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#MeToo May Bring Increased Vetting for Presidential Candidates

Higher education experts say increased national scrutiny of sexual assault and misconduct could affect the search for Harvard's next president.

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.

The Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association
Central Administration

Board of Overseers Candidates Announced

Those elected will replace outgoing members Scott A. Abell ’72, James E. Johnson, Tracy P. Palandjian ’93, Swati A. Piramal, and Kathryn A. Taylor.

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Complaints Increased By 65 Percent Last Year

According to the report, 43 individuals across Harvard filed formal complaints of sexual or gender-based harassment during 2016-2017, an increase from 26 the year before.

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.

Hope and Despair

Climate Change Panel Talks 'Hope and Despair'

“It’s not the number one political issue and until it becomes the number one political issue, we’re not in the position I think we need to be if we want to change the scenarios."

Unionization Vote

Grad Unionization Attorney Criticizes Harvard’s NLRB Appeal

One of the unionization effort’s attorneys criticized the voting list Harvard created before the still-contested 2016 election.

Samantha Powers and Greg Barker

Samantha Power Speaks at Advance Screening of Obama Documentary

Standing in front of a packed room, documentary filmmaker Greg Barker told the crowd that, for the next 90 minutes, Donald Trump would not be president.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Grad Students Hold Rally, Phone Bank to Protest Tax Plan

​More than two dozen graduate students gathered in the Yard to protest a Republican tax proposal that could slash their earnings and cut into the University’s endowment.

HLS Library
Harvard Law School

Law School Establishes New Advising, Mentoring Programs

The Law School is expanding its advising and mentoring programs four months after some called for more advising opportunities on campus.

Graduate Student Union Rally

At 'Drop the Appeal' Rally, HGSU-UAW Presents Petition to Mass. Hall

Supporters of Harvard’s student unionization effort held a rally in the Yard, urging the University to drop its appeal to the federal National Labor Relations Board.

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016

Garber Defends NLRB Appeal in Message to Students

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 defended the Harvard’s decision to appeal a National Labor Relations Board, arguing that Harvard facilitated a fair election last fall.

Law School Gavels
Harvard Law School

Report Criticizes Law School’s Alleged Corporate Focus

Five-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader said the Law School is "not addressing the broader need around the country for legal services.”

Massachusetts Hall

Harvard Facing Three Federal Title IX Investigations

Harvard is facing two previously unreported federal investigations into its compliance with anti-sex discrimination Title IX.

Loeb House
Front Feature

Presidential Search Committee Begins to Narrow Candidate Pool

Several donors and professors said there are four likely contenders from within the University: Business School Dean Nitin Nohria, professor Danielle S. Allen, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith, and Provost Alan M. Garber ’76.