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Leadership Crisis

U.S. Capitol
Politics

28 House Republicans Slam Harvard’s Antisemitism Task Force Preliminary Report in Letter

Rep. Elise M. Stefanik ’06 (R-N.Y.), the foremost critic of Harvard in Congress, criticized the preliminary recommendations released by the University’s presidential task force on antisemitism in a letter signed by 27 other House Republicans.

Brian K. Lee
Central Administration

Brian Lee, Harvard’s Chief Fundraising Officer, to Retire in December

Brian K. Lee, Harvard’s chief fundraising officer, will retire at the end of the year, the University announced on Wednesday.

Shabbos Kestenbaum Counterprotest 05/10
Politics

Student Who Sued Harvard Over Antisemitism to Speak at Republican National Convention

Shabbos “Alexander” Kestenbaum, a recent Harvard Divinity School graduate who emerged as one of the University’s most fervent critics after he sued the school for its alleged failure to combat campus antisemitism, will speak at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

Garber Gestures During Baccalaureate Speech
Student Life

Harvard Task Forces Release First Recommendations on Antisemitism, Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Bias

Harvard’s presidential task forces to combat antisemitism and anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias released their first recommendations on Wednesday, urging the University to fund a visiting professorship in Palestinian studies for next spring and tackle a culture of exclusion and discrimination against both pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel students.

University Hall
Central Administration

3 Harvard Faculty Divisions Approve Motion to Select Delegates to Design a Faculty Senate

Three Harvard faculties, including the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, overwhelmingly voted in favor of selecting delegates to a body tasked with designing a University-wide faculty senate.

Garber Glitter Attack Aftermath
Central Administration

Interim President Garber Asks Alumni to Stick by Harvard Despite ‘Difficult Year’

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 had a speech prepared for Alumni Day about the University’s resilience after a year of nonstop turmoil on campus. But before Garber could begin speaking, an animal rights activist leaped onstage and doused him with gold glitter.

Garber Commencement
Central Administration

Harvard Will Refrain From Controversial Statements About Public Policy Issues

After months of grappling with a campus fractured by a polarizing debate over the Israel-Hamas war, Harvard announced on Tuesday that the University and its leadership will refrain from taking official positions on controversial public policy issues.

Faculty Governance Graphic
Central Administration

Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Harvard’s Faculty Push for a Role in Governance

After months of watching Harvard endure crisis after crisis, the faculty — the University’s “sleeping giant” — have risen from their slumber. And they are demanding a seat at the table.

Capitol Hill Through the Trees
Central Administration

Interim Harvard President Alan Garber Takes the Political Battle to Washington

Interim President Alan Garber is visiting Washington to rebuild Harvard’s relationships with White House officials and members of Congress as he attempts to guide the University out of crisis.

John Manning and Alan Garber Exit Harvard Corporation FAS Town Hall
Central Administration

Manning Addresses Harvard Yard Encampment, Draws Groans, Laughter From FAS Faculty

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences pressed interim Harvard Provost John F. Manning ’82 over the University’s reluctance to negotiate with pro-Palestine student activists, at one point laughing incredulously at his defensive answers, during a Tuesday FAS meeting.

John Harvard Statue with Keffiyah on Day 6
On Campus

Garber Is Taking a Patient Approach to the Harvard Encampment. So Far, It’s Working.

As the pro-Palestine occupation of Harvard Yard approaches the end of its second week, interim University President Alan M. Garber ’76 has adopted a policy of strategic patience to avoid the controversies facing peer institutions.

Garber Interview
Central Administration

Pro-Palestine Encampment Represents First Major Test for Harvard President Alan Garber

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 faces the first major test of his tenure as dozens of pro-Palestine protesters establish an encampment in Harvard Yard, the first large-scale protest on campus since the fall semester.

President Alan Garber Interview
Central Administration

Harvard President Alan Garber ’76 Says He Is Willing to Testify Before Congress

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 has so far escaped an invitation to testify before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, but if asked, he would say yes.

Mitt Romney Harvard Dialogues
Central Administration

John Fetterman Endorses Mitt Romney To Become Harvard’s Next President

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) endorsed an unlikely candidate to serve as the 31st president of Harvard University: his colleague, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah).

Johnston Gate
Central Administration

Faculty Demand Greater Say as Confidence in Harvard’s Governance Plummets

A group of prominent Harvard professors is seeking to establish a University-wide faculty senate, as skepticism of the University’s governing boards continues to grow among faculty amid a year of turmoil.

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