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Al Gore
College

Al Gore Calls for Fossil Fuel Divestment at Harvard College Class Day

Fifty years after he picked up his own Harvard diploma, former United States Vice President Al Gore ’69 returned to Harvard Yard, looked out over the Class of 2019, and called on the University to divest its holdings in the fossil fuel industry.

Bloomberg, Kaplan, Santos
Politics

Speakers Call for Leadership, Bravery, and Climate Change Activism at Harvard Graduate School Class Days

Across Harvard’s campus, graduate students gathered Wednesday under cloudy skies for Class Day ceremonies ahead of Commencement Thursday.

Michael Bloomberg at HBS
Harvard Business School

Michael Bloomberg at HBS

Michael R. Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies, reminisced and gave graduates advice at the Harvard Business School's Class Day event Wednesday.

Juan Manuel Santos at HKS
Harvard Kennedy School

Juan Manuel Santos at HKS

Juan Manuel Santos, former president of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, gave advice to students during his graduation speech at the Harvard Kennedy School Wednesday afternoon.

Al Gore
College

Al Gore

Former United States Vice President Al Gore '69 spoke at the College Class Day ceremony Wednesday in Tercentenary Theater.

Gore IOP
College

Al Gore To Speak At Harvard College Class Day

Gore, who studied Government at the College 50 years ago, served as vice president under Bill Clinton. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 1988 and was the Democratic Party’s nominee in the hotly contested presidential 2000 race.

Roberta Kaplan
Harvard Law School

Roberta A. Kaplan to Speak at Harvard Law School Class Day

Kaplan, who graduated from the College with a degree in History and Literature, is notable for successfully representing Edith Windsor in the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor in 2013.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Class Day

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Novelist and Class Day speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addresses the Class of 2018 on Wednesday.

Coretta Scott King
Commencement

Coretta Scott King at Class Day

On June 12, 1968, Coretta Scott King addressed a campus disillusioned by the draft and a spate of political violence.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
College

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie To Speak At Class Day

​Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award winning author will address the College’s Class of 2018 at Class Day, the speaker selection committee announced Thursday.

HLS Library
Politics

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake to Speak at Law School Class Day

Flake wrote in a statement provided by a spokesperson that he was “honored” the Law School invited him to speak.

Yesenia L. Jimenez '17 and Liv F. Novick '17 with Ames Awards Recipients, Jennifer M. Hao '17 and Juhwan Seo '17
Class Day

Yesenia L. Jimenez '17 and Liv F. Novick '17 with Ames Awards Recipients, Jennifer M. Hao '17 and Juhwan Seo '17

Vice President Biden with Katie F.G. Wu '17 and Victoria H. Jones '17
Class Day

Vice President Biden with Katie F.G. Wu '17 and Victoria H. Jones '17

Jonathan S. Roberts '17
Class Day

Student Orators

Bessie X. Zhang '17 and Angela Wu '17
Class Day

Bessie X. Zhang '17 and Angela Wu '17

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