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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.

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
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.

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.

"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
Front Feature

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.

Stephen Blyth
Front Feature

Management Company CEO Takes Temporary Medical Leave

​Harvard Management Company CEO Stephen Blyth will take a temporary medical leave of absence starting May 23, the University announced Monday.

Gutman Library
University Finances

Record $35.5 Million Donation to GSE funds Early Childhood Initiative

​In a record donation to the Harvard Graduate School of Education, The Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation gifted $35.5 million to establish an early childhood education initiative, bringing the school’s campaign to 93 percent of its total goal.

Harry Lewis Q&A
College

Former College Dean Criticizes Khurana's Policies

In a private letter from Lewis dated May 11 and obtained by The Crimson, Lewis, a computer science professor, excoriated the new sanctions against single-gender social groups.

Student Groups

As Social Life Changes, Harvard Alumni Are Outspoken

Though many elected graduate leaders of clubs have publicly and strongly challenged Harvard’s approach to the clubs for months, last week’s announcement has precipitated broader alumni engagement with the the future of these organizations on campus.

A Recurring Fight
Student Groups

Hundreds of Women Protest Harvard Sanctions

Continuing to mount pressure on administrators, over 200 women rallied in front of Massachusetts Hall Monday against a new Harvard policy that will bar members of unrecognized single-gender social organizations from holding leadership positions in official clubs and receiving top fellowships.