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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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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.

Massachusetts Turnpike

U.S. Department of Transportation Rejects Funding Request for Mass. Pike Realignment Project

The Massachusetts Turnpike realignment effort in Allston has hit a temporary roadblock following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s rejection of a request from the city and state for $1.2 billion to help fund the $2 billion project.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Launches Center for Labor and Just Economy

The Center for Labor and a Just Economy, a Harvard Law School research and policy initiative focusing on worker advocacy and labor law, launched Tuesday morning in a webinar featuring panelists from the Department of Labor and National Education Association.

Faro Cafe
Harvard Square

‘A Regenerative Space’: Faro Café Lights Up the Square

Faro Café — a vibrant new coffee shop on the corner of Arrow Street — opened its doors last month, inviting passersby to step out of the cold for a hot cup of coffee.

Faro Cafe

Faro Cafe

Faro Café, a new cafe located at 5 Arrow St., opened its doors last month.

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University Finances

Harvard Corporation Approved New Voting Guidelines on Climate, Racial Equity, and Cybersecurity in 2022

Harvard’s Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility approved new voting guidelines in 2022 on climate commitments, racial equity audits, and cybersecurity, according to an annual report released Thursday.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Settles Class Action Lawsuit Demanding Partial Tuition Reimbursement

A group of students that sued Harvard for partial reimbursement of tuition after the University moved classes online due to the Covid-19 pandemic reached a settlement with the school, according to a filing by the students’ attorneys in court on Monday.

Paul Farmer

Harvard Medical School Receives $50 Million Gift Establishing Paul Farmer Collaborative

Harvard Medical School received a $50 million donation from the Cummings Foundation in support of the legacy of the late Paul E. Farmer, the school announced Tuesday.

Claudine Gay Addresses Crowd at President Announcement

‘Overjoyed’: Harvard Students Celebrate Claudine Gay’s Selection as University President

Harvard students reacted with joy and optimism to Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay’s selection as the next University president Thursday.

SEAS Dean Doyle

SEAS Dean Francis Doyle to Serve as Provost of Brown

Francis J. Doyle III, dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will step down from his post to serve as Provost of Brown University, Brown President Christina H. Paxson announced Thursday. His tenure will begin officially on July 1, 2023.

Blank Paper Protest
Harvard Square

Demonstrators Hold ‘Blank Paper’ Art Performance in Harvard Square in Solidarity with Chinese Protesters

Raising blank sheets of white paper, about a dozen people gathered in Harvard Square’s Pit Tuesday afternoon in solidarity with Chinese demonstrators protesting censorship and the country’s Covid-19 restrictions.

Blank Paper Protest

Blank Paper Protest

JPW Ethnic Studies Protest

Three Years After Harvard Tenure Denial, Lorgia García Peña Accepts Professorship at Princeton

Three years after Lorgia García Peña was denied tenure at Harvard — a decision that sparked backlash against the University’s tenure review process — the ethnic studies scholar has accepted a full professorship at Princeton University.