Feature Stories

Russell Mittermeier
May 24, 2017
On May 24, 2017, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) awarded the Centennial Medal to four outstanding alumni whose contributions to knowledge, to their disciplines, to their colleagues, and to society have made a fundamental and lasting... Read More
Ruth Simmons
May 2, 2017
Ruth Simmons, PHD ’73, became the first African-American president of an ivy league institution. But without the mentors who instilled in her a love of learning and desire to aim high, she may not have succeeded. You’ve said that you owe... Read More
Red Ellen bookcover
May 2, 2017
FEATURED BOOK: TRUTH TO POWER Red Ellen (Harvard University Press, 2016) is an exceptional biography of Ellen Wilkinson (1891–1947), the diminutive-but-fiery British radical. Laura Beers (PhD ’07, history) brings Wilkinson vividly to life—her... Read More