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William F. Lee, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

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Senior fellow William F. Lee on the University’s priorities during President Lawrence S. Bacow’s first year

5.23.19

At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Joe Brett—veteran and Harvard Kennedy School alumnus—addresses Ukrainian veterans of the Soviet-Afghan War. He writes, “I gave them a pin of my old unit, 24th Corps, which happens to be a blue heart on a white shield…or in this case a symbol for peace. We all wept when I gave this out with the words that it was up to us to all work for peace, now that we have met each other as brothers at this memorial…One former Soviet colonel hugged me and, with tears in his eyes, said that all soldiers should be veterans.”

Photograph courtesy of Joe Brett

A Kennedy School reunioner and Vietnam veteran stresses the need to address moral injury.

5.22.19

Photograph by Tommy LaVergne/Rice University

Currently dean of the Rice University School of Architecture, Whiting will assume her new post on July 1. 

4.17.19

After graduating from the College in 1861, Holmes obtained a commission as first lieutenant in the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, known as the “Harvard Regiment.”

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections

A new biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. illuminates the Supreme Court during the centennial of his most momentous dissent.

May-June 2019

Howard Gardner and Wendy Fischman, now analyzing interviews from 10 campuses

Photograph courtesy of Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner and colleagues release a seven-year study of higher education in the twenty-first century.

May-June 2019

“Trading Floor, 1981.” Ready for the New Era in Financial Markets: Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb.

Courtesy of the Lehman Brothers Records, Baker Library, Harvard Business School

A Harvard Business School exhibition traces the rise and Great Recession fall of an iconic investment bank.

3.26.19

Carpenter Center: home to Visual and Environmental Studies, soon to be Art, Film, and Visual Studies—a better name for the work done there

Photograph by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Renaming Visual and Environmental Studies to signal a clearer focus on making art and film

2.5.19

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.

1.10.19

Ruth Okediji

Photograph by Jim Harrison

A Nigerian-born professor who brings unusual perspective to intellectual-property law

January-February 2019