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George Putnam Jr.
Alumni

Former University Treasurer and Founder of Harvard Management Company George Putnam Jr. Dies at 92

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.

Bruce Donoff
Harvard Medical School

Dean of Harvard Dental School Bruce Donoff to Step Down After 28 Years

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.

Faculty Escape the Rain for a Meeting
FAS

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.

University Hall
Extension School

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.

Harvard Divinity School
Harvard Divinity School

Hundreds Call on Harvard to Review Prof. Ragab Tenure Denial

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.

Massachusetts Hall, Fall 2017
Mental Health

Harvard Provost Office Introduces Mental Health Task Force

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.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Introduces Online Public Leadership Credential Program

The Harvard Kennedy School announced a new online public leadership credential program Thursday, joining the trend of Harvard schools expanding their online academic offerings.

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Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Online Sees Enrollment Spike 70 Percent After Rebranding

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.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

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.

Gore IOP
IOP

Al Gore Analyzes Trump's 'Radically New' Path, Dean Reiterates Free Speech Values at IOP Talk

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.

Brazil Conference
Politics

Fifth Annual Brazil Conference Brings Hundreds to Boston

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.

United States Capitol
Financial Aid

Harvard Continues Lobbying Efforts in Support of Federal Student Aid

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.

Barreira
Health

Harvard Commences Search for New University Health Services Director

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.

Claudine Gay
Research

FAS Dean Gay Says Trump’s Free Speech Executive Order Poses No Threat to Harvard Funding

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.

GSC Meeting
GSAS

Graduate Student Council Votes in Pro-Union Executive Board

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.

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