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10 Contenders for the Harvard Presidency

For the second time in two years, Harvard is searching for a new president. The Crimson spoke with Harvard alumni, professors, and donors to determine a list of 10 possible candidates for the University’s top job.


Ed. Department Investigating Harvard After Anti-Palestinian Discrimination Complaint

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights launched an investigation into Harvard on Tuesday, one week after a group of students filed a complaint alleging the University failed to protect them from anti-Palestinian, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab harassment and intimidation.


Interim Harvard President Garber to Remain on Pharma Company Board

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 will remain on the board of one pharmaceutical company while leading the University, a decision that complicates his relationship with the Harvard Management Company and raises questions about potential conflicts of interests.


Deval Patrick to Step Down From Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78 will step down as co-director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership at the end of the academic year, the school announced on Tuesday.


Harvard Asks Sidechat to Enforce Content Moderation as Jewish Students Decry ‘Vicious’ Antisemitism

A rise in antisemitic content on Sidechat — a social media app that allows users to publish posts anonymously — prompted Harvard University officials to ask Sidechat leadership earlier this month to more strictly enforce the app’s policies on content moderation.


88 Days: The Unraveling of Claudine Gay’s Harvard Presidency

Harvard President Claudine Gay resigned on Jan. 2, ending her tenure as the University's 30th president after it was clear the Harvard Corporation lost confidence in Gay's ability to lead amid mounting allegations of plagiarism and unrelenting criticism of her congressional testimony.


Harvard Alumni Association Announces Board of Overseers, Elected Directors Candidates

The Harvard Alumni Association announced eight candidates for election to the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body — the nominating committee announced Friday.


House Committee Suggests Harvard Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status in Letter to Garber

The House Ways and Means Committee suggested Harvard’s tax-exempt status could be at risk over its response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack against Israel and concerns of antisemitism on campus in a letter to interim President Alan M. Garber ’76 on Wednesday.


Ex-Harvard President Claudine Gay Acknowledges Mistakes, Calls Critics ‘Demagogues’ in NYT Op-Ed

A day after her resignation as Harvard president, Claudine Gay offered her her clearest admission of wrongdoing to date, writing in an opinion article in the New York Times that she she should have more forcefully denounced Hamas and clearly condemned calls for genocide.


Rebuffing Calls to Resign, Penny Pritzker ’81 Will Stay in Top Harvard Corporation Post

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81 will remain at the helm of the University’s highest governing body despite growing calls for her resignation by some prominent donors and alumni, a Harvard spokesperson said on Wednesday.


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