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Research

Record-Setting $650M Donation Paves Way for Psychiatric Research at Broad

The donation is the largest ever given for psychiatric research, according to the institute’s press release, and promises to put the Cambridge-based biological research foundation on stable footing for years to come.

Harvard Kennedy School

Corp. Member Bacow To Join Kennedy School as Leader-in-Residence

Lawrence S. Bacow, the president emeritus of Tufts University and a member of the Harvard Corporation, will join the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership as its inaugural leader-in-residence.

Science Center Bomb Threat
Crime

Science Center Bomb Threat

A lone armed guard stands watch in front of evacuated Science Center Saturday morning as police investigate bomb threats.

Central Administration

Univ. Announces New Sexual Assault Policy Including Central Office, ‘Preponderance of the Evidence’ Standard

A new set of University-wide Title IX policies and procedures set to take effect this fall will create a central office to investigate cases of sexual assault and gender-based harassment and institute a “preponderance of the evidence” standard for evaluating those allegations.

Revised Sexual Assault Policies
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Assault Policies

Harvard announced a new set of sexual assault policies Wednesday that cover the entire University and adopt a "preponderance of the evidence" standard.

Revised Sexual Assault Policies
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Harassment Policies

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures

Harvard announced revised sexual harassment procedures on Wednesday that includes a central office responsible for investigations.

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures

Boston

Suspect Apprehended After Alleged Sexual Assault at Arboretum

A 23-year-old man was arrested last Friday on charges of aggravated rape and armed robbery in connection with an alleged sexual assault on the grounds of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain.

Harvard Kennedy School

Former Canadian Political Leader Assumes Full-Time Post at Kennedy School

Former Canadian opposition leader Michael G. Ignatieff will become the Edward R. Murrow Chair of press, politics, and public policy at the Kennedy School of Government.

Jane L. Mendillo
Endowment

Harvard Management Co. CEO To Step Down

After helping Harvard’s endowment recover from a global financial crisis, Harvard Management Company President and CEO Jane L. Mendillo will depart her post at the end of 2014.

Maggie Williams
IOP

Kennedy School Names Clinton Advisor as New IOP Director

Margaret A. “Maggie” Williams, who has served as a close advisor to Bill and Hillary Clinton for more than 20 years, including as manager of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, will be the new director of the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics.

Relative Size of Donations to Harvard
Commencement

Relative Size of Donations to Harvard

One Campaign, One Harvard?
Fundraising

One Harvard, One Campaign?

Separate campaigns and priorities remain, but unified fundraising efforts, cross-school initiatives are tying the University together closer than ever before.

Year in Review - Corporate Baton: Couch
Harvard Corporation

Passing the Corporate Baton

With senior fellow Robert D. Reischauer’s term up, the Corporation looks to a new, younger leader to continue its push for openness and transparency.

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Dos Besos

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression