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Aidan F. Ryan

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George Putnam Jr.

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.

Bacow at Inauguration

Harvard President Bacow Says Fencing Investigation Included University-Level Input

Bacow said Harvard’s investigation is meant to account for potential “vulnerabilities” in its admissions process in light of the nationwide admissions scandal and the allegations against the fencing coach.

Winthrop 2019

UC Rejects Statement in Support of Undergraduate Who Filed Police Report About Confrontation With Winthrop Tutor

The UC voted against passing a statement of support for Danu A.K. Mudannayake ’20 — a student activist who has repeatedly called for Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. to step down after he announced he would represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein — at their general meeting Sunday.

Winthrop 2019

Winthrop Tutors Sue Eliot Faculty Dean for Defamation

Winthrop House tutors Carl L. Miller and Valencia Miller filed a lawsuit against Eliot House Faculty Dean Gail A. O’Keefe in Massachusetts Superior Court on Thursday, alleging that O’Keefe made defamatory statements both about their “professional reputation” and their response to a confrontation between them and a College student on April 3.

Winthrop 2019

Winthrop Tutors Plan to File Title IX Complaint Regarding Confrontation with Student

A lawyer representing Winthrop House tutors Carl L. Miller and Valencia Miller wrote in a Tuesday letter to Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana they plan to file a Title IX complaint regarding their interactions with College student Danu A.K. Mudannayake ’20 in the Winthrop dining hall last Wednesday.

Renovated Winthrop

Student, Winthrop Tutor File Police Reports Following Dining Hall Incident

A Harvard College student and a Winthrop House tutor filed conflicting police reports referencing each other with the Harvard University Police Department after an incident in the House’s dining hall Wednesday evening.

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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.

University Hall

Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Selects Endorsements for Overseers, HAA Candidates

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard endorsed seven candidates in this year’s Board of Overseers election and six alumni candidates in the race for an elected director position on the board of the Harvard Alumni Association Thursday.

Overseers Announcement
College Administration

Brown and Rosenthal Tapped for Top Harvard Overseer Roles

Michael H. Brown ’83 and Lesley F. Rosenthal ’86 have been elected the next president and vice chair of the Board of Overseers, Harvard’s second-highest governing body, the University announced Thursday.

Bacow at Convocation

After National Admissions Scandal, Bacow Says 'We Do Some Things Very Differently' at Harvard

University President Lawrence S. Bacow affirmed in a recent interview that Harvard is reviewing its admissions policies in light of the high-profile college admissions scandal that rocked universities across the country earlier this month.

Harvard Response to T9 Discrimination Lawsuit
Harvard Business School

Harvard Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against Transgender Woman

Lawyers for Harvard submitted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a transgender woman who is alleging that the University violated federal Title IX law and Massachusetts laws by discriminating and retaliating against her after she reported an admissions officer sexually harassed her.

Bacow in China
Higher Education

Bacow Makes First Official Trip to Asia, Defends Academic Freedom and Harvard’s Global Presence

In his second international trip, University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended academic freedom and outlined his vision for Harvard’s future in China, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Bacow at Inauguration

Bacow Expresses Support for Winthrop Climate Review

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview last week that he supports the College’s efforts to “get a sense of what's really going on” through its review of Winthrop House climate amid outcry over Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent Harvey Weinstein.

University Hall
Central Administration

Deputy General Counsel Diane Lopez Named Next Harvard VP and General Counsel

Lopez will take over June 1 as current Senior Vice President and General Counsel Robert W. Iuliano ’83 departs for Gettysburg College to serve as the school’s next president. Lopez first came to Harvard in 1994 as a University attorney in the Office of General Counsel.

Capitol Building

Bacow Advocates for ‘Permanent Resolution’ for DACA and TPS Protections in Letter to Lawmakers

University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter to United States Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Tuesday calling on them to pass legislation to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs.