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Harvard Extends Pay and Benefits to Employees Amid Estimated $415 Million Shortfall

Harvard will extend guaranteed pay and benefits to directly employed staff and contract workers through June 28 as it faces a $415 million shortfall this fiscal year, Harvard Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp wrote in an email to Harvard faculty and staff Tuesday morning.


Harvard Asked Its Lawyers to Review the University’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein. Here’s What They Found.

Harvard will adopt new donation guidelines as a result of its review of donations from the late billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to affiliates Friday afternoon.


‘Harvard Will Be Open for Fall 2020,’ Provost Writes, Ruling Out Delay Until Spring

Whether on campus or virtually, Harvard will resume teaching and research in fall 2020, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 wrote in a message to affiliates Monday afternoon.


Harvard Will Not 'Seek or Accept' CARES Funding

Harvard will not “seek or accept” the nearly $9 million in funds allocated to it by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, according to a Wednesday statement from University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.


Harvard Forms Presidential Committee on Sustainability

Harvard has created a “Presidential Committee on Sustainability” to advise University President Lawrence S. Bacow and other top administrators, the University announced Monday.


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University President Lawrence S. Bacow's offices are located in Massachusetts Hall.


Harvard Collaborates with Higher Education Lobbyists As Challenges Grow for Colleges and Universities

Harvard is working with higher education lobbying groups to alleviate unforeseen challenges presented by the global coronavirus pandemic, according to University Spokesperson Jason A. Newton.


Harvard Forward Endorses Alumni Association Board Candidates

Harvard Forward — an alumni organization advocating for fossil fuel divestment — endorsed six candidates running for Harvard Alumni Association Elected Directors.


Harvard Forward to Continue Campaign Online

Harvard Forward — an alumni organization advocating for the University to divest from the fossil fuel industry — will move to a “purely remote and digital campaign,” according to a Harvard Forward statement released on March 17.


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Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced in an email to Harvard affiliates Tuesday.


Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Endorses Overseers, HAA Candidates Ahead of Election

Along with 11 other alumni groups, the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard endorsed five candidates for this year’s Board of Overseers election and six candidates for the board of Harvard Alumni Association.


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The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, an alumni group focused on increasing diversity at the University, has endorsed five candidates for the Board of Overseers and six candidates vying to be Harvard Alumni Association Elected Directors.


In the Face of Harvard Forward Challengers, Alumni Association Endorses Its Own Slate of Overseers Candidates

Meet the candidates the Harvard Alumni Association endorsed for seats on the Board of Overseers: Raphael W. Bostic ’87, Katherine Collins, David H. Eun ’89, Diego A. Rodriguez, Tracy K. Smith ’94, Miki Uchida Tsusaka ’84, and Ryan M. Wise.


Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Bill Lee ’72 Says Corporation Will Continue to Meet on Schedule, Bacow Updates Him Daily

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — will continue to meet in accordance with its planned schedule, according to an email from the Corporation’s senior fellow William F. Lee ’72.


First Harvard Affiliate Tests 'Presumptive Positive' for Coronavirus

For the first time since the global coronavirus outbreak began, a Harvard affiliate has tested "presumptive positive" for the disease, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in a campus-wide email Friday evening.


In Bid to Elect Young Alumni As Overseers, Harvard Forward Enlists Older Grads

Over the past several months, the organization Harvard Forward has engaged in an ambitious bid to reshape the Board of Overseers around the issue of climate change. Recently, an unusual group has come to their aid: older alumni.


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