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Harvard Establishes First University-Wide Policies on Bullying and Discrimination

Harvard released final versions of the school’s first University-wide non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies on Wednesday, establishing resolution procedures for discrimination and harassment complaints across the school for the first time.

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Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Announces Endorsements for 2023 Board of Overseers Election

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, an alumni advocacy group that aims to promote diversity and equity at the University, announced endorsements for five candidates in this year’s Board of Overseers election.

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Harvard Spent $580,000 on Federal Lobbying During Bacow’s Final Full Year in Office

Harvard spent $580,000 lobbying the federal government in 2022 — the highest dollar amount of all Ivy League institutions for the sixth time in the past seven years.

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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.

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Harvard President Lawrence Bacow Awarded Prairie View A&M University President’s Medal

Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow was awarded the Prairie View A&M University President’s Medal by the university's outgoing president Ruth J. Simmons at a Monday afternoon ceremony.

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Despite Calls for HKS Dean Resignation, Harvard President Bacow ‘Absolutely’ Has Confidence in Dean’s Leadership

Despite two open letters demanding the resignation of Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf this year, University President Lawrence S. Bacow said he “absolutely” still has confidence in Elmendorf’s leadership during a Tuesday interview.

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Harvard President Bacow Says He Has No Power in Dean Searches, Deferring to President-Elect Gay

As Harvard President-elect Claudine Gay prepares to take office, sitting University President Lawrence S. Bacow said he will have no power over the searches for four outgoing Harvard deans.

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James Houghton, Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Who Selected First Female President, Dies at 86

James R. “Jamie” Houghton ’58 died Dec. 20, 2022 at the age of 86. As senior fellow, Houghton oversaw the transition across three University presidents and reviewed Corporation governance.

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The Scholar Everyone Sought: Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay will make history on July 1, when she will become the first person of color and only the second woman to lead America’s oldest institution of higher education. But despite Gay’s historic appointment, many of her colleagues and friends say they were unsurprised by her selection to Harvard’s top post.

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Ex-Provost, Harvard Corporation Member Will Investigate Stanford President’s Scientific Misconduct Allegations

A Harvard Corporation member and a former Harvard provost will help investigate Stanford’s president for potential academic misconduct in journal articles he co-authored, a Stanford special committee announced last week.

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2022

In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.

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Sean Caron Promoted to Vice President for Harvard’s Campus Services

Sean Caron, managing director of Harvard Real Estate, will serve as the new vice president for campus services, the University announced Tuesday.

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Harvard Facing Rising Expenses Due to Inflation, University CFO Says

Harvard Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister said in an interview Wednesday the University is now facing rising costs “across the board” as the school’s expenses are “bouncing back.”

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Harvard CFO Thomas Hollister To Retire in June 2023

Harvard Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister will step down and retire at the end of the academic year after eight years serving in the role.

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Missing from Harvard’s Annual Endowment Report This Year: Underlying Data

Each fall, Harvard releases an annual financial report that provides insights into the University’s budget and investment strategy. For years, the endowment section of the report looked largely the same, with data on HMC’s targets, as well as returns across asset categories. But this fall, it abandoned the longtime practice of disclosing investment performance by asset class.