Birth of a peaceful Europe

70 years ago, a little-heralded speech at Harvard's Commencement outlined the Marshall Plan, which calmed a continent

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Seminal speeches through the years

360° video recreates the impact of sitting among graduates while listening to Churchill, Kennedy, Rowling, others

Senior’s rap thesis links Chaucer, Obama

“Liminal Minds” album combines elements of Middle English poetry with issues of racial identity in America

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Backstage with the Lowell House Opera at Harvard

Organized by an eclectic group of students, community members, and professional artists the Lowell House Opera offers students the opportunity to learn on the job while rubbing shoulders with seasoned professionals who are accustomed to, and expect, conservatory-level results. 

Harvard researchers study what causes falls among elderly

For over 50 years, scientists at the Institute for Aging Research, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have been studying what causes falls among the elderly, and how to prevent them. 

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70 years ago, a Harvard Commencement speech outlined the Marshall Plan, and calmed a continent

On June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall stood on the steps of Memorial Church and delivered an address that changed the world. …

Meet the student orators for Harvard’s 366th Commencement

Three student orators, Auguste (Gussie) Roc, Jessica Glueck, and Walter Smelt III, were chosen in a speech-writing competition to address Harvard’s Class of 2017.

Navajo student leaves his ‘footprints’ across the globe

Damon Clark ’17 will graduate with a greater knowledge of Navajo history and culture and a renewed pride in his indigenous identity.

Divinity School grad explores migration as it echoes from her childhood

At Harvard Divinity School, Margaux Fitoussi explored migration as it echoed from her childhood and as it afflicts worlds far from hers.

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Human Rights Clinic calls on ICC to investigate Chiquita Brands for complicity in crimes against humanity

On May 18, on behalf of affected Colombian communities, a coalition of human rights groups including the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School called on the Prosecutor of the …

Intersections | 3 of 4 | Beyond the Nature/Technology Divide

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Giving Seriously Ill Patients More Choices About Their Care

A new model can increase the quality and reduce the cost.

New recommendation: No fruit juice for children under a year

Giving fruit juice to babies under a year old can contribute to obesity and cavities. Eating the fruit rather than just drinking the juice is better for overall health. …