University

Students Rally for Harvard Sanctuary Status
Central Administration

Faust Says Harvard Will Not Be a 'Sanctuary Campus'

University President Drew G. Faust said Harvard will not designate itself a “sanctuary campus” at a Faculty of Arts and Sciences meeting held Tuesday afternoon in the Science Center.

Ellison Clarifies Role in Final Club Case
College

Internal Divisions Rack Owl Club

An Owl club undergraduate’s email spurred an acrimonious exchange with one member of the graduate board, offering a glimpse into a wide rift between the undergraduate and graduate memberships

IOP
IOP

Trump, Clinton Campaign Managers Spar at IOP

​Sparks flew between President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s respective campaign managers Kellyanne Conway and Robby Mook during their first public appearance together since Election Day.

Research

Explosions Could Provide Clues About First Stars, Fellow Says

A set of explosions that happened thousands of years ago could provide clues about the formation of the earliest stars, according to Robert A. Simcoe, a research fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Faculty

Sanctions Set, But Implementation Open to Debate, Lee Says

As faculty debate whether the College should have a policy penalizing members of final clubs and Greek organizations, the senior fellow of Harvard’s highest governing body said the policy itself will not be revoked.

Maggie Williams
IOP

Maggie Williams Will Return to IOP in January

Margaret “Maggie” A. Williams, who served as director of the Institute of Politics before taking a leave of absence from her post to serve as an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, will return to Harvard in January.

GSAS

Student Unionization Vote Count Will Extend Into December

Ballot boxes containing student votes have remained sealed for nearly two weeks, which is standard protocol until all questions about challenged ballots are resolved.

Research

HMS Researchers Find First Link Between Bone Growth Gene and Cognitive Functioning

​Neurobiologists at Harvard Medical School have discovered the first link between a bone growth gene and cognitive functioning in humans and nonhuman primates.

Sexual Harassment Policy Meeting
College

121 Students Disclosed Potential Sexual Harassment to College's Title IX Coordinators Last Year

​Harvard College’s Title IX coordinators received 121 disclosures of incidents of potential sexual harassment last academic year, a nearly four-fold increase since the 2013-2014 school year, according to the University Title IX Office’s annual report.

Queen's Head Debate Watch
IOP

Bannon Will No Longer Attend Harvard Campaign Debrief Event

​Top Donald Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon will no longer attend an Institute of Politics event about the 2016 presidential campaign this week.

Proud to be Asian-American
Politics

Trump Picks HBS Alumna Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

​Elaine L. Chao, a Harvard Business School alumna and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve in his cabinet as the next Transportation Secretary.

Fix Democracy First
Politics

Profs Question Lessig’s Call for Electoral College to Select Clinton

Some Harvard professors have questioned Law School professor Lawrence Lessig’s call for the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton instead of President-elect Donald Trump.

1st Amendment and Sanctions
College

Lewis Headlines Debate on Constitutionality of Final Club Sanctions

​Four professors debated the First Amendment implications of the College’s plan to penalize members of single-gender social organizations on Tuesday, reframing a controversial campus issue in constitutional terms.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
Drew Faust

Faust Outlines Plans to Protect Undocumented Students

​University President Drew G. Faust pledged to take steps to protect undocumented students in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, writing an email to Harvard affiliates Monday to “reaffirm our clear and unequivocal support for these individuals.”

Endowment Over Time
University Finances

Alumni Criticize HMC Executive Compensation As ‘Excessive’

​A group of alumni decried “excessive” compensation for executives at Harvard Management Company in a letter sent Monday to the Harvard Corporation.