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GSAS

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.

Maggie Williams
IOP

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.

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College

Co-Ed Motion Fails In Fox Club Graduate Vote

A Thursday morning vote that would have allowed Fox undergraduates to elect women as members in the club narrowly failed, effectively reversing a move by Fox undergraduates last year to extend membership to future classes of women.

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College

Fox Club Prepares for Historic Thursday Vote

At a Thursday morning special meeting, Fox club graduates will vote whether to “allow undergraduate members to punch and elect female members in the 2016-2017 school year and beyond.”

Stephen Blyth
University Finances

News Analysis: Blyth's Departure Continues HMC Shakeup

Blyth’s departure continues a recent trend of shorter stints at the head of HMC— for the first 31 years of its existence, the fund saw just one transition of leadership.

Republican Presidential Debate at the IOP
Politics

Harvard Republican Club Will Not Support Party Nominee Donald Trump

In the scathing statement, the largest conservative group at Harvard cited “both policy and temperamental concerns” about Trump and condemned his divisive campaign rhetoric they say “is poisoning our country and our children.”

Stephen Blyth
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.

Building a Community
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.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

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

The gift will endow a professorship in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and provide funding—specifically for junior faculty and fellows—in fields including HIV and Ebola research.

College

A.D. Club Rules Out Merger with Female Clubs

During a summer in which several single-gender social groups have adopted a wait-and-see approach in response to imminent University sanctions, the all-male A.D. Club has ruled out merging with a female club should it adopt gender neutral policies.

Bach Society at Paine Hall
Music

Harvard and Berklee Partner for Joint Music Degree Program

Harvard College and Berklee College of Music have formalized a new dual-degree program, marking the beginning of a partnership that promises to marry Harvard’s liberal arts curriculum with a more focused, advanced degree in music from Berklee.

Massachusetts Hall
Admissions

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

​Though Harvard administrators rejoiced after the Supreme Court upheld race-conscious admissions policies at the University of Texas, it is unclear whether the decision will similarly apply to Harvard as it fights to protect its admissions policies in court.

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Front Feature

In Landmark Ruling, Supreme Court Backs Race-Conscious Admissions

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.

Barbara J. McNeil
Harvard Medical School

McNeil Named Interim Head of Medical School as Search for Permanent Dean Continues

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.

Massachusetts Hall
University

Harvard Will Move to Dismiss Suit Over Sexual Harassment Case

Harvard filed its initial response, which indicates the University will seek to throw out the complainant’s claims instead of settle, four months after after Alyssa R. Leader ’15 initially opened the lawsuit in federal court.