PORTRAITS OF HARVARD
Vincent Brown is Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies. He directs the History Design Studio and teaches courses in Atlantic history, African diaspora studies, and the history of slavery in the Americas.
Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an adjunct professor of psychology and senior director of Project Zero.
Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values Jane Mansbridge is a world-renowned scholar of democracy and political leadership and the 2018 Johan Skytte Prize Winner.
Assistant Professor of English and of African and African American Studies Jesse McCarthy teachesa lecture course, “Introduction to Black Poetry,” which introduces students to a black poetic tradition that traces from Phillis Wheatley and Jupiter Hammon up to the present, to poets like Morgan Parker and Terrance Hayes.
Beatrice Lindstrom is a Clinical Instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic and the Supervising Attorney of Advocates for Human Rights. Her work focuses on accountability of transnational actors, obligations of international organizations, and access to remedies.
Vincent Brown (clockwise from top left), Howard Gardner, Jane Mansbridge, Jesse McCarthy, and Beatrice Lindstrom.
Stephen Greenblatt — winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern” — teaches in the Department of English at Harvard University.
A Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor Joseph Nye, known for coining the term “soft power,” was dean of Harvard Kennedy School from 1995 to 2004.
Pamela Silver, the Elliot T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, strolls through Arnold Arboretum.
The distinguished journalist and author, political commentator, and longtime op-ed columnist E.J. Dionne taught and lectured as the William H. Bloomberg Visiting Professor at Harvard Divinity School.
Harvard Professors Stephen Greenblatt, (clockwise from left), Joseph Nye, Pamela Silver, and E.J. Dionne.
How I wrote my
Students recount the agony and the ecstasy
Late nights. Discarded drafts. That one great idea. Most high school seniors would agree that the admissions essay is the hardest part of a college application. The Gazette asked first-year students to reflect on theirs — the writing, the inspiration, the hand-wringing — and the lessons learned.