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Group of people attending a virtual meeting

Attendees of the Cross-Cultrual Voting Kickoff smile as Trisha Prabhu ’22 takes a screenshot. 

Screenshot captured by Trisha Prabhu ’22.


A cross-cultural effort fosters civic engagement in activists’ own communities.


hotograph of demonstrators in front of the federal courthouse in Boston where the SFFA v. Harvard trial took place, with signs reading "Harvard No More Racial Stereotyping" and "My Race Should Not Hurt Me In Admissions.

In October 2018, supporters of Students for Fair Admissions hold signs in front of the federal courthouse where the admissions trial took place.

Photograph by Alamy Images

Appellate arguments are heard in a closely watched admissions case. 


Photo of Harvard College dean Rakesh Khurana in shirtsleeves

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana
Screenshot captured by Harvard Magazine

A virtual Convocation for the College class of 2024


Sheree Ohen

Sheree Ohen

Sheree Ohen appointed as inaugural associate dean


Claudine Gay

Claudine Gay, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Changes include a new dean, added faculty.


Thomas J. Hollister

Thomas J. Hollister, vice president for finance and Harvard’s CFO, and colleagues are grappling with hundreds of millions of dollars in unbudgeted revenue shortfalls and increased costs.

Paige Brown, Courtesy Tufts Medical Center

In volatile circumstances, plans are upended and remade.



Who will be at Harvard when the academic year begins—and under what conditions


A drawing of students rebelling in a dining hall.

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(1 of 3) Battle in Commons Hall drawing,1819, by William Henry Furness. HUD 2818.75.45A, Harvard University Archives

The Class of 1823 goes rogue and gets booted.

September-October 2020

Illustration about meritocracy: one mother penguin and chick wear college mortarboards, while another mother penguin and her chick don’t.

Illustration by Barbara Dekeyser

Michael Sandel makes the case against meritocracy.

September-October 2020