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Harvard Divinity School Hosts Conversation on the Presence of Enslavement in Early Christian Stories

Harvard Divinity School hosted a discussion on the presence of enslavement and enslaved people in early Christian stories at a virtual forum Monday night.

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Alumni

Free Speech Advocate Running Outsider Campaign for Harvard Board of Overseers Will Not See Name on Ballot

Harvey A. Silverglate, a 1967 Harvard Law School graduate who is staging an outsider campaign for election to the Harvard Board of Overseers, said he will probably not meet the signature threshold to see his name on the ballot, but pledged to continue his bid with a write-in campaign.

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Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Harvard Peabody Museum Transfers Ownership of Ancestral Kayak to Alutiiq Museum as Part of Ongoing Repatriation Efforts

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology recently transferred ownership of an ancestral Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, kayak to the Alutiiq Museum, a cultural museum and tribal repository in Kodiak, Alaska.

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Central Administration

The Scholar Everyone Sought: Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay will make history on July 1, when she will become the first person of color and only the second woman to lead America’s oldest institution of higher education. But despite Gay’s historic appointment, many of her colleagues and friends say they were unsurprised by her selection to Harvard’s top post.

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HGSE

Banning ChatGPT is the “Wrong Approach,” Khan Academy Founder Says at HGSE Webinar

Khan Academy founder Salman Khan told attendees of a Harvard Graduate School of Education webinar that banning artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT in schools is the “wrong approach,” calling the service “transformative” for the future of education.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Pledges $500,000 Gift to Royall House and Slave Quarters

Harvard Law School announced a gift of $500,000 to the Royall House and Slave Quarters as part of a continued effort to recognize the University’s historical ties to slavery.

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University

Divest Harvard Alumni Demand Ban on Research Funding From Companies With Fossil Fuel Ties

A year after Harvard pledged to divest its endowment from fossil fuels, an alumni group is calling on the University to turn down research funding from companies with ties to the fossil fuel industry.

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Government

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch ’81 To Deliver MLK Lecture at Harvard in October

Former Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch ’81 will return to Harvard to deliver the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture in October, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced Monday.

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HAA

Harvard Alumni Association Nominates Candidates for Board of Overseers, Elected Directors

The Harvard Alumni Association nominating committee announced candidates for the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body — and for elected directors of the HAA Friday.

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UHS

HUHS Retires Covid-19 Self-Reporting and Contact Tracing Programs as Cambridge Cases Rise

Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the Boston area, Harvard University Health Services retired its contact tracing team and Crimson Clear application last month, drawing mixed reactions from students.

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2022

In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.

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FAS

Who is Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President?

Before Claudine Gay was tapped as Harvard’s first president of color Thursday, she already made her mark as a scholar and the leader of Harvard's flagship faculty.

Audience at Claudine Gay President Announcement
FAS

‘A Great Day for Harvard’: Many Faculty Confident in Gay’s Appointment to Top University Post

After Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay was announced as Harvard’s 30th president Thursday afternoon, faculty members shared their optimism for her tenure, pointing to her leadership through the pandemic as evidence of her readiness for the role.

Claudine Gay
University

Claudine Gay to Serve as Harvard's 30th President

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.

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University

Next Harvard President Likely to Take Over Searches for HDS, HSPH Deans, Bacow Says

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.

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