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Lawrence S. Bacow

Lawrence S. Bacow


President Bacow on exploring better work-life balance after the pandemic


Photograph of someone wearing a Juneteenth T-shirt

Juneteenth pride: commemorating June 19 in 2020, in Greenwood, the site of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, race massacre of 1921

Photograph by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

Annette Gordon-Reed on the real history of Texas, and Juneteenth

May-June 2021

An illustration of people engaging in vigorous, animated dialogue

Illustration by Robert Neubecker

Active citizens are humanists.

May-June 2021

A group photo of the four Harvard undergraduates, including the author, with their project adviser and two local, older mentors

The team with mentors (from left): Kale Catchings, Percy Green, Saul Glist, Robin McDowell, Catie Barr, Jamala Rogers, and the author.

Photograph courtesy of Che R. Applewhaite

The Undergraduate learns about making knowledge mutual.

May-June 2021

Balancing past obligations, the pandemic, and the future of Harvard’s core mission

May-June 2021

Photographic portrait of Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow

Lawrence S. Bacow

President Bacow on the principles by which to steer the University

May-June 2021

The author and her two roommates stand in the snow in front of their future home at Harvard.

March 2018, Randolph Courtyard: The author (center) and her two future roommates, Sreya at left and Pranati at right, have just run over from the Yard on Housing Day, having learned they’d been assigned to Adams House.

Photograph courtesy of Meena Venkataramanan. 

The College’s annual “Housing Day” dramas, conducted online.


What Ivy institutions’ diverging paths reveal

March-April 2021

Portrait photograph of Harvard president Lawrence S. Bacow

Lawrence S. Bacow

President Bacow on speech on campus

March-April 2021