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The five alumni, who will serve six-year terms as Overseers, are R. Martin Chávez ’85, Fernande R. V. Duffly, Brian Greene ’84, Beth Y. Karlan ’78, and John Silvanus Wilson Jr.
Ten people received honorary degrees from the University, including Yale President Peter Salovey and former Massachusetts governor Deval L. Patrick ’78.
Protesters from the environmental activist group Divest Harvard have done their very best to get administrators’ attention this week.
Activist group Divest Harvard continues to demand that Harvard divest its endowment from fossil fuels even as some top University officials largely ignore their protest.
University President Drew G. Faust did not address Divest Harvard’s ongoing blockade of Massachusetts Hall, which holds her office, when she introduced a panel discussion on climate change on Monday.
The second day of the planned weeklong protest, dubbed "Harvard Heat Week" by its organizers, was punctuated by alumni rallies outside Mass. Hall and expansion to other parts of campus.
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.
University President Drew G. Faust met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and invited the Chinese leader to visit Harvard’s campus on a future trip to the United States.
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.
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.
The summit, which featured prominent speakers and panelists of Asian descent affiliated with the University, was organized by the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance.
Brooks P. Newmark '80 has resigned from his position as vice president of the Harvard Alumni Association in the wake of an ongoing sexting scandal in the U.K.
British MP Brooks P. Newmark ’80 was a frontrunner for the Harvard Alumni presidency before sending sexually explicit images over social media.