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Justin C. Worland

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Harvard Kennedy School

Now a Kennedy School Graduate, Bo Guagua Might Stay in U.S.

Dressed in a cap and gown, Bo Guagua, the deposed Chinese Communist Party leader’s son whose whereabouts have been the subject of international media speculation for weeks, showed up for his Harvard graduation last Thursday.

University Finances

Faust Earned More Than $875,000 in 2010

Jane L. Mendillo, president and CEO of HMC, earned $3.5 million. HMC Managing Director and Head of External Management Andrew G. Wiltshire received $5.5 million, making him the highest-paid official at HMC in 2010.

Drew Faust

Finnegan Named Newest Corporation Member

Paul J. Finnegan ’75 has been selected as the newest member of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, the University announced Wednesday. Finnegan’s appointment is the latest in a series of additions to the Corporation as part of a multi-year restructuring that includes the imposition of term limits and an expansion in the number of members.

Central Administration

Clayton Spencer Strikes Out On Her Own, Leaving Behind Long Legacy of Accomplishments

A. Clayton Spencer, Harvard’s vice president for policy, has served as the right-hand woman for four Harvard presidents.

Affirmative Action Goes to Court

Admissions Goes to Court

Though the College's affirmative action policy has managed to endure thus far, this fall’s Supreme Court case—Fisher v. Texas—has Harvard worried.

Updating Libraries

The Sun Sets on the Traditional Library

It’s been a tough year for the Harvard University Library. But library administrators are trying to generate excitement for change with talk of sweeping reforms to centralize and digitize the library.


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EdX represents an opportunity to advance pedagogy by encouraging research and collaboration between institutions of higher learning, with the support of the influential Harvard and MIT brands.

University Finances

Harvard Corporation Names New Member

Paul J. Finnegan ’75 has been selected as the newest member of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, the University announced Wednesday.


Some Library Workers Choose Early Retirement

Sixty-five Harvard University Library employees have accepted early retirement packages as part of the Library’s Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program, according to a University spokesperson.


Student Coordinators Limited by Yardfest Budget

Students involved in the College Events Board and Harvard College Concert Commission, the two organizations responsible for planning Yardfest, said they were severely limited by their budget.

Higher Education

Harvard and MIT Launch Virtual Learning Initiative EdX

Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that the two institutions will spend $30 million each to jointly launch an online platform that makes lecture videos, class exercises, and quizzes available online to learners anywhere.

Central Administration

Board of Overseers Chooses New Leadership

Richard A. Meserve will lead Harvard’s Board of Overseers—Harvard’s second highest governing body—for the 2013 academic year, the University announced Monday.

Student Life

Faust Comments on Great House War

University President Drew G. Faust addressed the Great House War publicly for the first time since the conflict began weeks ago.

Harvard Kennedy School

New Information Emerges in Bo Xilai Downfall

Days after Harvard Kennedy School student Bo Guagua released an exclusive statement to The Crimson, new information has emerged in the controversy surrounding the downfall of his father Bo Xilai.

Harvard Kennedy School

Bo Guagua Focuses on Personal Life, Not Family Scandal, in Statement to The Crimson

In an exclusive statement to The Crimson, Bo Guagua addressed claims made in the press about his grades, his social life, and even the make of car that he drives.