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Cam E. Kettles

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Central Administration

Harvard’s Academic Workers Unionized. But in a Year of Labor Ups and Downs, How Did They Win?

Harvard’s cohort of unionized student workers nearly doubled over the past year. The largest successful union — Harvard Academic Workers-United Auto workers — now represents more than 3,000 non-tenure-track faculty. Ahead of its first contract, the group is taking aim at the very structure of academic employment.

University President Drew G. Faust

‘Endangered’: Drew Faust Passionately Defends Higher Education at Harvard PBK Ceremony

Former Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust offered an impassioned defense of higher education during her Tuesday speech to Phi Beta Kappa honorees.

Penny Pritzker Exits Harvard Corporation FAS Town Hall
Central Administration

Harvard Corporation Rejects FAS Effort to Let 13 Pro-Palestine Student Protesters Graduate

The Harvard Corporation rejected an effort by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to confer degrees on 13 seniors facing disciplinary charges for participating in the pro-Palestine encampment, opening a new front in the standoff between faculty and the board.

Lawrence Summers at the IOP Close-Up
Central Administration

Summers Suggests Members of Harvard Corporation Should Resign After House Committee Report

Former Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers suggested members of the Harvard Corporation should resign in a Thursday post on X following the release of a report from the House Committee on Education and the Workforce about the University’s response to campus antisemitism.

Congressional Roundtable Virginia Foxx
Central Administration

House Education Chair Foxx Says Harvard Investigation To Continue Past Initial Report

The House Committee on Education and the Workforces’s Thursday report on Harvard’s response to antisemitism was the culmination of a months-long investigation into the University. Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) said it is also just the beginning.

Capitol Hill Through the Trees
Central Administration

5 Members of Harvard’s Antisemitism Advisory Group Threatened to Resign, House Committee Says

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce released a 42-page report Thursday morning that detailed an internal battle between former Harvard President Claudine Gay and the antisemitism advisory group she established in the wake of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

Harvard Yard Encampment Packs Up Morning of May 14
Central Administration

Garber Says He Will Encourage Involuntary Leave Reinstatement as Harvard Yard Encampment Ends

Twenty-one days after the pro-Palestine occupation of Harvard Yard began, interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 was able to do what presidents at more than 60 other universities could not: end the demonstration without the police or major concessions to the protesters.

Sun Rises over Encampment on May 13
Central Administration

As Commencement Looms, Garber and the Harvard Encampment Protesters Are Running Out of Time

The pro-Palestine protesters staging an encampment in Harvard Yard and interim University President Alan M. Garber ’76 are at a standstill — and they are both running out of time to wait the other out.

Harvard Yard Encampment in front of Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

Harvard President Garber Meets With ADL Head To Discuss Antisemitism Amid Encampment

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, met with interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 Friday morning to discuss antisemitism on campus.

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Banner on Encampment Tent

Encampment Protesters Remove Drawing of Harvard President as Devil After Backlash

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine, the unrecognized student group organizing the Harvard Yard encampment, took down a poster depicting interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 as a devil after affiliates criticized the drawing as antisemitic.

The Harvard Crimson

College Apologizes for Sending Involuntary Leave Notice to Harvard Crimson Reporter

Harvard College erroneously sent an involuntary leave of absence notice intended for members of the pro-Palestine encampment to a news reporter for The Harvard Crimson, raising questions about the University’s process for determining which students participated in the protest.

Garber Interview

Harvard President Garber Breaks Silence on Encampment, Threatens ‘Involuntary Leave’ for Protesters

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 broke his silence on the pro-Palestine encampment Monday morning in a University-wide email threatening “involuntary leave” for protesters who continued to occupy Harvard Yard.

John Harvard Statue with Keffiyah on Day 6
On Campus

Garber Is Taking a Patient Approach to the Harvard Encampment. So Far, It’s Working.

As the pro-Palestine occupation of Harvard Yard approaches the end of its second week, interim University President Alan M. Garber ’76 has adopted a policy of strategic patience to avoid the controversies facing peer institutions.

The Crimson Building

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Boycotts The Crimson Over Allegations of Anti-Palestinian Bias

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Coalition, an unrecognized pro-Palestine student group, accused The Harvard Crimson of anti-Palestinian bias in its coverage and said it would boycott the campus newspaper until May 6.

Garber Interview
Central Administration

Some Want the Harvard Corporation to Strip Garber’s Interim Tag. Is That Possible?

As interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 enjoys early success at the helm of the University, there are growing calls from some faculty and alumni to appoint Garber to the position permanently and forgo a lengthy presidential search.