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Challenges and response (clockwise from upper left): Prague residents watch a Communist May Day parade in 1948; the Secretary of State; physical destruction in Münster, Germany in 1945; Marshall in the Commencement procession.

Challenges and response (clockwise from upper left): Prague residents watch a Communist May Day parade in 1948; the Secretary of State; physical destruction in Münster, Germany in 1945; Marshall in the Commencement procession.

Clockwise from upper left: © Archive Photos; George C. Marshall Research Library (Montage by Jim Gipe); © Archive Photos; Harvard University News Office

Harvardiana

When Secretary of State George C. Marshall received a degree—and established the standard for U.S. engagement with the world 

5.19.17

In this 1835 portrait by Charles Osgood, Bowditch sits with the first two volumes of his Mécanique Céleste translation, as a bust of Laplace looks on.

Image © 2006 Peabody Essex Museum/Photograph by Mark Sexton

Brief life of a mathematician and businessman: 1773-1839

July-August 2016

Illustration by Mark Steele

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

July-August 2016

Illustration by Mark Steele

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

May-June 2016

Harvard president James Walker, in caricature and in the flesh

Harvard president James Walker, in caricature and in the flesh

Images courtesy of the Harvard Club of New York

A president who tippled, and an eternally faithful dog

May-June 2016

In the eighteenth century, Harvard presidents Edward Holyoke (left) and Benjamin Wadsworth both owned slaves.

Eighteenth-century Harvard presidents—and slaveowners—Edward Holyoke (left) and Benjamin Wadsworth
Painting of Edward Holyoke by John Singleton Copley/Harvard Art Museums; painting of Benjamin Wadsworth in the public domain

A plaque begins an official acknowledgment of the University’s past.

4.6.16

Kenji Yoshino and Nicole Parent Haughey
Photographs courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

A coincidence of leadership at Harvard, at a contested moment

4.5.16

Peter J. Gomes, portrait by Yuqi Wang
Harvard Art Museums, © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

 

 

Harvard installs a portrait of the late Reverend Peter J. Gomes.

3.31.16

Harvard crew of 1926 rowing the icy water of the Charles River

Illustration by Mark Steele

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

March-April 2016