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Emma H. Haidar

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Garber Commencement
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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
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‘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

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.

Donor Garber Feature Graphic
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‘No One is Doing More’: Harvard President Alan Garber Looks To Reverse Donor Revolt

As the University prepares for a long-term downturn in giving, interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 is leading the charge to woo back disillusioned donors.

University President Drew G. Faust

‘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.

Capitol Hill Through the Trees
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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.

Penny Pritzker Exits Harvard Corporation FAS Town Hall
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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.

Loeb House
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Five New Members to Join Harvard Board of Overseers in 2024 Election

Harvard alumni elected five new members to the Board of Overseers, the University’s second-highest governing body, the University announced Tuesday morning.

Lawrence Summers at the IOP Close-Up
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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.

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.

Harvard Yard Encampment Packs Up Morning of May 14
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Garber Says He Will Encourage Involuntary Leave Reinstatement as Harvard Yard Encampment Ends

Twenty-one days after the pro-Palestine occupation of Harvard Yard began, interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 was able to do what presidents at more than 60 other universities could not: end the demonstration without the police or major concessions to the protesters.

Sun Rises over Encampment on May 13
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As Commencement Looms, Garber and the Harvard Encampment Protesters Are Running Out of Time

The pro-Palestine protesters staging an encampment in Harvard Yard and interim University President Alan M. Garber ’76 are at a standstill — and they are both running out of time to wait the other out.

Harvard Yard Encampment in front of Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

Harvard President Garber Meets With ADL Head To Discuss Antisemitism Amid Encampment

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, met with interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 Friday morning to discuss antisemitism on campus.

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Banner on Encampment Tent

Encampment Protesters Remove Drawing of Harvard President as Devil After Backlash

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine, the unrecognized student group organizing the Harvard Yard encampment, took down a poster depicting interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 as a devil after affiliates criticized the drawing as antisemitic.

The Harvard Crimson

College Apologizes for Sending Involuntary Leave Notice to Harvard Crimson Reporter

Harvard College erroneously sent an involuntary leave of absence notice intended for members of the pro-Palestine encampment to a news reporter for The Harvard Crimson, raising questions about the University’s process for determining which students participated in the protest.