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Aidan F. Ryan

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Winthrop House Commencement

House Tutors Hold ‘Listening Sessions’ in Response to Sullivan’s Decision to Represent Weinstein

Since the news of Sullivan’s decision to represent Weinstein first broke, Lowell, Currier, Eliot, Dunster, Mather, and Leverett tutors have held listening sessions for students to air their concerns about Sullivan.

Harvard Business School
Central Administration

Transgender Applicant Alleges in Suit Harvard Discriminated and Retaliated Against Her in Admissions Decision

The complainant alleges that, in October 2017, a male admissions officer from the Business School forcibly kissed her at a BGLTQ open house and that the University unlawfully discriminated against her in the admissions process.

Widener Library

Whitehead Appointed New Head of Harvard Library

Her selection comes after an international search conducted by a committee comprising University faculty members, administrators, and library leaders. The search process also included two town-hall meetings.

Sullivan Protest 1

Students Call on Harvard Administrators to Remove Winthrop Dean Sullivan From His Post

More than 50 students called for College administrators to remove Winthrop Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., from his post at a rally Monday afternoon.

Loeb House
Harvard Corporation

Barakett and Cuéllar Elected to Serve on Harvard Corporation

Timothy R. Barakett ’87 and Mariano-Florentino “Tino” Cuéllar ’93 have been elected the newest members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, the University announced Monday.

Central Administration

Bacow Defends Harvard Against Claims of Elitism in D.C. Panel

University President Lawrence S. Bacow discussed the challenges higher education institutions face and defended Harvard’s leading role among colleges and universities at an American Enterprise Institute and Brookings Institution panel Thursday.

Bacow and Romney
Central Administration

Bacow Maintains Long-Standing Lobbying Priorities During Return to D.C.

University President Lawrence S. Bacow returned to Washington, D.C., for the second time during his presidency to lobby federal lawmakers and a White House staffer to increase research funding, bolster immigration protections, and avoid another government shutdown on Thursday.

Kenneth I. Chenault
Drew Faust

Faust, Bacow Honor Corporation Member Featured in PBS Special

Harvard Corporation member and former CEO of American Express Kenneth I. Chenault was featured in a PBS and The HistoryMakers special that featured commentary from University President Lawrence S. Bacow and former University President Drew G. Faust.

Winthrop House Commencement

Sullivan Lays Out 'Processes' for Addressing Sexual Misconduct Issues After Criticisms of His Weinstein Defense

In the wake of news that he will serve on Harvey Weinstein’s legal team, Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. emailed Winthrop residents a list of resources for sexual assault and harassment issues late Monday night.

White House
Central Administration

Harvard Spent $600K Lobbying Congress in 2018

Harvard spent $600,000 lobbying the federal government in 2018, a figure $10,000 less than the amount the University spent in 2017. Though last year’s figure marked a slight decrease in expenses, lobbying costs have generally seen an uptick in the last five years as Harvard faces a hostile political climate.

Affirmative Action Trial
Higher Education

Harvard General Counsel Iuliano to Lead Gettysburg College

Iuliano — who oversees Harvard’s legal strategy in the midst of multiple high-profile lawsuits — will begin his new role in Gettysburg, Pa. on July 1 after the school’s current president, Janet M. Riggs, retires, according to a statement posted on Gettysburg College’s website.

Winthrop House Commencement

Harvard Law Prof. Sullivan Defends Decision to Represent Weinstein Following Student Concerns

Harvard Law Professor and Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. sent an email to Winthrop students and resident tutors Friday defending his decision to represent former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in his Manhattan sexual abuse case.

Winthrop House Commencement

Harvard Law Prof. and Winthrop Dean Ronald Sullivan Joins Harvey Weinstein’s Legal Team

Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood film producer who has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, has hired Harvard Law School professor and Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. to represent him in his Manhattan sexual abuse case.

Bacow Inauguration
Presidential Search

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.

The Lightning Rod
Harvard Law School

Epstein Allegedly Directed Second Woman to Have Sex with Harvard Prof. Dershowitz, Court Documents State

Court documents filed in a recently settled lawsuit against billionaire, Harvard donor, and convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein allege Epstein directed a second woman to have sex with Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz.