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Adams House, encompassing buildings ranging from Colonial America to Harvard’s Depression-era creation of the  House system (and trisected by city streets), poses design and construction challenges as renewal nears.

Courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle 


A complex, four-year plan for renewing a complicated House


The official nominees for 2019 are announced.


Bryce Dallas Howard and Milo Ventimiglia

Bryce Dallas Howard portrait by Martina Tolot

Bryce Dallas Howard and Milo Ventimiglia will receive their awards on January 31 and February 8, respectively.  


Tracy K. Smith

Photograph © Rachel Eliza Griffiths

 The U.S. poet laureate will be honored on May 2. 


Image from Google Maps

Massachusetts transportation officials plan to rebuild Turnpike at grade—opening Harvard parcels.


Are data from massive open online courses a crystal ball into the future of online education?

Data from Science Magazine/Chart by Lydia S.C. Rosenberg

Harvard and MIT experiences suggest a more constrained vision for massive free courses.


Statue of John Harvard

Statue of John Harvard

Photograph by Ericodeg/

More women in science, and a steady increase in Asian-American admits 


Massachusetts Hall

Massachusetts Hall

Photograph by Muns/Wikipedia

The University reports on a continuing trend—and commits to improving the community’s culture.


Angela Merkel

Photograph by 360b/Alamy Stock Photo

The German chancellor will deliver the Commencement address on May 30, 2019.