Brian K. Lee
Central Administration

Brian Lee, Harvard’s Chief Fundraising Officer, to Retire in December

Brian K. Lee, Harvard’s chief fundraising officer, will retire at the end of the year, the University announced on Wednesday.

President Bacow's Goodbye
Central Administration

Former Harvard President Bacow, Maria Ressa to Receive Honorary Degrees at Commencement

Harvard’s former president, Lawrence S. Bacow, is among six individuals receiving honorary Harvard degrees at the University’s 373rd Commencement ceremonies Thursday morning.​​​​​​​

Garber Interview
Central Administration

Interim Harvard President Alan Garber’s 100 Days of Trial By Fire

In what is perhaps the most important vote of confidence thus far, the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — has not even launched a presidential search to appoint a permanent successor. Either way, Alan M. Garber is not waiting around.

Harvard 2023 Honorary Degree Recipients

President Bacow Bids Farewell to Harvard, Confers 1,850 College Degrees at 372nd Commencement

Outgoing University President Lawrence S. Bacow told graduates that he, like the Class of 2023, is “wondering what the future holds,” as he said goodbye to Harvard during Commencement morning exercises on Thursday.

Bacow Commencement 2023 Graphic
Central Administration

As Bacow Departs, Political Tensions that Defined His Presidency Endure

During Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow’s five years in office, he encountered a unique convergence of challenges — one that reflected a higher education landscape under attack. Woven through all this was the pandemic, a crisis during which Bacow was forced to make consequential decisions without a blueprint.

Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

Outgoing Harvard President Lawrence Bacow Earned $1.3 Million in 2021, Financial Disclosures Show

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow earned more than $1.3 million in calendar year 2021, a pay increase from the $1.1 million he made in 2020.

Harvard Business School

Bacow and John Kerry Discuss Global Energy Transition at Inaugural Harvard Climate Symposium

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry discussed the global climate crisis with outgoing University President Lawrence S. Bacow at the inaugural Harvard Climate Symposium on Tuesday.

sanders theater

Harvard Faculty Approve Leave of Absence Policy Changes, Bid Bacow Farewell at Last Meeting of Semester

The Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted to approve an amended Harvard College Student Handbook with an updated leave of absence policy at a Tuesday afternoon meeting in Sanders Theatre — the final meeting of the semester.

Bacow Covid Testing
Central Administration

Bacow Defends Decision to Rename Harvard GSAS After Republican Megadonor Ken Griffin

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended the decision to accept a $300 million donation from Republican Party megadonor Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 and rename the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in his honor during an interview on Monday.

Claudine Gay President Announcement
Central Administration

As Gay Ascends to Presidency, 61 Percent of Surveyed Faculty Say They’re Satisfied With Her Election

Harvard faculty who responded to The Crimson’s annual survey of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences said they were largely satisfied with FAS Dean Claudine Gay’s tenure and recent election to Harvard’s presidency.

Holocaust Hate Ends Now Tour

Cattle Car Exhibit in Harvard Yard Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Harvard students, administrators, and Cambridge residents gathered in front of Widener Library for the opening ceremony of a “Hate Ends Now” cattle car exhibit on Monday.

Bacow DC
Central Administration

Harvard President Bacow Demands Immigration Reform in Keynote Speech at Higher Ed Conference

WASHINGTON — Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow urged fellow university presidents to demand immigration reform during a Friday speech at the American Council on Education’s annual gathering.

Bacow Visits Al-Quds University

Bacow Visits Alumni, Universities During Spring Break Trip to Middle East

University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Jordan, Israel, and Palestine last week, touring universities and meeting with Harvard alumni at each stop.

University Hall
FAS Administration

Harvard Faculty Approve Proposals to Amend Simultaneous Enrollment, Language Requirement

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted to amend the College’s language requirement and its policy on simultaneous enrollment during a virtual meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

Harvard President Bacow to Visit Middle East in Spring Break Trip

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow will travel to Jordan, Israel, and Palestine later this month in one of his last international trips before leaving office later this year.