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Penny Pritzker '81 Welcomes Claudine Gay

How Harvard’s Presidential Search Committee Landed On Claudine Gay

The search committee, led by Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81, considered more than 600 nominations over the span of just five months, making it the shortest Harvard presidential search in almost 70 years.

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Harvard Kennedy School

More Than 100 Call for Harvard Kennedy School Dean to Resign After Decision to Oust Joan Donovan

More than 100 people signed a petition calling on Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf to resign after The Crimson reported he is forcing out online misinformation expert Joan M. Donovan from her role at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and ending her research project.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Misinformation Expert Joan Donovan Forced to Leave by Kennedy School Dean, Sources Say

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf is forcing out online misinformation expert Joan M. Donovan from her role at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and ending her research project, according to three HKS staff members with knowledge of the situation.


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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Fifty Years After Roe Decision, Harvard Radcliffe Institute Hosts Conference on Abortion in America

Hundreds gathered at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for a two-day conference about abortion rights and legislation in the United States on Thursday evening and Friday.

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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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City Politics

At First State of the City Address, Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 Promises City Planning Overhaul

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 promised to overhaul the city’s urban planning strategy and build more affordable housing during her first State of the City address on Wednesday evening.

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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.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Hundreds Call for Resignation of Harvard Kennedy School Dean Accused of Blocking Fellowship Over Israel Criticism

Hundreds of Harvard affiliates called on Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf to resign on Tuesday following accusations that he denied former Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth a fellowship over his criticism of Israel.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Former Human Rights Watch Head Says Harvard Kennedy School Dean Blocked Fellowship Over Israel Criticism

Kenneth Roth, the former executive director of Human Rights Watch, has accused Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf of blocking him from a year-long fellowship at the school over Roth’s criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

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Harvard Law School

Amid Boycott, U.S. News to Continue to Rank Harvard, Other Top Law Schools Using New Methodology

U.S. News & World Report said Monday it will include Harvard and other top law schools in their 2023-2024 rankings using a revamped methodology, even though the schools stopped cooperating with the magazine last fall.

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Joe Kennedy III to Remain on Harvard IOP Advisory Committee While Envoy to Northern Ireland

Former Massachusetts Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III will serve as special envoy to Northern Ireland, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken ’84 announced in a press statement Monday morning.

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Men's Basketball

Mass. Governor and Former Harvard Athlete Charlie Baker ’79 Selected as Next NCAA President

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 will serve as the next president of the NCAA, the association announced in a press release Thursday morning.