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President Bacow Takes Office

Considered to be the man for the moment with his decades of experience in higher education, Bacow takes charge at a time when Harvard finds itself subject to a slew of of lawsuits, a new endowment tax imposed by D.C. lawmakers, and criticism that the University only caters to America’s elite.

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.

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Drew Faust

With Home-Cooked Salmon, The Bacow Era Begins

The reins to the nation’s oldest university changed hands Sunday over plates of salmon — grilled by Harvard's 29th president Lawrence S. Bacow for its 28th, Drew G. Faust.

Q&A with Harvard President-elect Lawrence Bacow
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Q&A with Harvard President-elect Lawrence Bacow

Breaking Down the Search for Harvard's Next President
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Breaking Down the Search for Harvard's Next President

Lawrence Bacow to Serve as Harvard's Next President
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Lawrence Bacow to Serve as Harvard's Next President

Searching for Harvard's 29th President
University

Searching for Harvard's 29th President

Presidential Search Process Timeline
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Presidential Search Process Timeline

Tracy Palandjian
Alumni

A Woman with a Social Impact: Tracy P. Palandjian ’93

In her late 30s, Tracy P. Palandjian ’93 had an awakening—while working at a management consulting firm, she began to search for something greater than herself.

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Man for the Moment Illustration

Lee and Bacow
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Lee and Bacow

Harvard President-elect Lawrence S. Bacow and Senior Fellow of the Harvard Corporation William F. Lee '72 embrace at the press conference announcing Bacow's selection.

Lawrence Bacow
Central Administration

Bacow Inauguration Set for October

Lawrence S. Bacow, Harvard’s 29th president, will be inaugurated into his new role in a ceremony filled with centuries-old traditions on Oct 5.

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Harvard Corporation

Corporation To Fill Open Seat After Bacow Assumes Presidency

​The Harvard Corporation—the University’s highest governing body—will soon have an open seat on their 13-member board.

Undergraduate Council
Undergraduate Council

UC Reps Allege Lack of Student Input in Presidential Search

Multiple members of the Undergraduate Council alleged Harvard did not adequately take student input into account in its recently completed presidential search at a Council meeting Monday.

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