A look back at Harvard’s 2022-23 academic year

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 11:48 in Mathematics & Economics

It felt like the start of a new era. Life on campus returned to being undeniably, noisily, energetically “in person.” There were still some COVID rules. But masking quickly faded as students went to classes; audiences packed performances and presentations; handshakes replaced Zoom high fives for visiting dignitaries. It was also a year of innovation in classrooms and labs, breakthroughs in science and medicine, and new initiatives in artificial intelligence and climate change. The community examined its history with slavery and began taking steps to redress our legacies with it. Changes in leadership were announced throughout the University. Here are some highlights from the 2022-23 academic year. JUNE   Larry Bacow, Harvard University’s 29th president, announced he would step down at the end of the academic year. He served 12 years as a member of the Harvard Corporation, including five as president. President Larry Bacow. File photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Jean Eric and Melanie Salata gave...

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