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Jasper G. Goodman
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University President Lawrence S. Bacow on Tuesday defended Harvard’s engagement with residents and officials in Allston, where the school has received forceful pushback from elected leaders and civic organizations about its development plans in the area.
When University President Lawrence S. Bacow said earlier this month that Harvard would move to end its investments in the fossil fuel industry, the activists who had been pushing him to do so for years celebrated the news as a seismic shift.
Despite an initial spike in cases on campus, Bacow said in an interview Tuesday he was “very pleased” with adherence to indoor mask requirements, noting the University has avoided any severe outbreaks.
Following years of public pressure, Harvard said Thursday that it would allow its remaining investments in the fossil fuel industry to expire, meaning that it will eventually divest from the sector.
Jim Stock, Longtime Economics Professor, to Serve as First Harvard Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability
Harvard announced Tuesday it would create a new vice provost position to oversee its efforts related to climate change and sustainability and appointed Harvard economics professor James H. Stock to the role.
Harvard University and MIT will sell edX — a virtual learning initiative launched jointly by the two schools in 2012 to expand education access — to the Maryland-based tech startup 2U, Inc., the schools announced Tuesday morning.
Harvard announced Wednesday that Manuel Cuevas-Trisán will take over as the University’s vice president of human resources following the departure of several high-profile administrators, including the school’s HR head.
Bacow Confers 1,292 College Degrees in Harvard’s Second Virtual Graduation; Speaker Ruth Simmons Urges Grads to ‘Be a Force for Inclusion’
Harvard awarded 2,440 degrees across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at its second consecutive virtual Commencement ceremony Thursday, including 1,292 degrees to the College’s Class of 2021.
Harvard alumni elected five new members to the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body — including one candidate backed by the climate action and racial justice campaign Harvard Forward.
Three years into his term, University President Lawrence S. Bacow has weathered the worst of a pandemic and a fraught political climate for higher education under former President Donald Trump.
“It was definitely hectic. But in my heart, I knew I was going the whole time.”
Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Bill Lee Lauds ‘Really Positive’ Fundraising Year Despite Pandemic
Harvard Corporation senior fellow William F. Lee ’72 said in an interview Wednesday that the University expects high fundraising returns by the end of the fiscal year despite challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow said Harvard has been “putting processes in place” to improve its procedures for vetting University leadership candidates after an external review found a Government professor was repeatedly promoted despite a record of sexual harassment.
Harvard University will require that all students receive a Covid-19 vaccine to live on-campus during the fall term, the school announced Wednesday.
Fully vaccinated Harvard affiliates will be able to conduct University-related domestic travel and international travel to certain countries beginning on May 15, the school announced Friday.