Harvard Administrator Armin Afsahi Appointed VP for Alumni Relations and Development at UChicago
Harvard administrator Armin Afsahi will be joining the University of Chicago, where he will serve as vice president for alumni relations and development, UChicago announced Tuesday.
Faculty Debate Changes to Language Requirement, Simultaneous Enrollment At FAS Meeting
Members of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences discussed proposed changes to Harvard’s language requirement and simultaneous enrollment policies at a virtual meeting Tuesday.
Martin Luther King III Discusses Legacy of Civil Rights Movement at FAS Diversity Event
Martin Luther King III — a civil rights advocate and the oldest son of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King — discussed the importance of love in fostering a “beloved community” during a Thursday event.
As Harvard Axes Shopping Week, Students Opt to Create Their Own
After Harvard ended shopping week last year, some students have found a workaround by enrolling in or attending several classes before settling on a schedule.
Brenda Tindal Appointed Harvard FAS Inaugural Chief Campus Curator
Brenda D. Tindal will serve as the inaugural chief campus curator for Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences starting Feb. 13, FAS Dean and University President-elect Claudine Gay wrote in an email Wednesday.
Following Walkout, Hundreds Email Harvard to Fire Harvard Professor Comaroff Over Harassment Allegations
More than 240 people have emailed top Harvard administrators to demand that the University fire John L. Comaroff — the embattled Harvard professor who returned to teaching this academic year after the school placed him on leave for violating its sexual harassment and professional conduct policies.
More than 100 Students Walk Out of Embattled Harvard Professor Comaroff’s First Class of Semester
More than 100 students walked out of embattled Harvard professor John L. Comaroff’s class Tuesday afternoon, protesting his continued presence on campus after he was placed on leave last year for violating the University’s sexual harassment policy.
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.
How Harvard’s Presidential Search Committee Landed On Claudine Gay
The search committee, led by Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81, considered more than 600 nominations over the span of just five months, making it the shortest Harvard presidential search in almost 70 years.
First on Claudine Gay’s To-Do List: Picking Four New Deans
As Gay prepares to take over in Massachusetts Hall in July 2023, she is set to face the same challenge as her predecessor of filling a leadership role that oversees a key domain of the University.
Claudine Gay Makes History as First Black Harvard President
Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay made her second historic first on Thursday when Harvard announced her selection as the University’s 30th president — the first person of color to hold the role.
Who is Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President?
Before Claudine Gay was tapped as Harvard’s first president of color Thursday, she already made her mark as a scholar and the leader of Harvard's flagship faculty.
‘A Great Day for Harvard’: Many Faculty Confident in Gay’s Appointment to Top University Post
After Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay was announced as Harvard’s 30th president Thursday afternoon, faculty members shared their optimism for her tenure, pointing to her leadership through the pandemic as evidence of her readiness for the role.
Three Years After Harvard Tenure Denial, Lorgia García Peña Accepts Professorship at Princeton
Three years after Lorgia García Peña was denied tenure at Harvard — a decision that sparked backlash against the University’s tenure review process — the ethnic studies scholar has accepted a full professorship at Princeton University.
Henry Rosovsky, Former Harvard FAS Dean, Remembered for Contributions to Undergrad Education and African American Studies
Rosovsky, who served as the dean of the FAS from 1973 to 1984, died on Nov. 11 in his home in Cambridge.