By creating a 3D map of the Milky Way, astronomer João Alves, whose fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study was made possible through a planned gift, made a discovery that overturned the common conception of how stars are born and compelled scientists to rethink the framework of our galaxy.
Doris Cole AB ’59, MArch ’63 and the late Harold Goyette MArch ’54 shared love and also modeled gender equity in their architectural careers, choosing to support it through their shared Cambridge-based firm and through gifts to the Frances Loeb Library at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD).
Lawrence D. Bobo, dean of social science and W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard, discusses police killings of African Americans, the forces underlying racial bigotry and violence, and why he sees signs of hope.
Moitri Chowdhury Savard ’93 plans for retirement through a Harvard deferred charitable gift annuity (DGA). For Savard, it’s a practical decision to support her family and another way to give back to an interest close to her heart: public service.
Bill '60 and Carole Markus established a bequest to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences early on in their marriage, which is going on 57½ years. They like knowing that their planned bequest, which is largely unrestricted, will complement gifts they’ve made for House Renewal and financial aid in honor of Bill’s reunions.
Due to the temporary suspension of construction work related to the coronavirus public health emergency, Harvard has delayed the formal opening of the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston until early 2021.
The University has made the Harvard Square Hotel available to house medical personnel and first responders—one of many ways Harvard faculty, students, researchers, and staff are supporting the local response to the pandemic.