James Houghton, Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Who Selected First Female President, Dies at 86
James R. “Jamie” Houghton ’58 died Dec. 20, 2022 at the age of 86. As senior fellow, Houghton oversaw the transition across three University presidents and reviewed Corporation governance.
Harvard Delegation Attends Oral Arguments
From left, former Harvard President Drew G. Faust, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons '67, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, and former Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 exit the Supreme Court on Monday.
Bacow Launches Committee on Renaming, Taps Faust to Lead
University President Lawrence S. Bacow launched a committee Monday to form “general principles” for renaming spaces, programs, and professorships at Harvard that are linked to “abhorrent” activities.
Bacow Made $570,072 during First Six Months of Presidency, Per Financial Disclosures
University President Lawrence S. Bacow made $570,072 in 2018, the first six months of his term, while former University President Drew G. Faust made $3.6 million in her final six months in office.
Former University President Faust Named to MIT Corporation
Former Harvard President Drew G. Faust was named to the MIT Corporation, MIT’s board of trustees, Corporation chair Robert B. Millard announced at the quarterly meeting Thursday.
Faust at 2008 Commencement
At the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association at Harvard University’s 2008 Commencement ceremonies, former University President Drew G. Faust spoke about the value of college endowments.
Ten Stories That Shaped the 2010s
The past decade at Harvard has been anything but boring. The University witnessed a bevy of challenges — cheating scandals and financial troubles, lawsuits and strikes. Here, The Crimson takes a look back at stories that defined Harvard over the past ten years.
Bacow Confers 1,554 College Degrees at 368th Commencement
Bacow awarded 6,665 degrees to students across the University — including College seniors, students from Harvard’s graduate schools, and students from the Extension School — in Tercentenary Theatre Thursday.
Faust Made $1.7 Million in 2017, Bacow's Salary As President Unknown Until 2020
Former University President Drew G. Faust made just over $1.7 million in compensation in 2017, her last full year as Harvard’s president. While Faust’s tenure ended last June, current University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s compensation will not be released for another year.
Harvard Faces Lawsuit Alleging It Unlawfully Possesses and Profits from First Photos of Slaves
Standing opposite the Harvard Club of New York and surrounded by cameras, microphones, and lawyers, a Connecticut woman announced Wednesday that she has sued Harvard to gain the rights to historic photos of people she says are her ancestors — and to challenge the University’s continued ties to slavery.
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.
Former Harvard President Drew Faust Named University Professor
Faust joins 24 prominent Harvard faculty with the distinction — including former University President Lawrence S. Summers, former Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow, and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Former University President Drew G. Faust left court immediately after testifying in the Harvard admissions trial on Thursday, Nov. 1.
Harvard Halloween Costumes
Sexy David Malan, dead Harvard Time, John Harvard Statue ("sexy" optional?).
FAUST AND BACOW
Former University President Drew G. Faust and her successor Lawrence S. Bacow share a joking moment on the day of Bacow's inauguration as Harvard's 29th president.
Faust to Join Getty Trust Board of Trustees
Former University President Drew G. Faust will add to her growing list of board memberships this fall when she will join the board of trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Faust Joins Goldman Sachs Board of Directors Days After Exiting Presidency
Faust had refused to specifically detail her post-presidency plans, noting she wanted to spend time in Cape Cod reacquainting herself with historical literature. Her new position likely comes with significant financial perks.
With Home-Cooked Salmon, The Bacow Era Begins
The reins to the nation’s oldest university changed hands Sunday over plates of salmon — grilled by Harvard's 29th president Lawrence S. Bacow for its 28th, Drew G. Faust.
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."
Faust Wins $1 Million Kluge Prize from Library of Congress
The Library of Congress awarded University President Drew G. Faust the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Tuesday.
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.
In Commencement Speeches, Lewis and Faust Urge Student Leadership
Congressman and civil rights leader John R. Lewis told students and alumni they “must lead” and implored them to get into “good trouble, necessary trouble” during his Commencement address Thursday.
Faust Confers 1,533 College Degrees at 367th Commencement
University President Drew G. Faust conferred 1,533 bachelors of arts and bachelors of science degrees on members of the Class of 2018 in Harvard’s 367th Commencement exercises Thursday.
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.
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.