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Claudine Gay’s Inauguration

Join us in celebrating Harvard’s 30th president and explore nearly four centuries of leadership at the University.

In conversation with Claudine
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Meet our president

Claudine Gay talks about her vision for the presidency, what she’s learned from students, and the best concert she’s ever been to.

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All of Harvard celebrates

Harvard students, faculty, staff, and alumni congratulate President Claudine Gay on her inauguration.

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  • Inauguration address

President Gay asks "Why not?"

Claudine Gay at a podium
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  • Community-wide celebration

Dancing, singing, and ringing in a new era

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  • Academic symposium

Taking aim at real, global solutions

stadium-seating lecture hall with a projection of the inauguration graphic at the front of the class.
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  • Community convesations

Claudine Gay has big plans

Claudine Gay in her office
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  • Archives exhibition

"A Moment of Possibility"

An old Harvard book
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Past inaugurations

Presidential pop quiz

Test your knowledge of Harvard’s presidential history.