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Commencement 2018

John Kasich

Photograph by Martha Stewart

At the Kennedy School, Ohio governor John Kasich encouraged graduates to live selfless, faith-driven lives.

5.23.18

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Photograph by Jim Harrsion

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addresses the class of 2018.

5.23.18

John Silvanus Wilson

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

John Silvanus Wilson Jr.’s spirited message for the School of Education’s graduates—and for Harvard.

5.23.18

Janet Pascal ’84 crafts the new final line for “Fair Harvard,” debuting this Commencement.

5.23.18

From left: Choon Fong Shih, Harold Luft, Beth Adelson, and Guido Goldman

Courtesy of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences honors four alumni whose contributions to society emerged from their study at Harvard.

5.23.18

Phoebe Lakin rehearses her Latin oration with R. J. Tarrant, as speakers Chris Egi and Pete Davis wait for their turn on the stage. 

Photograph by Lydialyle Gibson/Harvard Magazine

R. J. Tarrant’s last Commencement coaching the student speakers

5.23.18

Newly commissioned officers (from left): Army second lieutenants Daniel Cord and Nathan Williams, Marine Corps second lieutenants James Joyce and Kevin Zhu, and Navy ensigns Michael Haley and Phillip Ramirez

Photograph by Jim Harrison

President Drew Faust and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter honor Harvard ROTC’s newly commissioned officers.

5.23.18

Photograph by Jim Harrison

In her last Baccalaureate address, President Drew Faust speaks to the class of 2018 about transformation.

5.22.18

Neil Shubin
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Fish paleontologist Neil Shubin, Ph.D. ’87, and author Kevin Young ’92 spoke at the 2018 Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises.

5.22.18

Alexander Solzhenitsyn on Commencement Day, 1978

Photograph copyright © 1978 by Christopher S. Johnson

Echoes of a Harvard Commencement speech 40 years on

5.21.18

Annenberg Hall

Photograph by Bestbudbrian/Wikicommons

I would like to offer you what I think is even better than an actual Harvard degree: the ability to pass what I call the Harvard Voight-Kampff.

5.21.18

A fellow Peace Corps volunteer took this snapshot of the author (at left) during a school visit in Africa.

Courtesy of Michael S. Knapp

A century apart, two alumni find each other in the American South.

5.15.18