Harvard Communications

PR Firm Edelman Assisted Harvard with Comms Strategy Amid Backlash Over Israel-Hamas Messaging

Public relations giant Edelman advised senior University officials on communications strategy related to the Israel-Hamas war after Harvard’s initial response provoked a wave of backlash, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Harvard University Health Services Pharmacy Assures ‘Superior, Safe, and Consistently Accurate Services’

In light of a recent New York Times investigation into the increased likelihood of medication errors at major pharmacies, Harvard University Health Services remains committed to providing “superior, safe, and consistently accurate services,” according to an email from HUHS spokesperson Michael Perry.

Jackson Hired as Top University Spokesperson

​Melodie L. Jackson, who previously worked as the head spokesperson at the Kennedy School of Government, has filled the role of Assistant Vice President for Communications, a position that a top University spokesperson left vacant this fall.

Top Spokesperson Neal Leaves Communications Office

Neal, who joined HPAC in 2008, said he intends to take a six-month sabbatical to work on a writing project and will not seek another full-time position until 2017 at the earliest.

On the Field

Tim Williamson, right, films on his phone while a Fox College Sports reporter interviews Director of Athletics Bob Scalise during halftime of the Harvard-Brown football game in late September.

Press Line

Dick Friedman, bottom, watches the Harvard-Brown game from the press box alongside other reporters. Friedman, the head football writer for Harvard Magazine, was one of nearly 200 credentialed media members on hand for the game.

Live Stream

Imry Halevi, right, in the multimedia control room beneath the Bright Hockey Center, monitors cameras as he produces a live stream for the Brown game. Halevi supervises a camera and production crew for each home game, shifting attention between the game production and the stadium’s video board content.

On the Field

Associate Director of Athletic Communications Allison Miller, left, watches as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Mike Smith is interviewed by a reporter from Fox College Sports.

Institute of Politics Website Hacked

The hack coincided with a busy day for the IOP: the release of its biannual millennial poll.

Overseer Connects Harvard Fundraising Apparatus to West Coast, Sony Emails Suggest

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael M. Lynton '82 is heavily involved in Harvard business both in his capacity as a member of the University’s second-highest governing body and as a donor and active alumnus.

Andrew to Lead Lobbying and Communications Arm

Andrew replaces Christine Heenan, who announced her departure from HPAC in October and took a job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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