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Articles: Commencement

Photos of three Harvard Medalists

David L. Evans, Leila T. Fawaz, and Joseph J. O’Donnell
Photographs from left: HPAC, George Ellmore, and HPAC

Commencement

For extraordinary service to the University

6.8.20

Commencement 2020

Photo of an empty Tercentenary Theatre

It’s not Commencement during the social-distancing, coronavirus era. Tercentenary Theatre, minus 32,000 graduates-to-be and celebrants, Thursday morning, May 28, the scheduled date for the 369th Harvard Commencement.
Photograph by Kristina DeMichele/Harvard Magazine

During the pandemic, a downsized, online degree-conferral—and stern words about the war on free expression and Veritas

5.28.20

Ceridwen Dovey
Photograph courtesy of Ceridwen Dovey

How Harvard reunions are cast in Ceridwen Dovey’s Life After Truth

5.27.20

Stephen Cook, Albert Fishlow, Margaret Kivelson, and Helen Vendler

Clockwise from top left: Stephen Cook, Albert Fishlow, Helen Vendler, and Margaret Kivelson. 
Photographs courtesy of Harvard 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.

5.27.20

From left: David L. Evans, Leila T. Fawaz, and Joseph J. O'Donnell

The Harvard Alumni Association recognizes three individuals for their extraordinary service to the University.

5.18.20

"Rohan Duck" dish at Talulla

“Rohan Duck” at Talulla

Photograph by Wayne E. Chinnock/Courtesy of Talulla

Where to (eventually, again) feast with friends and family in Greater Boston 

May-June 2020

Harvard students in caps and gowns enjoying Commencement

Bright-red clackers helped public-health degree candidates promote hand-washing on Commencement morning in 2019.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard’s 369th Commencement goes virtual.

May-June 2020

Commencement 2019 photograph

What a real Commencement looked like, in 2019

Photographed by Jim Harrison

Harvard Commencement will be postponed, but degrees will be awarded virtually.

3.20.20

Photograph of Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates
Photograph courtesy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The philanthropist will highlight Radcliffe Day during Harvard’s Commencement week.

2.26.20

Photograph of Marty Baron

Marty Baron
Photograph courtesy of Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

During an era of shrinking newspapers and political attacks on journalism, The Washington Post’s editor will be honored.

2.18.20

Then-Harvard president Drew Faust and Harvard Law School professor Annette Gordon-Reed unveiled a monument dedicated in 2017 to people enslaved by law school benefactor Isaac Royall Jr.

In 2017, then-Harvard president Drew Faust and Harvard Law School professor Annette Gordon-Reed unveiled a monument dedicated to people enslaved by law school benefactor Isaac Royall Jr.

Photograph by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The president announces a $5-million initiative.

11.22.19

Daishi Miguel Tanaka ’19
Photography by Ela Chavez ’21

DACA recipient Daishi Miguel Tanaka '19 graduated last month without his parents in attendance.

6.20.19

Davóne Tines
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Short takes from Commencement, from a stirring “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and powerful reunion moments to Mme. Caller and a neglected feline would-be honorand

July-August 2019