Harvard Corporation

Garber Interview
Central Administration

Interim Harvard President Alan Garber’s 100 Days of Trial By Fire

In what is perhaps the most important vote of confidence thus far, the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — has not even launched a presidential search to appoint a permanent successor. Either way, Alan M. Garber is not waiting around.

Vivan Y. Hunt and Tyler Jacks
Central Administration

Vivian Hunt ’89 To Lead Harvard Board of Overseers During Presidential Search

Vivian Y. Hunt ’89 will be named the next president of the Board of Overseers, the University’s second highest governing body, according to a person familiar with the decision.

Professors Leave Faculty Meeting

6 New Members Elected to Harvard FAS Faculty Council

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences elected six new members to the Faculty Council, bringing new faces to a body that has had unprecedented facetime with top Harvard leadership this semester.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Endorses 5 Candidates for 2024 Board of Overseers Election

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard endorsed five candidates for this year’s Board of Overseers election, an announcement that comes three weeks before voting begins for five seats on University’s second-highest governing board.

William F. Lee
Central Administration

Former Harvard Senior Fellow William Lee ’72 Faces Ethics Complaints Over Potential Conflict of Interest with Harvard

Former Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 is facing two ethics complaints alleging his dual roles at Harvard and law firm WilmerHale created a conflict of interest, the New York Post reported Thursday.

Faculty Town Hall University Hall

Garber, Corporation Members to Hold Town Hall with Harvard Faculty

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 and members of the Harvard Corporation will hold a town hall with faculty in the University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, FAS Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced in a Tuesday meeting.

Congressional Roundtable Virginia Foxx
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Foxx Accuses Harvard of ‘Malfeasance’ Following Monday Document Submission

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, slammed Harvard’s most recent document submission as “malfeasance” and said the committee is weighing further action.

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Central Administration

2 Months After Gay’s Resignation, Harvard Has Not Announced a Presidential Search Committee

Two months after Claudine Gay’s abrupt departure from the Harvard presidency, the University seems to be in no hurry to choose her successor. Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81 has still not announced a presidential search committee to select the University’s 31st president, a delay that breaks from recent University tradition.

Marc Goodheart at the 2022 Commencement Ceremony
Central Administration

‘Keeper of the Keys’: Meet the Secretary of Harvard’s Secretive Governing Boards

Marc L. Goodheart ’81 is the most powerful person at Harvard no one has ever heard of.

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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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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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.

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Central Administration

10 Contenders for the Harvard Presidency

For the second time in two years, Harvard is searching for a new president. The Crimson spoke with Harvard alumni, professors, and donors to determine a list of 10 possible candidates for the University’s top job.

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.

Kenneth Frazier and Joseph Bae
Central Administration

Kenneth Frazier, Joseph Bae to Join Harvard Corporation Ahead of Presidential Search

Kenneth C. Frazier, former longtime CEO and chairman of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., and private equity billionaire Joseph Y. Bae ’94 will join the Harvard Corporation, the University announced Sunday afternoon.