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Articles: Alumni

Cover of first-generation alumni report



Alumni share their moving stories through the first interest-group “class report.”


Honoring outstanding alumni interviewers for the College

November-December 2019

Singer Ali Sethi gestures toward the audience at Sanders Theatre, while students dance on stage behind him.

Ali Sethi brings the Sanders Theatre crowd to its feet during a concert last spring. His Harvard mentor, Ali Asani (right, in suit and tie), joined him on stage.

Photograph by Jake Belcher/Courtesy of the Office for the Arts at Harvard

Singer Ali Sethi finds his voice in classical Pakistani music.

November-December 2019

A magician and comedian doing a card trick with an audience member

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(1 of 4) Harrison Greenbaum’s What Just Happened? combines his two creative obsessions: comedy and magic.  

Photograph by Todd Seidenberg

For Harrison Greenbaum, it began with “Pick a card….”

November-December 2019

Photograph of A.O. Scott at the Quad Cinema, New York City.

A.O. Scott at the Quad Cinema, New York City.

Photograph by Robert Adam Mayer

Special thanks to The Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th St. New York , New York

A.O. Scott on watching and reviewing a lot of movies

November-December 2019

William Monroe Trotter (first row, fifth from right) with other leaders of the Liberty League, circa 1918

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At a gathering, circa 1918, of leaders of the Liberty League, Trotter sits in the first row (fifth from right).

Photograph courtesy of the Hubert Harrison Papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library

Brief life of a black radical: 1872-1934

November-December 2019

William G. Kaelin pictured in his home in Boston shortly after receiving the call from Sweden

William G. Kaelin

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/HPAC

Kaelin is the forty-ninth Harvard faculty member to win the Nobel. 


A lake next to a mountain with autumn foliage and fog

Photograph by Stanley Zimney/iStock

Fewer cold nights could mean muted displays of fall color. 


Book jackets for "The Hate U Give," "The Diary of Anne Frank," "The Bluest Eye," "Coming of Age in Mississippi," and "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret"

One reader’s perspective