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Faust at 2021 Convocation
Politics

Faust Continues Advocacy on Immigration, Higher Ed Act

​Amid turmoil in Washington over immigration reform, Harvard administrators are pushing for legislation securing legal protections for undocumented students and staff.

Carter Eckert
College

Faculty Critique Loss of Course Gen Ed Status

“Had I known at the faculty meeting when we approved Gen Ed 2.0, had I known this is the way it was implemented, I would've voted against it,” one professor said.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building
GSAS

Grad Student Unions Across U.S. Withdraw Representation Petitions

Graduate student unions at Boston College, Yale, University of Chicago, and University of Pennsylvania have withdrawn petitions to represent students at those campuses before the National Labor Relations Board over the past two weeks.

Holding Up the Flag
Religion

'Ex-Gay' Speaker Invited by HCFA Draws Protest

Some students criticized religious group Harvard College Faith and Action for inviting Hill-Perry to campus, calling her homophobic and arguing she condones conversion therapy.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
University Finances

Faust Shares Goals for Final Months of Capital Campaign

University President Drew G. Faust said financial aid fundraising is still a significant priority for campaign organizers.

Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

Bacow Will Be Oldest Individual to Assume Presidency

At 66, incoming University President Lawrence S. Bacow will be the oldest president ever to begin a term at Harvard’s helm.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

Record 42,742 Apply to Harvard College

Harvard College received a record-breaking 42,742 applications for admission to the Class of 2022—setting a record for the fourth consecutive year.

New Dean of Arts and Humanities at Barker Center
FAS

Faculty Search Advisory Group Pushed For Bacow

Several faculty members on a committee advising the presidential search team suggested Lawrence S. Bacow for the top job.

The New President
Front Feature

Bacow Disappoints Diversity Advocates’ Pres. Hopes

Some Harvard students critiqued the committee’s choice, noting they felt frustrated by a pick they said too closely resembles presidents past.

Loeb House
Features

Hiding in Plain Sight

Harvard’s soon-to-be 29th president strolled into Loeb House the morning of his confirmation unnoticed and under the radar.

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana
Student Groups

Khurana Says Pudding Co-ed Move Came at ‘Right Time’

​Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana applauded the Hasty Pudding Theatricals for its decision to cast women starting fall 2018, noting the move came at the “right time.”

Faust at the Economic Club
Drew Faust

University Aims to be Fossil Fuel-Free by 2050

Faust wrote that the “ambitious climate goals” set by the University come in response to the risks of climate change on the health of humanity and the planet.

Mila Kunis Pudding Pot
Theater

Mila Kunis Privately Urged Hasty Pudding Grad Board to Cast Women

Hours before the Hasty Pudding announced its decision to cast women last month, Mila Kunis privately phoned at least one member of the Pudding's graduate board to discuss the move.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
Central Administration

Feds Investigate Harvard's Response to Sexual Assault Complaint

​The federal government launched an investigation into Harvard in 2016 for allegedly failing to respond “promptly and equitably” to a sexual assault complaint at the College.

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana
Student Life

Khurana Declines to Give Timeline for Final Sanctions Plan

The Office of Student Life could continue to tweak the recommendations even after staffers send the plan to students, Khurana said.

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