Looking back at 2021
A walk down memory lane
Get a glimpse of 2021 at Harvard, a year filled with artistic explorations, research innovations, and community celebrations.
The year at Harvard
These were some of the big moments from 2021 at Harvard.
Harvard alum Amanda Gorman delivered a poem at President Biden’s inauguration.
Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Harvard alum Cameron Brate played in the Super Bowl.
On Match Day, Medical School students learned where they would do their residencies.
On Earth Day, members of the Harvard community shared their thoughts, fears, and hopes for the planet.
We gathered online to award degrees and celebrate the achievements of our graduates.
After a 15-month, COVID-forced hiatus, the Family Van, a mobile health clinic affiliated with Harvard Medical School, got back on its regular routes.
Sixteen athletes from Harvard took part in the XXXII Olympics in Tokyo.
Undergraduate students, some who hadn’t been on campus in more than a year due to the pandemic, arrived at Harvard.
Nearly 200 student-athletes received their “Major H” sweaters.
Kennedy School fellow Maria Ressa won the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts safeguarding freedom of expression.
Harvard beat Yale in the 137th playing of “The Game.”
The Harvard Ed Portal launched their fifth annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market, which supports local artisans.
The world in 2021
Graduate School of Design experts discuss the electricity crisis in Texas
Harvard Chan School professor examines the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
Harvard faculty member reviews a difficult summer in Haiti
Students at Harvard reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11
Members of the Harvard community attend COP26
Another pandemic year
For another year, members of the Harvard community researched COVID-19, treated those who became ill, and helped educate the public.