Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

Articles: Harvardiana

The front of the sleeve from a Dunster Dunces album, which included arrangements of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, as well as original compositions

Courtesy of Jonathan Aibel

Harvardiana

A look (and listen) back at the Dunster Dunces

8.25.17

The long-gone Dudley Gate, caught with no hands on its clock

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard University Archives

A nitty-gritty guide by a Nieman Fellow and his team.

July-August 2016

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