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Matthew Potts portrait over photograph of Memorial Church in the background

Matthew Potts, Memorial Church’s new leader

Photograph of Michael Potts by Evgenia Eliseeva; Photograph of Memorial Church courtesy of Wikimedia/Crimson400

News

A successor leader of the Memorial Church

5.7.21

Photograph of Kevin Young

Kevin Young

Photograph by Leah L. Jones, Photographer, National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution.

The acclaimed poet and director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will speak at the annual meeting on June 4—and other graduation-week speakers are announced. 

4.19.21

A hybrid classroom showing the large screens enabling a teacher to see all the students, remote or present, as he is followed by a camera operator.

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(1 of 4) The large-screen HELIX system, here deployed in Henry Leitner's Computer Science 1 class, makes it possible for an instructor to teach students who are physically present and see students attending class online, without being confined to a small computer screen at a fixed lectern location; the camera follows the professor and assures that he can be seen effectively by “roomies” and “Zoomies” in a hybrid course.

Courtesy Faculty of Arts and Sciences/ Office of Undergraduate Education

Faculty of Arts and Sciences tests hybrid classrooms and other pandemic adaptations.

4.16.21

From left to right: Walter K. Clair, Nancy-Beth Gordon Sheerr, Preston N. Williams.

Photographs courtesy of HAA. 

Alumni Association announces Harvard Medalists.

 

4.14.21

Michael Mina holds up a rapid test during a Zoom call with journalists.

Michael Mina holds up a rapid test during a Zoom call with journalists.

Harvard Magazine/JSS 

Rapid COVID-19 tests, of the kind that Michael Mina has been advocating since last year, are finally approved for home use.

4.8.21

Aerial view of Adams House, now being renovated

A renovated Claverly Hall shines at the center of this aerial view of Adams House, as work continues in other parts of the complex.

Photograph by Peter Vanderwarker

Less construction in prospect, quantum science and engineering, and more

May-June 2021

Project plan showing first and proposed second phases of Enterprise Research Campus development in Allston

Tishman Speyer unveiled its vision for a second, post-2024 phase of development (outside the blue dotted line delineating the phase-one project perimeter)—encompassing an additional million square feet of office/lab and residential space.

Credit: Henning Larsen, Studio Gang, Utile, and Scape.

Bigger Allston ambitions, an admissions-lawsuit appeal, and a new center for cities

May-June 2021

Screen shot of Harvard University home page featuring climate-change stories

The Harvard home page highlighted work on climate change.

Harvard Management Company issues its first “Climate Report,” and an update on divestment advocacy, and other institutions’ progress

May-June 2021

A withering investigation of sexual harassment

May-June 2021