Harvard’s Gift Officers Are Worried About Backlash Over the School’s Israel-Hamas Response. Here’s Why.
Harvard gift officers are privately worried that some longtime donors will stop giving as a result of the controversy over the University’s response to the Israel-Hamas war and concerns about antisemitism on campus, five Harvard donors said in interviews over the past month.
A committee of Harvard faculty, chaired by Philosophy professor Sean D. Kelly, will review a request to dename Winthrop House submitted earlier this year.
Harvard President Claudine Gay will testify before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce about antisemitism on college and university campuses, the committee announced in a press release Tuesday morning.
More than 100 Harvard Faculty Sign Letter Criticizing President Gay’s Censure of Pro-Palestine Slogan
More than 100 Harvard faculty members across eight of the University’s schools criticized Harvard President Claudine Gay’s condemnation of the pro-Palestine slogan “from the river to the sea” in an open letter to the president Monday.
Harvard President Claudine Gay defended academic freedom and warned affiliates against violence, harassment, and other violations of conduct rules in a University-wide email Friday evening — her latest attempt to subdue weeks of sustained criticism from donors and alumni.
After Harvard faced fierce criticism over its response to the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, top administrators will work with a newly established advisory group to combat antisemitism on campus, University President Claudine Gay announced at a Harvard Hillel Shabbat dinner Friday.
Harvard Academics Call on President Gay to ‘Unequivocally Condemn’ Targeting of Students Supporting Palestine
More than 70 Harvard academics signed an open letter to University President Claudine Gay on Tuesday, calling on her to condemn harassment of students of color and “other supporters of Palestinian liberation at Harvard.”
GOP Harvard Alums Condemn Response to PSC Statement as ‘Too Little, Too Late’ in Letter to President Gay
A group of Harvard-educated Republican lawmakers condemned Harvard’s response to a controversial student group statement that held Israel “entirely responsible” for violence after Hamas invaded Israel.
As dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Claudine Gay largely managed to avoid national media scrutiny even as several faculty members became the subjects of highly publicized scandals. Now, as the public face of Harvard, that’s no longer possible.
ClaudineGPT, a generative artificial intelligence language model based on University President Claudine Gay, used instructions invoking racist stereotypes, the AI Safety Student Team alleged in an email to the model’s creators.
Harvard President Claudine Gay Fiercely Condemns Hamas, Rejects Calls to Punish Students for Israel Statement
Harvard President Claudine Gay forcefully condemned “barbaric atrocities perpetrated by Hamas” and rejected calls to punish and name students who signed onto a statement that said they hold Israel “entirely responsible” for the ongoing violence.
Following National Criticism, Harvard President Gay Condemns Hamas, Distances University from Student Groups
Amid fierce national backlash, Harvard President Claudine Gay forcefully condemned the Hamas attack on Israel and distanced the University from a group of student organizations who signed onto a statement that called Israel “entirely responsible” for the ongoing violence in the region.
Harvard Affiliates, Politicians Slam University Leaders Over Late, ‘Word Salad’ Statement on War in Israel
Harvard leadership faced intense criticism over the weekend due to the University’s slow response to the deadly Hamas attack against Israel. But after the school released a statement Monday evening, leadership faced further backlash — this time, for failing to forcefully condemn the attacks and antisemitism.
Harvard President Claudine Gay said the search for the next School of Public Health dean is “nearing the end,” nearly 11 months after former HSPH Dean Michelle A. Williams announced she would step down at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.
Will Harvard End Legacy Admissions Preferences? President Claudine Gay Says ‘Everything is on the Table’
As Harvard scrutinizes its admissions practices amid calls to end the use of legacy and donor preferences, University President Claudine Gay said no policy is off limits.
Harvard President Claudine Gay offered a first glimpse into her priorities during her inaugural address Friday afternoon, in which she urged attendees to “be courageous” in advocating for higher education and spearheading change at the University.
Newly installed Harvard President Claudine Gay asked University affiliates to join her and “be courageous” as they work to expand “the possibilities of what Harvard can be and what Harvard can do for the world” during her inaugural address Friday afternoon.
‘More Than Ready’: Claudine Gay Praised at Inauguration for Ability to Lead Harvard, Higher Education
Harvard University President Claudine Gay was showered with “good vibes” and rain during her inauguration ceremony Friday afternoon, in which Gay was formally installed as the University’s 30th president.
In a ceremony steeped in history, Claudine Gay was inaugurated as Harvard’s 30th president Friday afternoon in Tercentenary Theatre amid a heavy downpour.
Harvard will not suspend classes for Gay’s inauguration — a full day of festivities that is set to begin at 10:15 a.m. and conclude in the evening, according to University spokesperson Jason A. Newton.
Claudine Gay had not started her first day as president of Harvard when she selected Hopi E. Hoekstra to serve as the next Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean, the first in a series of consequential appointments that will allow Gay to shape the future of the University for years to come.
Visits from heads of state and government will be suspended across Harvard between Sept. 16 to Sept. 30 ahead of University President Gay’s inauguration on Sept. 29.
Dean of College Rakesh Khurana and University President Claudine Gay welcomed the Class of 2027 to Harvard at Convocation during a ceremony Monday marked by tradition, speeches, and activism.
College admissions has long been the battleground in the ongoing war over the future of higher education, and Harvard has faced nationwide scrutiny over its admissions practices for the last decade. After the Supreme Court ruled to end affirmative action this summer, Harvard is once again caught in the crossfire.
Stephanie Cutter, a leading Democratic political strategist, has served as a public relations consultant to Harvard President Claudine Gay since she was announced as the University’s next president in December 2022.