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Illustration of a collegiate hero, per Theodore Roosevelt in 1907

Illustration by Mark Steele

Harvardiana

Headlines from Harvard’s history

12.7.21

Robert E. Lee in repose at Washington & Lee University

Robert E. Lee in repose at Washington & Lee University

Photograph in the public domain 

How alumni shaped the General’s post-war reputation.

1.5.22

Photo of new book on Harvard and Radcliffe presidents

  

Professors’ humble beginnings, concentration choices, and a mini history of Harvard and Radcliffe presidents

January-February 2022

Illustration of a collegiate hero, per Theodore Roosevelt in 1907

Illustration by Mark Steele

Headlines from Harvard’s history

January-February 2022

Photograph of a pet hamster, dyed Yale blue, for a humor piece about Yale admissions

Photograph by iStock

Richard Lewontin, Richard Zeckhauser, diplomatic security, diverse inclusion, and admissions agita lampooned

November-December 2021

Painting: Carnations, Gillyvors, Willow

(1) Carnations. (2) Gillyvors. 
Perdita: The fairest flower o' the season
Are our Carnations and streaked Gillyvors, 
Which some call Nature's bastards 
Winter's Tale, Act IV, sc. 4 

(3) Willow. 
Queen: There is a Willow grows aslant a brook, 
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream. 
There on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clamoring to hang, an envious sliver broke. 
Hamlet, Act IV, sc. 7 

Artwork by Rosa M. Towne and photograph by Edward Tabor 

The discovery of Rosa M. Towne’s paintings in the Harvard Botanical Museum

10.6.21

Photograph of E.O. Wilson observing ants

Always a close observer of ant species, E.O. Wilson became a molecular scientist as well in the 1950s.

Photograph by Hugh Patrick Brown/Getty Images

How science is done, in the lab of E.O. Wilson

November-December 2021

A humorous illustration of women trying to buy football tickets in 1921

Illustration by Mark Steele

Headlines from Harvard’s history

November-December 2021

A brown grandfather clock

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Image courtesy of the Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Harvard’s clocks and the standardization of time

September-October 2021