President Bacow

Unconcerned by Crowds, Bacow Says He Hopes Commencement Will Help Local Businesses

As Harvard prepares to host two Commencement ceremonies in four days this spring, University President Lawrence S. Bacow said he is unconcerned about the hordes of people who will be traveling to campus for the events.

President Bacow
Central Administration

President Bacow

University President Lawrence S. Bacow during his interview with The Crimson on Thursday.

Mass Hall in the Spring

Bacow Offers Support for Proposed DACA Reinstatement in Letter to DHS

University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter to the Department of Homeland Security calling on the DHS to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Monday.

Strikers outside Sanders
On Campus

Strike Day 3: Demonstrators Interrupt Bacow’s Parents’ Weekend Speech

More than three dozen students and supporters of the graduate student union interrupted a speech by University President Lawrence S. Bacow in Sanders Theatre Friday afternoon.

Electric Harvard Shuttle Event
Cambridge City Council

Four All-Electric Shuttles Unveiled at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The shuttles — which the University purchased in February to curb its use of fossil fuels — will replace four bio-diesel buses that comprise over 30 percent of the bus fleet at Harvard.

Lawrence S. Bacow

Bacow Hopeful Grad Student Strike Can be Avoided as Deadline Looms

Bacow said in an interview Wednesday the University has collaborated with the graduate student union and plans to continue negotiating.

Brattle Theatre

Documentary on Harvard Daguerreotypes Lawsuit Premieres as Court Hearing Looms

A documentary on a Black woman trying to reclaim her family’s history by suing Harvard University over its possession of photographs depicting her enslaved ancestors premiered Friday at a Harvard Square movie theater.

Lawrence S. Bacow
City Politics

Bacow Defends Harvard’s Engagement in Allston as Residents, Officials Criticize Development Plans

University President Lawrence S. Bacow on Tuesday defended Harvard’s engagement with residents and officials in Allston, where the school has received forceful pushback from elected leaders and civic organizations about its development plans in the area.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Bacow Insists Harvard’s Move to End Fossil Fuel Investments is ‘Consistent’ with Past Positions

When University President Lawrence S. Bacow said earlier this month that Harvard would move to end its investments in the fossil fuel industry, the activists who had been pushing him to do so for years celebrated the news as a seismic shift.

Loeb House
Harvard Corporation

Loeb House

The University's highest governing body — the Harvard Corporation — conducts its business in Loeb House.

9/11 Memorial Event
On Campus

Harvard Affiliates with Military Backgrounds Honor 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Harvard affiliates with military backgrounds came together Saturday to honor the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 at a barbeque hosted on the lawn of Harvard Business School that included remarks from University President Lawrence S. Bacow.

Divest Rally
University Finances

Harvard Will Move to Divest its Endowment from Fossil Fuels

Following years of public pressure, Harvard said Thursday that it would allow its remaining investments in the fossil fuel industry to expire, meaning that it will eventually divest from the sector.

Central Administration

Harvard, MIT To Sell Online Learning Platform edX to Tech Startup

Harvard University and MIT will sell edX — a virtual learning initiative launched jointly by the two schools in 2012 to expand education access — to the Maryland-based tech startup 2U, Inc., the schools announced Tuesday morning.

Bacow Inauguration
Central Administration

Bacow’s First Three Years ‘Colored by the Pandemic’

Three years into his term, University President Lawrence S. Bacow has weathered the worst of a pandemic and a fraught political climate for higher education under former President Donald Trump.

Massachusetts Hall

Bacow Made $1.2 Million During First Full Year of Presidency, Financial Disclosures Show

University President Lawrence S. Bacow earned $1,224,889 in 2019, his first full year as Harvard’s president, according to financial documents filed by the University earlier this month.