University President Drew G. Faust praised the decision for protecting affirmative action, a policy that Harvard has fought to keep in the past and continues to defend in court.
O’Neil A.S. Outar, senior associate dean and director of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will leave his post early next month amid Harvard’s record-breaking capital campaign.
Boston will be the site of the third U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit, set to take place in 2017.
Barakett’s donation endows Harvard’s new “start up” grants—$2,000 stipends that the College will provide starting next fall for students from low-income backgrounds in addition to their existing financial aid package.
The University has been slow to re-adopt ASL compared to peer institutions after it abandoned the program in 1994, citing financial difficulties. According to a recent study commissioned by the Modern Language Association, as of 2013 ASL is the third most-enrolled language, besides English, in colleges across the nation.
On a warm Sunday, Cantabrigians celebrated the reopening of the grassy Cambridge Common park, marking the completion of a construction project that had been in the works for more than 15 years.
On Monday, Harvard responded to Leader’s suit, arguing that Leader’s claims do not amount to any kind of legal violation or injury.
McNeil served a previous stint as acting dean in the summer of 2007, just before Medical School Dean Jeffrey S. Flier—who is set to resign at the end of July after nine years at the helm of the school—took office.