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Both Donald Pfister (left) and Rakesh Khurana believe strongly that an important role for the dean is to foster and build the College community of learning. “My goals were modest in a way, but they were really about reaching out and connecting with the students, and working within the College to make sure we weren’t merely in a transition, but moving the College forward,” said Pfister, who now turns the reins over to Khurana.

The community builders

Deans Pfister and Khurana, from differing backgrounds, share the goal of fostering belonging, learning, and excellence in the College



After the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, members of the Harvard University  Police Department (HUPD) immediately increased their presence on campus. Some HUPD officers faced dangers on Thursday's overnight shift, as they joined a multiagency car chase through Cambridge and Watertown that ended in a gun battle with the suspected marathon bombers.

Shuttered but humming

When Harvard closed during marathon manhunt, administrators, staff, and police had challenges to meet