United States poet laureate Tracy K. Smith ’94 has been elected the 25th reunion chief marshal and will lead the 368th iteration of Harvard’s Commencement exercises, the University announced last week.
The man who threatened to bomb Harvard and shoot attendees of the University’s 2017 black Commencement ceremony pleaded guilty to charges related to the matter. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled a sentencing hearing for May 23, 2019.
Former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will deliver the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2019 graduation address, Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced Tuesday.
Prominent labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores C. Huerta will receive this year’s Radcliffe Medal, the highest honor given by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. It is given annually to an individual committed to “excellence, inclusion, and social impact."
Chancellor of Germany Angela D. Merkel will cross the Atlantic next May to speak at Harvard’s 368th commencement ceremony, the University announced Friday.
Phoenix, Ariz. resident Nicholas Zuckerman, 24, allegedly wrote on Instagram: “If the blacks only ceremony happens, then I encourage violence and death at it."
University President Drew G. Faust conferred 1,533 bachelors of arts and bachelors of science degrees on members of the Class of 2018 in Harvard’s 367th Commencement exercises Thursday.