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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.

Acceptance Letters
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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.

Embrace
On Campus

Harvard Mourns Victims of Orlando Shooting

T​ears and embraces rippled through a crowd of more than 200 Harvard affiliates who gathered at the steps of Memorial Church early Tuesday evening to commemorate the victims of a brutal attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Senator Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Forum
Politics

After Long Wait, Elizabeth Warren Endorses Clinton

Massachusetts Senator and former Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren has endorsed Hillary R. Clinton—the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee

Steven Spielberg Commencement Speaker 2016
Commencement

Spielberg Calls On Graduates To Follow ‘Intuition’ in Commencement Speech

Renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg called on graduates to follow their intuition and avoid falling prey to overwhelming “voices of authority.” Drawing upon his own path to a career in film, Spielberg compelled graduates to follow their gut.

PSK Time Lapse
Front Feature

Behind Closed Doors

How Harvard’s final clubs went from unrecognized to penalized

"Free Harvard, Fair Harvard"
Central Administration

Outside Overseers Ticket Comes Up Empty-Handed

​None of the five Harvard alumni who ran on an outside ticket—dubbed “Free Harvard, Fair Harvard”— for Harvard’s Board of Overseers were elected to the body, the University announced Monday.

Senior Section 2016 Tease
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The Graduating Class of 2016, By the Numbers

When Harvard College’s Class of 2016 departs Cambridge this week, they will leave a campus in the midst of a debate about its values and enter a world in the middle of a contentious dispute over its own direction.