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Central Administration

African American Religion Scholar Marla Frederick Returns to Harvard, Will Be First Woman to Lead Divinity School

Marla F. Frederick, a professor of religion and culture at Emory University, will serve as the next dean of the Harvard Divinity School, becoming the first woman to lead the school in its 207-year history, University President Claudine Gay announced Thursday afternoon.

Divinity School Dean David N. Hempton
Central Administration

Outgoing Harvard Divinity School Dean Hempton to Remain Until August as Search for Successor Continues

Harvard Divinity School Dean David N. Hempton will continue his tenure through Aug. 31 as the search for his successor continues, University President-elect Claudine Gay announced in an email to affiliates Tuesday.

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Religion

Harvard Divinity School Faculty Discuss Teaching the Legacy of Slavery

A panel of Harvard Divinity School faculty reflected on the school’s ties to slavery and its responsibility to educate the next generation of religious scholars and leaders in a webinar Monday evening.

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Harvard Divinity School

Husband Descended From Slave-Trading Family and Wife Whose Ancestors Were Enslaved Speak at HDS Event

Dain Perry, a descendant of the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, and Constance R. Perry, whose ancestors were enslaved, discussed reparations and the legacy of slavery at a Monday Harvard Divinity School webinar.

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Race

Harvard Divinity School Professor Discusses Religion and the Movement for Reparations at HDS Webinar

Harvard Divinity School professor of African American Religious Studies Terrence L. Johnson discussed changing the conversation around reparations in a virtual lecture Monday evening.

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Harvard Divinity School

Harvard Divinity School Senior Lecturer Discusses Role of Slavery in School’s Founding

Harvard Divinity School senior lecturer Dan P. McKanan ’89 discussed the role slavery played in the school’s founding in a lecture Monday evening.

Departing Deans
FAS

First on Claudine Gay’s To-Do List: Picking Four New Deans

As Gay prepares to take over in Massachusetts Hall in July 2023, she is set to face the same challenge as her predecessor of filling a leadership role that oversees a key domain of the University.

Divinity School Dean David N. Hempton
Religion

Harvard Divinity School Dean David Hempton to Step Down After Decade in Role

Dean of Harvard Divinity School David N. Hempton announced Thursday he step down from the school’s helm at the end of the 2022-23 academic year, though he will continue teaching.

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Graduate School of Design

Harvard Graduate Council Elects Nine New Board Members

The Harvard Graduate Council elected nine students from across the University’s 12 graduate schools to fill executive board positions this week.

Grad Council Elections
Harvard Law School

Harvard Graduate Council Elects New Executive Board

The Harvard Graduate Council elected Carlos A. Gonzalez Sierra, a joint-degree student at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School, as its new president on Monday. Harvard Divinity School student Mayank D. Kumar will serve as vice president of the body.

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Harvard Divinity School

Harvard Divinity School Names Five Recipients of Peter J. Gomes Honors

The Harvard Divinity School Alumni/Alumnae Council named the five recipients of its Peter J. Gomes Distinguished Alumni Honors earlier this month — a distinction named in honor of Gomes, who taught at Harvard for four decades and served as Pusey Minister of Memorial Church.

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Health

Divinity School Student Discusses Religion as a Determinant of Health

Ans Irfan, a public health expert and student at the Divinity School, discussed his project on religion as a structural determinant of health during a virtual presentation on Monday.

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Religion

HDS Hosts Panel on Extremism and De-Radicalization Efforts

Experts, including former extremists, discussed efforts to counter hate groups and extremist violence at a panel hosted by the Harvard Divinity School on Monday.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Divinity School Hosts Conversation on Peace and Power in Palestine

Kennedy School lecturer Marshall L. Ganz ’64-’92 and Noura Erakat, an associate professor at Rutgers University, discussed power and decolonization in Palestine and Israel at a Divinity School event Wednesday.

Matthew Ichihashi Potts Memorial Church Minister
On Campus

Pusey Minister Matthew Potts Reflects on Past Year and Looks Forward to New Initiatives

As his first year as Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church draws to a close, Matthew Ichihashi Potts — who also serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School — reflected on his time as minister in an interview with The Crimson last week.

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