Create a sense of purpose for all, Zuckerberg urges

Facebook founder returns to Harvard to gain a degree and impart wisdom to graduates

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Commencement News

Revelry amid the raindrops

Snapshots of Harvard's 366th Commencement, from dawn to dusk

Apathy not an option, Biden says

In Class Day address, former vice president urges graduates to help shape the nation

‘When the law and conscience intersected’

At Law School, Sally Yates explains why she refused to enforce travel ban, even if it cost her job

The gift of the art of noticing

Going into the world, see as well as be seen, Faust advises Class of ’17 at Baccalaureate Service

Departing as leaders

Praise, counsel, gratitude for six seniors at ROTC commissioning ceremony

At PBK ceremony, a call to empathy

‘Life teaches that presence matters,’ says MIT’s Sherry Turkle, joined at Sanders Theatre by poet Mark Doty


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Life: In Color

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John Lithgow: Actor as Artist

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Vice President Joe Biden: Class Day Speech | Harvard Commencement 2017

Vice President Joe Biden addresses graduating seniors at Harvard’s Senior Class Day ceremony on May 24, 2017 at Tercentenary Theatre.

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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Place yourself among the Harvard graduates

This 360 video puts you in the shoes of a Harvard student experiencing graduation as it unfolds.

Make a difference, Zuckerberg tells Harvard graduates

One of Harvard’s most famous dropouts returned to receive a degree and encourage the Class of 2017 to go out and make a difference in the world.

Mark Zuckerberg’s speech as written for Harvard’s Class of 2017

Mark Zuckerberg's speech (as written) for Harvard's 366th Commencement.

Harvard Commencement Day coverage, from dawn to dusk

A full day of coverage from Harvard's 366th Commencement.

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News from Around Harvard

2017 HDS Commencement Storify

On Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25, HDS and Harvard University celebrated Commencement. At HDS, 106 degrees were awarded to graduating students. …

A Harvard Homecoming

May 26, [email protected] Harvard Homecoming0John Holdren is the Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; Co-Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and …

Thank you, Class of 2017! Plus, pictures from our Commencement Party

  Dear Class of 2017, CONGRATULATIONS! You made it! And you did it not just with intelligence, but with heart, which makes it all the

How to Give an Employee Feedback About Their Appearance

Don’t understate or sugarcoat your message.

Video: 2017 Diploma Awarding Ceremony at HDS

Congratulations to the class of 2017, who received their diplomas during the HDS Diploma Awarding Ceremony on May 25, 2017. …

HLS Dean Martha Minow urges graduates to find connection across difference

During this year’s Commencement ceremonies, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow told graduates and their families and friends that at a moment when differences sharply divide people in this …

Econometrics and Climate

May 26, [email protected] and Climate0Jim Stock’s nearly two decades of work on environmental issues—everything from journal articles on temperature variation to his new …

Museum Collections' Role in Biodiversity Conservation

May 26, [email protected] Collections' Role in Biodiversity Conservation0Scott Edwards remembers the first bird species he ever identified: “Northern Flicker, what we used to call …