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Isabella B. Cho

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Joseph Fasano is Not Ready to Renounce the Universal

Fasano is not your typical poet’s poet. Far from content with keeping poetry ensconced to its narrow readership of academics and literary savants, he has worked in past years to democratize the genre.

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Harvard Authors Spotlight: Kevin Holden ’05 Asks More of Language

Reading many genres of books, including novels, comes inevitably with the terrain of Holden’s line of work. His heart, though, has always been with poetry.

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‘Life Worth Living’ Review: Reclaiming Questions in an Answer-Driven World

Halfway between theological scholarship and self-help, “Life Worth Living” was inspired by a popular seminar taught by Yale professors Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz, who co-authored the book.

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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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‘Stay True’ Review: A Paean to Friendship’s Afterlives

At once a eulogy and a bildungsroman, a homage and a work of autotheory, "Stay True" is a layered form of searching.

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The Provost for President? Garber Says He Is ‘Very Happy’ in Current Harvard Role

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.

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Bacow Says He Will Stay Out of Harvard’s Presidential Search Process

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.

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An EdTech Company Bought edX from Harvard and MIT for $800 Million. Its Stock Price Has Plummeted Since.

2U Inc., the education technology firm that bought edX from Harvard and MIT for $800 million in 2021, has seen the price of its shares plummet by more than 86 percent and cut 20 percent of its budgeted personnel costs since the sale was announced.

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Harvard Affiliates Advocate for a ‘Climate Champion’ as Next University President

Dozens of Harvard faculty members and student and alumni organizations signed onto a letter last week urging the committee searching for the school’s 30th president to select a “climate champion” as the University’s next leader.

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The Last Harvard Giant

As the University's 25th president, Derek C. Bok shaped the ideal of Harvard in ways that echo to this day. It, in turn, would shape him.

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Harvard Says the Endowment Tax Is a Blow to Higher Education. Is It?

Harvard has decried a bill passed under the Trump administration that includes a tax on wealthy university endowments. But is the impact of the provision as significant as the University claims it to be?


Harvard President Search Committee Names Student Advisory Group

Harvard on Thursday unveiled an 18-member student advisory group that will counsel the search committee tasked with selecting the University’s 30th president.


Harvard Pledges to Return Human Remains of Enslaved People to Descendents

Harvard University agreed on Thursday to return the human remains of 19 individuals who were likely enslaved to their descendants, accepting recommendations from a committee tasked with examining how the school should treat human remains in its museum collections.

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Harvard Alumni Association Moves Ahead with Search for New Executive Director

The hunt is on for a new executive director of the expansive Harvard Alumni Association.

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How Harvard Picks Its Presidents

As Harvard gears up to select its 30th president, here’s what you need to know about the search process, timing, and criteria.