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Facing legal challenges, the University does away with its controversial regulations on final clubs, fraternities, and sororities.


Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago


Photograph of Martin Baron

Martin Baron

Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

Details of the virtual degree-conferral ceremonies

July-August 2020

Photos of three Harvard Medalists

David L. Evans, Leila T. Fawaz, and Joseph J. O’Donnell
Photographs from left: HPAC, George Ellmore, and HPAC

For extraordinary service to the University

July-August 2020

Photograph of Nelson Mandela receiving honorary degree and University Marshal Rick Hunt

Nelson Mandela, holding his honorary degree, and University Marshal Rick Hunt

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Campus and Commencement without people, social distance, Dr. Fauci, and a meaningful password

July-August 2020

Photo of the author sitting with two friends, all in masks, in the Radcliffe Quadrangle as they watched virtual Commencement

The author (right) sitting with blockmates Mike Shirek (left) and Ernie Omondi (center) as they watched virtual Commencement

Photograph courtesy of Caroline Englemayer

A return to campus, to take in virtual graduation with friends


Photograph of Jenny Odell

Jenny Odell
Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

Artist Jenny Odell speaks at the Graduate School of Design Class Day ceremony.


Robert Satcher
Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

Harvard medical- and dental-school graduates on the front lines of a worldwide crisis


Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli and Mezuo O. Nwuneli
Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

At Harvard Business School’s virtual class day, a call for a new Marshall Plan