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Shabbos Kestenbaum Counterprotest 05/10

Kestenbaum Endorses Trump Plan to Deport Students ‘Who Violate Our Laws’ in RNC Speech

Shabbos “Alexander” Kestenbaum, denounced “antisemitic bigotry” at Harvard during a speech at the RNC Wednesday night.

University Hall
Central Administration

After Criticism, Harvard Will Standardize Fact-Finding Process for Disciplinary Cases

Harvard will standardize fact-finding procedures for disciplinary cases across the University after facing fierce blowback when students who participated in the pro-Palestine encampment faced different disciplinary charges depending on which school they attended.​​​​​​

Looking Up Department of Education

Department of Education Ends Harvard Antisemitism Investigation

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

Incoming Director of the Office of Fine Arts Fiona Coffee

Fiona Coffey Named Director of the Office for the Arts

Fiona Coffey — the associate director and curator for performing arts at Wesleyan University — will be Harvard’s next Director of the Office for the Arts, the University announced Tuesday.

U.S. Capitol

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

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.

Jennifer O'Connor ’87
Central Administration

Former Defense Department General Counsel Appointed Harvard’s Top Lawyer

Former U.S. Department of Defense General Counsel Jennifer M. O’Connor ’87 will serve as Harvard’s next top lawyer, the University announced Wednesday.

Harvard Chabad
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Zoning Board Rejects Harvard Chabad’s Planned Expansion After Tense Hearing

The Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeal rejected Harvard Chabad’s plans to dramatically expand its headquarters at a hearing last month, following vocal opposition from some of the campus Jewish group’s neighbors.

Harvard Forest Fisher Museum Entrance
University News

UMaine Grad Student Marcos Rodríguez Dies Suddenly at Harvard Forest Research Program

J. Marcos Rodríguez, a graduate student at the University of Maine, died suddenly at Harvard Forest on Tuesday.

Harvard Graduate Student Union

Harvard Violated Contract With HGSU in Excluding Some Grad Students, Arbitrator Rules

An arbitrator ruled Friday that Harvard violated its 2021 contract with the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers by excluding lab-based psychology Ph.D. students from the union.

Congress Photo
Central Administration

House Committee on China to Probe Harvard’s Handling of Anti-CCP Protest at HKS

The House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party launched a probe on Monday into Harvard's handling of an anti-CCP protest during a speech by Chinese Ambassador to the United States Xie Feng at the Harvard Kennedy School in April.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi Hoekstra

Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra Distances Herself from Social Science Dean’s Calls for Faculty Speech Limits

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra said on Monday that she would not sanction faculty members who criticize Harvard’s administration, forcefully distancing herself from an op-ed written by one of her own top deans.

Interim President Garber Sits on Stage During Baccalaureate
Central Administration

Harvard President Garber Visits Club of Madrid, Faces More Animal Rights Activists

A group of roughly 10 animal rights activists protested interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber outside a Harvard Club of Spain event in Madrid.

Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

Executive Director of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Initiative Suddenly Resigns

Roeshana Moore-Evans, the executive director of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery initiative, suddenly announced her resignation on Friday, becoming the third member of leadership to cut ties with the effort in less than one month.