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Photograph of entrance to Loeb House, where Harvard governing boards convene

Loeb House, where the governing boards convene 

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/ Caroline Culler

News

Responses to Harvard Magazine’s questionnaire about the University’s challenges and opportunities—and Overseers’ role in leading the institution forward

1.19.21

Photographic portrait of Philip W. Lovejoy, executive director, Harvard Alumni Association

Philip W. Lovejoy, executive director, Harvard Alumni Association

Photograph by Will Halsey/Courtesy of the Harvard Alumni Association

The alumni association announces the inevitable.

12.15.20

Four new House members boost the roster of alumni in Congress to 54.

January-February 2021

 

Image by Unsplash. 

Amid skirmishing on the stimulus bill, another chance for wider viral detection 

12.7.20

A graph shows that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has become gradually more diverse, but that the total size of the faculty has grown little for more than a decade.

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ annual report on the professoriate—and the challenges of making it more diverse

January-February 2021

Exhibit showing Harvard Management Company investment returns by asset class in fiscal year 2020

The pandemic—and prospects for the University and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

January-February 2021

An aerial view (taken by a drone) of the south side of Harvard’s new science and engineering complex, in a perspective looking northwest toward the stadium

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(1 of 10) The south side of Harvard’s new science and engineering complex, in a perspective looking northwest toward the stadium

Photograph by Steve Dunwell

A new center for engineering and applied sciences—finally

January-February 2021

Cracks appear in a balloon decorated like a $100 bill as Uncle Sam fills it with a bicycle pump

Illustration by Dave Cutler

Contrary to expert belief, some financial crises can be predicted—and perhaps averted.

January-February 2021

Image shows a dendritic cell (shown in yellow) attached to a man-made polymer lattice inside a pill-sized implantable device.

Dendritic cells (like the one shown in yellow, within a pink polymer support structure) can be activated to recognize cancer cells. After migrating to the lymph nodes and spleen, they then train immune-system T cells to attack and destroy tumors.

Image courtesy of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University

An implantable cancer vaccine shows promise in training the immune system to attack tumors.

January-February 2021