Raj Chetty returning to Harvard

After three years at Stanford, Raj Chetty will rejoin the Harvard Economics Department

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Mindfulness meditation and relaxation response

Study found that each program showed unique patterns of brain activity

Martha Minow named University Professor

Human rights expert and former Law School dean receives Harvard’s highest honor

Voicing their differences

21 Colorful Crimson is a musical group of 21 diverse and talented freshmen

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Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust Address | Harvard Commencement 2018

For one last time as Harvard's president, Drew Gilpin Faust addresses graduates at Harvard's 367th Commencement on May 24, 2018.

Letter from a father to his daughter, a Harvard graduate

Follow Lauren Nicholson as she graduates with Harvard’s Class of 2018 as her father, Ian, reflects on Lauren's life and reads words of wisdom to his beloved daughter and new Harvard graduate.

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Artistic canopy creates comfort zone in Science Center Plaza

Flag-like banners shade Science Center Plaza, one of Harvard’s many common spaces.

Clapper frets over past damage, present shortcomings, future threats to US intelligence

After nearly six decades in U.S. intelligence, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talks candidly about what he saw and learned protecting the country, and why he’s felt …

Raj Chetty returning to Harvard

Economist Raj Chetty, who left Harvard for Stanford in 2015, is returning to Harvard this summer to become the inaugural William A. …

Smith Campus Center opens in fall, making spaces for shaping community

Under President Drew Faust, the Committee on Common Spaces at Harvard has created new spaces across campus in order to generate greater discussion, collaboration, partnership, learning, and sense of …

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British colonial law linked to higher HIV rates among women in sub-Saharan Africa

The likelihood that a woman in sub-Saharan Africa has HIV today is linked to whether her country was once colonized by Britain or a continental European country. …

Incoming Freshman Jack Drury Selected by Carolina in NHL Draft

Freshman forward Jack Drury was selected in the second round (42nd overall) by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Phil Torrey on ‘crimmigration’

‘Crimmigration’—the intersection of criminal and immigration law—is the newest policy area for the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC). …

Civic engagement declines when local newspapers shut down

Studies show that areas with fewer local news outlets have lower levels of civic engagement, voter turnout and political accountability. …

852 RARE: From Paper Plates to Sticky Notes, Documenting Student Activism

Historical & Special Collections (HSC) has been working hard since the spring of 2016 to collect material that helps tell the story of student life at Harvard Law School (HLS), most recently in …

The physics of better batteries

Harvard University researchers are using physics to solve one of the biggest challenges in designing light-weight, long-lasting batteries: how to squeeze more energy into less space. …

Why Network Effects Matter Less Than They Used To

In the software age, switching costs are lower.

Martha Minow Named University Professor

Martha L. Minow RI '18 has been named a University Professor, the highest honor a Harvard faculty member can receive. …