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FAS

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.

Harvard Divinity School
Religion

Harvard Divinity School Hosts Conversation on the Presence of Enslavement in Early Christian Stories

Harvard Divinity School hosted a discussion on the presence of enslavement and enslaved people in early Christian stories at a virtual forum Monday night.

Royall House and Slave Quarters
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Pledges $500,000 Gift to Royall House and Slave Quarters

Harvard Law School announced a gift of $500,000 to the Royall House and Slave Quarters as part of a continued effort to recognize the University’s historical ties to slavery.

Commencement Crowd

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.

Sara N. Bleich
FAS Administration

Public Health Professor Sara Bleich Selected to Lead Legacy of Slavery Initiatives

Harvard School of Public Health professor Sara N. Bleich has been tapped to oversee the implementation of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery initiative as the inaugural vice provost for special projects, the University announced on Nov. 14.

Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Professors Call on Biden to Issue Posthumous Pardon for Reparations Advocate Callie House

Harvard professors and representatives from Black women’s rights organizations unveiled a petition for a posthumous presidential pardon for Callie G. House, who was described as “the foremother” of the slavery reparations movement during a press conference Wednesday.

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Central Administration

Descendants and Advocates Seek Clarity in Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Pledge

Harvard committed $100 million to reckoning with its ties to slavery, but advocates and descendants have questions about the unprecedented pledge.

Dean Khurana
College

‘An Uncomfortable Truth’: Khurana Reflects on Landmark Legacy of Slavery Report

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana lauded the importance of the University’s landmark Legacy of Slavery report in a Thursday interview.

FAS Dean Gay
FAS

Gay Outlines FAS Process for Removing Controversial Names from Spaces, Titles

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay outlined the process the FAS will adopt to consider requests to remove the names or representations of individuals from its buildings, spaces, programs, or professorships in an email to FAS affiliates Thursday.

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HLOS - Elmwood

Elmwood is located at 33 Elmwood Avenue in Cambridge.

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Mather

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Mather House, one of Harvard's 12 undergraduate Houses, opened in 1970.

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HLOS - Holyoke

Holyoke Street is located in Harvard Square.

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Leverett

HLOS - Leverett

Leverett House is the largest of Harvard's undergraduate Houses in terms of student population.

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HLOS - Dudley

The Dudley Co-Op is an undergraduate housing community at Harvard.

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