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Looking back at 2021

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Looking back at 2021

From accomplishments and awards to viruses and vaccines, we’re reflecting on everything that happened this year.

A walk down memory lane

Get a glimpse of 2021 at Harvard, a year filled with artistic explorations, research innovations, and community celebrations.

2021 in a flash
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The year at Harvard

These were some of the big moments from 2021 at Harvard.

The world in 2021

A capitol building

Harvard panel assesses the damage done by the January 6 riots

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Graduate School of Design experts discuss the electricity crisis in Texas

Powerlines in a field
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Harvard Chan School professor examines the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Afghan people wait at Kabul's airport.
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Harvard faculty member reviews a difficult summer in Haiti

Haitian doctor looks at X-ray.
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Harvard faculty reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11

A group of students crying
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Members of the Harvard community attend COP26

A student stands in front of a sign that reads "UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021"
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Another pandemic year

For another year, members of the Harvard community researched COVID-19, treated those who became ill, and helped educate the public.

Meet nurses working on the COVID-19 frontlines