Central Administration

SEIU No Layoffs Rally 4
On Campus

On Eve of Pay Cuts, Unions Urge Harvard to Extend Paid Leave For Contracted Workers

More than 30 Harvard workers and supporters called for contracted employees idled by the pandemic to receive paid leave in the spring during a socially-distanced rally in Harvard Yard Thursday.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
Central Administration

Harvard Will Not Apply For Federal Aid From Second Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Harvard will not apply for federal aid from the latest Congressional Covid-19 stimulus package, University spokesperson Jason A. Newton wrote in a statement Monday.

Enos in His Office

Government Professor Calls on Harvard to Adopt ‘Minimum Standards’ for Affiliation Following Capitol Riots

Harvard Government professor Ryan D. Enos called on the University to adopt “minimum standards” for affiliation with Harvard that “include supporting free elections and not encouraging violence” in a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow on Sunday.

River Houses on the Charles
Student Life

College Moves Forward with Spring Semester Plans Despite Covid-19 Surge

Amid skyrocketing nationwide case counts of Covid-19, Harvard administrators announced Monday that the College is cautiously moving forward with welcoming increased numbers of students back to campus for the spring semester.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Harvard Alumni Association Committee Announces Nominees for Board of Overseers and Elected Directors

Harvard announced the candidates nominated for positions on the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body — and for elected directorships in the Harvard Alumni Association on Tuesday.

Janitor Worker Safety Update
Central Administration

Harvard Custodians Ratify One-Year Contract with University, Push to Protect Contracted Employees from Layoffs

Custodians at Harvard ratified a year-long contract with the University last Friday that guarantees health benefits and a one-time bonus, but does not protect contracted custodians from impending layoffs.

Mass Hall
Central Administration

Harvard Will Net Nearly $7 Million From Latest Stimulus Package, per Report

Harvard is set to receive nearly $7 million in aid from the latest Congressional stimulus package, according to an analysis published Thursday by the American Council on Education, a higher education interest group.

University Hall
Central Administration

‘An Incomprehensible Spectacle’: Harvard Leaders Denounce Capitol Hill Riot

The storming of the U.S. Capitol building by a pro-Trump mob Wednesday drew shock, anger, and horror from Harvard University administrators, who called for a renewed commitment to truth and democracy.

Empty Campus 2020

Ten Stories That Shaped 2020

The past twelve months were a year like no other for Harvard and the world. Under the backdrop of a once-in-a-century pandemic, students took classes from all over the globe, while pushing for social change at the University and on the political stage. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined 2020 at Harvard.

Central Administration

HUPD Deputy Chief of Operations to Take Over as Harvard's Interim Chief of Police

Harvard University Police Department Deputy Chief of Operations Denis Downing will take over as Harvard’s interim chief of police on Jan. 1 as the nationwide search for a new department leader continues.

Harvard Graduate Students Union
Central Administration

Grad Union Files Grievance Over Exclusion of Population Health Sciences Students

Harvard’s graduate student union filed a grievance against the University and met with administrators earlier this month in response to Harvard’s decision to exclude 108 students in Population Health Sciences from the union’s bargaining unit.

Divest Occupies UHall
Central Administration

Divestment Movement Wins Some, Loses Some

Harvard’s long-lived divestment movement this year gained powerful allies among the faculty and placed supporters in the upper echelons of University leadership, but its ultimate goal pushing the University to completely divest from fossil fuel companies remains unfulfilled.

Bacow Letter to Washington
Central Administration

Trump and Harvard Spar Over Immigration, Relief Funding

Policies enacted by the Trump administration during the coronavirus pandemic brought tensions between the administration and Harvard to a head, culminating in a lawsuit Harvard filed against the federal government in July.

HUPD at Quad Formal
Central Administration

Racism Exposed in Harvard's Police Force

Criticisms of HUPD in 2020 coincided with a national reckoning on systematic racism in policing that erupted during the summer.

Freshman Divest Rally 2
Central Administration

Divest Student Activists Meet with Bacow, Harvard Corporation Committee for First Time in More Than a Year

Five representatives of Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard met with University President Lawrence S. Bacow and several members of the Harvard Corporation in a closed-door meeting last week.