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Harvard Unveils Search Committee to Select 30th President

Twelve members of the Harvard Corporation and three members of the school’s Board of Overseers will make up the committee tasked with finding Harvard’s 30th president in a search process that publicly kicked off Thursday.

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Bacow is the Fourth Top Harvard Leader Set to Depart by Mid-2023

University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s announcement on Wednesday that he will step down in June 2023 marks the latest in a string of departures from Harvard’s top leadership.

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Breaking News

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow to Step Down in June 2023

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow will step down in June 2023 after just five years in office, ending a pandemic-stricken tenure in which he oversaw a radical transformation of the University’s operations due to Covid-19 and steered the school through the political turmoil of the end of the Trump era.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Harvard Holds Human Remains of 19 Likely Enslaved Individuals, Thousands of Native Americans, Draft Report Says

Harvard University holds the human remains of at least 19 individuals who were likely enslaved and almost 7,000 Native Americans — collections that represent “the University’s engagement and complicity” with slavery and colonialism, according to a draft University report obtained by The Crimson.

Ashton Kutcher's Address to the Class of 2020

‘You Are the People I Admire’: Ashton Kutcher Calls for Hope Amid Adversity at Class of 2020 Dinner

Actor Ashton Kutcher addressed members of the Class of 2020 at their Class Day dinner Saturday night, telling them they allowed him to maintain hope amid adversities.

University AAPI/APIDA Affinity Celebration
Commencement 2022

University AAPI/APIDA Affinity Celebration

Thousands of graduates received multicolor stoles during University-wide affinity group graduation ceremonies on Tuesday.

University Black Graduation
Commencement 2022

University Black Graduation

Thousands of graduates received multicolor stoles during University-wide affinity group graduation ceremonies on Tuesday.

Jacinda Ardern Commencement Address

New Zealand PM Tells Harvard Graduates to Protect Democracy, Takes Aim at Big Tech in Commencement Address

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on graduates in Harvard’s Class of 2022 to pursue “genuine debate and dialogue” in order to protect democracy in an address at the University’s 371st Commencement on Thursday, taking aim at the role big technology has played in political discourse.

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Central Administration

Descendants and Advocates Seek Clarity in Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Pledge

Harvard committed $100 million to reckoning with its ties to slavery, but advocates and descendants have questions about the unprecedented pledge.

Loeb House Through the Ages

Loeb House Through the Ages

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A New Chapter for the Oldest Corporation

The departure of William F. Lee ’72 will bring a new era for the Harvard Corporation. As he exits, the body has turned to a starkly different figure to fill his shoes: Penny S. Pritzker ’81, who brings deep ties to Washington’s most powerful players and a net worth of more than $3 billion.

Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow

Bacow Presses Lawmakers on University Endowment Tax, Foreign Funding Disclosures During Trip to Washington

Last week University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby against taxes on large university endowments and tightened federal regulations for foreign funding disclosures.

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Central Administration

Harvard Executive Vice President Katie Lapp To Step Down

Harvard University Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp will step down from her post this summer after more than a decade overseeing the University’s campus services, finances, and administration.

Paul L. Choi

Paul L. Choi to Lead Harvard Board of Overseers

Paul L. Choi ’86, a lawyer with expertise in corporate governance, will serve as the president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for the next year, the University announced Monday. Leslie P. Tolbert ’73, a neuroscience professor, will serve as vice president.

Harvard Legacy of Slavery Memorialization

Where Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Lives Today

Here are the houses, dormitories, professorships, streets, and towns that memorialize Harvard affiliates responsible for enslaving people and promoting racial discrimination.