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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.

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Drew Faust

FAUST TO STEP DOWN IN JUNE 2018

University President Drew G. Faust will step down in June 2018, ending a decade-long tenure that saw the first woman to lead Harvard navigate headwinds on campus and around the country.

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Faust at the Economic Club

University President Drew G. Faust sits on a panel at the Economic Club in Washington, D.C. in April.

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The Harvard Lobby

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

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Workhorses of the Lab Facts

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Capitol Building

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Workhorses of the Lab

After the Ph.D., Harvard's researchers face tight finances, stressful working conditions, and uncertain job prospects.

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Drew Faust

Ten Years of Faust

On June 14, 2017, University President Drew G. Faust announced she would step down at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 academic year. Here is our retrospective from last month on her ten years in office and the events that shaped them.

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Rubenstein

David Rubenstein speaks at the Economic Club in Washington, D.C. Rubenstein will join the Harvard Corporation as its newest member in July.

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University President Drew G. Faust sits on a panel at the Economic Club in Washington, D.C. in April.

Alumni

Five Alumni Elected to Overseers

Paul L. Choi ’86, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar ’93, Carla Harris ’84, Leslie P. Tolbert ’73, and Darienne B. Driver were elected to the University's second-highest governing body.

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Abell, Palandjian to Lead Board of Overseers

Scott A. Abell ’72 will serve as president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for the 2017-18 academic year.

Student Life

Chief Diversity Officer to Leave Harvard for NYU

No replacement has so far been named, according to University spokesperson Tania DeLuzuriaga, and Coleman said she is unsure if the position will remain in its current iteration.

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