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Jeffrey Dunn ’77 Vows to Lead Harvard’s Fight to Protect Democracy if Elected

Jeffrey D. Dunn ’77 said he would bring an “insider’s and outsider’s” perspective if elected to the Board of Overseers, the University’s second-highest governing body, and stressed the importance of working to protect democracy amid global upheaval.

Harvard Board of Overseers Candidates Make Their Pitches

Eight candidates are on the ballot for an expected five vacancies in Harvard’s Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body — while a ninth seeks to stage a write-in campaign. Voting began today and lasts until May 16, with all Harvard graduates who received their degree as of Jan. 1 eligible to vote except administrators and faculty.

Former Harvard Alumni Association President Vanessa Liu ’96 Focuses on Diversity in BOO Bid

With the Supreme Court on the brink of upending affirmative action, Harvard Board of Overseers candidate Vanessa W. Liu ’96 said she intends to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, if elected to serve on the University’s second-highest governing body.

Outgoing Harvard CFO Says ‘It’s Time to be Very Cautious’ Amid Rising Economic Turmoil

Outgoing Harvard Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister said in a Thursday interview that the University should be “very cautious” in its financial management as the school confronts an increasingly uncertain economic climate.

Harvard Establishes First University-Wide Policies on Bullying and Discrimination

Harvard released final versions of the school’s first University-wide non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies on Wednesday, establishing resolution procedures for discrimination and harassment complaints across the school for the first time.

Despite Calls for HKS Dean Resignation, Harvard President Bacow ‘Absolutely’ Has Confidence in Dean’s Leadership

Despite two open letters demanding the resignation of Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf this year, University President Lawrence S. Bacow said he “absolutely” still has confidence in Elmendorf’s leadership during a Tuesday interview.

The Scholar Everyone Sought: Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay will make history on July 1, when she will become the first person of color and only the second woman to lead America’s oldest institution of higher education. But despite Gay’s historic appointment, many of her colleagues and friends say they were unsurprised by her selection to Harvard’s top post.

Ten Stories That Shaped 2022

In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.

Harvard Facing Rising Expenses Due to Inflation, University CFO Says

Harvard Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister said in an interview Wednesday the University is now facing rising costs “across the board” as the school’s expenses are “bouncing back.”

Missing from Harvard’s Annual Endowment Report This Year: Underlying Data

Each fall, Harvard releases an annual financial report that provides insights into the University’s budget and investment strategy. For years, the endowment section of the report looked largely the same, with data on HMC’s targets, as well as returns across asset categories. But this fall, it abandoned the longtime practice of disclosing investment performance by asset class.

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