The Scholar Everyone Sought: Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President
Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay will make history on July 1, when she will become the first person of color and only the second woman to lead America’s oldest institution of higher education. But despite Gay’s historic appointment, many of her colleagues and friends say they were unsurprised by her selection to Harvard’s top post.
Ex-Provost, Harvard Corporation Member Will Investigate Stanford President’s Scientific Misconduct Allegations
A Harvard Corporation member and a former Harvard provost will help investigate Stanford’s president for potential academic misconduct in journal articles he co-authored, a Stanford special committee announced last week.
Ten Stories That Shaped 2022
In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.
Sean Caron Promoted to Vice President for Harvard’s Campus Services
Sean Caron, managing director of Harvard Real Estate, will serve as the new vice president for campus services, the University announced Tuesday.
Harvard Facing Rising Expenses Due to Inflation, University CFO Says
Harvard Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister said in an interview Wednesday the University is now facing rising costs “across the board” as the school’s expenses are “bouncing back.”
Harvard CFO Thomas Hollister To Retire in June 2023
Harvard Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister will step down and retire at the end of the academic year after eight years serving in the role.
Missing from Harvard’s Annual Endowment Report This Year: Underlying Data
Each fall, Harvard releases an annual financial report that provides insights into the University’s budget and investment strategy. For years, the endowment section of the report looked largely the same, with data on HMC’s targets, as well as returns across asset categories. But this fall, it abandoned the longtime practice of disclosing investment performance by asset class.
Harvard Kennedy School Unveils Plaza Dedicated to Former Dean Graham T. Allison ’62
Current and former Harvard Kennedy School leaders gathered Tuesday afternoon to dedicate a plaza on the school’s campus in honor of former HKS Dean Graham T. Allison ’62.
Khurana Praises Bacow’s Time as Harvard President
Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana praised the tenure of University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who is set to step down in June, and called Bacow a “great friend of Harvard College."
Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Harvard Affirmative Action Case on Oct. 31
The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next month in a high-stakes affirmative action lawsuit brought against Harvard that could end race-conscious college admissions in the United States.
How Harvard Picks Its Presidents
As Harvard gears up to select its 30th president, here’s what you need to know about the search process, timing, and criteria.
30,000 Chairs: Planning Harvard’s Triple Commencement
On Thursday, thousands of students, family members, and friends inundated Harvard Yard for the Class of 2022’s Commencement. On Sunday, tens of thousands more will do the same in celebration of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. An occasion of this magnitude demanded careful preparation, administrators say.
Descendants and Advocates Seek Clarity in Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Pledge
Harvard committed $100 million to reckoning with its ties to slavery, but advocates and descendants have questions about the unprecedented pledge.
‘I Had to Speak’: Harvard Affiliates Decry War in Ukraine Amid Disappointment in University Response
Harvard affiliates with close ties to Ukraine or Russia were determined to support Ukraine following the February invasion by Russia. But their drive to speak out against the invasion has been coupled with growing disappointment in Harvard, which some students say has fallen short of its promises to support affected affiliates.
Harvard Executive Vice President Katie Lapp To Step Down
Harvard University Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp will step down from her post this summer after more than a decade overseeing the University’s campus services, finances, and administration.