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Claire E. Parker

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Harvard's Next President
Central Administration

In Presidential Search, Calls for Diversity

Over the course of four centuries, Harvard has seen presidents of many stripes. But to date, all have been white. And, until current University President Drew G. Faust, male.

Massachusetts Hall
Drew Faust

Students Named to Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Third-year Law student Jyoti Jasrasaria ’12 will chair the 18-member committee, which includes at least one representative from each of Harvard’s 12 degree-granting schools.

Massachusetts Hall
College

In Title IX Inquiry, Feds Likely Reviewing Harvard’s 2014 Policies

The government could still find Harvard in violation of Title IX more than three years after the Office for Civil Rights first launched the probe in April 2014.

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault
College

DeVos Title IX Review Sparks Concern From Activists

Some of Harvard's anti-sexual assault activists are concerned that the review will work to "silence survivors of sexual violence."

University President Drew G. Faust
Drew Faust

Faust Denounces 'Cruel' DACA Decision

University President Drew G. Faust swiftly condemned the Trump administration’s decision Tuesday to end an Obama-era program that protects undocumented youth.

Faust at 2021 Convocation
Admissions

At Convocation, Faust Defends Race-Conscious Admissions

“We will continue to fervently defend our admissions processes, and the importance of diversity as essential to our educational philosophy,” Faust said.

Faust at the Economic Club
Drew Faust

In Letter to Trump, Faust Urges Continuation of DACA

​As President Donald Trump weighs a decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, University President Drew G. Faust implored him in a letter Monday to preserve it.

Drew Faust

Professors, Staff Named to Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Harvard moved one step closer to naming its next president Tuesday when it unveiled the membership of two committees that will advise the search for University President Drew G. Faust’s successor.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Harvard May Quietly Turn to Outside Firms in Presidential Search

As it solicits advice from students, professors, and alumni about who should be Harvard’s next president, the search committee may also turn to executive search firms.

University President Drew G. Faust
Politics

Faust Met with Pence on D.C. Trip

University President Drew G. Faust met with Vice President Mike Pence last week on her fourth lobbying trip to the nation’s capital in 2017.

Loeb House
Harvard Corporation

The Harvard Corporation, Explained

The Harvard Corporation—along with three members of the Board of Overseers—will choose the University's next president. Here’s a look at what the Corporation is, who sits on it, and what it does.

Faust and Lee
Drew Faust

As Harvard Gears Up for Presidential Search, Past Efforts Shed Light on Process

While Harvard will conduct the process from behind closed doors, its past presidential searches shed light on how one of the world’s most prestigious schools will choose its next leader.

Durbin's Office
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Durbin's Office

Senator Dick Durbin's office in Washington, D.C. Faust has publicly supported the DREAM Act, a piece of legislation Durbin co-sponsored that, if passed, would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth.

Biden and Khurana
College

At College Class Day, Biden Encourages Public Service

“Don’t fool yourself into thinking that disengaging from the system that you think is broken will hold you harmless from the system’s failures," Biden said.

The Harvard Lobby
Central Administration

The Harvard Lobby

Three trips to D.C., 11 lawmakers, two amicus briefs. Under Trump, Harvard's lobbying efforts are heating up.