Harvard President Drew Faust has convened a University-wide task force to examine issues of inclusion and belonging on Harvard’s increasingly diverse campus. The co-chairs discuss the task ahead.
Harvard University and Berklee College of Music announced a dual degree program that will let students earn a bachelor of arts degree at Harvard and a master’s degree at Berklee in five years.
Tim and Michele Barakett’s $25 million gift to The Campaign for Arts and Sciences will extend the impact of financial aid for undergraduates.
David Rubenstein will become a member of the Harvard Corporation next year.
Five new members have been elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers.
Three new potential summer-abroad programs have been given seed funds from the President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences, money intended to finance exploratory travel to meet potential partners, explore excursion destinations, and do the kind of on-the-ground investigation that underlies a successful summer course.
With an Overseer election underway, the Gazette talked with the incoming and outgoing presidents of the Board of Overseers about the board, its role at the University, and their experiences serving on it.
The recipients of grants awarded by the Climate Change Solutions Fund, an initiative launched last year by President Drew Faust, were announced. The 10 winning projects are purposely diverse in focus, ranging from policy and law to science and health. Several use Harvard’s campus as a “living laboratory” — when possible — for testing and evaluating their ideas.
Harvard joins other private universities in legal brief asking NLRB to keep prior ruling avoiding graduate student unions.
The Council on Library and Information Resources, through its Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program, has awarded a grant of $275,795 to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, in collaboration with a Yale partner, to create the Digital Archive of Native American Petitions in Massachusetts.
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A look back at some of the Gazette’s best stories of 2015.
Shirley M. Tilghman, president emerita and professor of molecular biology and public affairs at Princeton University, will become the newest member of the Harvard Corporation.
In a question-and-answer session, Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, discusses Harvard College’s approaches to diversity, makes recommendations, and reaffirms the College’s priorities to foster a culture of inclusion.
Harvard has filed its Institutional Master Plan Notification Form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston.
Tiq Milan, a writer and journalist who carved a niche for himself as a media advocate and one of the leading voices for transgender equality, shared his thoughts and his story during “Transgender in America,” a panel discussion at Harvard.
A slight surplus atop a strengthening financial foundation marked the 2015 fiscal year, according to Harvard financial leaders, who spoke with the Gazette as the University released its annual financial report.
At a State Department forum, Harvard President Drew Faust says that universities have a responsibility to play a key role in developing solutions to climate-change issues.
The Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeal (BZA) gave its approval to Harvard University’s Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center renovation plans Thursday night. The project had previously secured the approval of the Cambridge Historical Commission, the Harvard Square Advisory Committee, and the Cambridge Planning Board.
Harvard University announced today that its endowment posted a 5.8 percent return and was valued at $37.6 billion, an all-time high, for the fiscal year that ended June 30.
New Mindich programs will support Harvard College students’ efforts to help others through public service.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will jointly offer a new degree at the intersection of their disciplines. In a Q&A session, the two deans outlined what’s ahead.
For seminal discoveries that have illuminated the DNA damage response, Stephen J. Elledge, the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is being recognized with the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The award is considered to be among the most respected in biomedicine.
Harvard Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, is among the 10 recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal.
Cherry A. Murray, former dean of Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, was nominated by President Obama to be director of the Office of Science in the U.S. Department of Energy, a key administration post.
The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) is planning the next events in its Your Harvard series of gatherings with alumni groups in Atlanta, Boston, and Toronto.
Douglas W. Elmendorf, former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, was introduced on Thursday as the new dean of the Harvard Kennedy School.
Douglas W. Elmendorf, former Harvard professor and director of the Congressional Budget Office, will become dean of the Harvard Kennedy School in January.
John A. Paulson gives $400 million to Harvard to endow the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the largest donation in the University’s history.
The president of the Harvard Alumni Association today announced the results of the annual election of new members of the Harvard Board of Overseers.
Outgoing Harvard Alumni Association President Cynthia A. Torres ’80, M.B.A. ’84, is passing the leadership to Paul L. Choi ’86, J.D. ’89.
Organizers see strong collaboration, solid alumni engagement, efforts already bearing fruit.
The University in 2014-15 saw milestones with the reopening of the Harvard Art Museums and the renaming of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The Harvard College deanship will be renamed the Danoff Dean of Harvard College, in recognition of the longtime dedication of Ami Kuan Danoff ’84 and William A. Danoff ’82, and their most recent generosity in support of Harvard College and House renewal.
Nearly 81 percent of the students admitted to the Class of 2019 plan to enroll in August. Last year, 80.9 percent matriculated; 81 percent did so the year before. The last time Harvard’s yield on admitted students reached these levels was 1969 for the Class of 1973.
Amid a discussion probing inequality, the Your Harvard series celebrates the University’s ties to Chicago.
Seven students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences were awarded Fulbright Fellowships earlier this week. The scholars’ research will take them across the globe — to Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Four graduating seniors will begin yearlong fellowships as part of the Fulbright Scholars program administered by the U.S. Department of State. Joy Ming, Tyreke White, and Amanda Reilly will all complete their studies at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences this year.
Thomas J. Hollister, a business executive with expertise in global financial management and banking, has been named Harvard’s chief financial officer and vice president for finance.
Longtime presidential adviser and Harvard Kennedy School Professor David Gergen engaged in a wide-ranging conversation on the complex intersections of religion, politics, and public life.
Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will become the next president of the University of Miami, it was announced today. Frenk, the T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development (a joint appointment with the Harvard Kennedy School), will step down at the end of August and assume his new role on Sept 1.
A new arts concentration will offer classes this fall, and students will be able to declare the concentration officially in December.
On March 31, admission notifications were sent to 1,990 of the record 37,307 who applied for admission to the Harvard College Class of 2019.
Alumni and friends, including many recent graduates, joined President Drew Faust at a Your Harvard celebration in Seattle.
Karen Nelson Moore ’70, J.D. ’73, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, has been named president of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers. Diana Nelson ’84, chair of the board of Carlson, will serve as vice chair of the Overseers executive committee.
Harvard President Drew Faust joined more than 430 alumni, faculty, and friends in Beijing on Sunday to celebrate the University’s long and growing ties to China.
Harvard art and architecture history professor Alina Payne has been named the director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy.
Deval L. Patrick, who recently concluded two terms as governor of Massachusetts, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 364th Commencement in May.
The reimagined Harvard Ed Portal, a 12,000-square-foot space devoted to teaching and innovation, opened its doors Feb. 21 at Western Avenue and North Harvard Street in Allston.
The Rev. Jonathan Walton spent close to two weeks in January taking part in the Mamelodi Initiative, an education and community-enrichment program co-founded several years ago by Harvard graduate Richard Kelley ’10. The program helps prepare students for college.
Seven research projects aimed at confronting the challenge of climate change using the levers of law, policy, and economics, as well as public health and science, have been awarded grants in the inaugural year of President Drew Faust’s Climate Change Solutions Fund.