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Jamie D. Halper

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Demonstration against Kavanaugh
On Campus

‘We Deserve Better’: Harvard Students Take In Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing, Protest the Law School and the Nominee

Students sitting in Harvard Law classrooms “applauded” and “burst out in cheers” when Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lamented the fact that he might never return to teach at the school during an extraordinary Senate hearing Thursday.

Central Administration

As Admissions Trial Nears, Bacow Insists 'We Don't Discriminate Against Anybody'

The brand-new president said he is “confident” Harvard will prevail in court when the suit goes to trial on Oct. 15, though he is unsure what the Supreme Court may do should the case come before the nation's highest judges.

Brian K. Lee

Bacow Names Former Tufts Colleague as New VP of Alumni Affairs and Development

Caltech's Brian K. Lee will oversee Harvard's fundraising efforts as the next Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development.

Capital Campaign Numbers

Harvard’s Capital Campaign Shows Enduring Support for Higher Ed, Growing Financial Gap Between Schools

The University’s record-breaking $9.6 billion capital capital sends a strong signal of faith in Harvard and higher education — but it also highlights ongoing tensions in the industry, experts say.

Piles of Money

Harvard Raises $9.6 Billion in Final Capital Campaign Tally, Smashing Its Own Fundraising Record

Harvard just beat Harvard's own fund-raising record. The University closed out its record-smashing capital campaign at $9.6 billion, meaning the school surpassed its original fundraising goal by more than $3 billion.

Title IX Module
College Life

Facing Penalties, 100 Percent of College Students Completed Sexual Harassment Training

Harvard College mandated for the first time this year that undergraduates complete an online sexual harassment training, or else face consequences.

Bacow in Michigan
Higher Education

Bacow Heads to Home State of Michigan In Quest to Fix Harvard’s Image Problem

Bacow, a Michigan native, stopped through Detroit and Pontiac to make the case to locals that Harvard can positively impact their lives and neighborhoods. The trip comes at a perilous moment for higher education in America.

Capitol Building
Central Administration

With Endowment Tax on the Horizon, Harvard Still Doesn’t Know How to File Its Returns

Harvard is still awaiting federal guidance on how to file taxes under a law passed in Dec. 2017 that levied an “unprecedented” excise tax on some universities’ endowment returns, according to a spokeswoman.

Bacow at Convocation

Harvard, Univ. of Michigan Partner to Address Economic Opportunity, Opioid Crisis

Harvard and the University of Michigan will partner on initiatives and summits to address economic opportunity and the opioid epidemic.

Bacow at Convocation

Bacow Wastes No Time Making His Mark on Harvard

July and August can be sleepy and stifling in Cambridge — but the hot weather didn't deter University President Lawrence S. Bacow from a frenzied round of activity in his first two months as Harvard's 29th top leader.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
Student Groups

Title IX Office Creates Student Liaison Program

The University’s Title IX office will form a student liaison committee in an effort to better educate students about its policies and resources.

Lawrence Bacow
Central Administration

Bacow 'Swooped' Into Opening Days With Instagram-Worthy Enthusiasm

Two months into his presidency — and days into his first semester — Bacow is taking an active, and very visible, role in undergraduate life.

Secretary of Education DeVos

Harvard's Sexual Assault Policies Could Change Under Leaked DeVos Rules

New Title IX guidelines the U.S. Department of Education is reportedly considering would likely force Harvard to change its policy and procedures for addressing sexual assault and harassment, according to legal experts.

Lawrence Bacow

Bacow, Harvard Faculty Sign Letter Opposing Suggested EPA Rule

University President Lawrence S. Bacow and several Harvard professors spoke out this week against an Environmental Protection Agency rule that proposes making scientific data public, co-signing a public letter that asserts the rule would sow “confusion and chaos.”


Anand Named Vice Provost for Advances in Learning

Harvard Business School Professor Bharat N. Anand ’88 will be Harvard’s next vice provost for advances in learning, the University announced Tuesday.