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Want to Rename Harvard Medical School? The Price is $1 Billion

Harvard Medical School’s naming rights are for sale. The asking price? An unrestricted donation of $1 billion.

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Harvard Received $218M in Foreign Funding Since January 2022

Harvard received upwards of $218 million in foreign funding since January 2022, according to recent data from the Department of Education.

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Classes to Continue Through Historic Inauguration of Harvard President Claudine Gay

Harvard will not suspend classes for Gay’s inauguration — a full day of festivities that is set to begin at 10:15 a.m. and conclude in the evening, according to University spokesperson Jason A. Newton.

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‘A Busy Season of Searching’: Beginning of Gay’s Tenure Marked by Dean Searches

Claudine Gay had not started her first day as president of Harvard when she selected Hopi E. Hoekstra to serve as the next Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean, the first in a series of consequential appointments that will allow Gay to shape the future of the University for years to come.

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Harvard to Pause Visits From Heads of State Ahead of President Gay’s Inauguration

Visits from heads of state and government will be suspended across Harvard between Sept. 16 to Sept. 30 ahead of University President Gay’s inauguration on Sept. 29.

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In Washington, Democrats and Republicans Take Aim at Harvard Admissions

College admissions has long been the battleground in the ongoing war over the future of higher education, and Harvard has faced nationwide scrutiny over its admissions practices for the last decade. After the Supreme Court ruled to end affirmative action this summer, Harvard is once again caught in the crossfire.

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Top Democratic Communications Strategist Hired to Advise Harvard President Claudine Gay

Stephanie Cutter, a leading Democratic political strategist, has served as a public relations consultant to Harvard President Claudine Gay since she was announced as the University’s next president in December 2022.

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African American Religion Scholar Marla Frederick Returns to Harvard, Will Be First Woman to Lead Divinity School

Marla F. Frederick, a professor of religion and culture at Emory University, will serve as the next dean of the Harvard Divinity School, becoming the first woman to lead the school in its 207-year history, University President Claudine Gay announced Thursday afternoon.

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In Photos: Protesters for Harvard Ethnic Studies Department Disrupt President Gay’s Ice Cream Social

Demonstrators rallying in support of creating an ethnic studies department at Harvard disrupted an ice cream social in Harvard Yard hosted Tuesday afternoon by University President Claudine Gay.


Harvard Releases First Guidelines for ‘Responsible Experimentation with Generative AI Tools’

Harvard announced initial guidelines for the use of generative artificial intelligence programs such as ChatGPT in an email to University affiliates on Thursday.

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With End of Affirmative Action, Claudine Gay Faces Unprecedented Challenges to Start Harvard Presidency

Two days after the Supreme Court declared Harvard College’s race-conscious admissions policy unconstitutional, Claudine Gay took office as Harvard’s 30th president. She will be expected to maintain the University’s role as a leading advocate for diversity in higher education and strategize ways Harvard can continue to admit a diverse student body.

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Claudine Gay Takes Office, Officially Becoming Harvard’s First Black President

Claudine Gay took office as the 30th president of Harvard University on Saturday, becoming the first person of color to lead the country’s oldest institution of higher education in its 386-year history.



The Supreme Court effectively struck down race-conscious admissions policies in higher education in a landmark ruling against Harvard Thursday. In this special edition, The Crimson examines the decision, how students and faculty are responding, and its impact on higher education and beyond.

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Affirmative Action Struck Down: How Did We Get Here?

The Supreme Court restricted affirmative action in college admissions on Thursday. Follow The Crimson’s yearslong coverage of the lawsuit brought by Students for Fair Admissions against Harvard.

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As Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling Looms, Top Harvard Dean Still Unannounced

Days before Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay ascends to the Harvard presidency — as the Supreme Court appears on the verge of striking down the school’s race-conscious admissions policies — the University’s largest academic school still doesn’t know who its next leader will be.