In addition to at least two policy-oriented speeches, University President Drew Faust addressed a gathering of more than 350 Harvard alumni and affiliates in Atlanta on the topic of “Education as a Civil Right.”
Harvard students now have access to the alumni directory as part of a new initiative from the Harvard Alumni Association that seeks to better connect students on campus to alumni.
The current and primary focus of the Undergraduate Council’s alumni board is to foster relationships between College alumni and current UC representatives.
Reylon A. Yount ’16 lives in Lowell House and is studying East Asian Studies and Environmental Science and Public Policy. Jessica A. Barzilay ’16, a Crimson news editor, lives in Dunster House and studies History and Science.
Harvard has raised more than $6 billion in gifts and pledges in its capital campaign, charging still closer to its public goal of $6.5 billion.
Fifty-one College seniors, some serious and others joking, vied to be elected the first or second class marshal for the Class of 2016.
Paul L. Choi ’86, a Chicago-based lawyer, takes the reigns of the association during a University-wide $6.5 billion capital campaign—the largest in Harvard’s history that would be a record in higher education.
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.