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John Silvanus Wilson

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

John Silvanus Wilson Jr.’s spirited message for the School of Education’s graduates—and for Harvard.

5.23.18 | Commencement

From left: Penny S. Pritzker and Carolyn A. “Biddy” Martin

Photograph on right courtesy of Amherst College

New Corporation members and  Overseers’ leaders

5.23.18 | News

Janet Pascal ’84 crafts the new final line for “Fair Harvard,” debuting this Commencement.

5.23.18 | Commencement

From left: Choon Fong Shih, Harold Luft, Beth Adelson, and Guido Goldman

Courtesy of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences honors four alumni whose contributions to society emerged from their study at Harvard.

5.23.18 | Commencement

Phoebe Lakin rehearses her Latin oration with R. J. Tarrant, as speakers Chris Egi and Pete Davis wait for their turn on the stage. 

Photograph by Lydialyle Gibson/Harvard Magazine

R. J. Tarrant’s last Commencement coaching the student speakers

5.23.18 | Commencement

Newly commissioned officers (from left): Army second lieutenants Daniel Cord and Nathan Williams, Marine Corps second lieutenants James Joyce and Kevin Zhu, and Navy ensigns Michael Haley and Phillip Ramirez

Photograph by Jim Harrison

President Drew Faust and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter honor Harvard ROTC’s newly commissioned officers.

5.23.18 | Commencement

Photograph by Jim Harrison

In her last Baccalaureate address, President Drew Faust speaks to the class of 2018 about transformation.

5.22.18 | Commencement

Neil Shubin
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Fish paleontologist Neil Shubin, Ph.D. ’87, and author Kevin Young ’92 spoke at the 2018 Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises.

5.22.18 | Commencement

Alexander Solzhenitsyn on Commencement Day, 1978

Photograph copyright © 1978 by Christopher S. Johnson

Echoes of a Harvard Commencement speech 40 years on

5.21.18 | Opinion

Annenberg Hall

Photograph by Bestbudbrian/Wikicommons

I would like to offer you what I think is even better than an actual Harvard degree: the ability to pass what I call the Harvard Voight-Kampff.

5.21.18 | Commencement