The acclaimed poet and director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will speak at the annual meeting on June 4—and other graduation-week speakers are announced.
From left to right: Walter K. Clair, Nancy-Beth Gordon Sheerr, Preston N. Williams.
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A 10-centimeter-wide glass model of Phymactis pustulata, found in intertidal zones in the Western South Atlantic. The Blaschka model is listed in the 1878 mail-order catalog of Ward’s Natural Science Establishment. Photograph by Peter Fried/Sketchfab.com/ARC-3D
This 1895 map of New York City was created by socialist activist Walter Vrooman, who hoped that by showing the "concrete socialism" of every street, park, school, public building, and public dock in red (and allowing private enterprises to recede into the white background), he might persuade readers that the rest of the map should be socialist as well.
From the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center/Boston Public Library
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This photograph of a Harvard University Police officer at a Boston protest against mistreatment of people of color at the hands of police was widely shared on Twitter. The officer in the photograph, and six others dispatched in response to a request for mutual aid from the Boston police department, were members of the HUPD bicycle patrol, an innovation Riley instituted in the 1990s to improve community relations. Some members of the Harvard community were outraged at the presence of Harvard officers at an off-campus rally against police brutality.