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Central Administration

Moore, Nelson Named to Board of Overseers Leadership

According to University spokesperson Jeff Neal, administrators “believe that this is the first time that two women have served" as president and vice chair of the Overseers concurrently.

Alumni

Theses That Foreshadowed Influence

“Who here wrote a thesis?” Conan C. O'Brien ’85 asked the Class of 2000 during his Class Day address. “A lot of hard work, a lot of your blood went into that thesis,” he said. “And no one is ever going to care.”

Men's Basketball

Harvard Alumni Fans Convene for the NCAA Tournament

As the Harvard men’s basketball team begins its fourth consecutive NCAA trip, its following is at an all-time high.

Your Harvard: New York
Central Administration

Faust To Headline ‘Your Harvard’ Talk in Beijing

A week after visiting Selma, Ala., University President Drew G. Faust is set to appear in China on Sunday to “shar[e] her vision for the future” of Harvard with alumni in Beijing.

Gerald L. Chan
Harvard Square

Continuing Harvard Square Investment, Gerald Chan Purchases Former Movie Theater

Hong Kong billionaire investor Gerald L. Chan has purchased the former Harvard Square Theater, adding to the more than $100 million real estate portfolio he now owns in the Square.

Medical School Applicants
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Applicants

Alumni make up an increasing proportion of medical school applicants as more students take time off before applying.

Deval Patrick
Central Administration

Deval Patrick Named 2015 Commencement Speaker

Patrick will address graduates and their families during the Afternoon Exercises of Commencement, which will take place in Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard in May.

Divest Harvard Alumni Letter
Alumni

Divest Harvard Alumni Letter

One week after the Divest Harvard protest in Massachusetts Hall, the organization partners with alumni for a week-long sit-in.

Divest Harvard Alumni Letter
Central Administration

Divest Harvard Plans Weeklong Sit-In

In an open letter posted online early Friday morning, more than two dozen alumni called for fellow University graduates to gather in Harvard Yard for the protest that organizers are calling “Harvard Heat Week.”

UC Crimson Crossfire
College

UC Will Create Alumni Advisory Board

Undergraduate Council leaders plan to create an alumni advisory board during their term in the hopes of eventually acquiring alumni funding for student groups, one of their campaign centerpieces.

Obituary
City Politics

Brian Murphy, Former Cambridge City Councillor and City Manager, Dies at 50

Brian P. Murphy ’86-’87, Cambridge’s assistant city manager for community development, passed away last Thursday. Colleagues recall Murphy's dedication and hard work ethic.

Fundraising

Capital Campaign Reaches $5 Billion Mark

The $5 billion figure comprises nearly 300,000 gifts from 100,000 households, according to Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Tamara E. Rogers '74.

Alumni

HarvardX for Alumni Drew High Enrollment, Mixed Reviews

HarvardX for Alumni, a program launched last March that offers online course content specifically to University alumni, drew 25,000 registrants in its first iteration last March.

Central Administration

University Names Overseer Nominees

All alumni, excluding members of the Corporation and “officers of instruction and government,” may vote in the Overseer election. Election results will be announced in May.

Brett and Divest Harvard at Mass Hall
Alumni

Vermont Harvard Club Endorses Divestment

The Vermont group is the first alumni club to officially back the divestment movement, according to club president Charles A. Boright ’68. The club’s position comes after months of discussion and research on the topic.

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction