University President Lawrence S. Bacow returned to Washington, D.C., for the second time during his presidency to lobby federal lawmakers and a White House staffer to increase research funding, bolster immigration protections, and avoid another government shutdown on Thursday.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow discussed the challenges higher education institutions face and defended Harvard’s leading role among colleges and universities at an American Enterprise Institute and Brookings Institution panel Thursday.
Harvard Corporation member and former CEO of American Express Kenneth I. Chenault was featured in a PBS and The HistoryMakers special that featured commentary from University President Lawrence S. Bacow and former University President Drew G. Faust.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow offered advice on leadership and defended the importance of a liberal arts education at a talk with Harvard School of Public Health Dean Michelle A. Williams on Wednesday.
2018 was a momentous year for Harvard. As the University welcomed its 29th president Lawrence S. Bacow, it struggled with numerous challenges including lawsuits alleging discrimination, accusations of sexual harassment levied at prominent affiliates, and an "unprecedented" endowment tax. As the year comes to an end, The Crimson examines the ten stories that most defined 2018.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow reiterated Harvard’s commitment to respond to new proposed federal Title IX rules.
In an interview last week, President Bacow broke from his predecessor to offer up a new line of argument for sticking to the status quo: not only is divesting to compel change improper, he said, but it is also impractical and ineffective.
Harvard is currently facing a plethora of lawsuits, some against its admissions policies and some challenging its single-gender social group sanctions.
President Bacow released a long-awaited report reviewing the University's Title IX policies and addressed concerns over how Harvard will adapt its guidelines to proposed government rules in an email to students Thursday.
The trip is one of several that Bacow has taken in recent months. After he was appointed last February, he pledged to reach out to all parts of the country to address critiques that Harvard caters to coastal elites.
Even after the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives in this month’s midterm elections, Harvard may still contend with a tax on its multibillion dollar endowment for years to come.
As national political divisions deepen and create fissures on campus, Bacow is following in his predecessor’s footsteps, occasionally taking stands but largely keeping quiet.