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Cara J. Chang

Crimson staff writer Cara J. Chang can be reached at cara.chang@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @CaraChang20.

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Harvard Presidential Search Committee Names Faculty, Staff Advisory Panels

A month into the hunt for Harvard’s 30th leader, the school’s presidential search committee made its first public move on Thursday, unveiling the membership of faculty and staff advisory panels that will provide input during the selection process.

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University

Harvard Unveils Search Committee to Select 30th President

Twelve members of the Harvard Corporation and three members of the school’s Board of Overseers will make up the committee tasked with finding Harvard’s 30th president in a search process that publicly kicked off Thursday.

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow
Breaking News

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow to Step Down in June 2023

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow will step down in June 2023 after just five years in office, ending a pandemic-stricken tenure in which he oversaw a radical transformation of the University’s operations due to Covid-19 and steered the school through the political turmoil of the end of the Trump era.

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HAA

Bacow is the Fourth Top Harvard Leader Set to Depart by Mid-2023

University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s announcement on Wednesday that he will step down in June 2023 marks the latest in a string of departures from Harvard’s top leadership.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Museums

Harvard Holds Human Remains of 19 Likely Enslaved Individuals, Thousands of Native Americans, Draft Report Says

Harvard University holds the human remains of at least 19 individuals who were likely enslaved and almost 7,000 Native Americans — collections that represent “the University’s engagement and complicity” with slavery and colonialism, according to a draft University report obtained by The Crimson.

Ashton Kutcher's Address to the Class of 2020
College

‘You Are the People I Admire’: Ashton Kutcher Calls for Hope Amid Adversity at Class of 2020 Dinner

Actor Ashton Kutcher addressed members of the Class of 2020 at their Class Day dinner Saturday night, telling them they allowed him to maintain hope amid adversities.

University AAPI/APIDA Affinity Celebration
Commencement 2022

University AAPI/APIDA Affinity Celebration

Thousands of graduates received multicolor stoles during University-wide affinity group graduation ceremonies on Tuesday.

University Black Graduation
Commencement 2022

University Black Graduation

Thousands of graduates received multicolor stoles during University-wide affinity group graduation ceremonies on Tuesday.

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A New Chapter for the Oldest Corporation

The departure of William F. Lee ’72 will bring a new era for the Harvard Corporation. As he exits, the body has turned to a starkly different figure to fill his shoes: Penny S. Pritzker ’81, who brings deep ties to Washington’s most powerful players and a net worth of more than $3 billion.

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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.

Loeb House Through the Ages
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Loeb House Through the Ages

Mather House Residents Walk to Commencement
Commencement

New Zealand PM Tells Harvard Graduates to Protect Democracy, Takes Aim at Big Tech in Commencement Address

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on graduates in Harvard’s Class of 2022 to pursue “genuine debate and dialogue” in order to protect democracy in an address at the University’s 371st Commencement on Thursday, taking aim at the role big technology has played in political discourse.

Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow
Endowment

Bacow Presses Lawmakers on University Endowment Tax, Foreign Funding Disclosures During Trip to Washington

Last week University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby against taxes on large university endowments and tightened federal regulations for foreign funding disclosures.

Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

Harvard Executive Vice President Katie Lapp To Step Down

Harvard University Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp will step down from her post this summer after more than a decade overseeing the University’s campus services, finances, and administration.

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University

Paul L. Choi to Lead Harvard Board of Overseers

Paul L. Choi ’86, a lawyer with expertise in corporate governance, will serve as the president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for the next year, the University announced Monday. Leslie P. Tolbert ’73, a neuroscience professor, will serve as vice president.

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