Photo Essay


In Photos: Lunar New Year Parade in Boston's Chinatown

On Sunday, Jan. 29, thousands attended the Lunar New Year Parade through the streets of Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. The annual parade is hosted by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England, and this year’s festivities featured eight Boston-area lion dance troupes.


In Photos: Students Walk Out of Harvard Professor John Comaroff’s First Class of Semester

Following sexual harassment and professional conduct violations, professor John L. Comaroff once again returned to the classroom this semester. In response, students organized a walkout from his class on Tuesday, calling on Harvard to fire the professor.


In Photos: The Prince and Princess of Wales Visit Boston and Harvard

Prince William and Princess Catherine of Wales toured Boston in a three-day visit meant to promote their environmental innovation initiative, the Earthshot Prize. The visit marked the couple's first trip to the United States since 2014 and included stops across Boston and Cambridge.


In Photos: Fall at the Harvard Forest

Fall is in full swing at Harvard’s 4,000-acre forest in Central Massachusetts. Every month, free bus trips from Cambridge give Harvard students and staff the opportunity to visit the research center and field laboratory for guided tours.


In Photos: AADT Horizon

For many years, the Asian American Dance Troupe (AADT) has presented Horizon as its fall semester cultural dance show, uniting students from the Boston Area to celebrate Asian heritage and identity.


An Editorial Photo Essay: Musings on Affirmative Action

The following pictures of Harvard undergraduate students were all taken in the weeks leading up to the Supreme Court oral arguments in the Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College trial, which is broadly seen as likely to weaken or dismantle race-conscious admissions policies if not affirmative action altogether. The images, along with the musings of the students pictured, are meant to freeze in time a fraction of our campus as it was before the tide began to shift.


In Photos: Crimson Jam Returns to Harvard

Crimson Jam, a Harvard Yard concert organized by the College Events Board, welcomed new and returning students to campus on Friday  with in-person festivities for the first time in three years.


In Photos: Yardfest Returns to Harvard

Yardfest returned to Harvard Sunday as rapper Swae Lee headlined a concert before a raucous crowd of students who brought back to life the College’s annual spring concert, which was held in-person for the first time in three years.


In Photos: Crimson Madness Returns

The return of Harvard Crimson basketball competition at Lavietes Pavilion for the first time since pre-pandemic kicked off on Oct. 15 as both the men’s and women’s programs battled their teammates in two intrasquad scrimmages following an assortment of pre-game activities and food.


In Photos: The Head of the Charles Regatta Returns

After being canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Head of the Charles Regatta returned in 2021, bringing thousands of rowers and spectators to the water and banks of the Charles River.


In Photos: Harvard Athletic Events Return to Campus in Full Force

For the first time in roughly a year and a half, Harvard Athletics is back. Four teams took to the pool, field, and court across campus as fans cheered them on in an action-packed weekend after the first days of classes.


In Photos: Historic Convocation for Both Freshmen and Sophomore Classes

As the gates of Harvard Yard opened on Tuesday, August 31st, an annual celebration of first-year students was set to take place in Tercentenary Theater. However, the First-Year Convocation was accompanied by an additional Convocation celebration for the Class of 2024.


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