As the Class of 2011 graduates from Harvard, The Crimson publishes its annual Year in Review issue. In this special section, we discuss the events and trends that have made this school year memorable.

The cover story examines the role of alcohol on campus and the administration's attempt to address the problem of increased alcohol-related hospitalization among students. Elsewhere, we look at the cutting-edge effort to digitize Harvard's massive collection of books, at University President Drew G. Faust's visible role as a political activist, and at the story of Kirkland shooting defendant and former Harvard student Brittany J. Smith.

Be sure to check out our Year in Sports, Year in Video, and Year in Photo, and Editorial sections as well for further cause to reminisce over the year gone by.