Samuel Y. Weinstock

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Lawrence H. Summers

Dr. Summers Returns to Washington?

Speculation that the resume of University professor Lawrence H. Summers might lengthen swirled this week after the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that he was interested in heading the Federal Reserve.

Harvard Business School

$10 Million Gift to Business School To Support Second-Year MBA Curriculum Innovation

A $10 million gift to Harvard Business School will launch a new curriculum innovation program focused on second-year MBA courses, the School announced Monday.

University Finances

Morgan Stanley Exec To Serve as HMC's Chief Risk Officer

A Morgan Stanley executive will take over as Harvard Management Company’s next chief risk officer, the body announced Wednesday.


Five New Members Elected to Board of Overseers

Five alumni were elected to Harvard’s Board of Overseers, the University’s second-highest governing body, the Harvard Alumni Association announced at its annual meeting during Commencement on May 30.


Faust Looks Forward

While Faust's responsive leadership style has worked during tumultuous times for both the University and the world, it remains to be seen whether she can use her renowned communication skills to renew and refine inherited ideas and lead Harvard through an ambitious, 21st-century capital campaign.

The New Corporation

The New Oldest Corporation in America

Now, with the changes nearly complete, members and university governance experts say that these reforms have been largely successful. Along with its growth in size, the Corporation has expanded its contact with Harvard’s stakeholders by adding members that are increasingly involved with Harvard life.

Central Administration

The Rise of HPAC: Multimedia Feature

Five years after consolidating its public relations team into Harvard Public Affairs and Communications, the explosive growth of that office has some questioning its purpose.

Drew Faust

At Baccalaureate, Faust Urges Seniors To 'Run Toward'

University President Drew G. Faust urged members of the Class of 2013 to pursue “lives of running toward” in her Baccalaureate Address Tuesday afternoon.


Hammonds's Exit Made Official

Evelynn M. Hammonds will step down as the Dean of Harvard College on July 1, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith announced in an email to the Harvard community today, ending nearly two months of speculation about the embattled dean’s future.


Harvard Picks Parnassus for Social Choice Fund

Harvard will invest its soon-to-be-launched social choice fund into the Parnassus Equity Income Fund, the University announced in a press release on Thursday.

Drew Faust

Fundraising Drive To Be Called ‘The Harvard Campaign’

The University will call its upcoming capital campaign “The Harvard Campaign,” University spokesperson Kevin Galvin confirmed Tuesday.

College Administration

Evelynn Hammonds Expected To End Tenure as Dean of the College This Summer

Evelynn M. Hammonds has been in negotiations about a possible departure from her position as Dean of Harvard College and is expected not to return to the post in the fall, a person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday.

House Life

Anne Harrington and John Durant Named Pfoho House Masters

History of science professor Anne Harrington ’82 and her husband John R. Durant have been appointed as the new Masters of Pforzheimer House, resident dean Lisa Boes announced in an email to the Pfoho community Thursday morning.


After Distinguished Careers at University and Beyond, Three Earn Harvard Medals

An international ambassador for Harvard, a trailblazing judge and policymaker, and a seasoned College administrator will receive the 2013 Harvard Medal for “extraordinary service” to the University, the Harvard Alumni Association announced Wednesday.

Harvard in the City

Harvard Completes $168.5 Million Sale of Watertown's Arsenal

Harvard completed a $168.5 million sale of Watertown’s Arsenal on the Charles to electronic health records company athenahealth, Inc., according to a Monday announcement by real estate firm Avison Young.