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Summers Likely To Be Federal Reserve Chairman Nominee, CNBC Reports

With the term of current chair Ben S. Bernanke ’75 drawing to a close, former University president Larry Summers is likely to be nominated as the next Federal Reserve chairman, a source close to the Obama administration told CNBC last week.

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.


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.

House Life

Harvard Strong: Multimedia Feature

After explosions at the Boston Marathon and during a lockdown that paralyzed Greater Boston, administrators mobilized to keep the campus running.

Confronting the Sequester
Year in Review

Confronting The Sequester

Most researchers and administrators at Harvard agree that when the cuts do trickle down, younger, incoming researchers will disproportionately suffer, hindering the development of a new generation of researchers and, ultimately, stalling long-term advances.

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.

Central Administration

Working Group Convened To Evaluate University Assault Policies

Harvard’s inaugural Title IX coordinator Mia Karvonides has convened a University-wide working group of individuals from various Schools and offices to “consider options” for sexual misconduct policies and procedures on campus.

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.

Ed School

Murnane Appointed Interim Dean of Ed School

Richard J. Murnane, a professor known for his research on the intersection of economics and education, has been named acting dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, University President Drew G. Faust announced Thursday.

University Finances

Administrators Travel, Schmooze Donors as Capital Campaign Approaches

As the September launch of Harvard’s multi-billion-dollar capital campaign approaches, top-level administrators and members of the University’s development office are targeting and schmoozing prominent donors in search of gifts for Harvard’s most ambitious fundraising effort in history.

Radcliffe Institute

After Donation, Radcliffe Gym Renamed Knafel Center

The Radcliffe Gymnasium will now be known as the Knafel Center, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced on Thursday, following a recent $10.5 million gift from long-time University donor and venture capitalist Sidney R. Knafel ’52.

Centralizing Through Capital Campaign Priorities
University Finances

Different Goals, One University

As the University prepares for the public launch of a multi-billion dollar capital campaign, Harvard’s office of Alumni Affairs and Development, which is wrapping up a two-year “quiet phase,” is working to incorporate centralization into the campaign.


Experts Address University Emergency Response

Student criticism of the University’s communication with the Harvard community after last Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon and the subsequent manhunt for the bombing suspects has drawn increased attention to the University’s process of alerting students during emergencies.


Without Visitas, Harvard Bands Together To Welcome Prefrosh

Hundreds of prospective Harvard freshmen, many eager to see the College for the first time, had their plans interrupted by the lockdown in the Boston area Friday which forced Harvard officials to cancel the annual spring weekend for admitted students.

Boston Area, Officials React as Marathon Bombing Suspect Apprehended

Marathon Bombing Suspect in Custody

A massive manhunt that began with the shooting of an MIT police officer in Cambridge Thursday night and paralyzed the greater Boston community for a full day concluded Friday evening with the apprehension of the second marathon bombing suspect in a standoff in Watertown.