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John Manning
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Harvard Law School Dean John Manning ’82 Named Interim Provost by Garber

University President Alan M. Garber ’76 appointed Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’82 to serve as interim provost Friday, a move that further solidifies Manning’s position as a frontrunner in the next presidential search.

Bond Report Massachusetts Hall
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Harvard University to Enter the Debt Market for $750 Million Taxable Bond Sale

Harvard will officially enter the debt market on Friday when it issues $750 million in taxable bonds with the intention to use the capital raised for “general corporate purposes” and to pay the costs of bond issuing, according to a preliminary offering notice released on Thursday.

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Harvard’s AAA Credit Rating Reaffirmed by S&P Amid Leadership Crisis and Donor Turmoil

Harvard will maintain its AAA credit rating from S&P, the credit rating agency announced in a report on Thursday, easing concerns that the University could see its rating downgraded amid the ongoing leadership crisis and a growing list of major donors cutting ties with the school.

John Harvard Statue
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Harvard Alumni Sue University, Alleging Devaluation of Degree Over Antisemitism on Campus

Ten Harvard alumni filed a federal lawsuit against the University last Tuesday, alleging that Harvard’s failure to address “rampant” antisemitism on campus has “significantly diminished” the value of their degree.

Marc Goodheart at the 2022 Commencement Ceremony
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‘Keeper of the Keys’: Meet the Secretary of Harvard’s Secretive Governing Boards

Marc L. Goodheart ’81 is the most powerful person at Harvard no one has ever heard of.

John Harvard in the Rain
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Harvard Plans $1.65 Billion Debt Financing Amid Donor Turmoil

Harvard announced it is exploring a $1.65 billion bonds sale in an attempt to raise capital through debt financing despite poor macroeconomic conditions, a move that comes after the University faced months of donor backlash.

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Sadun Resigned Over Concern Harvard Wouldn’t Implement Antisemitism Task Force Recommendations

Harvard Business School professor Raffaella Sadun resigned on Sunday as co-chair of the presidential task force on antisemitism after repeatedly considering stepping down because she felt the University would not commit to acting on its suggestions, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Alan Garber Hate Ends Now
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Garber Announces Memberships of Harvard Task Forces on Antisemitism, Anti-Muslim and Anti-Arab Bias

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 announced the full memberships of Harvard’s dual task forces on antisemitism and on anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias in a University-wide email Sunday evening.

Institutional Neutrality
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‘This Has to Stop’: Harvard Set to Consider Institutional Neutrality

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 is expected to announce a working group that will consider a policy of institutional neutrality, a move that comes just months after the University became embroiled in controversy over its response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

Dean Claudine Gay Speaks at Class of 2023 Commencement
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Harvard Corporation Did Not Review Claudine Gay’s Scholarship in Presidential Search

The search committee favored Claudine Gay’s administrative expertise, passing over two internal candidates who boasted both administrative experience and far more extensive scholarship credentials: Tomiko Brown-Nagin and John F. Manning ’82.

Harvard Alumni Association Office
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Black Alumni Group Demands Harvard Reaffirm Support for DEI Efforts in Letter to Garber

A group of Black Harvard alumni demanded that the University clarify and reaffirm its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus in a letter to interim President Alan M. Garber ’76 and Harvard’s governing boards.

Garber Interview
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Harvard President Garber, Corporation Condemn Antisemitic Image Posted by Pro-Palestine Groups

Interim President Alan M. Garber ’76 fiercely condemned an antisemitic image posted by two pro-Palestine student groups in a Tuesday evening message to Harvard affiliates.

Garber London Graphic
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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.

Harvard Subpoena Graphic
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House Committee Subpoenas Harvard Leadership

House Republicans subpoenaed three top Harvard officials on Friday, demanding internal documents and communications for an investigation into the University’s handling of antisemitism on campus.

FAS Dean Hopi Hoekstra
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FAS Dean Hoekstra Says Harvard Protest Guidance Lends ‘Clarity,’ Not Censorship

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra denied charges from student organizers that Harvard was looking to repress pro-Palestine protest during an interview Thursday, her first of the spring semester.

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