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Harvard Today: Commencement Day 2015 (May 28)

In case you haven’t heard, today is Commencement. Thousands will flood Tercentenary Theater (that patch of grass and trees between Widener and Memorial Church) to see the College’s seniors and thousands of students from other Harvard schools earn their degrees. Don’t forget your gown and your Harvard ID!

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College

Harvard Today: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

You’ve made it this far, seniors! Today, your challenge is to survive the deluge of family commitments and posed photos that Commencement brings. We know you can do it.

Divest 'Heat Week' Tuesday Recap
College

Divest 'Heat Week' Tuesday Recap

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

In Sit-Down, Faust Looks Back at 2014

In her final interview of the year with The Crimson, Faust reflected on her role in several hot-button campus issues, including sexual assault policies and protests regarding two controversial non-indictments.

Rakesh Khurana
Student Life

Faust, Khurana Address Ferguson Protests

With demonstrations occurring almost daily on and near Harvard’s campus since controversial grand jury decisions in Ferguson, MO., and Staten Island, NY., University President Drew G. Faust and Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana addressed the situation in separate statements this week.

FAS

Harvard Will Keep Controversial Health Plans, Faust Says, But Will Subsidize Some Affected Employees

University President Drew G. Faust wrote Thursday night that Harvard will keep the controversial changes in place for 2015 but will also establish a fund to mitigate cost increases for some employees and explore alternative plan designs for the future.

Steve Ballmer Gives Back
SEAS

Computer Science Faculty To Increase by 50 Percent with Ballmer Gift

The donation, from former Microsoft CEO and longtime donor Steven A. Ballmer '77, will fund 12 professorships in the field.

Loeb House
Endowment

Riding Fundraising Wave, Harvard Posts Small Surplus

Harvard’s small surplus is a move into the black after recent years of deficits large and small. The progress was largely fueled by the first public year of fundraising for the Harvard Campaign.

Tom Menino at Boston Calling
Politics

Menino, Longtime Boston Mayor, Left His Mark on Harvard

Menino worked alongside four Harvard presidents and countless University employees assigned to massage Harvard’s relationship with the city. On Thursday, many of those Harvard officials remembered Menino as a unique politician.

College

Faust Makes 'Case for College' in Dallas Speech

Though she began by laying out the tangible indicators—wealth, employment, and civic engagement—that are often used to encourage college attendance, Faust spent the bulk of her talk arguing that college is critical for reasons that can’t necessarily be measured.

City Politics

Campaign Roundup: Baker Has Slight Lead in Gov. Race

With Election Day just ten days away, polls show Republican Charles D. Baker ’79 with a narrow lead over the veteran Massachusetts Democrat and Attorney General Martha M. Coakley in a heated race for governor.

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Alumni

Faust Travels to Mexico, Dallas for Speeches and Donor Events

Faust’s Dallas speech marks the conclusion of a major international trip that saw her spend most of this week in Mexico, where she met with Harvard affiliates and alumni.

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Harvard’s presidency and dreams of reclaiming the national stage behind him, Larry Summers has settled back into teaching, a role that has shaped his Harvard career more than any other.

Health

Dean, University Professors Advocate Future Investments in Public Health

Dean of the School of Public Health Julio Frenk and University Professor Lawrence H. Summers appeared together on Tuesday afternoon to discuss a path forward for advances in public health, particularly in developing countries.

Reforma Migratoria
College

Government Grants Temporary Visa to Junior Stuck in Mexico

Dario Guerrero-Meneses ’15 is set to return to Harvard after the federal government granted him a humanitarian visa on Tuesday afternoon to travel back to the United States from Mexico.

Beauty After Ruin
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Beauty After Ruin

Harvard Ed Portal Opening
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Year In Review 2015

Fischer Touchdown
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Year in Sports 2015

Senior survey header
Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers