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Bacow in China
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Bacow in China

University President Lawrence S. Bacow visited China last week. Bacow touted the value of academic freedom and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

University Hall
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Deputy General Counsel Diane Lopez Named Next Harvard VP and General Counsel

Lopez will take over June 1 as current Senior Vice President and General Counsel Robert W. Iuliano ’83 departs for Gettysburg College to serve as the school’s next president. Lopez first came to Harvard in 1994 as a University attorney in the Office of General Counsel.

Divestment Rally
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Divestment Rally

A group of Harvard affiliates rallied Friday to call on University President Lawrence S. Bacow to divest from the prison industry.

Massachusetts Hall, Fall 2017
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Former Employee Sues Harvard For Racial Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate Her Disability, and Retaliation

Former employee Melissa Defay filed a lawsuit against Harvard Wednesday alleging the University racially discriminated against her, failed to accommodate her disability, and retaliated against her when she raised these concerns.

TPS Rally
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Harvard Workers and Students March for TPS in Washington, D.C.

Harvard students and employees joined thousands of marchers from across the country in Washington D.C. Tuesday to rally for the preservation of Temporary Protected Status, a program that provides some immigrants with temporary refuge in the United States if their home countries are affected by armed conflict or natural disaster.

Harvard Business School
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Transgender Applicant Alleges in Suit Harvard Discriminated and Retaliated Against Her in Admissions Decision

The complainant alleges that, in October 2017, a male admissions officer from the Business School forcibly kissed her at a BGLTQ open house and that the University unlawfully discriminated against her in the admissions process.

Bacow and Romney
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Bacow and Romney

University President Lawrence S. Bacow met with Senator Mitt Romney Friday as part of a series of meetings in Washington, D.C.

Bacow and Romney
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Bacow Maintains Long-Standing Lobbying Priorities During Return to D.C.

University President Lawrence S. Bacow returned to Washington, D.C., for the second time during his presidency to lobby federal lawmakers and a White House staffer to increase research funding, bolster immigration protections, and avoid another government shutdown on Thursday.

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Bacow Defends Harvard Against Claims of Elitism in D.C. Panel

University President Lawrence S. Bacow discussed the challenges higher education institutions face and defended Harvard’s leading role among colleges and universities at an American Enterprise Institute and Brookings Institution panel Thursday.

Barker Center
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Students and Alumni Call For Ethnic Studies Department in Wake of Professors’ Departures

In the wake of the loss of two tenure-track professors who specialize in Asian-American studies, three student and alumni groups sent letters to University President Lawrence S. Bacow calling for a formalized ethnic studies program.

White House
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Harvard Spent $600K Lobbying Congress in 2018

Harvard spent $600,000 lobbying the federal government in 2018, a figure $10,000 less than the amount the University spent in 2017. Though last year’s figure marked a slight decrease in expenses, lobbying costs have generally seen an uptick in the last five years as Harvard faces a hostile political climate.

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2018

2018 was a momentous year for Harvard. As the University welcomed its 29th president Lawrence S. Bacow, it struggled with numerous challenges including lawsuits alleging discrimination, accusations of sexual harassment levied at prominent affiliates, and an "unprecedented" endowment tax. As the year comes to an end, The Crimson examines the ten stories that most defined 2018.

Drew Faust
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Former Harvard President Drew Faust Named University Professor

Faust joins 24 prominent Harvard faculty with the distinction — including former University President Lawrence S. Summers, former Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow, and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Harvard Facing Many Lawsuits
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Bacow Says Harvard Ready to Face Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Harvard is currently facing a plethora of lawsuits, some against its admissions policies and some challenging its single-gender social group sanctions.

Bacow in San Diego
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Bacow in San Diego

Yvonne Campos, a law school alum, mediates a discussion with President Bacow at the Harvard Alumni event at the San Diego Museum of Art.

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