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Claire E. Parker

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Karvonides Speaks About New Policy

Karvonides’s Departure Surprises Some Students

The upcoming departure of Mia Karvonides, the University's Title IX Officer, has surprised some Harvard undergraduates, who say that Harvard's response to sexual assault has become more urgent in the current national political environment.

Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides

Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides to Leave Harvard

​Mia Karvonides, the University’s Title IX Officer, will leave Harvard on Jan. 17 to accept a position in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the University announced Wednesday.

Martha L. Minow
Harvard Law School

Law School Dean to Step Down in July

​Dean of Harvard Law School Martha L. Minow will step down as dean at the end of the academic year, and University President Drew G. Faust will begin a search for her successor “soon.”

Central Administration

Jackson Hired as Top University Spokesperson

​Melodie L. Jackson, who previously worked as the head spokesperson at the Kennedy School of Government, has filled the role of Assistant Vice President for Communications, a position that a top University spokesperson left vacant this fall.

Student Groups

Harvard Law's 'Path of Least Resistance'

Despite Harvard Law School’s public service programming, some say a combination of market forces and financial incentives makes seeking corporate law jobs after graduation the default path.

Queen's Head Debate Watch

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.

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.”


Harvard Affiliates, Boston Residents to Protest Bannon's Visit

Harvard affiliates and residents from across the Boston area are organizing efforts to protest top Donald Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon’s visit to the Institute of Politics this week.

Debate at the Queen's Head

Bannon, Conway Among 2016 Political Advisers to Convene at IOP

Campaign managers for President-elect Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as well as Trump's chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, will convene on campus for a two-day event at the IOP.

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
Harvard in the World

Faust Signs Letter Defending DACA, Undocumented Students

​University President Drew G. Faust joined over 100 college and university presidents in signing a letter in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.


Law School Student Groups Mark One Year Since Black Tape Vandalism

A year after a racially-charged act of vandalism shook the Law School and sparked an intense period of race-related activism, Law School student affinity groups are presenting a visual exhibit at the school to mark the anniversary of the incident.


A War Apart: Syrians at Harvard

Many of Harvard’s schools, including the College, report that none of their students list Syria as their primary country of citizenship. But the records do not account for students of Syrian origin with other legal statuses or citizenships, and they do not consider faculty or visiting scholars. These Harvard affiliates’ lives, families, and identities have been directly, irrevocably impacted by the Syrian crisis.

Central Administration

University Will Not Prefer Antiguans and Barbudans in Admissions

The Chief of Staff for University President Drew G. Faust said Harvard Law School will not reserve spots for students from the country as compensation for a 19th century Harvard donor’s ownership of Antiguan slaves.

Harvard Law School

Law Students Rally Against Trump

About 100 students, faculty, and staff from several of Harvard’s schools chanted and heard speeches around University Hall Thursday to protest Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.

Sealing the Deal

A Two-Way Street

Law School and presidential administrations have long maintained close ties.