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Mary Steedly, Cornerstone of Anthropology Department, Dies at 71

Steedly, remembered for her eloquent writing, unfussy demeanor, institutional dedication, and passion for dogs, died on Jan. 4 due to breast cancer. She was 71.


Harvard Archaeologist Lawrence Stager Dies at 74

“He captured the room when he was in it and swept the rest of us up at that time with him,” a former coworker said of Stager.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Professor Calestous Juma Dies at 64

Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said one of Juma’s outstanding characteristics was his tireless energy and “infectious enthusiasm.”

University Hall, Fall 2017
Social Sciences Division

Forty-Eight Seniors in Class of 2018 Chosen for Phi Beta Kappa

The students will be formally inducted into the society on Nov. 29.

Understanding Trump’s America

Allott Brothers Encourage Engagement with Diverse Perspectives at IOP

Brothers Daniel and Jordan Allott, who are currently working on a documentary to understand how Trump won the 2016 election, spoke at the IOP Wednesday.

Satire V and On Harvard Time protest the Undergraduate Council

Satire V, On Harvard Time Remember Mumps Outbreak With UC Referendum

If the groups have their way, voters in this fall’s UC elections will be casting their ballots on whether or not to make the rare virus the “official disease” of Harvard.

Lisa Borders

WNBA President Urges Students to Rebound from Failures

Borders, who has led the WNBA since 2016,​ shared anecdotes during a conversation at the Kennedy School Tuesday about her life and career in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Forum Spotlights Path Forward for Global Economy

Executive Chair of the World Economic Forum Klaus M. Schwab went on to present an optimistic view of what he termed the “fourth industrial revolution.”

Grey Book

Fifty Shades of Grey: Perspectives on the Harvard Grey Book

The Grey Book is a written set of guidelines detailing the complex code of conduct expected of all professors at the University.