Alumni


Harvard Alumni Association Moves Ahead with Search for New Executive Director

The hunt is on for a new executive director of the expansive Harvard Alumni Association.


As Supreme Court Hearing Approaches, Harvard's Lead Lawyers Reflect on Time at the College

Over 50 years William F. Lee ’72 and Seth P. Waxman ’73, Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices are in jeopardy as a lawsuit alleging discrimination against Asian-American applicants heads to the Supreme Court in the fall. The court agreed to hear the case filed against Harvard by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions alongside a similar lawsuit against the University of North Carolina.


Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Backs Six Board of Overseers Candidates

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard — a network of Harvard affiliates dedicated to increasing diversity and promoting equity at the University — endorsed six candidates for this year’s Board of Overseers election and six candidates for the Harvard Alumni Association’s elected directorships on March 20.


Legal Experts Speak at Radcliffe Institute on 50th Anniversary of Equal Rights Amendment’s Senate Passage

Leading legal experts discussed the decades-long campaign for the adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment at a virtual panel hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Tuesday, which marked the 50th anniversary of the ERA’s passage through the U.S. Senate.


‘Passing the Torch of Knowledge’: HGSE Celebrates the 20th Alumni of Color Conference

The Harvard Graduate School of Education hosted its 20th annual Alumni of Color Conference on Friday and Saturday, with a theme of “Passing the Torch of Knowledge: Movements Toward Liberation Through Education”.


HDS Alumni Discuss Intersection of Ethics, Religion, and Spirituality

A group of Harvard Divinity School alumni in humanitarian aid careers reflected on the impact of their education at HDS and discussed the intersection of ethics, religion, and spirituality at a virtual panel Tuesday.


Harvard Alumni Split Over Move to Separate Commencement from Reunion Events

After learning in-person annual alumni events will be separated from Commencement for the first time, some Harvard alumni mourned the loss of intergenerational connections, even as many acknowledged the practical reasons behind the change.


Potential SCOTUS Nominee, on Harvard Board of Overseers, Could Face Conflict of Interest Questions in Affirmative Action Case

Potential Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson '92, who serves on the Harvard Board of Overseers, could face questions over a potential conflict of interest in the lawsuit against Harvard seeking to strike down affirmative action in American higher education.


Harvard to Host Joint Commencement Ceremony for Classes of 2020, 2021 This Spring

Harvard will host a joint Commencement ceremony for its last two graduating classes this spring, allowing the Classes of 2020 and 2021 to celebrate graduation in person after their exercises were postponed due to the pandemic.


Alumni Gift $45 Million to Expand Asian American Studies

The donations will endow new professorships and graduate fellowships, as well as fund academic research in the field. The expansion is part of an FAS-led push to bolster the study of ethnicity, indigeneity, and migration at Harvard.


Seven Board Members Resign From Harvard BGLTQ Alumni Group Over Diversity Dispute

Seven board members of the Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus, an alumni-led organization serving BGLTQ University affiliates, resigned earlier this month after controversy arose over the board’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


New Harvard Graduates No Longer Eligible For Alumni Email Addresses As University Explores Alternative Services

The Harvard Alumni Association discontinued the ability to create new @alumni.harvard.edu email forwarding accounts last month, leaving this year’s graduates unable to obtain the email handle which many say is important to job searches and networking.


Five New Members Elected to Board of Overseers, Including One Harvard Forward Candidate

Harvard alumni elected five new members to the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body — including one candidate backed by the climate action and racial justice campaign Harvard Forward.


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