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Alan Garber

Alan M. Garber Headshot
Central Administration

Alan M. Garber Headshot

In 2011, Alan M. Garber ‘76 was selected to succeed Steven E. Hyman as University Provost, leaving his position as a Stanford professor of medicine and economics to work in Cambridge.

Alan M. Garber '76
Central Administration

Alan M. Garber '76

During the past year, University Provost Alan M. Garber ‘76 has been heavily involved with major campus Issues, including the HGSU-UAW strike and the school’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

‘Harvard Will Be Open for Fall 2020,’ Provost Writes, Ruling Out Delay Until Spring

Whether on campus or virtually, Harvard will resume teaching and research in fall 2020, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 wrote in a message to affiliates Monday afternoon.

Strike In Mass
Labor

Harvard Graduate Student Union Returns to Work Following 27-Day Strike

HGSU-UAW rang in the new year by returning to work Tuesday night, ending nearly a month of marching on Harvard’s campus, calling administrators, and arguing at the bargaining table. At points, hundreds of students and supporters joined the picket line.

Massachusetts Hall, Fall 2017
University

Days Before Harvard Grad Union Strike, Bacow and Garber Write Letters on the University's Position

University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 responded to a pair of letters sent by the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and alumni from the Class of 1969 supporting Harvard’s graduate student union in its contract negotiations with the University.

Nohria Gone
Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Faculty Reflect on Dean Nitin Nohria’s Tenure

As Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria prepares to step down at the end of the academic year, Business School faculty have praised his innovative leadership in prioritizing diversity at the school and fostering closer relationships between affiliates.

University Provost Alan Garber
Fundraising

Provost Garber Calls for ‘Principled Approach’ to Reviewing Gifts

As Harvard continues to face scrutiny for accepting donations from controversial figures, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 said in an interview Thursday that Harvard must take a “principled approach” to deciding when to return gifts.

Mass. Hall
University

Harvard Provost Garber ‘Deeply Disappointed’ With AAU Survey Results

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 said in an interview Thursday he is “deeply disappointed” by the lack of progress the University has made in combating sexual misconduct after a recent climate survey found Harvard’s incident rate remained unchanged from four years ago.

University Provost Alan Garber
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Provost Garber Has Collected $2.7 Million From Pharma Companies Since 2011

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 has collected more than $2.7 million serving on the board of directors for two pharmaceutical companies since being appointed as the University’s chief academic officer in 2011, according to company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

College Commencement
Central Administration

Bacow Confers 1,554 College Degrees at 368th Commencement

Bacow awarded 6,665 degrees to students across the University — including College seniors, students from Harvard’s graduate schools, and students from the Extension School — in Tercentenary Theatre Thursday.

Provost Alan M. Garber
Labor

Grad Union and Harvard Continues Negotiation on Economic Proposals

Harvard has put forward its economic proposals outlining compensation and benefits for student workers represented by the graduate student union in a bargaining session Monday, University Provost Alan M. Garber '76 wrote in an email to Harvard affiliates Tuesday.

Bruce Donoff
Harvard Medical School

Dean of Harvard Dental School Bruce Donoff to Step Down After 28 Years

R. Bruce Donoff, dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, will step down from his position at the start of 2020, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to the University Friday.

Massachusetts Hall, Fall 2017
Mental Health

Harvard Provost Office Introduces Mental Health Task Force

Harvard’s Office of the Provost has created a new task force on managing student mental health that plans to evaluate and respond to an increase of reported mental health issues on campus, the University announced Tuesday.

GSD
Graduate School of Design

Provost Garber Meets with Students for Input on Harvard Design School Dean Search

As the search for a new dean at the Graduate School of Design progresses, students have re-published a letter identical to one issued during the school’s last dean search in an effort to argue the same concerns from 12 years ago still exist today.

Yidan Visits
University

Harvard Provost Garber Celebrates Education Profs at Yidan Prize Event

The Yidan Prize, founded by Chinese billionaire Charles Chen Yidan, consists of two $3.9 million awards given annually for excellence in education research and education development.

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