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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 Attacked With Gold Glitter
Crime

Animal Rights Protester Charged with Three Felonies After Glitter Attack on Garber

The animal rights activist who dumped glitter on interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 during Alumni Day, pleaded not guilty to three counts of felony criminal charges on Monday.

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Central Administration

6 House Committees Will Probe Harvard’s Federal Funding in Antisemitism Investigation

Six congressional committees will investigate Harvard’s federal funding as part of their House-wide probe into campus antisemitism, committee chairs wrote in a letter to Harvard leadership. ​​​​​​

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School of Public Health

HSPH Students Call on Harvard to Divest From Israel in Referendum Marked by Low Turnout

More than 80 percent of Harvard School of Public Health students who participated in a referendum marked by low voter turnout supported a motion to call on the University to disclose and divest from Israel.

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.

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Central Administration

Co-Chairs of Harvard Legacy of Slavery Memorial Committee Slam University in Resignation Letter

The co-chairs of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery memorial project committee slammed the University in their resignation letter, alleging that their timeline was rushed by administrators.

Garber Attacked With Gold Glitter
Central Administration

Animal Rights Protester Dumps Glitter on Harvard President Alan Garber Before Alumni Day Speech

An animal rights protester dumped a tube of gold glitter on interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 as he prepared to address attendees at Harvard Alumni Day.

University Hall
Central Administration

Harvard Corporation’s Newest Member Donates $20 Million for Arts & Humanities, Financial Aid

Billionaires Joseph Y. Bae ’94 and Janice Y.K. Lee ’94 donated $20 million to Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences to endow the Arts and Humanities deanship and bolster financial aid for undergraduates.

Radcliffe Merger Headline
Central Administration

‘An Important Counter Space’: How Radcliffe Officially Joined Forces with Harvard

Radcliffe College officially merged with Harvard in April 1999, after months of closed-door meetings that left students and alumni in the dark about the future of Radcliffe.

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Politics

‘Hanging On to Every Word’: Listeners Reflect on Nelson Mandela’s 1998 Address at Harvard

On Sep. 18, 1998, South African President Nelson Mandela stood in front of an array of University officials and red-robed scholars and awed a packed crowd of 25,000 in Tercentenary Theatre.

Harvard Printing Office Strike
Labor

‘Can’t Survive on 5.5’: The Months-Long Printer Strike in 1974

The Harvard University Printing Office has been shuttered for over 20 years.  But in the spring of 1974, the Office dominated the local news when more than 30 printers went on strike for months.

Massachusetts Hall in Harvard Yard
Central Administration

Universities Nationwide Have Embraced Institutional Neutrality. How Does Harvard’s Report Stack Up?

Harvard released its long-awaited report from its Institutional Voice working group on Tuesday. The Crimson reviewed similar policies at other American universities to understand how Harvard’s report is different.

Massachusetts Hall in Harvard Yard
Central Administration

Chairs of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Memorial Committee Resign Over Timeline Disagreement

Tracy K. Smith ’94 and Dan I. Byers resigned as co-chairs of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery memorial committee over frustrations that senior Harvard administrators were trying to rush their process.

CAFH Undergrads Harvard Yard
University

Brandeis Center Accuses Harvard of ‘Deliberately’ Ignoring Antisemitism in Lawsuit

The Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and Jewish Americans for Fairness in Education accused Harvard of “deliberately” ignoring antisemitism on campus and creating “an unbearable educational environment” for Jewish students in a lawsuit filed last week.

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.

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