Harvard in the World
Harvard Forward — a group working to bring attention to climate change — is backing a slate of candidates for the Board of Overseers on a platform of fossil fuel divestment and ensuring younger alumni are represented on the University’s second highest governing body.
Harvard Medical School professor William G. Kaelin won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his research discoveries on how cells use oxygen. The prize was jointly awarded to Kaelin alongside Oxford professor Peter J. Ratcliffe and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor Gregg L. Semenza.
Harvard’s decision to sign these letters comes as Bacow has been particularly vocal in his opposition to Trump Administration immigration policies.
Newly elected Harvard Alumni Association president Alice E. Hill ’81 said she wants to bring a more international focus to the University’s alumni organization in an interview Wednesday.
In a statement released last week, Divest Harvard specifically condemned the role Brazilian agribusiness has played in the Amazon fires. The statement noted that the Harvard Management Company — the University’s investing arm — owns 300,000 hectares of land in the Brazilian Cerrado.
Harvard Kennedy School Donor Glenn Dubin Implicated in Epstein’s Alleged Sex Ring, Unsealed Filings Allege
Glenn R. Dubin was among those implicated in Jeffrey E. Epstein’s alleged underage sex trafficking ring by court records unsealed Aug. 9.
Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz is asking a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against him by Virginia Giuffre, who implicated Dershowitz in a sex ring run by billionaire Harvard donor Jeffrey E. Epstein.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Phoenix, Ariz. last Wednesday, meeting with Phoenix Mayor Katharine W. Gallego ’04 and other city officials to discuss the importance of partnerships between universities and cities. The trip is the latest in a series of stops Bacow has made across the country.
Democratic presidential candidate and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren called on Harvard to remove Arthur M. Sackler’s name from campus Wednesday, lending perhaps the most prominent voice yet to a growing chorus of public officials, families of opioid victims, and local activists pressuring Harvard to do so.
Harvard's Division of Continuing Education has partnered with eight universities from around the world to develop a shared infrastructure standard for digitally verifying academic credentials in a project called Digital Credentials announced last week.
Virginia L. Giuffre sued Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz for defamation in federal court Tuesday, claiming he falsely accused her of perjury after she implicated him in a sex ring operated by billionaire Harvard donor Jeffrey E. Epstein.
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo spoke at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Friday, arguing the African continent’s abundant natural resources should be capitalized upon to raise money for investment in Africa’s youth population.
Harvard’s ArtLab in Allston is expected to open in mid-September 2019. When finished, the 9,000 square foot space, which is designed to be carbon net-zero, will feature eight rooms for artistic use including an artist workshop and a recording studio.
‘Which Side Are You On?’: Harvard Affiliates, Cambridge Residents Condemn University Ties To Saudi Arabia
Roughly 100 Cambridge residents — including several Harvard and MIT affiliates — gathered at the Cambridge Public Library Wednesday to call on local universities to be transparent about their partnerships with financial backers in a night filled with speeches and song.
Epstein Allegedly Directed Second Woman to Have Sex with Harvard Prof. Dershowitz, Court Documents State
Court documents filed in a recently settled lawsuit against billionaire, Harvard donor, and convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein allege Epstein directed a second woman to have sex with Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz.
Epstein donated millions to the University. He funded the construction of a campus building. He cultivated cozy friendships with top Harvard brass including a former University president. And he forged close personal and professional ties to Alan M. Dershowitz.
“Harvard Works 2.0” is an eight-part portrait series on exhibition in the Science Center that highlights the work of Harvard's custodial and security staff.
Many American institutions are re-examining their ties to Saudi Arabia after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed earlier this month. Despite its long-running links to the Saudi royal family, Harvard has opted to wait out the tide of criticism.
President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela spoke at the IOP and met with Harvard affiliates from Central America as well as President Bacow Thursday.