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Central Administration

A Trump Victory in November Could Impact Harvard’s Presidential Search. Here’s How.

As the Harvard Corporation embarks on a search for its 31st president, higher education experts and Harvard insiders said that the outcome of the U.S. presidential election will likely influence who is selected to lead the nation’s oldest academic institution.

Houghton Library
On Campus

Harvard Removes Skin Binding From Book, Apologizes for ‘Past Failures’

Harvard removed the human skin binding from a book held in Houghton Library and apologized for “past failures in its stewardship of the book” in a statement Wednesday.

Danielle Allen

Harvard Prof. Danielle Allen Loses Democratic State Committee Election

Harvard University Professor Danielle S. Allen lost an election for Democratic State Committee Woman for the Middlesex and Suffolk district to former Cambridge Mayor Henrietta J. Davis in Tuesday’s primary elections.

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City Politics

Trump, Biden Sweep Massachusetts Primary Amidst Dominant Super Tuesday Showings

President Joe Biden and Former President Donald Trump easily won the Massachusetts Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively, on Tuesday.

Massachusetts Primary Joe Biden

Massachusetts Voters Will Head To Polls on Tuesday. Here’s What Experts Are Saying.

Massachusetts voters are set to head to the polls on Tuesday along with 16 other states and territories holding presidential primary elections on what is known as Super Tuesday.

Harvard Red Line Station Charlie Card Machines
Student Life

‘Please Add Them’: Students Report Issues With Using HUIDs as CharlieCards

Harvard University undergraduate IDs are supposed to work as CharlieCards for the MBTA. But some Harvard students have reported issues with the system.

Cambridge City Hall
Harvard in the City

Harvard Updates Cambridge on Construction and Climate Initiatives in 27th ‘Town Gown’ Report

Harvard discussed its developments in Cambridge and Allston and sustainability efforts during its 27th annual Town Gown report to the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday evening.

Mass State House

Proposed Mass. Bill Would Impose 2.5% Tax on Harvard Endowment

The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue held a hearing Wednesday on a bill which would introduce a tax on Harvard’s endowment.

Harvard Station MBTA Red Line

Red Line Closures to Begin Next Week

The MBTA Red Line will be closed for maintenance from Feb. 5 to Feb. 14, as part of a project to reduce slowdowns and increase safety by upgrading track infrastructure.

Governor Maura T. Healey ’92 at The Crimson

Healey ‘Disappointed’ by Former Harvard President Gay’s Resignation, Slams Stefanik

Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey ’92 said she was “disappointed” by former Harvard President Claudine Gay’s resignation, calling it the result of a broader attack on higher education during a radio interview Tuesday.

Sikorski Keynote

Polish Politician Radosław Sikorski, Academics Discuss Polarization at Center for European Studies Event

Polish politician Radosław Sikorski, a member of the European Parliament, discussed polarization in Polish politics at a symposium hosted by Harvard’s Center for European Studies on Wednesday.

Juan Manuel Santos at IOP Forum

Former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Discusses Human Rights at Harvard IOP Forum

Former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos delivered a lecture on human rights in war and peacetime at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Tuesday.

Harvard Divinity School

Tennessee Representative Justin Jones Talks ‘Leading with Love’ in Harvard Divinity School Event

Tennessee State Rep. Justin Jones discussed his experiences as an activist, legislator, and minister at a Harvard Divinity School event Thursday.

Danielle Allen
Social Sciences Division

Harvard Prof. Danielle Allen Shares Roadmap to ‘Protecting and Renovating’ Democracy at Institute for Learning in Retirement Event

Harvard University professor Danielle S. Allen shared her vision for American democracy on Friday at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement’s first convocation in four years.

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Visual Arts

Stanford Fellow, Cambridge Artist Talk Art and Generative AI at Harvard Ethics Center Panel

Ziv Epstein, a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI, and Joshua Meyer, a Cambridge artist, discussed the relationship between generative artificial intelligence and art at a Monday panel.