Leadership Crisis


Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Represents Harvard in Congressional Battle

Former United States Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates is representing Harvard in its ongoing battle with the House Committee on Education and the Workforce as it investigates the University’s response to campus antisemitism.


In Private, Garber Acknowledges Harvard Has a Fundraising Problem

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 has publicly pushed back against suggestions that the University is facing a fundraising crisis. But in private, Garber has struck a different tone with alumni and donors.


Interim Harvard Provost John Manning ’82 Says He Will Return to HLS. His Colleagues Aren’t So Sure.

Manning, who was appointed on March 1 as the interim chief academic officer, is now at the center of the Harvard leadership sweepstakes that began after the resignation of Claudine Gay. As Garber’s number two and a finalist in the last search, Manning is a major contender for the presidency, which potentially makes his provostship a brief stay in the waiting room before getting the top job.


Garber Met with Alumni and Donors in London, Miami Over Spring Break

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 met with hundreds of alumni in London and Florida last week in his first international trip as president as part of ongoing efforts to project University stability and mend donor relationships.


Garber, Corporation Members to Hold Town Hall with Harvard Faculty

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 and members of the Harvard Corporation will hold a town hall with faculty in the University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, FAS Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced in a Tuesday meeting.


Who is John Manning? Meet Harvard’s New Conservative Interim Provost

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 announced on Friday that Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’82 will serve as the University’s interim provost, elevating one of the school’s most media-shy deans to become the school’s second most powerful administrator.


Harvard Law School Dean John Manning ’82 Named Interim Provost by Garber

University President Alan M. Garber ’76 appointed Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’82 to serve as interim provost Friday, a move that further solidifies Manning’s position as a frontrunner in the next presidential search.


Sadun Resigned Over Concern Harvard Wouldn’t Implement Antisemitism Task Force Recommendations

Harvard Business School professor Raffaella Sadun resigned on Sunday as co-chair of the presidential task force on antisemitism after repeatedly considering stepping down because she felt the University would not commit to acting on its suggestions, according to a person familiar with the situation.


Harvard Corporation Did Not Review Claudine Gay’s Scholarship in Presidential Search

The search committee favored Claudine Gay’s administrative expertise, passing over two internal candidates who boasted both administrative experience and far more extensive scholarship credentials: Tomiko Brown-Nagin and John F. Manning ’82.


Jonah Steinberg Will Advise Harvard Antisemitism Task Force, Boaz Barak Joins as Member

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 named former Harvard Hillel Executive Director Jonah C. Steinberg as an adviser to the presidential task force on antisemitism and appointed Computer Science professor Boaz Barak to join the group.


10 Contenders for the Harvard Presidency

For the second time in two years, Harvard is searching for a new president. The Crimson spoke with Harvard alumni, professors, and donors to determine a list of 10 possible candidates for the University’s top job.


Harvard President Alan Garber’s Rocky Path Ahead

The tenure of interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber '76 will likely be one of the most consequential for the University in recent history as he looks to heal a deeply divided campus. The longtime administrator has insisted that he is up for the challenge.


Ed. Department Investigating Harvard After Anti-Palestinian Discrimination Complaint

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights launched an investigation into Harvard on Tuesday, one week after a group of students filed a complaint alleging the University failed to protect them from anti-Palestinian, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab harassment and intimidation.


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