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George Putnam Jr.
Alumni

Former University Treasurer and Founder of Harvard Management Company George Putnam Jr. Dies at 92

The great nephew of former University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell, Putnam created the Harvard Management Company — the firm that oversees the University’s multi-billion dollar endowment — and served as its first leader, which greatly influenced how universities manage their endowments.

Mayor Pete Portrait
IOP

Fifteen Minutes with Mayor Pete

FM sat down with Mayor Pete in a second-floor office at the Institute of Politics, an old haunt from his time as IOP president. We talked about his college days, “The West Wing,” and his Supreme Court-packing proposal. Today’s IOP student leaders have placed a poster behind him for the occasion that reads: “Mayors ask what youth can do.”

SEAS Sign
Student Groups

In Second Annual BRIDGE Week, Harvard SEAS Celebrates Diversity in STEM

BRIDGE Week originated as an effort by the leaders of three student organizations at SEAS to celebrate a SEAS alumnus who had contributed to engineering and advanced diversity in STEM.

Roberta Kaplan
Harvard Law School

Roberta A. Kaplan to Speak at Harvard Law School Class Day

Kaplan, who graduated from the College with a degree in History and Literature, is notable for successfully representing Edith Windsor in the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor in 2013.

University Hall
HAA

Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Selects Endorsements for Overseers, HAA Candidates

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard endorsed seven candidates in this year’s Board of Overseers election and six alumni candidates in the race for an elected director position on the board of the Harvard Alumni Association Thursday.

Tercentenary Theater Commencement 2016
Commencement

Poet Tracy Smith Elected 2019 Commencement Chief Marshal of Alumni

United States poet laureate Tracy K. Smith ’94 has been elected the 25th reunion chief marshal and will lead the 368th iteration of Harvard’s Commencement exercises, the University announced last week.

PBHA
College

Harvard Alumni Group Discusses Women’s Role in Media Depolarization

About 45 alumni, students, and community members gathered inside the Phillips Brooks House parlor room on Saturday to discuss the polarization of the media during a roundtable event hosted by the Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment.

Loeb House
HAA

Harvard Board of Overseers, Alumni Association Candidates Announced

Harvard announced the slate of candidates in contention for positions on its Board of Overseers — the University’s second highest governing board — and elected directorships in the Harvard Alumni Association Thursday.

Harvard Glee Club
College

After Forty Years, Former Harvard Choral Director Jim Marvin To Retire

Marvin, who directed the Harvard choirs from 1978 to 2010, opened his final season with the Jameson Singers choir, consisting of Harvard alumni and Boston residents, last Saturday.

The Ivy
Books

The Ivy

"The Ivy" is a young adult series about the life of a Harvard freshman. The first book was written by Lauren E. Kunze '08 when she was a senior at the College.

University Hall
Central Administration

Harvard Asks Alums to Tout School Online. PR Experts Call it 'Powerful' Strategy After Trial

Harvard said there is no link between the new initiative and the conclusion of the admissions trial. One public relations expert noted that — even if the timing is coincidental — the program is a "productive" response to the last three weeks.

University Hall
FAS

Alumnus Gifts $100 Million to Advance the Sciences

In a press release, Bacow wrote that the gift will “provide powerful momentum” for Harvard’s science initiatives.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

Harvard Admissions Dean Emails ‘Key Points’ of School’s ‘Narrative’ to Alumni Interviewers Ahead of Trial

“In case you haven’t been closely following along, I want to take this opportunity to remind you of some key points of Harvard's narrative,” Fitzsimmons wrote in a Saturday email to alumni obtained by The Crimson.

kavanaugh-HLS
Alumni

Harvard Alumni Travel to D.C. to Hand-Deliver Petition Urging Sasse to Vote ‘No’ on Kavanaugh

The two alumni — Allison A. Hill-Edgar ’94 and Melissa A. Bender ’94 — graduated from Harvard in 1994, the same year Sasse did.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Officially Dedicates New Conference Center, Klarman Hall

Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School’s latest construction project, made its debut today as a state-of-the-art convening center.

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