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Isabel L. Isselbacher

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Commencement 2019

A ‘Product of the Resistance’: The Creation of African-American Studies

For the majority of Lee A. Daniels’ undergraduate experience, the AAAS Department — founded in 1969 — had simply been a hope for many students. But now, the department stands as the “product of the resistance” both from within and outside Harvard, Daniels said.

Commencement 2019

When Harvard Beat Yale 29-29

The headline was, clearly, inaccurate. Harvard had simply tied Yale 29-29 in the fourth quarter. But according to William M. “Bill” Kutik ’70, one of the Crimson editors credited with running the headline, there was a general consensus that Harvard had won in spirit.

Lavender Graduation Dinner

BGLTQ Students Honored in Lavender Graduation

More than 50 College students received rainbow stoles and tassels Monday evening at Harvard’s Lavender Graduation — an annual commencement ceremony to honor the achievements of BGLTQ graduating seniors.

Astronomy Department

Harvard Astronomers Help Capture First-Ever Image of Black Hole

A research group led by a Harvard scientist unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole Wednesday morning, drawing praise from both the scientific community and the general public.


OSAPR Kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a Conversation on Gender-Based Violence

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a discussion about gender based violence and advocacy for victims of sexual assault in a panel at Memorial Church Monday evening.

BGLTQ Office

HUHS and BGLTQ Student Life Office Collaborate on Mental Health Working Group

Following the results of last year’s student health survey, Harvard University Health Services and the Office of BGLTQ Student Life have partnered to create a working group to address the mental health needs of BGLTQ students.

First Day of School

The #MeToo Movement Makes Its Way Into Harvard Courses

As women around the world have come forward with personal stories about sexual misconduct they’ve faced, Harvard courses have begun to integrate explorations of #MeToo movement themes and issues into their curriculum.

Man of the Year

Hasty Pudding Honors Milo Ventimiglia as Man of the Year

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals honored actor, director, and producer Milo Ventimiglia, the group’s 2019 Man of the Year, before the premiere of its newest production Friday evening. The performance marked the first time women were allowed to join the theater troupe's cast.

End of The Parade

Bryce Dallas Howard Paraded, Roasted, and Honored by the Pudding

Keeping with decades of tradition, the Hasty Pudding paraded, roasted, and honored Bryce Dallas Howard, its 2019 Woman of the Year, Thursday afternoon.


Hasty Pudding Names Milo Ventimiglia 2019 Man of the Year

The Man of the Year festivities will begin with a celebratory roast of Ventimiglia in Farkas Hall, followed by the presentation of the “Pudding Pot” — an award given to both Man of the Year and Woman of the Year honorees — and then a press conference at 8:30 p.m.

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard Named Hasty Pudding’s 2019 Woman of the Year

Bryce Dallas Howard, an American actress, producer, and director, has been named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2019 Woman of the Year. As is tradition for Woman of the Year festivities, Hasty Pudding Theatricals will parade through the streets of Harvard Square in Howard’s honor Thursday.

Construction on Lamont

Harvard Converting Fourth Floor of Lamont Library Into Creative Writing Space

The fourth floor of Lamont Library is currently halfway through renovations and is on-track to reopen by the start of the spring 2019 term.

Conversation with Jay M. Harris at Hillel

In Wake of Pittsburgh Shooting, Jay Harris Speaks on Anti-Semitism in the U.S.

Paulette K. Schuster ’20, who helped organize the Hillel event, said she invited Harris in response to students’ desires for experts to “contextualize” anti-Semitism in America after the “rattling” attack.

Graham & Parks Voting

Some Harvard Students Encounter Challenges in Voting Absentee

State-specific voting procedures, missing ballots, and voter identification policies are plaguing some undergraduates hoping to vote absentee in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.


Founders of ‘Black Voters Matter’ and ‘Woke Vote’ Discuss Black Electoral Empowerment in the South

The event was intended to engage students from Harvard, Mississippi State University, University of Southern Mississippi, and University of Alabama.