Bacow, a Michigan native, stopped through Detroit and Pontiac to make the case to locals that Harvard can positively impact their lives and neighborhoods. The trip comes at a perilous moment for higher education in America.
The former secretary of education and Harvard Basketball alumnus shared his insights about the present state of American education at the IOP Tuesday night.
University President Drew G. Faust traveled to Philadelphia over spring break to speak at Philadelphia High School for Girls about the importance of higher education.
Faust traveled to D.C. last week to meet with Democratic lawmakers about the “deep concerns” she has about reauthorization of the Higher Ed Act and immigration laws.
Harvard students and alumni, along with organizations across 11 other colleges, called for greater transparency in the use of “legacy preferences” in a Feb. 14 letter.
A "tiny" percentage of students use Advanced Standing at Harvard. But across the country at Stanford, one in five undergrads take advantage of a similar program.
Higher education experts say increased national scrutiny of sexual assault and misconduct could affect the search for Harvard's next president.
The letter claimed that universities were “ready to work with Congress in a bipartisan manner” to protect undocumented students.
Although this presidency will be his first official role at Morehouse, Business School professor David A. Thomas said he has “always had an attachment and admiration for Morehouse.”