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Court document in the foreground with UNC Chapel Hill bell tower in the background

Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower, and the opinion in the SFFA case 

Photograph of UNC by Unsplash, collage by Niko Yaitanes/Harvard Magazine


The anti-affirmative action group continues to seek Supreme Court review of Harvard policies.


Photograph of Commencement guest speaker Ruth J. Simmons

Ruth J. Simmons, the guest speaker
Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

The Morning Exercises—further adapted for the era of COVID and streaming—come with strong messages about racial justice.


Screenshot of Emily Romero Gonzales

Emily Romero Gonzales '21
Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

President Bacow on reconnecting with other people, and new First-Gen and LGBTQ+ graduation celebrations join the roster


University leaders announce that full, in-person operations will resume, with continuing public-health protocols.


Lawrence S. Bacow

Lawrence S. Bacow

“This has not been a typical year”—but a tradition resumes, virtually.


University Hall

University Hall, home to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences offices, where faculty meetings are held

Photograph by Bostonian13/Wikipedia.


Honors teaching excellence, and the memory of Nathan Glazer, in last regular meeting of the academic year


Photograph portrait of Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin

Photograph courtesy of Harvard University.

The former NBA star headlines the undergraduates’ virtual celebration May 26.


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.


An open gate with the Harvard Logo over it

Harvard's acceptance rate drops as applications rise. 

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Daderot

Harvard admits a record-low 3.4 percent of applicants