Retrospection

Merrick Garland Portrait
Retrospection

Merrick Garland Portrait

Merrick Garland Portrait
Retrospection

Harvard Yard to the Rose Garden: Merrick Garland's College Days

As a pre-med freshman, Merrick B. Garland ’74 likely did not see himself going to law school, let alone standing at the side of the United States President in 2016 as the most recent nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Memorial Church: A Retrospection
Retrospection

Memorial Church: A Retrospection

Memorial Church on a spring afternoon.

Memorial Church: A Retrospection
College

Shifting Services

Later in the 17th century, the college held prayer gatherings for the entire student body, led by the president and his close affiliates.

Rustication
Retrospection

Rustication

Rustication
College

Retrospection: Rustication

Draper was already a likely candidate for banishment to the countryside

Charles Eliot
Retrospection

Charles Eliot

Radcliffe Yard
Radcliffe Institute

Sister Act

Seventh Sister magazine set out to accomplish three main goals: to discuss events and issues of interest to women; to provide space for open and wide participation among the different student groups on campus; and to create a collaborative environment where women could learn the inner workings of running a newspaper.

Charles Eliot
Eliot

The End of the Tour: Eliot and the American South

One paper in the North questioned whether Eliot had "reached the period of senility." Another suggested that his resignation could not have come soon enough.

Basketball Court
Retrospection

Basketball Court

Basketball Court
Harvard Law School

The Highest Court in the Building

The Law School’s Hemenway Gymnasium has been graced by law school legends ranging from Barack Obama to Ted Cruz.

College

The Missing Buildings of Harvard Yard

It’s hard to imagine the hub of Harvard’s campus without the beautiful red-brick colonial structures (and Canaday, I guess) we recognize today, but things weren’t always this way.

College

A Little Racist Knife: The AAA Challenges the Pudding

​As dusk descended on the Ides of March, 1980, Michael T. Hsieh ’80 distributed leaflets outside the neo-Georgian façade of the New College Theater, now known as Farkas Hall. He and other members of Harvard’s Asian-American Association gathered to protest the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ use of a perceived racist character, Edgar Foo Yung, in their 1980 production, “A Little Knife Music.”

College

A Look Inside: Warren House

​On the outskirts of Harvard Yard lies an incongruous yellow house. Lacking the domineering sophistication of the Faculty Club and the Barker Center’s frenetic influx of students, the yellow farmhouse is comparatively modest, with nothing but a small placard on the door to inform you that you are inside Warren House. ​

Retrospection

Retrospection: Professor Eugene Rochow

Before Powerpoint and Keynote appropriated the term “slide” to the flashy, digital rectangles that we dread in Monday morning lecture, slides were actual panes made out of plastic and glass. Professors would insert them into a slide projector and give their lectures.