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Cam E. Kettles

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Harvard Yard Closed to Public
College

Harvard Yard Reopened to the Public for First Time in 6 Weeks

Harvard Yard reopened Wednesday for the first time in six weeks since it was first closed to the public in April for a pro-Palestine encampment that occupied the campus for 20 days.

Capitol Building in Washington DC
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. ​​​​​​

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.

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.

Cornel West at 2023 Department of Peace Awards Ceremony
Faculty

2024 Presidential Candidate Cornel West ’74’s Life as a ‘Love Warrior’

Cornel R. West ’74 brought a book with him just in case the party quieted down.

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.

Maria Ressa Commencement
Central Administration

‘Welcome to the Battlefield’: Maria Ressa Talks Tech, Fascism in Harvard Commencement Address

Journalist Maria A. Ressa warned Harvard graduates of impending fascism due to Big Tech in her Commencement address Thursday, imploring them to “choose their best self” in response.

Harvard Pro-Palestine Protester at Commencement 2024 Walkout
College

Outrage at Decision to Deny Diplomas to 13 Pro-Palestine Students Overshadows Harvard Commencement

More than 1,000 people out of Harvard’s Commencement on Thursday, as mass discontent overshadowed a day filled with pomp and circumstance.

Labor Feature Graphic
Central Administration

Harvard’s Academic Workers Unionized. But in a Year of Labor Ups and Downs, How Did They Win?

Harvard’s cohort of unionized student workers nearly doubled over the past year. The largest successful union — Harvard Academic Workers-United Auto workers — now represents more than 3,000 non-tenure-track faculty. Ahead of its first contract, the group is taking aim at the very structure of academic employment.

Capitol Hill Through the Trees
Central Administration

Interim Harvard President Alan Garber Takes the Political Battle to Washington

Interim President Alan Garber is visiting Washington to rebuild Harvard’s relationships with White House officials and members of Congress as he attempts to guide the University out of crisis.

University President Drew G. Faust
Politics

‘Endangered’: Drew Faust Passionately Defends Higher Education at Harvard PBK Ceremony

Former University President Drew Gilpin Faust offered an impassioned defense of higher education and denounced politicians for “denigrating and destroying” the academy during her keynote address to Phi Beta Kappa honorees on Tuesday.

Penny Pritzker Exits Harvard Corporation FAS Town Hall
Central Administration

Harvard Corporation Rejects FAS Effort to Let 13 Pro-Palestine Student Protesters Graduate

The Harvard Corporation rejected an effort by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to confer degrees on 13 seniors facing disciplinary charges for participating in the pro-Palestine encampment, opening a new front in the standoff between faculty and the board.

Lawrence Summers at the IOP Close-Up
Central Administration

Summers Suggests Members of Harvard Corporation Should Resign After House Committee Report

Former Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers suggested members of the Harvard Corporation should resign in a Thursday post on X following the release of a report from the House Committee on Education and the Workforce about the University’s response to campus antisemitism.

Congressional Roundtable Virginia Foxx
Central Administration

House Education Chair Foxx Says Harvard Investigation To Continue Past Initial Report

The House Committee on Education and the Workforces’s Thursday report on Harvard’s response to antisemitism was the culmination of a months-long investigation into the University. Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) said it is also just the beginning.

Capitol Hill Through the Trees
Central Administration

5 Members of Harvard’s Antisemitism Advisory Group Threatened to Resign, House Committee Says

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce released a 42-page report Thursday morning that detailed an internal battle between former Harvard President Claudine Gay and the antisemitism advisory group she established in the wake of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

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