Alan Garber

Garber Interview
Central Administration

Harvard President Garber, Corporation Condemn Antisemitic Image Posted by Pro-Palestine Groups

Interim President Alan M. Garber ’76 fiercely condemned an antisemitic image posted by two pro-Palestine student groups in a Tuesday evening message to Harvard affiliates.

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Central Administration

Harvard President Garber to Visit London as University Looks to Contain Donor Backlash

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 will meet with alumni in London over spring break, marking his first international trip as president.

FAS Dean Hopi Hoekstra
Central Administration

FAS Dean Hoekstra Says Harvard Protest Guidance Lends ‘Clarity,’ Not Censorship

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra denied charges from student organizers that Harvard was looking to repress pro-Palestine protest during an interview Thursday, her first of the spring semester.

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Central Administration

House Committee Subpoenas Harvard Leadership

House Republicans subpoenaed three top Harvard officials on Friday, demanding internal documents and communications for an investigation into the University’s handling of antisemitism on campus.

US Capitol Building
Central Administration

Harvard Submits More Documents as House Committee Weighs Subpoena in Antisemitism Investigation

After Harvard made an additional submission ahead of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s final deadline on Wednesday, the committee is still weighing whether to issue a subpoena.

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Extension School

Harvard Extension School Students Protest Degree Names Through Postcard Campaign

Harvard Extension School students have sent more than 3,000 postcards since December to top University administrators demanding a name change on Extension School degrees.

Harvard Management Company

Harvard Slashes Healthcare Investments, Tech Rises to 98% of Portfolio

The Harvard Management Company increased its direct holdings of Alphabet and Meta and continued its major sell off of biopharma holdings — which now make up less than 1 percent of the portfolio — during the last three months of 2023.

Rep. Virginia A. Foxx at Congressional Hearing
Central Administration

House Committee Issues Final Warning to Harvard, Threatens Subpoena Over Investigation Submission

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce issued a final warning on Wednesday for Harvard to fully comply with its request for documents and communications related to its investigation into antisemitism on campus.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Harvard Boards Meet on Campus to Discuss Corporation Vacancies, Presidential Search

Harvard’s governing boards are on campus over the weekend for their first in-person deliberations since former President Claudine Gay’s resignation last month, according to a person with knowledge of the meetings.

University Hall

Council on Academic Freedom Proposes Statement of Principles for University Adoption

The Council on Academic Freedom at Harvard said the University ought to resist outside influence on its scholarship and recommit to a defense of controversial speech in a proposed statement of principles released Thursday.

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Central Administration

Interim President Garber’s Uneasy Relationship With Harvard Unions

When longtime Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 suddenly became interim president earlier this month, the powerful but largely invisible administrator was unfamiliar to most Harvard affiliates.

Garber Interview
Central Administration

Harvard President Garber Slams ‘Pernicious’ Campus Antisemitism

Interim University President Alan M. Garber ’76 pledged to tackle “pernicious” antisemitism on Harvard’s campus, saying he is most concerned about self-censorship in the face of anti-Israel attacks in an interview Wednesday — his first since assuming office on Jan. 2.

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Central Administration

Interim Harvard President Garber to Remain on Pharma Company Board

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 will remain on the board of one pharmaceutical company while leading the University, a decision that complicates his relationship with the Harvard Management Company and raises questions about potential conflicts of interests.

Harvard Yard University Hall

Amid Pressure and Ardent Support, Penslar Mulled Stepping Down from Harvard Antisemitism Task Force

History professor Derek J. Penslar considered stepping down as co-chair of the presidential task force on antisemitism following backlash from high-profile critics as faculty and students rallied to his defense.

Massachusetts Hall
Larry Summers

Critics Blast, Colleagues Defend Penslar’s Selection to Lead Harvard Antisemitism Task Force

Some of Harvard’s chief critics since Oct. 7 slammed interim University President Alan M. Garber ’76 for appointing Derek J. Penslar, a professor of Jewish history, to co-chair a presidential task force on combating antisemitism.