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Presidents Past and Future
Central Administration

Preparing to Vacate Mass. Hall, Faust Promises A Smooth Hand-off

Faust will wrap up several initiatives from her presidency over the next few months while Bacow learns the ropes of the top job.

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.

Bacow
Central Administration

The Bacow Era Begins

Lawrence S. Bacow will become the 29th president of the country’s oldest University at a time when higher education is under siege.

External Candidates Hold Some Advantages in Presidential Search
Central Administration

The External Edge

Some analysts say a president from outside the University would bring a fresh point of view and might be better able to navigate federal scrutiny while wielding global clout.

Rubenstein
University Finances

Corp. Weighs Indigenous, Environmental Concerns in Shareholder Report

Harvard voted on a number of new shareholder proposals in 2017 related to indigenous rights, criminal background checks, and divestment from fossil fuels, according to an annual shareholder responsibility report released Tuesday.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Experts Say Search Committee Likely Interviewing Candidates

“Less than 20 [candidates], they definitely should be doing candidate interviews,” said John Assunto, a managing partner of a search firm.

Bee & Delphic
College

Social Group Sanctions To Stay

After more than a year of turmoil—student protest, Faculty outcry over lack of involvement, multiple committee reviews, and backlash from social groups—the Harvard Corporation voted to keep the College's sanctions and put an end to the debate.

Faust at 2021 Convocation
Drew Faust

Faust Says Sanctions Decision Not a Threat to Presidential Power

Some said the Corporation’s vote strongly limits the next president’s authority to revise the sanctions if they wish, though Faust disagreed.

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana
College

College Will Debut Plan to Enforce Sanctions Next Semester

Khurana said he is aware students may be confused about the policy and that he hopes to clear up the uncertainty as soon as possible.

Daniel E. Lieberman ’86
FAS

Faust Unveils Sanctions Decision to Muted Faculty Response

Ultimately, a proposal on advanced standing drew more argument at Tuesday’s meeting than the fate of the College’s unprecedented penalties against single-gender groups.

Loeb House
College

With Monday Vote, Corporation Abruptly Ends Governance Debate

Thirteen Corporation members jetted into Cambridge, stepped into sleek black cars, and were chauffeured to Loeb House to vote to maintain Harvard’s penalties.

Faust and Lee
Drew Faust

Lee Says Harvard’s Next President Likely to Keep Sanctions

Harvard’s next president will likely keep the College’s penalties on members of single-gender social groups largely unaltered, William F. Lee ’72 said last week.

Faust and Lee
Drew Faust

Pres. Search Committee Nears 'Phase Two'

The committee tasked with selecting Harvard’s next president will begin “phase two” of the search—winnowing a list of nearly 700 unique nominations—by the end of December.

Loeb House
Harvard Corporation

Search Committee Has Talked to Hundreds, Lee Says

Harvard’s presidential search committee has met with hundreds of people and received about 1,500 emailed submissions in their outreach efforts thus far, according to William F. Lee ’72.

Social Life President Search
Features

'Not Going Anywhere'

It will fall to Harvard’s 29th president to implement and oversee the University’s historic effort to reshape undergraduate social life.

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