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Amid Intense Internal Dispute, Harvard Graduate Council Votes to Remove Finance Chair, Alleging Misconduct

During the HGC’s final general meeting of the year on April 17, the student body that represents Harvard’s 12 graduate and professional schools voted to remove outgoing finance chair Mir Jahanzeb “M.J.” Mehdi and disqualify him from serving on the council in the future.

Harvard Graduate Council Photo

Harvard Graduate Council Photo

Members of the Harvard Graduate Council pose for a photo at the conclusion of their April 17 meeting, the last of the academic year.

University Hall

Seventeen Harvard Faculty Elected as American Academy of Arts and Sciences Members

Seventeen Harvard professors were elected to become members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, according to a Wednesday press release by the honorary society.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) - Lehman Hall

Hedge Fund CEO Ken Griffin ’89 Makes $300M Donation to FAS, Harvard to Rename GSAS in His Honor

Billionaire hedge fund CEO and Republican megadonor Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 donated $300 million to Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the University announced Tuesday morning. Harvard will rename the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences after Griffin, who has now given more than half a billion dollars to the University.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Student Groups

GSAS Student Council Elects New Officers Amid Election Accessibility Concerns

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Student Council announced Jessica W. Chen — a second-year Ph.D. candidate studying Virology — as its new president on Thursday, temporarily setting aside a motion raised for a new, universal voting system.

HGC Meeting
Extension School

Harvard Graduate Council Elects Extension School Student as President for First Time

The Harvard Graduate Council on Monday elected Harvard Extension School student Brett A. Monson as president, marking the first time the Council’s leader will hail from the University’s continuing education division, according to HGC records.

Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

First Harvard Wellbeing Week Held By Students in Response to Provost Mental Health Initiative

Harvard’s Student Wellbeing Council hosted a series of events focused on student mental health last week, launching the first Harvard Wellbeing Week.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Student Groups

Harvard GSAS Student Council Discusses Constitutional Changes, Raises Disenfranchisement Concerns

Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Student Council discussed potential constitutional changes during their monthly open meeting on Wednesday, spurring debate over potential issues of power consolidation and alleged lack of voting rights.

John Bayley Fox Jr.
House Life

Former College Dean John Bayley Fox Jr. Remembered as ‘A Defender of the Best Qualities of Harvard’

According to many, John Bayley Fox Jr. strived to make Harvard a more inclusive environment that could respond to every student’s needs. At Harvard, he held positions including assistant dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard College dean, and administrative dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He died on Nov. 27 at the age of 86.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Graduates Discuss Careers in Death Penalty Defense

Harvard Law School graduates discussed working in death penalty defense at a virtual event hosted by the HLS library on Tuesday evening.


MGH Researchers Develop AI Tool To Predict Melanoma Recurrence

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to predict which patients are most likely to experience a recurrence of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Panelists Discuss Ethics of Biotechnology at Science, Technology, and Society Symposium

Medical and legal authorities spoke about the ethics and future of biotechnology at a Friday panel hosted by the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Harvard and MIT Researchers Find Limitations in Current Models of Exoplanet Atmospheres

A team of Harvard and MIT researchers have discovered accuracy limitations in climate models used to describe the properties of exoplanets — planets outside the solar system — given an influx of cosmic data from the newly launched James Webb Space Telescope.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Harvard Astrophysicists Discover Black Hole With Delayed Stellar Burp

In October 2018, Sebastian Gomez, then a Harvard PhD student, observed a black hole tear apart and engulf a small star in a galaxy located 665 million light years away from Earth. Almost three years later, he and a team of researchers noticed that the same black hole had begun ejecting stellar material.