Bacow and Romney
Central Administration

Bacow Maintains Long-Standing Lobbying Priorities During Return to D.C.

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.

Central Administration

Bacow Defends Harvard Against Claims of Elitism in D.C. Panel

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.

Kenneth I. Chenault
Drew Faust

Faust, Bacow Honor Corporation Member Featured in PBS Special

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.

School of Public Health

Bacow Talks Leadership and Higher Education at Harvard School of Public Health

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.

Harvard Yard

Ten Stories That Shaped 2018

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.

Bacow Inauguration

Harvard President Bacow Opposes Provisions of DeVos’s Proposed Title IX Rules

University President Lawrence S. Bacow reiterated Harvard’s commitment to respond to new proposed federal Title IX rules.

Lawrence Bacow

Harvard Presidents Have Long Opposed Fossil Fuel Divestment. Bacow Offers A New Reason Why.

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 Facing Many Lawsuits
Central Administration

Bacow Says Harvard Ready to Face Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Harvard is currently facing a plethora of lawsuits, some against its admissions policies and some challenging its single-gender social group sanctions.

Picture of Bacow at Inauguration

Bacow Responds to DeVos's Proposed Title IX Rules, Releases Policy Report

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.

President Bacow Lights Menorah

President Bacow Lights Menorah

President Bacow helps light a large menorah in front of Widener Library during Harvard Chabad’s annual Grand Menorah Lighting Tuesday evening.

Bacow in San Diego
Central Administration

Bacow in San Diego

Yvonne Campos, a law school alum, mediates a discussion with President Bacow at the Harvard Alumni event at the San Diego Museum of Art.

Bacow in San Diego
Central Administration

Bacow Visits San Diego as Part of Cross-Country Pitch for Higher Education

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.

Bacow in Allston

Allston Ed Portal Bridges Town-Gown Gap

This was Bacow’s first visit to the Ed Portal, where he spent roughly 30 minutes greeting mentors and mentees. Mentees excitedly showed Bacow around their science lab.

Capitol Building

A Mass. Democrat’s Ascent in Congress May Not Bring the Endowment Tax Repeal Harvard is Hoping For

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.

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News Analysis: How President Bacow Decides When to Speak Out — And When to Remain Silent

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.