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Photograph of hen turkey and poults in Harvard Yard

Photograph by Allison Kern/Harvard Magazine


Turkeys, tourists, traditions, tranquility


Stephen Jay Gould

Photograph by Richard Howard/The LIFE Images Collection

Country dance, saving homework from a burning car, and Stephen Jay Gould on 9/11

July-August 2019

Click arrow on right for full image: German President Richard von Weizsäcker, the featured Commencement speaker in 1987—the fortieth anniversary of the historic Marshall Plan address

It helps to be a high official of a powerful European nation—and to have resonant things to say about your American allies.


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Poster courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Archives Ephemera Collection (AR.EP.PS.0669)

Resesarchers’ lengthy labors, “Diploma Riots,” supporting young scholars

May-June 2019

After graduating from the College in 1861, Holmes obtained a commission as first lieutenant in the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, known as the “Harvard Regiment.”

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections

A new biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. illuminates the Supreme Court during the centennial of his most momentous dissent.

May-June 2019

Illustration by Mark Steele

Demonstrating for equality…and other headlines from Harvard’s history

May-June 2019

Will this familiar bust return to its familiar place in a Lowell House courtyard?

Photograph by hantsheroes/Wikicommons

A meaningful change in the images on display in the renewed Lowell House


The Underground 68 film poster features Widener Library and a hard-at-work Ariel Smolik-Valles ’17. (Click the arrow at right to see the full-size version.)

Courtesy of Peter Coonradt

The premiere of an alumnus’s film about a seminal year at Harvard and beyond 


Illustration by Mark Steele

Cooking for the culinarily challenged…and other headlines from Harvard’s history

March-April 2019