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A hybrid classroom showing the large screens enabling a teacher to see all the students, remote or present, as he is followed by a camera operator.

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(1 of 4) The large-screen HELIX system, here deployed in Henry Leitner's Computer Science 1 class, makes it possible for an instructor to teach students who are physically present and see students attending class online, without being confined to a small computer screen at a fixed lectern location; the camera follows the professor and assures that he can be seen effectively by “roomies” and “Zoomies” in a hybrid course.

Courtesy Faculty of Arts and Sciences/ Office of Undergraduate Education


Faculty of Arts and Sciences tests hybrid classrooms and other pandemic adaptations.


Photograph of Bridget Terry Long, dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education

Bridget Terry Long

Photograph by Rose Lincoln/HPAC

Harvard Graduate School of Education introduces core courses and a restructured professional curriculum.

May-June 2021

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.


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.


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. 


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.


Photograph of Patrick Chung

Patrick Chung

Photograph courtesy of Patrick Chung

The Xfund helps young entrepreneurs launch companies and careers.

March-April 2021

Stephen Gray stands on city sidewalk with street car passing by on right

Photograph by Aaron Conway/aaconn studio

Back in his hometown: Stephen Gray in downtown Cincinnati

Stephen Gray pioneers equitable urban design.

March-April 2021

Portrait of Jeannie Suk Gersen, an elegantly dressed Korean American woman leaning against a stone archway.

Jeannie Suk Gersen

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Jeannie Suk Gersen on the law, trauma, and “the rhetoric of believing”

March-April 2021