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Winthrop House interim faculty deans Mary Herlihy-Gearan and Mark Gearan

Photograph by Kevin Colton


After a tumultuous semester, Mark and Mary Herlihy-Gearan take up the reins.


Erika Bailey takes notes as Kabir Gandhi '19 delivers the 2019 Latin Salutatory. 

Photograph by LCR/Harvard Magazine

Preparing three student orators for their big day


Students crowded in University Hall’s Faculty Room, April 1969

Photograph by Daniel Pipes

Freshly developed photos from the upheavals of 1969


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.


Click arrow on right for full image: German President Richard von Weizsäcker, the featured Commencement speaker in 1987—the fortieth anniversary of the historic Marshall Plan address

It helps to be a high official of a powerful European nation—and to have resonant things to say about your American allies.


Dan Chiasson and Eric Lander
Photographs from left: courtesy of Dan Chiasson and Casey Atkins Photography/Courtesy of Broad Institute

The Broad Institute president and Wellesley poet will speak at the annual Commencement event.


Al Gore
Photograph by Seb Daly/Collision via Sportsfile

The climate-change advocate and former vice president will address graduating seniors on May 29. 


Photograph by Jim Harrison

Speakers, ceremonies, and celebrations

May-June 2019

Jason Luke

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Harvard’s behind-the-scenes Commencement hero

May-June 2019