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IOP

IOP Executive Director Resigns to Work on Election

Her departure comes just after the Clinton campaign announced that IOP Director Margaret A. “Maggie” Williams would help lead the Democratic nominee’s White House transition team

Bloomberg Against Censorship
Harvard Kennedy School

Bloomberg Gives $32 Million for Mayoral Leadership Program

As many as 300 mayors and 400 aides are expected to participate over the course of the four-year program.

GSAS's Dudley House
GSAS

Harvard, Other Universities Must Recognize Grad Student Unions, Labor Board Rules

The 3-1 decision handed down Tuesday marks a significant milestone for the unionization effort at Harvard, which began in April 2015 and has since grown in size and sophistication despite opposition from the University administration.

Stephen Blyth
University Finances

News Analysis: Blyth's Departure Continues HMC Shakeup

Blyth’s departure continues a recent trend of shorter stints at the head of HMC— for the first 31 years of its existence, the fund saw just one transition of leadership.

College

National BGLTQ Organization Condemns Sanctions on Single-Sex Groups

A national BGLTQ support organization charged Harvard with contriving a shortsighted solution to issues of sexual assault and discrimination as it moves to implement a new policy that will punish members of single-gender, unrecognized social organizations.

Central Administration

Harvard Files to Throw Out Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

On Monday, Harvard responded to Leader’s suit, arguing that Leader’s claims do not amount to any kind of legal violation or injury.

Peabody Museum
History

Harvard Loses Copyright Infringement Claim

​A district court judge in New Mexico ruled against Harvard in a copyright infringement claim the University brought against the author of a Native American research novel late last month.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Business School Names First HBS Building after a Woman, Asian American

​Harvard Business School officials dedicated the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center last week, marking the first time in Harvard’s history that a campus building has been named after a woman and a person of Asian-American descent.

University

Harvard Detects Network Intrusion, Recommends Password Changes

University Chief Information Officer Anne H. Margulies wrote in an email that some users’ passwords for HarvardKey, the University’s new online login system that rolled out last academic year, may have been exposed.

Yellen
Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Raises $55 Million in Capital Campaign

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has raised $55 million towards its $70 million capital campaign fundraising goal, placing the institute at nearly 80 percent of its target.

Yellen
Radcliffe Institute

Federal Reserve Chair Yellen Awarded Radcliffe Medal

Federal reserve chair Janet L. Yellen received a Radcliffe Medal at the annual Radcliffe Day ceremony Friday, applauded by Dean of the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies Lizabeth Cohen​ for her “lifetime of visionary and principled service.”

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
Commencement

Faust Calls For Character-Based Education in Commencement Address

University President Drew G. Faust outlined a vision for a university education that shapes a student’s character and values—not just their intellectual and professional development—in her annual Commencement address Thursday afternoon.

Graduate School of Education Class of 2016
Central Administration

College confers 1,661 Degrees at 365th Commencement

In a sunny and spirited Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard awarded 7,727 degrees and 11 certificates during its 365th Commencement exercises Thursday morning, including 1,661 degrees to Harvard College students and 988 to students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Steven Spielberg Commencement Speaker 2016
Commencement

Spielberg Calls On Graduates To Follow ‘Intuition’ in Commencement Speech

Renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg called on graduates to follow their intuition and avoid falling prey to overwhelming “voices of authority.” Drawing upon his own path to a career in film, Spielberg compelled graduates to follow their gut.

Central Administration

Keohane to Step Down from Harvard Corporation, Rubenstein to join

David M. Rubenstein, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, will replace Nannerl O. Keohane on the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, beginning in July 2017.