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Miles J. Herszenhorn

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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.

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 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.