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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

The honorands’ doctoral robes, with the crow’s feet restored

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Updates for the engineers and the honorands: Harvard regalia sightings, for connoisseurs

5.24.17

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

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

5.19.17

Marshall with President Conant and fellow honorands (from his left) Bradley, Wadsworth, Oppenheimer, Richards, and Eliot, before his speech.

Marshall with President Conant and fellow honorands (from his left) Bradley, Wadsworth, Oppenheimer, Richards, and Eliot, before his speech.

Courtesy of Harvard University Archives

When the Marshall Plan was announced at Harvard

5.9.17

Whimsical ruminations on America’s oldest garden cemetery

5.3.17

Former students, friends, family, and colleagues gather to celebrate Harry Lewis on the occasion of his seventieth birthday.

4.20.17

Thomas D. Cabot. The portrait of him in uniform was painted by F.W. Benson in 1917.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Firsthand accounts of Harvard men and women who lived through it, 100 years after the United States entered the Great War

4.7.17

Illustration by Michael Witte

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Illustration by Michael Witte

Roger Angell tees off, David Halberstam survives the Charles, and more

May-June 2017

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Recreating the Philosophy Chamber

May-June 2017