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After Criticism, Harvard Will Standardize Fact-Finding Process for Disciplinary Cases

Harvard will standardize fact-finding procedures for disciplinary cases across the University after facing fierce blowback when students who participated in the pro-Palestine encampment faced different disciplinary charges depending on which school they attended.​​​​​​

Brian K. Lee
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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.

Jennifer O'Connor ’87
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Former Defense Department General Counsel Appointed Harvard’s Top Lawyer

Former U.S. Department of Defense General Counsel Jennifer M. O’Connor ’87 will serve as Harvard’s next top lawyer, the University announced Wednesday.

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House Committee on China to Probe Harvard’s Handling of Anti-CCP Protest at HKS

The House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party launched a probe on Monday into Harvard's handling of an anti-CCP protest during a speech by Chinese Ambassador to the United States Xie Feng at the Harvard Kennedy School in April.

Interim President Garber Sits on Stage During Baccalaureate
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Harvard President Garber Visits Club of Madrid, Faces More Animal Rights Activists

A group of roughly 10 animal rights activists protested interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber outside a Harvard Club of Spain event in Madrid.

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Executive Director of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Initiative Suddenly Resigns

Roeshana Moore-Evans, the executive director of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery initiative, suddenly announced her resignation on Friday, becoming the third member of leadership to cut ties with the effort in less than one month.

Garber Gestures During Baccalaureate Speech
Student Life

Harvard Task Forces Release First Recommendations on Antisemitism, Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Bias

Harvard’s presidential task forces to combat antisemitism and anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias released their first recommendations on Wednesday, urging the University to fund a visiting professorship in Palestinian studies for next spring and tackle a culture of exclusion and discrimination against both pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel students.

Harvard Management Company
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Barakett to Chair Harvard Management Company’s Board of Directors, Finnegan Will Remain on Board

University Treasurer Timothy R. Barakett ’87 will take over as chair of the HMC board next month, succeeding former Treasurer Paul J. Finnegan ’75.

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3 Harvard Faculty Divisions Approve Motion to Select Delegates to Design a Faculty Senate

Three Harvard faculties, including the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, overwhelmingly voted in favor of selecting delegates to a body tasked with designing a University-wide faculty senate.

Garber Attacked With Gold Glitter
Crime

Animal Rights Protester Charged with Three Felonies After Glitter Attack on Garber

The animal rights activist who dumped glitter on interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 during Alumni Day, pleaded not guilty to three counts of felony criminal charges on Monday.

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6 House Committees Will Probe Harvard’s Federal Funding in Antisemitism Investigation

Six congressional committees will investigate Harvard’s federal funding as part of their House-wide probe into campus antisemitism, committee chairs wrote in a letter to Harvard leadership. ​​​​​​

Garber Glitter Attack Aftermath
Central Administration

Interim President Garber Asks Alumni to Stick by Harvard Despite ‘Difficult Year’

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 had a speech prepared for Alumni Day about the University’s resilience after a year of nonstop turmoil on campus. But before Garber could begin speaking, an animal rights activist leaped onstage and doused him with gold glitter.

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Co-Chairs of Harvard Legacy of Slavery Memorial Committee Slam University in Resignation Letter

The co-chairs of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery memorial project committee slammed the University in their resignation letter, alleging that their timeline was rushed by administrators.

Garber Attacked With Gold Glitter
Central Administration

Animal Rights Protester Dumps Glitter on Harvard President Alan Garber Before Alumni Day Speech

An animal rights protester dumped a tube of gold glitter on interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 as he prepared to address attendees at Harvard Alumni Day.

University Hall
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Harvard Corporation’s Newest Member Donates $20 Million for Arts & Humanities, Financial Aid

Billionaires Joseph Y. Bae ’94 and Janice Y.K. Lee ’94 donated $20 million to Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences to endow the Arts and Humanities deanship and bolster financial aid for undergraduates.

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