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Politics

‘Endangered’: Drew Faust Passionately Defends Higher Education at Harvard PBK Ceremony

Former University President Drew Gilpin Faust offered an impassioned defense of higher education and denounced politicians for “denigrating and destroying” the academy during her keynote address to Phi Beta Kappa honorees on Tuesday.

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Politics

Former Harvard President Faust Supports Disqualifying Trump From Colorado Ballot in SCOTUS Amicus Brief

Former University President Drew Gilpin Faust filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court Monday in Trump v. Anderson, the forthcoming case on former President Donald J. Trump’s disqualification from the presidential primary ballot in Colorado.

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FAS

After Nearly 50 Years in Academia, Former University President Drew Faust Retires From Teaching

Former University President Drew Gilpin Faust retired from teaching on June 30, capping a career that has spanned nearly half a century — and vacating one of Harvard’s coveted University Professorships.

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Central Administration

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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Harvard Delegation Attends Oral Arguments

From left, former Harvard President Drew G. Faust, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons '67, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, and former Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 exit the Supreme Court on Monday.

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Drew Faust

Bacow Launches Committee on Renaming, Taps Faust to Lead

University President Lawrence S. Bacow launched a committee Monday to form “general principles” for renaming spaces, programs, and professorships at Harvard that are linked to “abhorrent” activities.

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University Finances

Bacow Made $570,072 during First Six Months of Presidency, Per Financial Disclosures

University President Lawrence S. Bacow made $570,072 in 2018, the first six months of his term, while former University President Drew G. Faust made $3.6 million in her final six months in office.

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Drew Faust

Former University President Faust Named to MIT Corporation

Former Harvard President Drew G. Faust was named to the MIT Corporation, MIT’s board of trustees, Corporation chair Robert B. Millard announced at the quarterly meeting Thursday.

Faust at 2008 Commencement
Endowment

Faust at 2008 Commencement

At the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association at Harvard University’s 2008 Commencement ceremonies, former University President Drew G. Faust spoke about the value of college endowments.

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Ten Stories That Shaped the 2010s

The past decade at Harvard has been anything but boring. The University witnessed a bevy of challenges — cheating scandals and financial troubles, lawsuits and strikes. Here, The Crimson takes a look back at stories that defined Harvard over the past ten years.

College Commencement
Central Administration

Bacow Confers 1,554 College Degrees at 368th Commencement

Bacow awarded 6,665 degrees to students across the University — including College seniors, students from Harvard’s graduate schools, and students from the Extension School — in Tercentenary Theatre Thursday.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
University Finances

Faust Made $1.7 Million in 2017, Bacow's Salary As President Unknown Until 2020

Former University President Drew G. Faust made just over $1.7 million in compensation in 2017, her last full year as Harvard’s president. While Faust’s tenure ended last June, current University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s compensation will not be released for another year.

Peabody Museum
Drew Faust

Harvard Faces Lawsuit Alleging It Unlawfully Possesses and Profits from First Photos of Slaves

Standing opposite the Harvard Club of New York and surrounded by cameras, microphones, and lawyers, a Connecticut woman announced Wednesday that she has sued Harvard to gain the rights to historic photos of people she says are her ancestors — and to challenge the University’s continued ties to slavery.

Kenneth I. Chenault
Drew Faust

Faust, Bacow Honor Corporation Member Featured in PBS Special

Harvard Corporation member and former CEO of American Express Kenneth I. Chenault was featured in a PBS and The HistoryMakers special that featured commentary from University President Lawrence S. Bacow and former University President Drew G. Faust.

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Central Administration

Former Harvard President Drew Faust Named University Professor

Faust joins 24 prominent Harvard faculty with the distinction — including former University President Lawrence S. Summers, former Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow, and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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