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Lawrence S. Bacow
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Bacow Says He Will Stay Out of Harvard’s Presidential Search Process

University President Lawrence S. Bacow sits at the head of Harvard’s sprawling administration, but he has stepped back from one key initiative: the search for his successor.

Die-In Protest
Student Life

Demonstrators Stage ‘Die-In’ In Support of Iranian and Kurdish Protesters

Harvard students staged a “die-in” in solidarity with Iranian and Kurdish protesters on Thursday, with some expressing disappointment at the lack of an official statement in support of Iranian and Kurdish protests from University President Lawrence S. Bacow.

Laverne Cox
FAS

Laverne Cox, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Among Seven Recipients of W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at Sold-Out Ceremony

Harvard awarded seven individuals — including actress Laverne Cox and basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, the University’s highest honor in African American Studies on Thursday.

OGE and ODR
Front Feature

Comaroff, Domínguez, Urton Accusers Call for Title IX Reform at Harvard

Nine students and alumni who reported sexual and professional misconduct by Harvard faculty members demanded that the University reform its Title IX and Office of Dispute Resolution procedures in a letter Tuesday.

Mass. Hall New Angle
Central Administration

How Harvard Picks Its Presidents

As Harvard gears up to select its 30th president, here’s what you need to know about the search process, timing, and criteria.

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Student Groups

Bacow, Khurana Call on Harvard Freshmen to Seek Truth at Convocation

Hundreds of freshmen crowded into Tercentenary Theatre for the College’s annual Convocation, which featured an address by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a protest by the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

FAS

As Bacow Prepares to Exit, 41 Percent of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Say They are Satisfied with His Performance

A plurality of Harvard faculty are satisfied with outgoing University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s tenure in office so far, according to The Crimson’s annual survey of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, conducted in April.

Bacow Speaks to Graduates
College

‘Somewhere in the Middle’: Students React to Bacow’s Decision to Step Down with Shock, Apathy

Students across the University reacted to the news of University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s exit with a mixture of shock, ambivalence, and reflection.

Lawrence S. Bacow
Breaking News

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow to Step Down in June 2023

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow will step down in June 2023 after just five years in office, ending a pandemic-stricken tenure in which he oversaw a radical transformation of the University’s operations due to Covid-19 and steered the school through the political turmoil of the end of the Trump era.

Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow
Endowment

Bacow Presses Lawmakers on University Endowment Tax, Foreign Funding Disclosures During Trip to Washington

Last week University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby against taxes on large university endowments and tightened federal regulations for foreign funding disclosures.

Lawrence S. Bacow
FAS

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow Made $1.1 Million in 2020, Financial Disclosures Show

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow earned $1.13 million in 2020, a pay cut from his compensation during the first full year of his presidency in 2019.

President Bacow Speaks at Conference on Legacies of Slavery
Radcliffe Institute

President Bacow Speaks at Conference on Legacies of Slavery

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow spoke at a conference called “Telling the Truth about All This: Reckoning with Slavery and Its Legacies at Harvard and Beyond,” held at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Friday.

Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow
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Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow

University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended his response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine during an interview with The Crimson on April 8.

Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

Bacow Defends Harvard's Response to Ukraine Crisis Amid Calls for Further Action

More than 50 days into the war in Ukraine, Harvard affiliates are still calling for more public action and concrete support from the University for those affected by the conflict.

Covid Testing
UHS

Harvard Has Pared Down Most Covid Restrictions. How Long Will Mandatory Testing Last?

When Harvard officials announced that it would drop its indoor mask mandate, University officials said that regular testing protocols would remain in place. But some experts say testing requirements, too, could soon be on the way out.

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