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Book covers for South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, Punks: New & Selected Poems, and A New Name: Septology VI-VII

The Harvard-affiliated nominees: (from left) South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry; Punks: New & Selected Poems by John Keene; and A New Name: Septology VI-VII, translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls

Montage by Niko Yaitanes/Harvard Magazine

News

An historian, a poet, and a translator

10.5.22

Photograph of William Randall playing guitar in his Lowell House room, c. 1970-1971

William Randall channels Andrés Segovia, in his Lowell House room, c. 1970-1971
Photograph courtesy of the subject

An affecting reunion, and Houghton Library accessible to all

September-October 2022

Historic photo of Harvard Commencement 1915

From the age that is past­—Harvard Commencement 1915

Photograph courtesy of Harvard University Archives

Commencement venues through the ages

July-August 2022

President Lawrence S. Bacow at Commencement May 26, 2022

President Lawrence S. Bacow at the 371st Commencement, May 26

President Bacow on humility, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on democracy and social media, and Attorney General Merrick Garland on civic engagement and threats to U.S. democracy

July-August 2022

Graduates-to-be read the student newspaper, absent a University Gazette

Absent a printed Harvard Gazette, the Commencement crowd devoured The Crimson.
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Tidbits from a memorable, celebratory Harvard week

July-August 2022

Urbanist William Julius Wilson and the ever-activist Gloria Steinem

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard’s 2022 honorary-degree recipients

July-August 2022

Law students at the Commencement exercises

Law graduates wield their gavels

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard’s 371st Commencement, and a celebration for the classes of 2020-2021

July-August 2022

Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith
Photograph by Michael D. Spencer/ courtesy of Harvard Alumni Association

New event draws alumni back to campus, in-person and virtually.

6.3.22

Graduates of the Harvard Law School classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrate

Graduates of the Harvard Law School classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrate.
Photograph by Jim Harrsion

Harvard’s emotional celebration provides closure for the classes of 2020 and 2021—and honors those who served during the pandemic.

5.29.22