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Michelle G. Kurilla

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Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Advises Students to ‘Think About Calling In, Versus Calling Out’

Harvard’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sherri A. Charleston said she encourages students to engage in dialogue across difference.

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Central Administration

Charleston Outlines Her Approach to Serving as Harvard’s First Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Sherri A. Charleston — the University’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer — discussed the importance of “concrete objectives” in improving equity issues at Harvard in an interview.

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HLS, HSPH, GSD, HDS, and Radcliffe Institute to Stay Virtual in Spring 2021

Harvard Law School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Divinity School, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study will continue to hold their instruction and programming online next semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IOP

Bacow and David Rubenstein Discuss the Value of ‘Incremental Change’ at IOP

University President Lawrence S. Bacow discussed the value of incremental change to address complex issues in a virtual forum at the Institute of Politics Monday.

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Central Administration

HR Head Encourages 'Scheduling Flexibility' for Harvard Staff on Election Day

Harvard Vice President for Human Resources Marilyn Hausammann wrote to administrators Friday to ensure managers provide “scheduling flexibility” to enable staff members to vote.

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Students Petition Bacow for University Holiday on Election Day

More than 600 signatories have endorsed a petition that calls on University President Lawrence S. Bacow to designate Election Day — Nov. 3 — a University holiday.

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Politics

As Election Looms, Experts Say Stakes Are High for Harvard and Higher Ed

With just three weeks before Election Day, experts say much is at stake for Harvard in the outcome of the contest between President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Central Administration

President Bacow Lobbied Congress on Visa Protections for International Students

University President Lawrence S. Bacow lobbied Congress for more lenient visa policies for international students forced to take online courses amidst the pandemic.

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Central Administration

‘There Could Be Nothing More Democratic,’ Bacow Says In Defense of Overseers Election Process

University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended recent changes to the composition of the Board of Overseers — Harvard’s second-highest governing body — in an interview with The Crimson on Friday.

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Central Administration

Bacow Says Harvard Has Incurred ‘Significant’ COVID Costs, Including Tens of Millions for Tests

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said Harvard’s expenditures related to the pandemic have been “significant” — including “tens of millions of dollars” in COVID-19 testing alone — in an interview with The Crimson Friday.

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Alumni

‘Crucial’ or ‘Contemptible’? Alumni Split on Change to Board of Overseers

Some Harvard alumni said they see recent changes to the composition of the Board of Overseers as a rebuke of the democratic spirit of the Overseers elections, while others see the nominating process as a necessary safeguard against special interests.

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Alumni

Harvard Forward 'Alarmed’ by Change to Board of Overseers Election Policy

Three weeks ago, leaders of the alumni group Harvard Forward were “thrilled.” After months of petitioning and campaigning, they had elected three candidates to Harvard’s Board of Overseers, its second-highest governing body.

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Alumni

Philanthropist Richard A. Smith, Who Was ‘Deeply Devoted to Harvard,’ Dies at 95

To most at Harvard, Richard A. Smith ’46 is perhaps best known for what former University President Drew G. Faust called his “last gift” to the University: the donation that enabled the redesign and renovation of what is now the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center. But his generosity to Harvard extended well beyond just the edifice that sits as a primary hub for student gatherings.

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How to Say Goodbye

When I left home for the first time, I tried to imagine what it would be like for my younger sister. The bedroom down the hall is suddenly quiet. A pair of running shoes rests by the front door, unmoved. Drives to school, once hastened by Taylor Swift’s entire discography, feel strangely quiet without company. But the truth is, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t comprehend what it meant to be the one left behind — until now.

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Alumni

Harvard to Limit Number of Petition Candidates Allowed to Serve on Board of Overseers to Six

The Harvard Corporation and Board of Overseers approved recommendations that will limit the number of members of the Board of Overseers who are nominated by petition to six out of 30 seats at any given time.

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