Lakshmi Mittal and his family announced a $25 million gift to establish an endowed fund for the South Asia Institute. The center will be renamed the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard University.
Following the recent announcement of the faculty and staff advisory committees for Harvard’s presidential search, the student advisory committee has now been assembled.
Dean James Ryan of the Graduate School of Education will depart Harvard at the end of this academic year to become president of the University of Virginia.
Shaun Donovan, the former director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, has been named senior strategist and adviser to Harvard President Drew Faust on Allston and campus development.
During her last year as Harvard president, Drew Faust said in an interview that she will focus on making the case for the University’s needs and values in Washington, ensuring progress on inclusion and belonging for all, completing The Harvard Campaign, and nurturing development of the emerging Allston campus.
Harvard’s presidential search committee, comprising the 12 members of the University’s Corporation other than the president along with three members of the Board of Overseers, has announced the membership of the faculty and staff advisory committees for the search.
President Drew Faust and University faculty explore changing times at Your Harvard event in Minnesota.
Nannerl Keohane, stepping down after 12 years on the Harvard Corporation, offers her thoughts on recent changes to the organization and on the challenges facing Harvard and higher education.
Harvard Corporation member explains where the search for Drew Faust's successor will focus, and how it will work.
At Harvard’s Safra Center, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary, a student intern learns about ethics, and the evolving issues that surround them.
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Harvard University today announced the results of the annual elections of new members to the Board of Overseers and of the Harvard Alumni Association Elected Directors.
At Harvard, the percentages of women and minorities on the faculty have reached new highs, study says.
Today, 2,056 applicants were invited to join Harvard College’s Class of 2021.
Harvard President Drew Faust spoke about war and its painful aftermath during a visit to Ho Chi Minh City University for Social Sciences and Humanities.
Harvard Board of Overseers President Kenji Yoshino reflects on his six-year term on the board, with a look both backward and forward.
HUH 2017–2018 market rents will increase 3 percent on average across the 3,000-unit portfolio relative to last year’s rents, although within the portfolio rents on some units have been adjusted up or down based on current market conditions.
New Harvard Management Company head N.P. Narvekar announced a major reorganization of Harvard’s endowment management arm, including investment strategy shifts, workforce cuts, fresh hires, and changes in how compensation is calculated.
The Gazette sat down with Professor Scott Edwards, who chairs Harvard’s reaccreditation steering committee, to discuss the process ahead for the University.
Harvard alumni will receive ballots to vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association elected directors this spring.
Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow announced she will step down at the end of this academic year. With a focus on access to justice, public service, and entrepreneurship, Minow guided the School in new directions to prepare lawyers for challenges and opportunities brought by globalization and a changing legal profession.
A look back at some of the Gazette’s most popular stories of 2016.
The Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging, created by President Drew Faust in September, is gathering information through listening sessions and has started subcommittees to examine how to build on Harvard’s commitment to campus diversity and be a university where all feel they belong.
With changes in U.S. immigration policy possible, Harvard outlines its support network for undocumented students who might be affected.
The opening of the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab in Allston marks the newest addition to the Innovations Labs cluster, which fosters the cross-disciplinary approach to entrepreneurship.
Harvard had a budget surplus in the 2016 fiscal year, but forecasts are for tight revenues in the years ahead from endowment, tuition, and federal funding sources, Harvard’s chief financial officer said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.