Several members of the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — have maintained financial and professional ties to the fossil fuel industry through their employment or company investments.
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 Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 said the Corporation was briefed on and supports Harvard administrators’ recent decisions to relieve Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. of his Winthrop House faculty deanship and to sanction former professor Jorge I. Dominguez.
The Corporation elected Breyer, founder and chief executive officer of Breyer Capital and a Harvard Business School graduate, in 2013. His appointment at the time marked the completion of the Corporation’s expansion from seven to 13 members following a set of governance reforms adopted in 2010.
The great nephew of former University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell, Putnam created the Harvard Management Company — the firm that oversees the University’s multi-billion dollar endowment — and served as its first leader, which greatly influenced how universities manage their endowments.
Despite Harvard’s concerted effort to present a non-partisan front, many members of the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — still maintain strong, traceable ties to Democrats.
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 Corporation member and former CEO of American Express Kenneth I. Chenault was featured in a PBS and The HistoryMakers special that featured commentary from University President Lawrence S. Bacow and former University President Drew G. Faust.
Harvard voted on shareholder proposals concerning digital media content and corporate tax policy for the first time in 2018, among a series of other issues that have previously arisen, according to the University’s annual shareholder responsibility report published Tuesday.
Harvard is arguing that plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit opposing the College’s social group sanctions are “premature” in requesting an order to protect anonymous undergraduates’ identities from public disclosure, according to a Monday court filing.
While this arrangement offers a new source of much-needed funding, it also raises challenging ethical and management questions for the school.