Bill Gates at Harvard
On Campus

Bill Gates Returns to Harvard to Talk Philanthropy, Social Life

Bill Gates, Harvard’s wealthiest drop-out, returned to the University Thursday to visit labs and speak to hundreds of students from across Harvard’s schools about his work.

Harvard Arts Medal 2018
On Campus

Novelist Colson Whitehead Wins 2018 Harvard Arts Medal

“I accept this on behalf of the fourth floor of Pennypacker. May you all live in peace and harmony,” Whitehead said.


From Harvard to the Hill: Chuck Schumer’s Years at the College

Before he hobnobbed with the University's president, Schumer was just another undergraduate at the College.


Lemann Donates to Engineering and Entrepreneurship Programs

Wealthy Brazilian investor Jorge P. Lemann '61 recently made a donation to Harvard in order to support classes in entrepreneurship and engineering.

Inspiration at the i-lab

i-lab Launches New Alumni-Led Ventures Program

Launch Lab X—which is set to start in September—will offer mentorship, guidance, and resources to accepted applicants for nine months.

Loeb House

Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Endorses Overseers, HAA Candidates

An alumni coalition focused on increasing diversity endorsed five candidates in the Board of Overseers election and five candidates in the Harvard Alumni Association director election.

Tercentenary Theater Commencement 2016

Rhode Island Governor Raimondo Named Chief Marshal

Governor of Rhode Island Gina M. Raimondo '93 has been elected 25th reunion chief marshal.

School of Public Health

School of Public Health Alum Seeks to Bring Scientific Expertise to Congress

Eric L. Ding, an alumni of the School of Public Health, has announced his bid for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District.


Unnamed Assailant Robs Harvard Alum Near Sever Hall

The robbery was reported in Harvard Yard near Sever Hall at 6:59 PM Monday night.

HBS African American Student Union

Harvard Business School Celebrates Black Alumni

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of its African American Student Union, HBS is hosting a conference, academic symposium, and exhibition.

Student Life

Women’s Alumni Group Hosts Roundtable on Workplace Sexual Misconduct

Topics included corporate cultures and environments, the influence of the #MeToo movement on culture and opportunity, and how and when sexual misconduct occurs

Elise Paschen

Elise Paschen

Elise M. Paschen '81

Elise Paschen

Alumni Spotlight: Elise M. Paschen '81

"No matter what you end up doing in your life, if you have a strong grounding in literature, it will serve you throughout the rest of your life. I think that for all of us, when we think about fiction or novels, there are so many that have made such a deep impression on our lives."

University Fundraising in FY 2017

Harvard Raised Record-High $1.28 billion in FY 2017, Topping Stanford

Fiscal Year 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year that the University has raised over $1 billion, according to data from the Council for Aid to Education.

External Candidates Hold Some Advantages in Presidential Search
Central Administration

The External Edge

Some analysts say a president from outside the University would bring a fresh point of view and might be better able to navigate federal scrutiny while wielding global clout.