Billionaire David Rubenstein to Depart Harvard Corporation Next Month
Billionaire and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein will step down from the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — at the end of June after six years on the board, top Harvard administrators announced Wednesday.
Barakett to Become Harvard Treasurer as Finnegan Steps Down
Timothy R. Barakett ’87 will replace Paul J. Finnegan ’75 as the University’s treasurer beginning July 1, Harvard announced Wednesday afternoon.
CFO Search Has Identified ‘Very Good Candidates,’ Says Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny Pritzker ’81
Harvard Corporation senior fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81 said “several very good candidates” have been identified in the search for the University’s next chief financial officer.
Harvard Corporation Member David Rubenstein Talks Public Service at Harvard IOP Forum
Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein — a member of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body — discussed leadership lessons from his experience in private equity and public service at a Harvard Institute of Politics Forum Monday evening.
Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Announces Endorsements for 2023 Board of Overseers Election
The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, an alumni advocacy group that aims to promote diversity and equity at the University, announced endorsements for five candidates in this year’s Board of Overseers election.
James Houghton, Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Who Selected First Female President, Dies at 86
James R. “Jamie” Houghton ’58 died Dec. 20, 2022 at the age of 86. As senior fellow, Houghton oversaw the transition across three University presidents and reviewed Corporation governance.
Harvard Corporation Members Donated Heavily to Democrats Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections
Members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, contributed more than $1.5 million in political donations to federal candidates and political action committees in 2021 and 2022. Of that number, just $12,900 went to Republican political causes.
Free Speech Advocate Running Outsider Campaign for Harvard Board of Overseers Will Not See Name on Ballot
Harvey A. Silverglate, a 1967 Harvard Law School graduate who is staging an outsider campaign for election to the Harvard Board of Overseers, said he will probably not meet the signature threshold to see his name on the ballot, but pledged to continue his bid with a write-in campaign.
Ex-Provost, Harvard Corporation Member Will Investigate Stanford President’s Scientific Misconduct Allegations
A Harvard Corporation member and a former Harvard provost will help investigate Stanford’s president for potential academic misconduct in journal articles he co-authored, a Stanford special committee announced last week.
Harvard Corporation Approved New Voting Guidelines on Climate, Racial Equity, and Cybersecurity in 2022
Harvard’s Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility approved new voting guidelines in 2022 on climate commitments, racial equity audits, and cybersecurity, according to an annual report released Thursday.
In Photos: Claudine Gay Named Harvard's 30th President
After a five-month search, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay was announced as Harvard's 30th president at a press conference on Thursday.
Harvard to Establish David Rubenstein Treehouse as University-Wide Conference Center on Allston Campus
Harvard will establish the David Rubenstein Treehouse as the school’s first University-wide conference center and a welcome area for the proposed Enterprise Research Campus in Allston, the University announced Wednesday.
How Harvard Picks Its Presidents
As Harvard gears up to select its 30th president, here’s what you need to know about the search process, timing, and criteria.
Bacow is the Fourth Top Harvard Leader Set to Depart by Mid-2023
University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s announcement on Wednesday that he will step down in June 2023 marks the latest in a string of departures from Harvard’s top leadership.
Here are Five Key Findings From Harvard’s Long-Awaited Report on its Ties to Slavery
Harvard University released a landmark report on Tuesday that detailed the school’s extensive ties to slavery. Here are five key takeaways from the long-awaited report.
Harvard Pledges $100 Million to Redress Ties to Slavery
Harvard committed $100 million to redress its ties to slavery after a historic report released Tuesday found that slavery played an “integral” role in shaping the University.
Landmark University Report Details How Slavery ‘Powerfully Shaped Harvard’
Harvard University faculty, staff, and leaders enslaved more than 70 Black and Indigenous people over about 150 years, including some who lived on campus, according to a long-awaited University report released Tuesday that detailed and acknowledged the “integral” role slavery played in shaping the school.
Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Bill Lee Discusses Affirmative Action Lawsuit at EDIB Forum
Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 discussed the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies during an event at the University’s first-ever Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum on Wednesday.
Tracy Pun Palandjian ’93 to Join Harvard Corporation in July
Tracy Pun Palandjian ’93, an impact investing leader and former member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, will join the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — in July, the University announced Monday.
Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Backs Six Board of Overseers Candidates
The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard — a network of Harvard affiliates dedicated to increasing diversity and promoting equity at the University — endorsed six candidates for this year’s Board of Overseers election and six candidates for the Harvard Alumni Association’s elected directorships on March 20.
Biddy Martin Has Spent a Decade as a College President. Now She’s Set to Return to the Classroom at Harvard.
After decades in higher education administration — including 11 years as Amherst College’s first female president and nearly four years on Harvard’s highest governing board — Carolyn A. “Biddy” Martin is returning to the classroom at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
After Initial Sell-Off, Harvard Endowment Has Slowly Increased Number of Public Holdings Under Narvekar
The number of stocks in the Harvard endowment has slowly crept back up in recent years after the Harvard Management Company sold off the vast majority of its public holdings when N.P. “Narv” Narvekar took over as its CEO.
Harvard Divestment Activists Help Peer School Organizers File Legal Complaints
Following guidance from a student divestment group at Harvard, activists from five peer universities filed legal complaints last month in an effort to push their schools to divest from the fossil fuel industry.
‘A Black Hole of Information’: Experts Evaluate Harvard’s Net-Zero Emissions Pledge
As the Harvard Managment Company works toward achieving its pledge, climate and financial experts weighed in on the challenges the company faces, including difficulties obtaining data on and measuring the emissions of its partners.