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Native Americans cultivating a field

Written accounts of Native Americans cultivating the land in New England overstate the importance of agriculture in the pre-contact period, according to a new study. Here, an engraving by Theodor De Bry, after a drawing by Jacques Le Moyne, depicts Timucua Indians at Fort Caroline, a French settlement established in what is now Florida, hoeing and sowing seeds, including beans and maize. 

Courtesy of the Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection, permanently housed in the Morris Ansbacher Map Room, Jacksonville (Florida) Public Library.

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Before Europeans arrived in New England, local ecology was driven by climate shifts, not by human interventions.

1.20.20

Statue of John Harvard

Statue of John Harvard
Photograph by Ericodeg/Flickr.com

The College has admitted 13.9 percent of early-action applicants to the class of 2024, up slightly from 13.4 percent admitted from that pool last year. 

12.12.19

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

Cover of first-generation alumni report

     

Alumni share their moving stories through the first interest-group “class report.”

11.12.19

Photograph of the Murr Center

The Murr Center

Photograph by Daderot/Wikicommons

Outgoing athletics director Bob Scalise on recruitment, sports and society, and the educational role of sports

10.25.19

An image of a gate in Harvard Yard

    

Results from the second campus survey of sexual misconduct show that sexual assault and harassment remain serious problems at institutions of higher education nationwide.

10.15.19

Photo of Michelle Walsh and Benjamin Roy

Michelle Walsh and Benjamin Roy

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Alumni Association

Honoring those who enrich the quality of life in their Houses

November-December 2019

Honoring outstanding alumni interviewers for the College

November-December 2019

The College’s admissions office does not discriminate against Asian-Americans, a federal judge ruled on October 1.

November-December 2019