Board of Overseers


As New Candidates Move Forward, A Look Back at Previous Board of Overseers Campaigns

Political campaigns advocating for divestment and admissions changes in Harvard’s Board of Overseers elections date back over 40 years.


Celebrating with Champagne, Harvard Forward Gains Enough Signatures to Nominate Overseers Candidates

With more than 20,000 signatures in hand, supporters for Harvard Forward hand-carried nomination forms Saturday for the annual Board of Overseers election to Loeb House, which houses Harvard’s governing boards and its administrative offices.


Harvard Forward Releases Policy Platform on Climate Justice and Responsible Investing

Harvard Forward — a student and alumni group working to bring attention to climate change within Harvard’s governance boards — released a policy platform calling for Harvard to divest from the fossil fuel industry and create more guidelines for “responsible investing” earlier this week.


Harvard Forward Campaign Calls for Increased Representation on Governance Board

Harvard Forward — a group working to bring attention to climate change — is backing a slate of candidates for the Board of Overseers on a platform of fossil fuel divestment and ensuring younger alumni are represented on the University’s second highest governing body.


Loeb House

Loeb House is located at 17 Quincy Street and was the former home of Harvard Presidents. Today it houses Harvard’s Governing Boards and their administrative offices.


Agassiz’s Descendants Urge Harvard To Turn Over Slave Photos

A group representing 43 descendants of former Harvard professor Louis Agassiz delivered a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow Thursday urging him to turn over a set of historic slave photos to a Connecticut woman who alleges they depict her ancestors.


Harvard Announces New Board of Overseers Members

Margaret M. Wang ’09, president of the Harvard Alumni Association, announced seven new alumni to serve on the Board of Overseers — the University’s second highest governing body — and six as directors of the HAA during their annual meeting Thursday.


Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Selects Endorsements for Overseers, HAA Candidates

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard endorsed seven candidates in this year’s Board of Overseers election and six alumni candidates in the race for an elected director position on the board of the Harvard Alumni Association Thursday.


Brown and Rosenthal Tapped for Top Harvard Overseer Roles

Michael H. Brown ’83 and Lesley F. Rosenthal ’86 have been elected the next president and vice chair of the Board of Overseers, Harvard’s second-highest governing body, the University announced Thursday.


Barakett and Cuéllar Elected to Serve on Harvard Corporation

Timothy R. Barakett ’87 and Mariano-Florentino “Tino” Cuéllar ’93 have been elected the newest members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, the University announced Monday.


Harvard Board of Overseers, Alumni Association Candidates Announced

Harvard announced the slate of candidates in contention for positions on its Board of Overseers — the University’s second highest governing board — and elected directorships in the Harvard Alumni Association Thursday.


Overseer Resigns Over Harvard's Continued Fossil Fuel Investment

Kathryn “Kat” A. Taylor ’80, a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, resigned her post Tuesday in protest of what she called Harvard’s “failure” to “adopt ethical commitments” when investing its $37.1 billion endowment.


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