Four deans, and their journeys

Michelle Williams, Claudine Gay, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Bridget Terry Long discuss their experiences as Harvard deans

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Meet the Graduates

Mahnoor Ali

Mahnoor Ali will pursue a master's degree that compares Pakistani soap operas with the works of Jane Austen

Aric Flemming

M.Div. candidate Aric Flemming is taking a year off to immerse himself in music, both spiritual and secular

Sara Bobok

Sara Bobok's thesis focused on research with Hungary’s far-right party, including time with the party’s youth summer camp

Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, vice president of the HGSE Student Council, was recently crowned Miss Massachusetts International

Catherine Zhang

Two graduates named Cat Zhang have spent four years dealing with mistaken identities, but also becoming friends

Dalton Brunson

Dalton Brunson aims to serve rural areas that have limited health care resources, like his Alabama hometown

Camille DeSisto

Camille DeSisto’s love of the environment took her around the world to Madagascar’s tropical forests

Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar was recruited for the women’s swim team, and after transitioning became a member of the men’s team

Commencement News

Angela Merkel named Harvard Commencement speaker

The German chancellor will deliver the Afternoon Program address

Class Day speaker

Former Vice President Al Gore has been invited by the Harvard College Class of 2019 to be the Class Day speaker

Tracy K. Smith elected chief marshal

The U.S. poet laureate and Harvard alumna will lead the alumni at Commencement

Dolores Huerta to receive Radcliffe Medal

She will be honored for contributions to labor, Latino, and women’s rights

Harvard's 368th Commencement will be May 30, 2019

Learn more Harvard's 368th Commencement will be May 30, 2019


Explore Harvard's online courses and learning content

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Women make their stage debut in Harvard's Hasty Pudding

Steeped in 171 years of history, 2019 marks the first year women take the stage as part of the Hasty Pudding cast.

A writer’s journey, a poem by a Harvard student

Ruben Reyes Jr. ’19 launched a new Latinx literary magazine that showcases writers from all walks of life who not only have stories to tell, but empowers them as the best ones to tell them.

Latest Harvard Gazette News

Members of the Harvard community talk about their favorite spots on campus

Harvard students, professors, alumni, and staff talk about the places on campus they love most.

New novel tells of a little-known Harvard alumnus and war hero

Author Julie Orringer’s latest novel, “The Flight Portfolio,” tells the story of Harvard graduate Varian Fry, a journalist and editor sometimes referred to as the “American Schindler,” who …

Mahnoor Ali adds new colors and critiques in her exploration of literature and art

Mahnoor Ali has been devoted to exploring intercultural relations and expanding dialogue throughout her time at Harvard.

Talking to the new director of Harvard’s Peabody Museum

Jane Pickering, executive director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, will become the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology’s director on July 1.

News from Around Harvard

In Turkey, Imamoglu is a victim. Here’s why he doesn’t talk about it.

May 22, 2019On May 6, Turkish opposition figure Ekrem Imamoglu became the latest politician to fall victim to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian ambitions. …

Emanuel Powell ’19 wins Gary Bellow Public Service Award

Emanuel Powell ’19 is the winner of this year’s Gary Bellow Public Service Award, established in 2001 to honor Professor Gary Bellow ’60, his commitment to public service, and his innovative …

Be Afraid of the World, Be Very Afraid

May 20, 2019Stephen Walt describes the five things that worry him the most today.

Community Connection: Emily Ramos, SSP'19

1000x500-emily-ramos_3.jpg The Intellectual Contribution Award is an honor that recognizes 13 Ed.M. students (one from each Ed.M. …

John P. Holdren Receives Japan's Order of the Rising Sun

May 22, 2019The Government of Japan has announced that its prestigious Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star will be awarded to John P. …

How Great Nursing Improves Doctors’ Performance

Hospitals with better nursing programs perform better overall.

Senior profile: Noemi Valdez

What was the biggest challenge of moving from Mexico to the U.S. as a young child?

A Dive into a Jazz Contract

Jazz connoisseurs are familiar with things being branded “blue note.” There’s the Blue Note in New York City with chains in Japan, China, and the U.S. …