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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School to Name Professorship After Polarizing Diplomat Henry Kissinger ’50

The Harvard Kennedy School is searching for a tenured academic to join the school as the Henry A. Kissinger ’50 Professor of Statecraft and World Order, a position that will permanently honor the polarizing American diplomat.

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FAS

Arts and Humanities Faculty Say Next Dean Must Combat Declining Interest in the Division

With the search for the next Arts and Humanities dean underway, faculty said they want to be included in conversations about any divisional restructuring that takes place under the next dean.

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Higher Education

Lesley Faculty Pass Third No Confidence Vote Against President

Lesley University’s faculty assembly passed a vote of no confidence against the university’s president Janet Steinmayer at a Tuesday meeting, according to multiple professors in attendance. It was the third no-confidence vote against Steinmayer since she took office in 2019.

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Research

Harvard Scholars Without Borders Supports Displaced Ukrainian, Russian Scholars Amid War

Through Scholars Without Borders, Harvard has worked to support academics from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to continue their scholarship despite the threats of war and state repression.

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Central Administration

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
Central Administration

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
Central Administration

‘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.

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College

‘Unmistakably Antisemitic’: Harvard College Dean Khurana Slams Student Groups Over Instagram Post

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana condemned an antisemitic image posted by two pro-Palestine student groups during an interview on Tuesday, calling the post “unmistakably antisemitic and racist.”

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Student Groups

Amid Backlash to Antisemitic Post, Harvard Professor Resigns From Pro-Palestine Groups

Walter Johnson, a professor of History and African and African American Studies, resigned as a faculty adviser to the Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee and from Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine after the groups faced a wave of backlash for sharing a post containing an antisemitic image.

Pro-Palestine Protest at Mass. Hall
College

As Harvard Warns of Disciplinary Action, Pro-Palestine Groups Apologize for Antisemitic Image

Amid fierce backlash for publishing an antisemitic image in an Instagram post on Sunday, two pro-Palestine student groups issued an apology Monday afternoon.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School’s Charles Fried Remembered as ‘Ebullient’ Professor Who ‘Loved Teaching’

A lifelong scholar of law and a longtime HLS professor who served as a U.S. solicitor general under U.S. President Ronald Reagan, Charles Fried died on Jan. 23 in Cambridge, Mass. He was 88.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi Hoekstra
FAS

Harvard Professors Jasanoff, Laibson to Lead Classroom Norms Committee

History professor Maya R. Jasanoff ’96 and Economics professor David I. Laibson ’88 will lead the newly announced Faculty of Arts and Sciences committee on classroom norms, Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced Wednesday.

Alan Garber Hate Ends Now
Central Administration

Jonah Steinberg Will Advise Harvard Antisemitism Task Force, Boaz Barak Joins as Member

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 named former Harvard Hillel Executive Director Jonah C. Steinberg as an adviser to the presidential task force on antisemitism and appointed Computer Science professor Boaz Barak to join the group.

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College

Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra Convenes Committee on Classroom Norms

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra is convening a faculty committee to address classroom norms, she announced at an FAS meeting Tuesday amid heightened concerns over academic freedom and about classroom disruptions by pro-Palestine student activists.

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FAS

FAS Research Dean Ferrell Steps Down Following Bullying Allegations

Associate Dean for Research Administration Lauren Ferrell stepped down from her position effective Monday, two months after The Crimson reported a slew of workplace complaints against her.

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