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Miles J. Herszenhorn
Sylvia Burwell ’87 Pledges to Promote ‘Inclusive Excellence’ on the Harvard Board of Overseers
Since becoming the president of American University in 2017, Sylvia M. Burwell ’87 has acquired nearly six years of experience working with a university’s governing board. Now, she wants to join one for the next six years.
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.
Fiona Hill Wants to Tackle Legacy Admissions on Harvard Board of Overseers
Fiona Hill is not a fan of legacy admissions. A first-generation college student who described her scholarship to attend graduate school at Harvard as “transformational,” Hill is making legacy admissions a cornerstone issue of her campaign for the Board of Overseers.
Harvard and MIT Launch Education Nonprofit Using Proceeds From edX Sale, Tap Stephanie Khurana as CEO
Stephanie R. Khurana will serve as chief executive officer of Axim Collaborative, a new nonprofit launched by Harvard University and MIT, the organization announced in a press release Thursday morning.
Commission Votes Against Reservoir Project on Formerly University-Owned Land After Harvard Affiliate Criticism
Several Harvard affiliates attended a Wednesday meeting of the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission to denounce a proposed project that would construct three water storage reservoirs on land in central California in which the University holds investments.
Belarus Opposition Leader, European Parliament President Reaffirm Support for Ukraine at Harvard IOP Forum
More than a year after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a massive escalation in a war that dates back to 2014, Tsikhanouskaya and European Parliament President Roberta Metsola reaffirmed that their support for Ukraine has not waned during a joint appearance at the Friday forum.
Harvard Institute of Politics Director Search Down to Four Finalists
The search for the next director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics has narrowed to an initial shortlist of four finalists, according to five people familiar with the student deliberations.
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.
Tom Hanks Named Harvard 2023 Commencement Speaker
Tom Hanks, an acclaimed actor and filmmaker, will speak at Harvard’s 372nd Commencement in May, the University announced Tuesday morning.