Bloomberg Against Censorship

Bloomberg Gives $32 Million for Mayoral Leadership Program

As many as 300 mayors and 400 aides are expected to participate over the course of the four-year program.

Buoy Lee, Founder of the Hong Kong Restaurant, Dies at 90

Lee's son said he thinks she would most like to be remembered in her role as hostess at the Hong Kong restaurant and a friendly face for the customers entering over the decades.

Faust Again Calls for Social Groups To Accept Women

University President Drew G. Faust redoubled her criticisms of Harvard’s all-male final clubs as exclusive, discriminatory, and inconsistent with the values of a liberal arts education, making the case for penalizing members of the social groups in a video for The Atlantic.

IOP Executive Director Resigns to Work on Election

Her departure comes just after the Clinton campaign announced that IOP Director Margaret A. “Maggie” Williams would help lead the Democratic nominee’s White House transition team

Several Alumni Call for IOP Director Resignation

A group of University alumni have called for the resignation of Margaret A. “Maggie” Williams, calling her appointment to Hillary Clinton's transition team a "conflict of interest."

Harvard, Other Universities Must Recognize Grad Student Unions, Labor Board Rules

The 3-1 decision handed down Tuesday marks a significant milestone for the unionization effort at Harvard, which began in April 2015 and has since grown in size and sophistication despite opposition from the University administration.

Seneca To Go Gender Neutral, But Membership Could Stay All-Women

This fall, the all-female Seneca organization will formally adopt a gender neutral policy in response to administrative sanctions against single-gender social groups—but future memberships could remain all-women in practice without running afoul of the College’s penalties.

IOP 2016 Fall Fellows to Focus on Presidential Election

Former Secretary of Defense Charles T. “Chuck” Hagel is one of the Institute of Politics’ visiting fellows for the fall semester, joining a roster of six resident and two visiting fellows selected broadly to focus on the current presidential election,

IOP Director Williams Joins Clinton Transition Team

​Institute of Politics director Margaret A. “Maggie” Williams will take an unpaid leave of absence in order to join a team of advisers to Hillary R. Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, tasked with planning for her potential transition to the White House.

Central Administration

Still Seeking a CEO, HMC Adds Butterfield As Natural Resources Exec

Previously the CEO of Brazilian farmland investment firm Radar S.A., Butterfield will join Harvard’s investment arm—which directs the University’s $37.6 billion endowment—this fall, the University announced Thursday.

Unionization

Ahead of NLRB Decision, A Busy Summer for Graduate Student Unionization

Two pending cases before the NLRB could result in a decision to classify graduate students at private universities as employees.

Harvard Medical School

Daley, Professor and Stem Cell Researcher, Named Medical School Dean

George Q. Daley ’82, a pioneering stem cell researcher and long-serving professor at Harvard Medical School, will lead the school as its next dean, ending a prolonged and at times contested search to fill the position.

edX

HarvardX to Offer New Premium Online Courses

Starting in September, the paid program, HarvardXPlus, will offer four eight-week courses, a departure from HarvardX’s current online course offerings, which are open to auditors for free.

Harvard Management Co

Blyth Resigns as Management Company CEO

Blyth, who assumed leadership of HMC in in January 2015, will leave for personal reasons, according to a press release from the University Wednesday, but will remain a senior adviser to the HMC Board.

Crime

Cambridge Police Warn of Local ATM Skimming Scheme

College

Fox Club Prepares for Historic Thursday Vote

Music

Harvard and Berklee Partner for Joint Music Degree Program

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Receives $20 Million Gift for Global Health Research

College

Katherine O’Dair Named Dean of Students

HUPD

Summer School Student Drowns in Charles River

A Harvard Summer School student who was recovered from the bottom of the Charles River Friday night was pronounced dead by drowning, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

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Former Ph.D. Student Reaches Settlement with Harvard in Lawsuit over Royalties

In the lawsuit, Charest alleged that Harvard coerced him into accepting a lower share of investor royalties from the patent of a pharmaceutical drug that he helped develop while working in the laboratory of Chemistry and Chemical Biology professor Andrew G. Myers.

Central Administration

Top Spokesperson Neal Leaves Communications Office

Neal, who joined HPAC in 2008, said he intends to take a six-month sabbatical to work on a writing project and will not seek another full-time position until 2017 at the earliest.

Front Feature

BGLTQ Student Life Director Steps Down

Harvard’s first BGLTQ Student Life director Van Bailey departed earlier this summer after four years at the College as the office he oversaw moves to a new joint space with the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

College

National BGLTQ Organization Condemns Sanctions on Single-Sex Groups

A national BGLTQ support organization charged Harvard with contriving a shortsighted solution to issues of sexual assault and discrimination as it moves to implement a new policy that will punish members of single-gender, unrecognized social organizations.

FAS

Harvard to Offer American Sign Language Course in Fall

Admissions

Race-Based Admissions Lawsuit Moves Through Discovery Phase

Central Administration

In Aspen, Faust Continues Push for Humanities

College

Goldman Sachs Will Move Interviews Online, Cutting On-Campus Program

Admissions

With Fisher Ruling on the Docket, Future of Harvard Admissions Litigation Unclear