comment many perceived as anti-Semitic, University President Drew G. Faust affirmed that free speech does not mean the speaker should be protected from backlash.

Harvard Law School

To Keep Pace with Tech, Law School Seeks STEM Students

​As HLS admissions officers are finalizing next year’s class, they are doing so with an eye toward a group of fields that deviate from the traditional path to legal studies: STEM.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
Student Groups

With End of Year Approaching, Faust Sharpens Final Club Critiques

​With the future of Harvard’s final clubs uncertain, University President Drew G. Faust again criticized the organizations on Wednesday, calling the “fundamental issue” one of “exclusion and discrimination.”

Spring Faculty Meeting
Gen Ed

Faculty Consider Vision for New Gen Ed Courses

The chair of the General Education standing committee Edward J. Hall, also chair of the Philosophy Department, presented a vision for ideal courses and discussed opportunities and challenges for faculty teaching new Gen Ed courses.

Belinda Hall Awards
Race

Closing a Year of Activism, Law Students Hold Informal Commencement

​Balloons and around 100 people filled the student lounge at Harvard Law School to commemorate graduating student activists and a year of continued race-related activism at the school in an informal commencement ceremony Tuesday evening.

Gender Breakdown of Business School Faculty
Harvard Business School

Tackling Gender Inequality at HBS: A Case Study

Six years ago, Harvard Business School embarked on one of the most ambitious case studies in its 108-year history. The case: gender inequality. The protagonist: itself.

Visual Arts

Youth Shelter Displays Art Exhibition

Aiming to bring awareness to youth homelessness through artwork, the Y2Y homeless shelter hosted an art exhibition on Saturday as part of this weekend’s Arts First Festival.

Dan Fu '18 and Serena Wang '16 at Arts First Festival
Visual Arts

Students Put Creativity on Display at Arts First

​This weekend, students, faculty, and Cambridge residents came together for the 24th annual Arts First festival, a showcase of a variety of art forms including dance, music, theatre, and public art.

School of Public Health

$21 Million Gift Launches Center for Health and Happiness

​A $21 million gift from the Lee Kum Kee family has established the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at the Harvard School of Public Health, the school announced last week at a signing ceremony in Hong Kong.

Honoring Frank Gehry
On Campus

Honoring Frank Gehry

Architect Frank O. Gehry speaks with moderator John A. Lithgow ’67 at the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony in Farkas Hall. Harvard University President Drew G. Faust presented Gehry with the medal for his renowned work in architecture.

University Finances

Management Company Adds Jain to Board

Robert Jain, an investment banker at Credit Suisse, joined the Harvard Management Company in March as the newest member of the board of directors, the fourth person added to the body since last August.

The Nieman Foundation
University

Washington Post's Rezaian Named Among 2017 Nieman Fellows

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism announced Tuesday that 24 journalists have been selected for the 2017 class of Nieman Fellows, ranging from reporters and filmmakers, to news executives.

Race

Occidental Students Protest Harvard Law Professor as Commencement Speaker

​Students and faculty at Occidental College are protesting the school’s choice of Harvard Law School professor Randall L. Kennedy as their commencement speaker for his controversial statements on race-related activism and the film “The Hunting Ground.”

College

Authors Advocate for Farm Animal Protection

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society, and Michael Pollan, a food writer, urged consumers to support higher standards for farm animal protection at an event held in Memorial Church Monday night.