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School of Public Health

Hunter To Serve as Acting School of Public Health Dean

Hunter will take the reins in the middle of Harvard’s University-wide capital campaign and as the school allocates funding from its recent $350 million gift from Gerald L. Chan—the largest single donation in Harvard’s history.

Harvard Business School

Harvard Sues Test Prep Sites for Alleged HBX Copyright Infringement

Harvard has filed a lawsuit against several commercial websites for alleged copyright infringement of materials from HBX, the Business School's digital learning platform.

Stephen Blyth
Central Administration

HMC Executives Saw Compensation Increase from 2012 to 2013

Since-promoted Harvard Management Company president and CEO Stephen Blyth received $11.5 million in compensation in 2013, about double his compensation of $5.3 million in 2012.

Central Administration

Darnton, University Librarian, Will Depart This Summer

Robert C. Darnton ’60, the Harvard University librarian, will step down from his post after an eight-year tenure at the helm of Harvard’s library system.

Divest Protests University Appointment
Student Groups

Divest Harvard Blockades Mass Hall Again

The group blocked entrances to the administrative building for the second time this semester in protest of the appointment of new University Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister, who is a former oil executive.

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

Faust Visits Chicago for 'Your Harvard' Alumni Event

In her latest travel stop as part of the “Your Harvard” event series for the University's largest ever capital campaign, University President Drew G. Faust visited Chicago last week.

Boston

Harvard Reaches Agreement With Weston Over Contaminated Property

Harvard will pay for partial cleanup of high levels of arsenic found in portions of land sold to the town of Weston.

Crime

Jury Hears Closing Arguments in 2013 Murder of Harvard Security Guard

According to the Boston Globe, the defendant, now 29-year-old Boston resident Devone Suber, had pled not guilty to the charge of fatally shooting 35-year-old Maiqi Hernandez and wounding another woman in Hernandez’s Roxbury apartment.

Visual Arts

Harvard Ceramics Program Opens Spring Show

Patrons lined up outside the program’s space at 224 Western Ave. to browse handmade dishes, sculptures, and jewelry and to talk with the artists staffing the opening reception.

After Hobby Lobby
Religion

Panel Objects to Hobby Lobby Ruling

Some of the panelists raised objections to the Supreme Court ruling that corporations can exercise the same religious rights as individuals.

Harvard in the City

Mediation Initiative Would Partner Law School, Boston Police

Under this new initiative, trained Law School students and local residents would bring together civilians and police officers to address more moderate disputes.

Yang and Selman
Research

Donor Funds Ed School Research on Chinese Academic Stress

The China Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has received a donation pledge of $100,000 to fund a research project focused on reducing academic stress in the Chinese school system.

Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Students Offered Discount on HBX Program

The new cross-school initiative, still in a pilot stage, will start in June and run for 11 weeks.

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Though the environment for women faculty at Harvard has improved over the past 20 years, many say that there is still room for improvement.

College

Admissions Lawsuit Plaintiff Requests Extensive Harvard Records for Discovery

The lawsuit alleges that Harvard sets “target percentages” for underrepresented minorities and illegal quotas on students of Asian descent in its undergraduate admissions processes.

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Faculty Contributions Feature
Features

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize