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Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King attended classes as a special student at Harvard in 1952 and 1953, and throughout the 1960s King returned to Harvard multiple times to lecture. But of all his visits to Harvard, perhaps the most famous took place in January 1965, when he was invited to be guest preacher at Harvard's Memorial Church. That previous October, King had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest person to receive the award. ⠀ ⠀ #MLKDay ⠀ ⠀ Photos: Harvard Archives, @harvard_library

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Snowy Cambridge this morning ❄️❄️❄️ Thanks @HarvardAlumni for this great photo!

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Due to an act of vandalism and a restoration with materials that didn't hold up over time, this 1956 painting by Mark Rothko needed careful attention after entering @harvardartmuseums' collections in 1981. Over the last year, conservator Ellen Davis has been studying and carefully restoring the painting: removing remnants of the old restoration materials, uncovering areas of original, undamaged paint, and restoring damaged areas so that the painting can once again be enjoyed by visitors.⠀ ⠀ Photo: @harvardartmuseums#ArtMeetsScience #MarkRothko #ArtConservation #HarvardArtMuseums

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People have been running the steps ever since Harvard Stadium was built, in 1903. Many of the runners arrive before dawn to get their workout in. ⠀ ⠀ Photo: Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

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Pink skies over Harvard 💞⠀ ⠀ Photo: Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

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Campus is a bit quieter these days, but we'll see students back in those seats soon! ⠀ ⠀ Photo: Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

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Olga Romanova, Mattea Mrkusic, and Michael Liu have earned international Rhodes Scholarships and will attend Oxford in the fall! ⠀ ⠀ At Harvard, Olga Romanova is concentrating in bioengineering with a secondary in global health and health policy at Harvard. “I want to explore the intersection of these fields with bioengineering to see how some of the innovation and research that is happening within the field of bioengineering is being translated into practices and policies that leave an impact on society,” she said.⠀ ⠀ Mattea Mrkusic will pursue master’s degrees in public policy and refugee and forced migration studies at Oxford. “It’s always hard to forecast the future, but there are two fields I can’t seem to shake: climate migration (migration that will occur as anthropogenic climate change worsens) and deepening democratic civic engagement,” she said. “I’d love to work for the U.N. Platform on Disaster Displacement and then head back to the Pacific region to work on climate displacement policy co-designed by Pacific and indigenous communities.”⠀ ⠀ Michael Liu has a passion for helping others, and for finding creative solutions to complex medical and societal issues. “Throughout College, one of the most rewarding things I have done is directing at the Youth to Youth Homeless Shelter, and a lot of the work I have been doing has been really focused on social advocacy and social justice,” he said. “I’m interested in understanding how early adversity and trauma affects development over time, and I’m interested in looking at this from a very interdisciplinary perspective.”⠀ ⠀ Photos by Stephanie Mitchell and Marion Marigo

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It's #NationalBirdDay! 🦅🦆🦉 These are part of the collection at the Harvard Museum of Natural History - see our story for more!

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Beautiful photo from @harvardhbs' @stevenisotel - thanks for sharing!

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Happy 2019! 🎊🎉 We hope you have a healthy and happy year ahead! ⠀ ⠀ #NewYear2019 #HappyNewYear

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Thanks for sharing 2018 with us! ❤️ #NewYearsEve #HappyNewYear #Harvard

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Some holiday Harvard cheer 🎀⠀ ⠀ #HappyHolidays⠀ ⠀ Photo: Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

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