Presidential Search

Garber Is Taking a Patient Approach to the Harvard Encampment. So Far, It’s Working.

As the pro-Palestine occupation of Harvard Yard approaches the end of its second week, interim University President Alan M. Garber ’76 has adopted a policy of strategic patience to avoid the controversies facing peer institutions.

Some Want the Harvard Corporation to Strip Garber’s Interim Tag. Is That Possible?

As interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 enjoys early success at the helm of the University, there are growing calls from some faculty and alumni to appoint Garber to the position permanently and forgo a lengthy presidential search.

Harvard Corporation Discusses Gay’s Testimony, Donor Revolt in FAS Town Hall

Harvard’s top brass offered their most extensive comments to date about the University’s fall semester of controversy, including Claudine Gay’s congressional testimony and the ongoing donor revolt, at a rare FAS town hall on Tuesday.

Harvard President Garber, Provost Manning Keep Top Advisers in Staff Reshuffle

Harvard’s leadership crisis sparked a major senior staff reshuffle in Massachusetts Hall, as interim University President Alan M. Garber ’76 and interim Provost John F. Manning ’82 both kept their two most trusted advisers with them while taking on new roles.

Interim Harvard President Alan Garber’s 100 Days of Trial By Fire

In what is perhaps the most important vote of confidence thus far, the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — has not even launched a presidential search to appoint a permanent successor. Either way, Alan M. Garber is not waiting around.

A Trump Victory in November Could Impact Harvard’s Presidential Search. Here’s How.

As the Harvard Corporation embarks on a search for its 31st president, higher education experts and Harvard insiders said that the outcome of the U.S. presidential election will likely influence who is selected to lead the nation’s oldest academic institution.

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.

Should Harvard’s Next President Come From the Sciences? HMS Professors Weigh In.

As Harvard is set to embark on its 31st presidential search, some University affiliates are calling on the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — to select someone who was trained in the sciences.

Harvard Prof. Danielle Allen Loses Democratic State Committee Election

Harvard University Professor Danielle S. Allen lost an election for Democratic State Committee Woman for the Middlesex and Suffolk district to former Cambridge Mayor Henrietta J. Davis in Tuesday’s primary elections.

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.

2 Months After Gay’s Resignation, Harvard Has Not Announced a Presidential Search Committee

Two months after Claudine Gay’s abrupt departure from the Harvard presidency, the University seems to be in no hurry to choose her successor. Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81 has still not announced a presidential search committee to select the University’s 31st president, a delay that breaks from recent University tradition.

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.

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.

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