Announcements

Undocumented Students Criticize President Trump’s Executive Orders

February 6, 2017

As Harvard administrators spoke out against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration executive orders, the University’s undocumented students say they are pleased with Harvard’s actions—like creating a website and appointing an immigration attorney—that aim to support them.

A pudding pot for Ryan Reynolds

A pudding pot for Ryan Reynolds

February 3, 2017

He is already known as one of Hollywood’s most versatile screen stars, but Ryan Reynolds earned an offbeat claim to fame today with his visit to Harvard to collect the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2017 Man of the Year award.

The veteran actor, who earned a 2017 Golden Globe nomination as the star of the record-breaking film “Deadpool,” was the leading man in a campus visit that culminated with the presentation of his pudding pot at Farkas Hall.

Honoring the Crimson line

Honoring the Crimson line

February 3, 2017

University officials, staff, administrators, faculty, alumni, and students stood alongside alumni veterans and active servicemen and -women on Thursday evening at a Pusey Library reception for an evocative exhibition that traces the interwoven histories of two of the country’s oldest institutions: Harvard and the military.

Adding security at Harvard

Adding security at Harvard

January 31, 2017

With a recent rise in phishing, the scam efforts in which outsiders attempt to snare sensitive corporate, academic, or personal information by gaining access to computer systems through unsuspecting users, The Gazette talked with Christian Hamer, the chief information security officer for Harvard, to discuss cybersecurity at the University, and the consequences of falling for a phishing email.

Octavia Spencer named Woman of the Year

Octavia Spencer named Woman of the Year

January 20, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, has named Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer as its 2017 Woman of the Year.

The award is bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to entertainment. Established in 1951, the award has been given to many notable entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Debbie Reynolds, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Dame Helen Mirren, and most recently Kerry Washington.

The long Crimson line

The long Crimson line

January 20, 2017

For almost 250 years, the U.S. military and Harvard University have shared a deeply interwoven history. From the thousands of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have served in uniform to others who have shaped American diplomacy or scientific research, members of the Harvard community have long dedicated themselves in service to the nation’s military.

Members of the Harvard community also served in militias and local military units during the almost 150 years before the nation’s founding.

Strengthening ties among women in physics

Strengthening ties among women in physics

January 18, 2017

When Margaret Morris looks around her physics class, sometimes she is the only woman there.

Morris, a senior at Brandeis University, is living the reality for physics in the United States. At a time when women make up the majority of the country’s college students, their numbers still trail male peers in certain fields. And in some disciplines, like physics, women remain a small minority.

Last weekend, 250 physics majors gathered at Harvard to take a collective step toward a new reality.