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Want to Rename Harvard Medical School? The Price is $1 Billion

Harvard Medical School’s naming rights are for sale. The asking price? An unrestricted donation of $1 billion.

Penny Pritzker '81 Introduces Claudine Gay as Harvard's 30th President
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Biden Appoints Senior Fellow Penny Pritzker as Special Representative for Ukraine’s Economic Recovery

President Joe Biden appointed Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81 to serve as special representative for Ukraine’s economic recovery, the White House announced Thursday morning.

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Central Administration

Barakett to Become Harvard Treasurer as Finnegan Steps Down

Timothy R. Barakett ’87 will replace Paul J. Finnegan ’75 as the University’s treasurer beginning July 1, Harvard announced Wednesday afternoon.

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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.

Penny Pritzker '81 Introduces Claudine Gay as Harvard's 30th President
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CFO Search Has Identified ‘Very Good Candidates,’ Says Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny Pritzker ’81

Harvard Corporation senior fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81 said “several very good candidates” have been identified in the search for the University’s next chief financial officer.

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Harvard Corporation Member David Rubenstein Talks Public Service at Harvard IOP Forum

Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein — a member of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body — discussed leadership lessons from his experience in private equity and public service at a Harvard Institute of Politics Forum Monday evening.

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Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Announces Endorsements for 2023 Board of Overseers Election

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, an alumni advocacy group that aims to promote diversity and equity at the University, announced endorsements for five candidates in this year’s Board of Overseers election.

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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.


Harvard Corporation Members Donated Heavily to Democrats Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

Members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, contributed more than $1.5 million in political donations to federal candidates and political action committees in 2021 and 2022. Of that number, just $12,900 went to Republican political causes.

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Free Speech Advocate Running Outsider Campaign for Harvard Board of Overseers Will Not See Name on Ballot

Harvey A. Silverglate, a 1967 Harvard Law School graduate who is staging an outsider campaign for election to the Harvard Board of Overseers, said he will probably not meet the signature threshold to see his name on the ballot, but pledged to continue his bid with a write-in campaign.

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Ex-Provost, Harvard Corporation Member Will Investigate Stanford President’s Scientific Misconduct Allegations

A Harvard Corporation member and a former Harvard provost will help investigate Stanford’s president for potential academic misconduct in journal articles he co-authored, a Stanford special committee announced last week.

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Harvard Corporation Approved New Voting Guidelines on Climate, Racial Equity, and Cybersecurity in 2022

Harvard’s Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility approved new voting guidelines in 2022 on climate commitments, racial equity audits, and cybersecurity, according to an annual report released Thursday.

Tracy Palandjian '93 and William Lee '72 at Claudine Gay President Announcement
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Tracy Palandjian '93 and William Lee '72 at Claudine Gay President Announcement

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In Photos: Claudine Gay Named Harvard's 30th President

After a five-month search, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay was announced as Harvard's 30th president at a press conference on Thursday.

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Harvard to Establish David Rubenstein Treehouse as University-Wide Conference Center on Allston Campus

Harvard will establish the David Rubenstein Treehouse as the school’s first University-wide conference center and a welcome area for the proposed Enterprise Research Campus in Allston, the University announced Wednesday.