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Michael Mina holds up a rapid test during a Zoom call with journalists

Michael Mina holds up a rapid test during a Zoom call with journalists

Harvard Magazine/JSS 

News

Rapid COVID-19 tests, of the kind that Michael Mina has been advocating since last year, are finally approved for home use.

4.8.21

Headshot portraits of Harvard Law School students Anna Vande Velde and William Roberts

Harvard Law School students Anna Vande Velde and William Roberts
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Law School 

A Law School report offers the City of Boston recommendations for reform.

3.18.21

The main atrium in Harvard's new Science and Engineering Complex

Healthy building materials are a hallmark of the interiors in Harvard's new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston.

Photograph by Jonathan Shaw/Harvard Magazine. 

Harvard leveraged construction of its new Science and Engineering Complex to remove harmful chemicals from building-materials supply chains.

3.17.21

Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Tiya Miles, and Martha Minow

Clockwise from top left: Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Tiya Miles, and Martha Minow
Photography by Lydialyle Gibson

An update on the presidential initiative on Harvard and the legacy of slavery

3.10.21

Photograph of Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow

President Lawrence S. Bacow

Taking stock of a pandemic year, President Bacow sketches how Harvard might change—and where it will not. 

3.8.21

Construction on the main floor of the Harvard COOP.

The gutted main floor of the Harvard COOP.
Photograph by Kristina DeMichele/Harvard Magazine

Sweeping renovations and consolidation are under way.

3.2.21

Photographs of the U.S. Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court, representing the three branches of government.

Among the findings of a new survey on civic knowledge is that barely half of American adults can name all three branches of government.

Montage by Niko Yaitanes/ Harvard Magazine; images by Unsplash. 

A U.S. Department of Education-funded study, coauthored by Danielle Allen, calls for urgent reinvestment in civic education.

3.1.21

Screen shot of students from 2020 Harvard virtual degree-granting ceremony

A screen shot from the closing moments of the 2020 virtual degree-granting ceremony (a technologically enabled singing of “Fair Harvard”)—an exercise now being replicated in some form for a second consecutive pandemic spring

Harvard Magazine 

The 370th degree-conferral will be online for the second consecutive year—with Ruth Simmons as guest speaker.

2.26.21

Photograph of Kate Murtagh, chief compliance officer and managing director of sustainable investing at Harvard Management Company

Kate Murtagh, chief compliance officer and managing director of sustainable investing at Harvard Management Company

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard University. 

Harvard Management Company issues its first report on the “net-zero” greenhouse-gas emissions goal.

2.25.21