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This WPA model of a church, created in the 1930s, is part of Wendy Jacob’s exhibition at the Radcliffe Institute’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, “Calm. Smoke rises vertically.”

Photograph by Kevin Grady

At Radcliffe, a touchable exhibit plays with perception.

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Gilbert Stuart, George Washington, c. 1795. Oil on canvas. Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Sidney F. Tyler to the University, 1969, H631.

Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Curator Ethan Lasser invites museum visitors to critically evaluate how our nation’s leaders are depicted in art. 

1.20.17 | Arts

Harvard students’ family incomes by national income quintile, for students born between 1980 and 1991

Courtesy of the Equality of Opportunity Project

A new analysis reveals the skewed population of elite colleges. 

1.19.17 | News

A soft robot sleeve helps pump blood in cases of heart failure, as demonstrated in a sow.

Courtesy of Ellen Roche

A new robotic device could restore the ability to pump blood in patients with heart failure.

1.18.17 | Research

Octavia Spencer at a screening of Hidden Figures at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photograph by Joel Kowsky/NASA

The actress will attend the Hasty Pudding's festivities on January 26.

1.18.17 | Arts

A sign directs students to a polling location at Phillips Brooks House. The vote to ratify a union took place on November 16 and 17.

Photograph by Harvard Magazine/LC

Nearly two months after Harvard’s election, unionization still appears remote. 

1.13.17 | News

Ryan Reynolds appears at the 82nd Academy Awards.

Photograph from Wikimedia 

The producer and actor will attend the Hasty Pudding’s festivities on February 3.

1.13.17 | Arts

This WPA model of a church, created in the 1930s, is part of Wendy Jacob’s exhibition at the Radcliffe Institute’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, “Calm. Smoke rises vertically.”

Photograph by Kevin Grady

At Radcliffe, a touchable exhibit plays with perception.

1.13.17 | Visual Arts

Latest News

Gilbert Stuart, George Washington, c. 1795. Oil on canvas. Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Sidney F. Tyler to the University, 1969, H631.

Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Curator Ethan Lasser invites museum visitors to critically evaluate how our nation’s leaders are depicted in art. 

1.20.17 | Arts

Harvard students’ family incomes by national income quintile, for students born between 1980 and 1991

Courtesy of the Equality of Opportunity Project

A new analysis reveals the skewed population of elite colleges. 

1.19.17 | News

A soft robot sleeve helps pump blood in cases of heart failure, as demonstrated in a sow.

Courtesy of Ellen Roche

A new robotic device could restore the ability to pump blood in patients with heart failure.

1.18.17 | Research

Octavia Spencer at a screening of Hidden Figures at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photograph by Joel Kowsky/NASA

The actress will attend the Hasty Pudding's festivities on January 26.

1.18.17 | Arts

A sign directs students to a polling location at Phillips Brooks House. The vote to ratify a union took place on November 16 and 17.

Photograph by Harvard Magazine/LC

Nearly two months after Harvard’s election, unionization still appears remote. 

1.13.17 | News

Ryan Reynolds appears at the 82nd Academy Awards.

Photograph from Wikimedia 

The producer and actor will attend the Hasty Pudding’s festivities on February 3.

1.13.17 | Arts

This WPA model of a church, created in the 1930s, is part of Wendy Jacob’s exhibition at the Radcliffe Institute’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, “Calm. Smoke rises vertically.”

Photograph by Kevin Grady

At Radcliffe, a touchable exhibit plays with perception.

1.13.17 | Visual Arts

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SKALA SIKAMINEAS, LESBOS, GREECE

Refugees from Syria rest on the coast of the Greek island of Lesbos. Thousands of refugees cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey in rubber boats every day, fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

A Syrian refugee who came to Lesbos that week by one of many boats told me his new life had just started. “New life as a human being,” he added. 

     I hope he will not question this emotional sentence on the long way to a new home even though there are signs from the first seconds of their arrival that the refugees didn’t land in a paradise. 

     Every boat that comes to the island is greeted by two groups. There are dedicated volunteers who work in shifts during day and night to help refugees in their first hours in Europe—and then there are also groups of   “engine hunters,” as they are called here. Very often they come first. They only care for the boat. The engines are removed before the last person is taken care of. Business is business.

     It was a long week full of almost surreal scenes…

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