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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.


‘A Great Day for Harvard’: Many Faculty Confident in Gay’s Appointment to Top University Post

After Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay was announced as Harvard’s 30th president Thursday afternoon, faculty members shared their optimism for her tenure, pointing to her leadership through the pandemic as evidence of her readiness for the role.


Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Ended Fiscal Year 2022 with a $85M Surplus

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ended fiscal year 2022 with an $84.9 million surplus, according to a presentation by administrators during a faculty meeting Tuesday.


Harvard Math Professor Melanie Matchett Wood Wins ‘Genius Grant’

Harvard Mathematics professor Melanie Matchett Wood was named one of 25 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship for her work in “addressing the foundational questions in number theory from the perspective of arithmetic statistics.”


More than 80 Percent of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Identify as Liberal

More than 80 percent of Harvard faculty respondents characterized their political leanings as “liberal” or “very liberal,” according to The Crimson’s annual survey of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in April.


Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof ’93 Joins Harvard as Third Professor in Ethnic Studies Cluster Hire

Jesse E. Hoffnung-Garskof ’93 will join Harvard’s faculty as the third professor to be brought in as part of an ethnic studies cluster hire initiative by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, according to the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, which has advocated for the creation of an ethnic studies department.


Following Sexual Harassment Allegations, Comaroff Returns to Teaching at Harvard, Sparking Outrage

After being placed on two years of administrative leave due to allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation, Harvard professor John L. Comaroff will return to the classroom to teach an elective course this fall, reigniting a wave of campus and national outrage.


One Third of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Believe A Colleague in Their Department Was Unjustly Denied Tenure

Around one third of respondents to The Crimson’s annual survey of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences reported that they believe at least one colleague in their department has been unjustly denied tenure.


More than a Quarter of Surveyed Faculty Know Someone in their Department Who Experienced Sexual Harassment

More than a quarter of respondents to The Crimson’s annual survey of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences said they know someone else in their department who has experienced sexual harassment in a Harvard workplace setting.


Students Rally to Save Shopping Week, Urge Faculty to Vote Against Previous-Term Registration

A small group of undergraduates rallied to preserve shopping week in Harvard’s Science Center Plaza Monday, urging faculty to vote against a proposal for previous-term course registration at the next faculty meeting on May 3.


Harvard-led Research Team Receives Department of Defense Award

The Department of Defense awarded its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative prize to a team of researchers led by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences professor Katia Bertoldi for the team’s work studying origami structures.


Lieber Attorneys Petition District Court Judge for New Trial or Acquittal

Attorneys for Harvard professor Charles M. Lieber argued in court on Thursday that the renowned chemist’s December conviction should be overturned, alleging that the government failed to sufficiently prove its case.


Danielle Allen, Set to Return to Harvard, Debriefs Her Run for Governor

Following her recent campaign for Governor of Massachusetts, Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen is set to return to as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics for the 2022-2023 academic year.


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