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Articles: Commencement

Urbanist William Julius Wilson and the ever-activist Gloria Steinem

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Commencement

Harvard’s 2022 honorary-degree recipients

6.6.22

Commencement 2022

Photograph of William Randall playing guitar in his Lowell House room, c. 1970-1971

William Randall channels Andrés Segovia, in his Lowell House room, c. 1970-1971
Photograph courtesy of the subject

An affecting reunion, and Houghton Library accessible to all

September-October 2022

Historic photo of Harvard Commencement 1915

From the age that is past­—Harvard Commencement 1915

Photograph courtesy of Harvard University Archives

Commencement venues through the ages

July-August 2022

President Lawrence S. Bacow at Commencement May 26, 2022

President Lawrence S. Bacow at the 371st Commencement, May 26

President Bacow on humility, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on democracy and social media, and Attorney General Merrick Garland on civic engagement and threats to U.S. democracy

July-August 2022

Graduates-to-be read the student newspaper, absent a University Gazette

Absent a printed Harvard Gazette, the Commencement crowd devoured The Crimson.
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Tidbits from a memorable, celebratory Harvard week

July-August 2022

Urbanist William Julius Wilson and the ever-activist Gloria Steinem

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard’s 2022 honorary-degree recipients

July-August 2022

Law students at the Commencement exercises

Law graduates wield their gavels

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard’s 371st Commencement, and a celebration for the classes of 2020-2021

July-August 2022

Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith
Photograph by Michael D. Spencer/ courtesy of Harvard Alumni Association

New event draws alumni back to campus, in-person and virtually.

6.3.22

Graduates of the Harvard Law School classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrate

Graduates of the Harvard Law School classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrate.
Photograph by Jim Harrsion

Harvard’s emotional celebration provides closure for the classes of 2020 and 2021—and honors those who served during the pandemic.

5.29.22

Photograph of boats at anchor on the approach to Boston’s Logan Airportn

The view on the approach to Boston’s Logan Airport
Photograph by Meena Venkataramanan

A 2021 graduate returns to campus for a belated Commencement that feels more like a reunion.

5.29.22

Sherrilyn Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill
Photograph by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe Medalist Sherrilyn Ifill on the challenges of racism and the potential for progress

5.27.22

Dr. Joia Mukherjee

Dr. Joia Mukherjee
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Medical School

Public health leader Joia Mukherjee addresses Harvard Medical and Dental Graduates at Class Day.

5.27.22

From left: Martha Minow, 2022 Radcliffe Medal recipient Sherrilyn Ifill, Leslie Cornfeld, Donna Shalala, Raj Chetty, Pam Eddinger, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin

From left: Martha Minow, 2022 Radcliffe Medal recipient Sherrilyn Ifill, Leslie Cornfeld, Donna Shalala, Raj Chetty, Pam Eddinger, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin

 Photograph by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe Class Day panelists on higher education's responsibility to boost economic mobility

5.27.22