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Central Administration

‘No One is Doing More’: Harvard President Alan Garber Looks To Reverse Donor Revolt

As the University prepares for a long-term downturn in giving, interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 is leading the charge to woo back disillusioned donors.

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College

Pro-Palestinian Alumni Group To Withhold Donations In Support of Harvard Yard Encampment

Pro-Palestine Harvard alumni will withhold donations from the University in solidarity with the pro-Palestine Yard encampment, alumni organizers announced in a Crimson op-ed on Thursday.

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Research

‘Deal with the Devil’: Harvard Medical School Faculty Grapple with Increased Industry Research Funding

As Harvard Medical School research increasingly leans on funding from biopharmaceutical companies to supplement government funding, many HMS researchers have embraced their financial support. Others are more wary.

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College

The Cost of Having Fun at Harvard? $200, College Administrators Say

While undergraduates can opt out of paying the Student Activities Fee, several College administrators emphasized its importance when discussing efforts to enhance student social life.

FAS CFO Kofi Ofori
FAS

Johns Hopkins Administrator Kofi Ofori Named Harvard FAS Chief Financial Officer

Kofi N. Ofori will serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, FAS Dean for Administration and Finance Scott Jordan announced Thursday.

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Central Administration

In Private, Garber Acknowledges Harvard Has a Fundraising Problem

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 has publicly pushed back against suggestions that the University is facing a fundraising crisis. But in private, Garber has struck a different tone with alumni and donors.

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Harvard Kennedy School

2 Harvard Kennedy School Insiders Emerge as Finalists in Dean Search

Harvard Kennedy School professor David J. Deming has stepped down from the HKS dean search advisory committee to become a candidate, according to two people familiar with the process.

Garber Cambridge University Visit
Central Administration

Garber Met with Alumni and Donors in London, Miami Over Spring Break

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 met with hundreds of alumni in London and Florida last week in his first international trip as president as part of ongoing efforts to project University stability and mend donor relationships.

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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.

Harvard Management Company
Fundraising

Harvard Endowment Executives Meet with Silicon Valley Investors Amid University Turmoil

Harvard Management Company executives met with leading venture capital and private equity investors in Silicon Valley last week amid investor concerns over the University’s response to the Israel-Hamas war and allegations of antisemitism on campus.

Harvard Yard University Hall

Ten Stories That Shaped 2023

In 2023, Harvard had a tumultuous year. Claudine Gay’s first semester ended amid a leadership crisis as she came under fire for her response to tensions on a campus divided by the Israel-Hamas war and faced allegations of plagiarism. Harvard’s legacy and donor preferences in admissions also faced national scrutiny following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling striking down the University’s affirmative action policy. Across campus, scandal after scandal hit parts of the University. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2023 at Harvard.

Claudine Gay
Central Administration

Harvard President Claudine Gay Planning Travel to Asia During Spring Break, First International Trip Since Assuming Office

Harvard President Claudine Gay is planning to travel to Asia in March for her first international trip since assuming office in July, she said in an interview with The Crimson earlier this month.

D. Ronald Daniel
Central Administration

D. Ronald Daniel, Former Harvard Treasurer Who Saw Endowment Quadruple During 15-Year Tenure, Dead at 93

D. Ronald Daniel, a longtime treasurer of Harvard University who saw the University’s endowment quadruple in value during his 15-year tenure, died on Dec. 16 at his home in New York City. He was 93.

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Central Administration

Major Harvard Donor Len Blavatnik to Pause Donations to Harvard, Report Says

Leonard V. Blavatnik, a billionaire philanthropist and major Harvard donor, will cease donations to the University over its handling of antisemitism on campus, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing an anonymous source.

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Fundraising

New Harvard CFO Ritu Kalra Says University Has ‘Repair Work To Do’ Amid Controversy Over Israel-Hamas Response

Harvard Chief Financial Officer Ritu Kalra acknowledged that officials tasked with fundraising have their work cut out for them as they rebuild relationships with donors dismayed by the controversy enveloping the University over its messaging on the Israel-Hamas war.

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