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History

Robinson Hall
College

Harvard Finishes Eight-Month Renovation of Robinson Hall

The University has finished an eight-month renovation of Robinson Hall, one of the last buildings in Harvard Yard that was not wheelchair accessible. The construction project added an elevator, modernized offices and classrooms in the building, and relocated the bathrooms.

Colonial Print Master
History

Colonial Print Master

Gary Gregory uses colonial ink balls to ink his type at the Printing Office of Edes & Gill in Boston. Gregory, a salesman turned modern-day colonial print master, founded this colonial printing museum and exhibit in 2010.

A Freshly Printed Declaration
History

A Freshly Printed Declaration

Gary Gregory holds up his completed colonial print of the Declaration of Independence.

Old Burial Ground
History

Revolutionary War Soldiers, Freed Slaves Buried By Yard May Finally Receive Headstones

Ever since a small plaque caught his eye, Hill, a digital filmmaking major, has been doing research in the hopes of finding the exact spot where the two men are buried.

Old Burial Ground
History

Old Burial Ground

The Old Burying Ground, located on Massachusetts Avenue and Garden Street, opened around 1636.

Robinson Hall
History

Robinson Hall to Undergo Accessibility-Focused Renovation

The changes will include the installation of an elevator that accesses each floor of the building as well as the addition of new restrooms and renovation of existing ones.

Gitlin
Scrutiny

Gitlin

Todd A. Gitlin '62

HLS Library
Harvard Law School

Law School Bicentennial Hosts Senators and Other Notable Alums

Five U.S. senators, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch ’81, and federal judge Merrick B. Garland ’74 joined six Supreme Court Justices at Harvard Law School this weekend.

Memorial Hall
Scrutiny

Our Own Little War

Harvard doesn’t have a Robert E. Lee, or a John C. Calhoun. Even so, questions of Civil War remembrance and Southern heritage crop up in Cambridge every so often.

Master of Plaster
Museums

Semitic Museum Hopes to Break Mold with Sphinx Casting

Scholars and students have labored over resin and molds with to bring a piece of the Great Sphinx—or at least a facsimile of it—to Cambridge.

Robinson Hall
FAS

History Department Courses Incorporate Digital Tools into Curriculum

“Soon people won’t even identify digital history as something different, because it will be so ingrained as part of the way people study history,” Gabriel Pizzorno said.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Law School Students, Faculty Celebrate Contributions to the Arts

Despite rainy weather, crowds of Harvard Law School students, staff, faculty, alumni, and their families gathered in Jarvis Field Friday night for an event recognizing the school’s contributions to the arts as part of its bicentennial celebrations.

Barker Center
FAS

Hist & Lit to Offer Ethnic Studies

Undergraduates concentrating in History and Literature will now be able to specialize in an ethnic studies field.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"
Research

Harvard Researchers Discover Second Declaration of Independence Manuscript

​Two Harvard researchers have uncovered a second parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence—the only additional manuscript of its type ever to be found.

Cocktail
Food and Drink

‘Bring Back with Them Bottled Goods’: A History of Prohibition at Harvard

Prohibition failed to prevent alcohol consumption on Harvard’s campus. In fact, the private possession and consumption of these beverages remained legal under the 18th Amendment, so alcohol continued to flow freely behind closed doors at Harvard.

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