Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 will meet with alumni in London over spring break, marking his first international trip as president.
Baratunde R. Thurston ’99, writer, comedian, and television host, was elected by the Class of 1999 to serve as this year’s chief marshal.
The tenure of interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber '76 will likely be one of the most consequential for the University in recent history as he looks to heal a deeply divided campus. The longtime administrator has insisted that he is up for the challenge.
History will be made on Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers square off in Las Vegas, as two Harvard football alums will meet in the Super Bowl for the first time in NFL history.
None of the outsider candidates for the Board of Overseers — Harvard’s second-highest governing body — will be on the ballot when alumni vote in the annual election later this spring.
With Harvard’s governance under intense scrutiny amid the University’s ongoing leadership crisis, billionaire donors have thrown their support behind outsider candidates seeking election to the Board of Overseers.
Harvard alumni were split over former Harvard President Claudine Gay’s resignation, with some expressing concerns about the influence of conservative activists and politicians while others embraced her decision to step down after a brief, controversy-ridden tenure.
Harvard President Claudine Gay resigned on Jan. 2, ending her tenure as the University's 30th president after it was clear the Harvard Corporation lost confidence in Gay's ability to lead amid mounting allegations of plagiarism and unrelenting criticism of her congressional testimony.
The Harvard Alumni Association announced eight candidates for election to the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body — the nominating committee announced Friday.
Samuel W. Lessin ’05, a write-in candidate for Harvard’s Board of Overseers, said he can bring institutional change to a University that has “never been more embattled.”
Just over six months after inaugurating its 30th president, Harvard must once again search for a new leader.
In 2023, Harvard had a tumultuous year. Claudine Gay’s first semester ended amid a leadership crisis as she came under fire for her response to tensions on a campus divided by the Israel-Hamas war and faced allegations of plagiarism. Harvard’s legacy and donor preferences in admissions also faced national scrutiny following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling striking down the University’s affirmative action policy. Across campus, scandal after scandal hit parts of the University. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2023 at Harvard.
Harvard President Claudine Gay Planning Travel to Asia During Spring Break, First International Trip Since Assuming Office
Harvard President Claudine Gay is planning to travel to Asia in March for her first international trip since assuming office in July, she said in an interview with The Crimson earlier this month.
A Law Firm Said Plagiarism Allegations Against Harvard President Gay Were ‘Demonstrably False.’ Then She Submitted Corrections.
Harvard threatened to sue the New York Post for defamation over accusations of plagiarism against President Claudine Gay in October, calling the claims “demonstrably false.” Then, the University’s own review found several instances of “duplicative language” in Gay’s work.
As Harvard’s Statements on Israel-Hamas War Stir Controversy, Some Affiliates Call for Policy of Institutional Neutrality
Amid fierce criticism over the University's statements about the Israel-Hamas war, a growing number of Harvard affiliates are urging the University to adopt an official position of political neutrality.