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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

Online summer programs get students ready for inclusive M.B.A., J.D., and M.Ed. studies.

January-February 2020

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

Union protesters march at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Graduate student union protesters, May 2019

Photograph by Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

After more than a year negotiating, the union sets a deadline of December 3. 

11.12.19

A scan from the program for the eighth annual conference of the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Technology, including the words "peer learning" and a drawing of a lightbulb.

    

The eighth annual conference of the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching

10.1.19

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

Are data from massive open online courses a crystal ball into the future of online education?

Data from Science Magazine/Chart by Lydia S.C. Rosenberg

Harvard and MIT experiences suggest a more constrained vision for massive free courses.

1.10.19

Stephen M. Kosslyn, of Minerva, has pioneered in applying the science of learning to design a new core curriculum and technologically based pedagogy.
Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JSR

Lessons old and new at the annual Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching conference

9.24.18

Drew Gilpin Faust and her husband, Charles Rosenberg, at Massachusetts Hall, May 9, 2018.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Drew Faust’s presidency in perspective

July-August 2018