Lawrence Lessig thinks American democracy requires a constitutional overhaul to counter the “economy of influence.”
Continuous campaigning and gridlocked governing in American politics
Voting rights and partisan practices in a highly contested election year
A bicentennial exhibition features the little-known, masterful animal artistry of Edward Lear.
Brief life of America’s greatest naval architect: 1886-1967
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James Robinson says that in the modern period, greedy leaders and institutional corruption, rather than geography, explain why some nations fail.
An innovative course yields new products, services, and experiences that model the possible future of libraries.
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Moments for reflection and projection during the 361st Commencement, in Harvard's 375th anniversary year
The University confers honorary degrees on six men and two women.
An oratorical omnium gatherum, from Donald Berwick and Derek Bok to Margaret Marshall and Fareed Zakaria
Commencement moments and people—pleasing, surprising, and funny
Harvard partners with MIT to form edX, an ambitious online learning venture.
Meet the director of Harvard Medical School's new Center for Primary Care.
In a fiscally constrained era, faculty-administration tensions arise.
Paul Finnegan joins the Harvard Corporation, expanding its ranks to 11.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences deploys new rules and procedures surrounding financial conflicts of interest.
Memorial Church's new minister, Pulitzer Prize winners, and other Harvardians in the news
Headlines from Harvard history
Shading the Yard, new digital Niemans, Brazil's Harvard commitment, and more
The Undergraduate considers the human cost of perfection.
The brothers O'Connor, from New Zealand, row on the Harvard varsity heavyweight crew.
Spring sports wrap-up
Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more
Rocksteady, a film directed by Mustapha Khan '84, explores the culture of stock car races.
Robert Proctor’s Golden Holocaust urges abolition of cigarettes, the leading preventable cause of death.
Recent books with Harvard connections
Almuni Harvardians far and wide
An entrepreneur’s multimedia ESPN for kids, “the next generation of sports fans”
Harvard’s senior members, at Commencement and elsewhere
Five honored for outstanding service to the University
Four women and eight men were chosen.
Four seniors are bound for Britain.
New records are announced on Commencement afternoon.
A literary scholar, an East Asia expert, a trailblazing biologist, and a specialist on international relations are honored.
A letter from President Drew Faust
Nick Volk ’53 champions affordable housing.
Kathy Perkins ’92 fosters science education.
Shared Interest Group happenings in July and August
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