Higher Education

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Department of Education Ends Harvard Antisemitism Investigation

The Department of Education ended its investigation into allegations of antisemitic harassment at Harvard.

University President Drew G. Faust

‘Endangered’: Drew Faust Passionately Defends Higher Education at Harvard PBK Ceremony

Former University President Drew Gilpin Faust offered an impassioned defense of higher education and denounced politicians for “denigrating and destroying” the academy during her keynote address to Phi Beta Kappa honorees on Tuesday.

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Harvard Business School

‘That’s the Miracle’: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Talks Undergrad Years, Future of AI at Harvard Event

OpenAI CEO and billionaire technology entrepreneur Sam Altman discussed his startup journey and the future of artificial intelligence at an event in Memorial Church on Wednesday.

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Howard Gardner ’65 Named Harvard Graduate School of Education’s 2024 Convocation Speaker

Developmental psychologist Howard E. Gardner ’65 will give the keynote address at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s 2024 Convocation, Dean Bridget Terry Long announced on April 15.

Cradle to Career Forum
Higher Education

Education Policy Experts Discuss Cradle-to-Career Pathways As Key to Social and Economic Mobility

Education policy experts said cradle-to-career pathways — comprehensive programs which support a student’s education at all stages of their life — were key to addressing the nation’s educational challenges during a Thursday panel at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Extension School

As Harvard Extension School Increasingly Shifts Online, Students, Faculty Grapple With the Change

Over the years, HES’ mission of access has increasingly shifted online, opening up classes to students not located on Harvard’s campus. Now, some affiliates said it has impacted their experience in the classroom — raising questions about tradeoffs between online learning and the core aspects of an in-person education.

Institute of Politics

Former Oxford Vice Chancellor Says University Education Can Help Combat Terrorism at HKS Event

Louise M. Richardson, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, said universities can foster more discourse and education to help combat terrorism at a Harvard Kennedy School event on Monday.

Higher Education

New Harvard Ed School Student Group Promotes Involvement in Educational Ethics Field

Students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education launched EdEthics Students at HGSE earlier this semester, a new group that aims to promote engagement in education-based policy and practice under an ethical framework.

Safra Center Event

Scholars Spar Over Success of DEI in Higher Education at Harvard Safra Center Event

Four academics agreed it was important to protect diversity in higher education, but disagreed over whether universities’ diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives clash with academic freedom during a Thursday panel.

Lesley University Sherrill Hall
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.

HGSE Dean Bridget Terry Long at 2022 Commencement Ceremony
Higher Education

Harvard Ed School Affiliates Talk Hopes, Expectations For New Dean

Harvard Graduate School of Education students and faculty expressed the need for a dean who will value global education and promote interdisciplinary collaboration, following the announcement of HGSE Dean Bridget Terry Long’s resignation at the end of this academic year.

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Higher Education

Education Experts Talk Admissions in the Wake of Supreme Court Decision at Harvard Ed School Webinar

Education experts discussed paths forward for colleges and students in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision effectively striking down affirmative action during a webinar hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education Wednesday.

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Central Administration

‘More Than Ready’: Claudine Gay Praised at Inauguration for Ability to Lead Harvard, Higher Education

Harvard University President Claudine Gay was showered with “good vibes” and rain during her inauguration ceremony Friday afternoon, in which Gay was formally installed as the University’s 30th president.

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Higher Education

In Inaugural Address, Harvard President Claudine Gay Urges Affiliates to ‘Be Courageous Together’

Newly installed Harvard President Claudine Gay asked University affiliates to join her and “be courageous” as they work to expand “the possibilities of what Harvard can be and what Harvard can do for the world” during her inaugural address Friday afternoon.

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A Proposal to Merge Harvard’s Small Language Programs Has Fallen Flat. What’s Next for the Humanities?

An internal document and interviews with professors and Arts and Humanities Dean Robin E. Kelsey suggest new directions for Harvard’s humanities. But a proposal that would combine four language programs has faced resistance from some faculty.