The great nephew of former University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell, Putnam created the Harvard Management Company — the firm that oversees the University’s multi-billion dollar endowment — and served as its first leader, which greatly influenced how universities manage their endowments.
R. Bruce Donoff, dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, will step down from his position at the start of 2020, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to the University Friday.
Following Divestment Protests, Bacow Discusses Need for ‘Open Dialogue’ on Campus at Faculty Council Meeting
University President Lawrence S. Bacow solicited the Faculty Council’s opinions on how to “foster more open dialogue” on campus at the Council’s bimonthly meeting Wednesday, Council member David L. Howell said.
Lawsuit Alleging Illegality of Harvard’s Failure to Caption Online Content Moves Forward in Federal Court
After years of motions and hearings in a 2015 lawsuit against Harvard alleging the school failed to closed caption its public online content and provided inaccurate closed captions where they did exist will move forward in federal court.
Hundreds of Harvard students and alumni have signed a letter criticizing Harvard Divinity School’s decision not to grant tenure to Ahmed Ragab, who they say is the first Muslim faculty member at the school to come up for tenure.
Harvard’s Office of the Provost has created a new task force on managing student mental health that plans to evaluate and respond to an increase of reported mental health issues on campus, the University announced Tuesday.
The Harvard Kennedy School announced a new online public leadership credential program Thursday, joining the trend of Harvard schools expanding their online academic offerings.
Enrollment in HBS Online, Harvard Business School’s online education program, spiked by 70 percent in the first months of 2019 following the attachment of the Business School's name in January, Dean of the Business School Nitin Nohria said in an interview April 2.
New Harvard Management Company Website Removes Divestment Information, Defends Natural Resources Holdings
Harvard Management Company updated its website within the last month to remove any mention of past instances of divestment and to include references to its protocols on its investment in land and agriculture.
Former Vice President Al Gore ’69 said President Donald Trump has pursued a “radically new” strategy by ignoring Americans outside of his core constituency at an IOP event. Before the event, the Kennedy School's dean discussed the right of free speech in the wake of student protestors' interruption of a talk featuring University President Lawrence S. Bacow last week.
More than 900 attendees flocked to the fifth annual Brazil Conference hosted at Harvard and MIT this weekend featuring Vice President of Brazil Hamilton M. Mourão and former Brazilian president Fernando H. Cardoso, among other high-profile speakers.
Amidst renewed efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, University President Lawrence S. Bacow detailed his priorities for any future legislation. The Higher Education Act includes provisions for funding sources like Pell Grants, the Federal Work Study Program, and loan repayment plans.
The University has begun its search for Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira’s replacement, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 and Executive Vice President Katie Lapp announced in an email to Harvard affiliates Wednesday.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said she is not concerned about President Donald Trump’s recent executive order conditioning federal funds to universities on their free speech policies, calling it “unnecessary” in an interview Wednesday.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ new Graduate Student Council board — voted in at the Council’s monthly meeting Wednesday evening — are nearly unanimous in their support for the graduate student union.