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Institutional Neutrality
Central Administration

‘This Has to Stop’: Harvard Set to Consider Institutional Neutrality

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 is expected to announce a working group that will consider a policy of institutional neutrality, a move that comes just months after the University became embroiled in controversy over its response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

Dean Claudine Gay Speaks at Class of 2023 Commencement
Central Administration

Harvard Corporation Did Not Review Claudine Gay’s Scholarship in Presidential Search

The search committee favored Claudine Gay’s administrative expertise, passing over two internal candidates who boasted both administrative experience and far more extensive scholarship credentials: Tomiko Brown-Nagin and John F. Manning ’82.

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Central Administration

Harvard President Garber, Corporation Condemn Antisemitic Image Posted by Pro-Palestine Groups

Interim President Alan M. Garber ’76 fiercely condemned an antisemitic image posted by two pro-Palestine student groups in a Tuesday evening message to Harvard affiliates.

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As Harvard Warns of Disciplinary Action, Pro-Palestine Groups Apologize for Antisemitic Image

Amid fierce backlash for publishing an antisemitic image in an Instagram post on Sunday, two pro-Palestine student groups issued an apology Monday afternoon.

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‘And Then The Politics Came Into It’: Evolving Jewish Community Spaces at Harvard

While political tensions are pervasive to many, and dictate the actions of some, many Jewish students have remained united by the recognition of a common identity with some of those they disagree with, and an aspiration for mutual understanding.

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Central Administration

House Committee Subpoenas Harvard Leadership

House Republicans subpoenaed three top Harvard officials on Friday, demanding internal documents and communications for an investigation into the University’s handling of antisemitism on campus.

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Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Lecturer Alleges Dean Elmendorf Mishandled Investigation Into Charges of Antisemitism

After Harvard Kennedy School professor Marshall L. Ganz ’64 faced allegations of antisemitism from three Israeli students, HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf opened an investigation — a process that Elmendorf mishandled, Ganz alleged in an interview on Friday.

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Anonymous Posters, Vandalism Spur Tensions on Harvard’s Campus

The appearance of antisemitic and anti-Palestinian posters on Harvard’s campus and a string of poster vandalisms have caused further controversy on a campus already divided since Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

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Student Groups

Nearly 200 Harvard Students Hold ‘Die-In’ Protesting Airstrikes on Rafah

Nearly 200 students gathered on Widener steps to stage a “die-in” demanding that Harvard disclose and divest its financial ties to “companies complicit in human rights abuses towards Palestinians” on Monday afternoon.

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Harvard Hasn’t Announced Its New Head Football Coach. The Hiring Is Already Under Fire.

Andrew Aurich, a tight ends coach at Rutgers University, is expected to be announced as Harvard football head coach next week. But in interviews with The Crimson, 10 players and alumni said they were upset with the search process, with some privately lobbying Athletics Director Erin McDermott to make a last-minute reversal and not proceed with Aurich’s hiring.

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Craft or Commodity? The ‘Paradox’ of High School Creative Writing Competitions

Creative writing contests aim to promote self expression and foster a new generation of artists. But does turning creative writing into a competition for admissions erode its artistic purpose?

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Central Administration

Harvard President Alan Garber’s Rocky Path Ahead

The tenure of interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber '76 will likely be one of the most consequential for the University in recent history as he looks to heal a deeply divided campus. The longtime administrator has insisted that he is up for the challenge.

Rep. Virginia A. Foxx at Congressional Hearing
Central Administration

House Committee Issues Final Warning to Harvard, Threatens Subpoena Over Investigation Submission

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce issued a final warning on Wednesday for Harvard to fully comply with its request for documents and communications related to its investigation into antisemitism on campus.

Listen Up

Andrew Aurich, Tight Ends Coach at Rutgers, to Serve as Next Harvard Football Head Coach

Andrew Aurich, a tight ends coach at Rutgers University, will serve as Harvard football’s next head coach, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.

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Central Administration

Ed. Department Investigating Harvard After Anti-Palestinian Discrimination Complaint

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights launched an investigation into Harvard on Tuesday, one week after a group of students filed a complaint alleging the University failed to protect them from anti-Palestinian, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab harassment and intimidation.