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Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
Drew Faust

Recalling Secrecy and Stealth, Faust Recounts Presidential Search

Harvard’s presidential searches are famous for their secrecy, as the search committee endeavors to fend off national media scrutiny and Crimson reporters in pursuit of a scoop.

Elmendorf Announces CIA Director's No-Show
Politics

Kennedy School Reassessing 'Fellow' Title Following Manning Controversy

After facing widespread criticism for inviting and disinviting Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow this month, the Kennedy School has decided to reassess how it uses that term.

President Faust
Student Life

Faust Weighs Options on Social Group Ban

Faust said she has had conversations with administrators at Yale and Princeton, two schools that have sought to create closer ties with social groups rather than penalize them.

Loeb House
Drew Faust

Presidential Search Committee Convenes Behind Closed Doors

As they left Loeb House on an unseasonably warm Monday morning, several search committee members declined to comment on the subject of Sunday’s meeting.

W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony
Race

LL Cool J, Ava DuVernay to Receive Du Bois Medal

Harvard will honor rapper and actor LL Cool J, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and several others with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal next month.

Loeb House
Drew Faust

In Presidential Search, Corporation Likely to Regularly Consult Faculty

If history is any indication, faculty on the committee advising the search for Harvard’s next president will be involved until the very end of the search, while students will play a far more limited role.

Faust
Politics

Faust Talks DACA, Title IX in CBS Interview

University President Drew G. Faust called for a legislative remedy to the situation caused by the repeal of a program protecting undocumented young people.

Professors Protest
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Professors Protest

Police arrested professors who blocked traffic along Massachusetts Ave.

Police Professors
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Police Professors

Police arrested professors who blocked traffic along Massachusetts Ave. Thursday.

Reverend Walton
Politics

Professors Arrested at DACA Protest

More than 20 professors from Harvard and other Boston-area universities were arrested Thursday for blocking traffic along Massachusetts Ave.

Faust at 2021 Convocation
Drew Faust

Presidential Search Remains in ‘Information-Gathering Mode’

The search for Harvard’s next president remains in “information-gathering mode” and has not yet discussed individual candidates, according to members of the committee leading the search.

Dr. S. Allen Counter
Student Groups

S. Allen Counter, Founding Director of Harvard Foundation, Dies at 73

Dr. S. Allen Counter, a neurology professor at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations died Wednesday morning.

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.

University President Drew G. Faust
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.

Faust at the Economic Club
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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.