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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.

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Alumni

Writer, Comedian Baratunde Thurston Elected As Chief Marshal For Class of 1999

Baratunde R. Thurston ’99, writer, comedian, and television host, was elected by the Class of 1999 to serve as this year’s chief marshal.

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Central Administration

Harvard President Alan Garber’s Rocky Path Ahead

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.

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Football

Harvard Football Represented on Both Super Bowl Teams for First Time Ever

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.

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Central Administration

Zuckerberg, Ackman-Backed Harvard Overseer Candidates Fail to Qualify For Ballot

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.

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Central Administration

Zuckerberg, Ackman Endorse Outsider Candidates for Harvard Board of Overseers

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.

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Alumni

Harvard Alumni Split Over Claudine Gay’s Resignation Amid Controversy

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.

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Central Administration

88 Days: The Unraveling of Claudine Gay’s Harvard Presidency

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.

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Central Administration

Harvard Alumni Association Announces Board of Overseers, Elected Directors Candidates

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
Central Administration

Former Facebook Exec Makes ‘Last Minute Bid’ for Harvard Board of Overseers Amid University Turmoil

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.”

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Central Administration

Harvard President Claudine Gay Has Resigned. What Comes Next?

Just over six months after inaugurating its 30th president, Harvard must once again search for a new leader.

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2023

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.

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Central Administration

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.

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Central Administration

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.

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Central Administration

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.

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