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President Bacow speaking at Peking University on March 20
Photograph by Yi Wang/Harvard Center Shanghai


The president addresses fraught issues at a delicate time in China.


Tracy K. Smith

Photograph © Rachel Eliza Griffiths

 The U.S. poet laureate will be honored on May 2. 


Image from Google Maps

Massachusetts transportation officials plan to rebuild Turnpike at grade—opening Harvard parcels.


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.


Statue of John Harvard

Statue of John Harvard

Photograph by Ericodeg/

More women in science, and a steady increase in Asian-American admits 


Massachusetts Hall

Massachusetts Hall

Photograph by Muns/Wikipedia

The University reports on a continuing trend—and commits to improving the community’s culture.


Angela Merkel

Photograph by 360b/Alamy Stock Photo

The German chancellor will deliver the Commencement address on May 30, 2019.


With appreciation to two Harvard Magazine artists

January-February 2019

Photograph from the OxBlue Construction Cameras

Alongside a huge applied-sciences center, a toehold for art-making

January-February 2019