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Rashida Jones Photograph by Jim Harrison

At Harvard College Class Day, the actress urges students to create their own lives, and always choose love.


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Radcliffe Institute dean Lizabeth Cohen presents the Radcliffe Medal to Janet Yellen. Photograph by Tony Rinaldo/Courtesy of Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study

Yellen reflected on her love for economics, her formative relationship with James Tobin, her adviser in graduate school, and her long career in the Federal Reserve system. 

5.27.16 | Commencement

Panelists from left to right: David Autor, Ph.D. ’99; Louise Sheiner ’82, Ph.D. ’93; Cecilia Rouse ’86, Ph.D. ’92; Claudia Goldin, RI ’06; and Douglas W. Elmendorf, Ph.D. ’89
Photograph by Tony Rinaldo/Courtesy of Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

A substantive discussion at this election-year Radcliffe Day

5.27.16 | Commencement

Drew Faust speaks at Commencement 2016’s afternoon exercises. Photograph by Stu Rosner

Following the presentation of four Harvard Medals, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Harvard's president spoke at the afternoon program.

5.27.16 | Commencement

Steven Spielberg
Photograph by Stu Rosner

The filmmaker—of Indiana Jones, Schindler's List, and most recently The BFG—delivers Harvard’s 2016 Commencement address.

5.26.16 | Commencement

Clinton Foundation president Donna Shalala
Photograph by Kent Dayton/courtesy of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Clinton Foundation president and former secretary of health and human services Donna Shalala called graduates to action at the Public Health School.

5.26.16 | Commencement

Photograph by Jim Harrison

The Morning Exercises of Harvard's 365th Commencement

5.26.16 | Commencement

University of Maryland, Baltimore County president Freeman Hrabowski Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Hrabowski encouraged HGSE graduates to carry on the values of community and collaboration that animated the Civil Rights Movement. 

5.26.16 | Commencement

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