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Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Will Integrate Climate Change Into M.D. Curriculum

In a meeting early last month, Harvard Medical School’s Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee voted unanimously to officially add climate change and health as a theme in the HMS M.D. curriculum.

Politics

Harvard Corporation Members Donated Heavily to Democrats Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

Members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, contributed more than $1.5 million in political donations to federal candidates and political action committees in 2021 and 2022. Of that number, just $12,900 went to Republican political causes.

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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.

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Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Harvard Peabody Museum Transfers Ownership of Ancestral Kayak to Alutiiq Museum as Part of Ongoing Repatriation Efforts

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology recently transferred ownership of an ancestral Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, kayak to the Alutiiq Museum, a cultural museum and tribal repository in Kodiak, Alaska.

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Alumni

Free Speech Advocate Running Outsider Campaign for Harvard Board of Overseers Will Not See Name on Ballot

Harvey A. Silverglate, a 1967 Harvard Law School graduate who is staging an outsider campaign for election to the Harvard Board of Overseers, said he will probably not meet the signature threshold to see his name on the ballot, but pledged to continue his bid with a write-in campaign.

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Central Administration

The Scholar Everyone Sought: Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay will make history on July 1, when she will become the first person of color and only the second woman to lead America’s oldest institution of higher education. But despite Gay’s historic appointment, many of her colleagues and friends say they were unsurprised by her selection to Harvard’s top post.

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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.

HGSE
HGSE

Banning ChatGPT is the “Wrong Approach,” Khan Academy Founder Says at HGSE Webinar

Khan Academy founder Salman Khan told attendees of a Harvard Graduate School of Education webinar that banning artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT in schools is the “wrong approach,” calling the service “transformative” for the future of education.

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University

Divest Harvard Alumni Demand Ban on Research Funding From Companies With Fossil Fuel Ties

A year after Harvard pledged to divest its endowment from fossil fuels, an alumni group is calling on the University to turn down research funding from companies with ties to the fossil fuel industry.

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Government

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch ’81 To Deliver MLK Lecture at Harvard in October

Former Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch ’81 will return to Harvard to deliver the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture in October, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced Monday.

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HAA

Harvard Alumni Association Nominates Candidates for Board of Overseers, Elected Directors

The Harvard Alumni Association nominating committee announced candidates for the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body — and for elected directors of the HAA Friday.

HUHS
UHS

HUHS Retires Covid-19 Self-Reporting and Contact Tracing Programs as Cambridge Cases Rise

Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the Boston area, Harvard University Health Services retired its contact tracing team and Crimson Clear application last month, drawing mixed reactions from students.

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.

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FAS

‘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.

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FAS

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.

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