I still remember how I spent the summer prior to Freshman Week, fixated on my own imaginings of a perfect Harvard, of everything I would do, experience, and accomplish during my time here.
The tally of more than 360,000 living Harvard alumni grew by roughly 7,500 as undergraduate and graduate students from every school of the University marched in Thursday’s Commencement ceremonies.
Graduates from the Kennedy School of Government cheer in excitement after being officially commenced by President Faust on Thursday morning. The 361st Commencement took place in Tercentary Theatre.
Renowned author, editor-at-large, and television host Fareed Zakaria PhD '93 addresses the thousands of parents, students, and alumni present at the afternoon exercises of the 361st Commencement. The ceremony took place on Thursday in Tercentary Theatre.
U.S. Representative John Lewis receives an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Harvard's Commencement Exercises on Thursday while fellow awardees Kwame Anthony Appiah and Wendy Kopp look on. Lewis received the degree for his years as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and his continued service to the nation as a congressman.
After a string of disappointing seasons, the Harvard men’s hockey team was picked to finish last in the ECAC in one preseason poll. But the Crimson surpassed all expectations this season, ultimately earning a top-25 national ranking and a spot in the ECAC championship.
For the third time in four years, the whistle signaling the end of the Harvard women’s soccer team’s regular season also meant that it was time to hoist up some hardware.
After earning a national ranking as high as No. 4, junior co-captain Walter Peppelman finished eigth at the NCAA tournament in March. Peppelman finished the season with a 29-7 record in the 157-pound weight class, bringing his career win total to 92. Peppelman also recorded 11 falls, a team high.
Coming off of a year that had very few individual or team victories, the Harvard wrestling team (5-10, 1-4 Ivy) performed considerably better in 2011-12, sending four grapplers to the NCAA tournament—the most since 2007—and posting its best head-to-head record since the 2008-09 season.