Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay made her second historic first on Thursday when Harvard announced her selection as the University’s 30th president — the first person of color to hold the role.
Claudine Gay will become Harvard University’s 30th president, the school announced Thursday, ending a swift five-month search process that will elevate a person of color to lead America’s oldest academic institution for the first time in its history.
Outgoing University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Tuesday his successor will likely appoint the new deans for the Harvard Divinity School and the School of Public Health.
Nearly 250 Harvard Affiliates Sign ‘Free Speech’ Petition Addressed to University Presidential Search Committee
Nearly 250 Harvard affiliates have signed onto a petition this month calling on the University Presidential Search Committee to nominate a candidate who “actively affirms the importance of free speech” on campus.
Alan M. Garber ’76 has the resumé of a Harvard president: More than a decade as the University's top academic officer, the founder of two medical research centers at Stanford, and a trio of graduate degrees.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow sits at the head of Harvard’s sprawling administration, but he has stepped back from one key initiative: the search for his successor.