Year in Photos
As 2020 comes to a close, The Crimson's Multimedia Editors are looking back at some of the big events that our photojournalists covered this year. While this year was untraditional in many ways, our photojournalists managed to capture many of the defining moments across Harvard’s campus.
Over the past decade, major changes have taken place at Harvard, and The Crimson's photographers have been on the scene to document everything from the return of ROTC to campus to strikes led by dining hall workers and later graduate student workers calling for higher wages. The Crimson's Multimedia staff reflects on some of most important stories of the past decade told through photos.
Canyon S. Woodward '15 of student activist group Divest Harvard hangs a banner during a protest in Massachusetts Hall on Feb. 12. A group of students rushed into the building during one of multiple protests demanding that the University divest from fossil fuels.
Members of the Boston Police Department and Brigham and Women’s Hospital personnel crossed the street away from the Harvard-affiliated hospital’s Shapiro building, where Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor Michael J. Davidson was fatally shot on Jan. 20.
From the fifteen hottest freshmen to the fifteen most interesting seniors, this year’s Fifteen Minutes gave an up-close look into life at Harvard and in the larger community. In-depth reporting about student debt and social class, interviews with politicians and authors, humorous re-imaginations of campus meeting minutes—all of these facets of student life found expression in the weekly magazine.
Even with full academic schedules, students found plenty of ways to fill the extra time. From ordering late-night cookies to demanding changes in campus culture, from watching student performances to hearing from Broadway legends, Harvard students stayed busy from fall to spring.