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Five flutists playing together on stage

Claire Chase (left, on contrabass flute) and students (Jessica Shand, Jennifer Wang, Mai Nguyen, and Taiga Ultan), all on flutes, play a work by Vijay Iyer during the ArtLab's opening celebration.
Photograph by Karen Philippi/Courtesy of the ArtLab

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The ArtLab debuts.

9.20.19

Professors Douglas Melton and Michael Sandel prepare to launch their new Gen Ed course, open to students from across the University, at Klarman Hall.

Professors Douglas Melton and Michael Sandel prepare to launch their new Gen Ed course, open to students from across the University, at Klarman Hall.
Photograph by Lee Hopkins

The College’s required curriculum relaunches with dozens of new experiential, case-based courses.

9.3.19

The class of 2023 displays its class year banner for the first time

The class of 2023 displays its class year banner for the first time.

Photograph by Nina Pasquini

First-year Convocation for the class of 2023

9.2.19

Computer artwork of an autoradiogram of DNA sequences.

Computer artwork by Alfred Pasieka/Science Source

Genes seem to play a role in determining sexual orientation, but it’s small, uncertain, and complicated.

8.29.19

Screenshot from the Harvard Business School Online website

Screenshot from the Harvard Business School Online website

Harvard professional schools help their incoming students thrive. 

8.28.19

Portrait of Julie Reuben, Warren professor of the history of American education, newly appointed inaugural faculty dean of Phillips Brooks House Center, and Travis Lovett, the newly appointed assistant dean of civic engagement and service

From left: Warren professor of the history of American education Julie Reuben, newly appointed as inaugural faculty director of Phillips Brooks House Center; Travis Lovett, the newly appointed assistant dean of civic engagement and service

Photographs by Neil Reuben (Reuben) and Jen Dean (Lovett)

An inaugural faculty director and an assistant dean direct a broader civic-engagement effort.

8.27.19

A traffic sign with the words "Stop Road Closed" submerged in several feet of water

Photograph by tornadochaser/iStock

The question is no longer if, but when and how. 

8.22.19

A portrait of Stephanie Paulsell, interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church

Stephanie Paulsell, interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church

Photograph by Jeffrey Blackwell

Stephanie Paulsell is the successor, for now, to Jonathan Walton.

8.20.19

A crow perched on a branch inside an aviary holds a stick tool in its beak during downtime from the experiment

A crow holds a stick tool during its downtime from the experiment.

Photograph by Dakota McCoy

Surprising research about highly adept birds making and using tools

8.14.19