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Following Student Activism, Harvard Hosts Inaugural AAPI/APIDA Graduation Ceremony

After activism from student organizations on Harvard's campus, Harvard held its first annual graduation ceremony for Asian-American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American students in Tercentenary Theatre on Monday.


New Zealand PM Tells Harvard Graduates to Protect Democracy, Takes Aim at Big Tech in Commencement Address

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on graduates in Harvard’s Class of 2022 to pursue “genuine debate and dialogue” in order to protect democracy in an address at the University’s 371st Commencement on Thursday, taking aim at the role big technology has played in political discourse.


A New Chapter for the Oldest Corporation

The departure of William F. Lee ’72 will bring a new era for the Harvard Corporation. As he exits, the body has turned to a starkly different figure to fill his shoes: Penny S. Pritzker ’81, who brings deep ties to Washington’s most powerful players and a net worth of more than $3 billion.


A Harvard Without Affirmative Action?

Affirmative action has narrowly survived several Supreme Court scares before. But now, experts say the court — made up of six conservative and three liberal justices — is likely to overturn four decades of precedent allowing schools to consider race in their admissions processes. It remains less clear what might come next.

Seven New Members Elected to the Board of Overseers

Harvard alumni elected seven members to the Board of Overseers, the University’s second-highest governing board, the University announced Thursday.

New Zealand PM Tells Harvard Graduates to Protect Democracy, Takes Aim at Big Tech in Commencement Address

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on graduates in Harvard’s Class of 2022 to pursue “genuine debate and dialogue” in order to protect democracy in an address at the University’s 371st Commencement on Thursday, taking aim at the role big technology has played in political discourse.

Descendants and Advocates Seek Clarity in Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Pledge

Harvard committed $100 million to reckoning with its ties to slavery, but advocates and descendants have questions about the unprecedented pledge.

Six Ways Covid-19 Transformed Harvard

Harvard has lifted all its campus Covid-19 restrictions. But the pandemic’s impact is lasting.

A New Chapter for the Oldest Corporation

The departure of William F. Lee ’72 will bring a new era for the Harvard Corporation. As he exits, the body has turned to a starkly different figure to fill his shoes: Penny S. Pritzker ’81, who brings deep ties to Washington’s most powerful players and a net worth of more than $3 billion.

‘A Systemic Breakdown’: Pandemic Child Care Closures Leave Faculty, Grad Students, and Postdocs with Few Options

Student, postdoc, and faculty parents risk financial strain and career setbacks to participate in Harvard’s child care offerings, they say.

A Harvard Without Affirmative Action?

Affirmative action has narrowly survived several Supreme Court scares before. But now, experts say the court — made up of six conservative and three liberal justices — is likely to overturn four decades of precedent allowing schools to consider race in their admissions processes. It remains less clear what might come next.