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Billionaire David Rubenstein to Depart Harvard Corporation Next Month

Billionaire and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein will step down from the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — at the end of June after six years on the board, top Harvard administrators announced Wednesday.

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Harvard Holds Inaugural Affinity Celebration for Graduates with Disabilities

Harvard held its first affinity celebration for graduates with disabilities in a Monday ceremony that highlighted the accomplishments of students from across the University.

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Harvard Lifted Sanctions on Epstein-Associated Professor Martin Nowak in March

Martin A. Nowak, the Harvard professor sanctioned in 2021 for his association with sex trafficker Jeffrey E. Epstein, had all his advising and research privileges restored in March, a faculty department chair confirmed last week.

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84% of Admits Accept Spots in Harvard College Class of 2027

Roughly 84 percent of admitted students have accepted their place in the College’s Class of 2027, Harvard announced in a press release Friday.

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Harvard Reaches Tentative Agreement with Clerical and Technical Union After 13 Months of Negotiations

After 13 months of negotiations and a protracted stalemate over compensation, Harvard’s clerical and technical union reached a tentative agreement with the University before noon May 11, six days before the union’s 35th birthday.

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More than 1,600 Sign Petition for Harvard to Raise Student Salaries to Meet Middlesex County Living Wage

More than 1,600 people have signed a petition calling on Harvard to raise student researcher and teacher salaries up to living wage in Middlesex County for members of the University’s graduate student union by July 1.

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Amid Intense Internal Dispute, Harvard Graduate Council Votes to Remove Finance Chair, Alleging Misconduct

During the HGC’s final general meeting of the year on April 17, the student body that represents Harvard’s 12 graduate and professional schools voted to remove outgoing finance chair Mir Jahanzeb “M.J.” Mehdi and disqualify him from serving on the council in the future.

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Harvard Graduate Student Plans to Sue MBTA Following Harvard T Station Injury

First-year Harvard graduate student Joycelyn Johnson, who was struck and injured last week by falling equipment at the Harvard Square T station, said she plans to sue the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority after suffering a separated shoulder.

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Harvard Police Chief ‘100%’ Backs Student and Alumni Demands After Leverett Swatting Attack

Harvard University Police Chief Victor A. Clay clarified the department’s response to an April 3 swatting attack at Leverett House in a Friday interview with The Crimson, expressing his support for written demands made by students and alumni in the wake of the incident.

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Eric Beerbohm Appointed Director of Harvard Ethics Center

Eric Beerbohm, a Government professor and faculty affiliate in the Philosophy Department, will serve as the next director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 announced Monday morning.

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Harvard College Alum Ryosuke Takashima ’19-’22 Becomes Youngest Mayor in History of Japan

Following a decisive win in a unified local election on April 23, Harvard College alum Ryosuke Takashima ’19-’22 became the youngest mayor in Japanese history.

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In Wake of Schrag Bullying Allegations, Harvard ESE and EPS Affiliates Call to Strengthen Anti-Bullying Policy

Eighty Harvard students, alumni, and staff demanded Harvard administrators strengthen protections against bullying and harassment in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department and Environmental Science and Engineering program in an open letter Thursday.

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Comedian Larry Wilmore to Address Harvard College Graduating Seniors at 2023 Class Day

Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer, and producer Larry Wilmore will address the Harvard College Class of 2023 at this year’s Class Day on May 24, the University announced in a press release Friday.

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Former Harvard President Lawrence Summers Met Repeatedly with Jeffrey Epstein

Former Harvard president Lawrence H. Summers met repeatedly with and solicited donations from sex trafficker and financier Jeffrey E. Epstein, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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Jane Kim Appointed Interim Dean of Harvard School of Public Health

Jane J. Kim, a professor of health economics, will serve as interim dean of the Harvard School of Public Health as the search for the school’s next permanent dean continues, University President-elect Claudine Gay announced Thursday morning.