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At Home with Harvard: Inequality in America

Selections from Harvard Magazine’s extensive coverage of wealth and income inequality 

6.23.20 | At Home with Harvard

Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago

6.23.20 | Harvardiana

Nancy Coleman 
Photograph by Michelle Dunham Photography

A new leader for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ large extension operation

6.18.20 | News
Map of New York City, 1895

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

Curator Garrett Dash Nelson ’09 on the Boston Public Library’s exhibition of “persuasive cartography” 

6.17.20 | Arts

The choices and challenges facing the University and the Harvard community

6.17.20 | Harvard Fall 2020

Harvard Yard
Photograph by Mancala/Wikipedia

The holiday “offers a moment to acknowledge and celebrate the promise of a new beginning,” University president Larry Bacow wrote. 

6.17.20 | News
Photograph of vacant streets and closed shops and restaurants in Manhattan's Chinatown

Vacant streets and closed storefronts in Manhattan's Chinatown

Photograph by ImageKit/iStock 

How the COVID-19 economic crisis has been fundamentally different from past recessions

6.17.20 | News
At Home with Harvard: Pride Month

Stories on LGBTQ life, research, and history at Harvard

6.16.20 | At Home with Harvard

Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Claudine Gay 
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Dean Claudine Gay outlines “minimal,” “moderate,” and “full” residential scenarios, and the hurdles that have to be overcome.

6.15.20 | News

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.

Police chief Riley to retire, and the University commissions an external review of the department.

6.12.20 | News