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Jamie D. Halper

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Students Rally Against Sexual Assault

College Title IX Training Becomes Mandatory, Tied to Course Enrollment

The College has offered versions of the training in recent years, but until this coming year, students have faced no consequences for failing to complete them.

Harvard Admissions

'Z-List' Students Overwhelmingly White, Often Legacies

Admits to Harvard’s “Z-list,” a deferred admissions pool for a small number of students each year, are overwhelmingly white—and nearly half have parents who attended Harvard, according to documents made public in a lawsuit against Harvard.

Faust at IOP

Faust Opposes Admissions Lawsuit in Letter to Harvard Community

Faust wrote that Students for Fair Admissions, the anti-affirmative action group bringing the suit, was “formed in part to oppose Harvard’s commitment to diversity."

Drew Faust

In Letter to Pruitt, Faust Condemns Suggested EPA Rule on Scientific Research

The proposed rule, which Faust called "fundamentally flawed," calls on the EPA to make public all data used to support scientific studies that inform its regulations.

Penny Pritzker
Harvard Corporation

Pritzker and Martin Named to Corporation, Bringing Governing Body to Gender Parity

Pritzker and Martin were elected to their positions Wednesday by Faust and the Corporation. The pair will assume their new roles in July.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Makes the Case for Truth in College Class Day Speech

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie called on graduating seniors to pursue the truth and use the power of their Harvard degrees to change the world at the College’s Class Day exercises Wednesday.

Drew Faust at IOP
Central Administration

As Presidency Draws to Close, Faust Recalls Favorite Moments

Faust said she will stay on the Cape through the fall to “reacquaint” herself with the historical literature she missed over the last decade.

Loeb House

Overseer Resigns Over Harvard's Continued Fossil Fuel Investment

Kathryn “Kat” A. Taylor ’80, a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, resigned her post Tuesday in protest of what she called Harvard’s “failure” to “adopt ethical commitments” when investing its $37.1 billion endowment.

Man for the Moment Illustration

The Man For The Moment?

When Lawrence S. Bacow assumes Harvard's top job this summer, he will face a rising tide of anti-higher education sentiment around the country.

Lawrence S. Bacow

Choosing The Ultimate Insider

Much like in papal selections, the secretive committee tasked with choosing Harvard's 29th president ultimately drew its final choice from within its own ranks.

Susan Carney
Central Administration

Carney, York to Lead Overseers; Wang to Lead HAA

Susan L. Carney ’73 will succeed Scott A. Abell ’72 as president of the Board of Overseers while Margaret M. Wang ’09 will become the youngest president in HAA history, succeeding Susan Morris Novick ’85.

Faust at Baccalaureate
Drew Faust

Faust, Eisgruber Pen Letter Calling for TPS Protections

University President Drew G. Faust sent a letter Wednesday to a bipartisan group of lawmakers advocating on behalf of those affected by the Trump administration’s rollback of Temporary Protected Status protections.

Faust at IOP
Central Administration

Senators Call on Faust to Increase Public Service Funding

The letter expresses concerns that unpaid internships in the public sector will only be available to students who have “more financial resources.”

Year in Review - Pfister: Talk

University to Require Faculty and Staff to Complete Title IX Online Training

Faculty and staff across Harvard will be required to complete an online training on the University’s sexual and gender-based harassment policy starting in the fall.

Graphic Screenshot Bacow

Nearly Half of Surveyed Faculty Ambivalent About Bacow

​Roughly 45 percent of surveyed Harvard faculty reported feeling neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with the choice of Lawrence S. Bacow as Harvard’s next president.