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Zoe Marks
Harvard Kennedy School

Zoe Marks Named Director of Harvard Center for African Studies

Zoe Marks, a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will serve as the next faculty director of the Center for African Studies, the center announced Thursday.

Peabody Museum

Harvard Peabody Museum Returns Five Ancient Mummies to Denmark

The Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology returned five Greenlandic Inuit mummies to Denmark last week, five years after their repatriation was first requested by Danish authorities.

HMS Gordon Hall
Harvard Medical School

‘Message of Hope’: 11 Harvard Affiliates Visit Israel in Solidarity Trip

Ten Harvard professors and one undergraduate joined a delegation of academics to visit Israel on a solidarity trip earlier this month.

Lawrence Summers at the IOP
Central Administration

Russia Sanctions Larry Summers, Four Other Harvard Affiliates

The Russian government barred former Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers and four other Harvard affiliates from entering the country, according to a Thursday press release from Russia’s foreign ministry.

Harvard Management Company
University Finances

Harvard Affiliates Testify Against Oil Drilling on California Harvard-Owned Land

The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission voted to approve an exploratory oil drilling project on former Harvard land holdings in California on Jan. 31, following testimony on environmental repercussions.

Garber London Graphic
Central Administration

Harvard President Garber to Visit London as University Looks to Contain Donor Backlash

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 will meet with alumni in London over spring break, marking his first international trip as president.

Salata Institute
Middle East

More than 30 Harvard Students and Faculty Attended COP28, Expressing Optimism on Climate Initiatives

More than 30 Harvard students and faculty traveled to Dubai to attend COP28, the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference, last month.

Dershowitz at Coop
Harvard Law School

Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz May Defend Israel at International Court of Justice

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to tap Harvard Law School professor Alan M. Dershowitz to defend Israel against genocide accusations in the International Court of Justice next week, Axios reporter Barak Ravid wrote in a post on X, citing anonymous Israeli officials.

Harvard Business School Crest
Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Loses Partnership with Lauder Business School Amid Backlash Over Campus Antisemitism

Lauder Business School announced earlier this month that it would cut ties with the Harvard Business School amid fierce backlash over University President Claudine Gay’s handling of antisemitism on campus.

Claudine Gay
Central Administration

Harvard President Claudine Gay Planning Travel to Asia During Spring Break, First International Trip Since Assuming Office

Harvard President Claudine Gay is planning to travel to Asia in March for her first international trip since assuming office in July, she said in an interview with The Crimson earlier this month.

Student Groups

Arab Ambassadors to the United Nations and the U.S. Discuss Middle East at Harvard Ed School Conference

Six ambassadors to the United Nations from Arab Gulf countries gathered at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Askwith Hall for a conference on Nov. 18.

CGIS South File Photo

CGIS Hosts Seminar on Defensive Cooperation Between Indian Religious Groups

Researchers gathered for a joint seminar on South Asian politics held by Brown University, MIT, and Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs last Friday.

Harvard Admissions Office

After Covid-19 Recovery, Harvard College Sees Rise in International Enrollment for Third Straight Year

Harvard College saw an increase in enrolled international students for the third year in a row, with demographic data from the enrolled Class of 2027 indicating a 32 percent increase in the share of international students compared to the Class of 2024.

Japan Day Panel
Student Groups

Harvard Undergraduate Japan Initiative Hosts First Ever Japan Day

Attendees from more than 35 colleges gathered last week for the Harvard Undergraduate Japan Initiative’s first ever Japan Day, a a student-run event focused on Japanese culture and society.

Harvard Law School - HLS
Student Groups

HLS Advocates for Human Rights Urge Biden to Demand Uyghur Entrepreneur Ekpar Asat’s Release

Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights, a student group at HLS, sent a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden Monday urging him to demand that the Chinese government release tech entrepreneur Ekpar Asat — the brother of Rayhan Asat, the Law School’s first Uyghur graduate.