“Elise has made public assertions about voter fraud in November’s presidential election that have no basis in evidence,” Harvard Kennedy School dean Doug Elmendorf wrote.
Top row, left to right: Christiana Goh Bardon, Mark J. Carney, Kimberly Nicole Dowdell, Christopher B. Howard. Bottom row, left to right: María Teresa Kumar, Raymond J. Lohier Jr., Terah Evaleen Lyons, Sheryl WuDunn
Photographs courtesy of Harvard Alumni Association
The Board of Editors for volume 70 of the Harvard Law Review (1956-1957), immortalized on the steps of Austin Hall. The author, only the third woman admitted to Review membership, stands in the fourth row, at upper left.
Photograph courtesy of Nancy Boxley Tepper/reproduction by KLK Photography
One of the most detailed astronomical images ever produced, this panoramic view of the Orion Nebula—just 1,500 light years from our own solar system and on the same spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy—is a composite made from many exposures over several months. Stars are born in nebulas like this one, as clouds of hydrogen gas coalesce into progressively denser and hotter clusters that eventually ignite in a fusion reaction. More than 3,000 stars appear in this image, including hundreds of young ones, allowing the systematic study of the various stages in this extraordinary process. The Hubble’s views of the nebula also enabled astronomers to see protoplanetary disks, the stuff from which planets are thought to form and, for the first time, “brown dwarfs,” failed stars that were not dense or hot enough to sustain fusion.