Following former University President Claudine Gay’s resignation early last month, some Harvard Extension School students are advocating for a president who will promote equality across Harvard’s schools.
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.
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.
Kenneth C. Frazier, former longtime CEO and chairman of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., and private equity billionaire Joseph Y. Bae ’94 will join the Harvard Corporation, the University announced Sunday afternoon.
Harvard’s governing boards are on campus over the weekend for their first in-person deliberations since former President Claudine Gay’s resignation last month, according to a person with knowledge of the meetings.
Harvard Interim Leader Alan Garber Will Not Return as Provost, Doesn’t Rule out Interest in Presidency
Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 said he will not return to his role as provost after the University appoints Claudine Gay’s permanent successor but declined to say whether he would be a candidate in the search.
Stephanie Cutter, a leading Democratic political strategist, has served as a public relations consultant to Harvard President Claudine Gay since she was announced as the University’s next president in December 2022.
In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.
After Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay was announced as Harvard’s 30th president Thursday afternoon, faculty members shared their optimism for her tenure, pointing to her leadership through the pandemic as evidence of her readiness for the role.
As Gay prepares to take over in Massachusetts Hall in July 2023, she is set to face the same challenge as her predecessor of filling a leadership role that oversees a key domain of the University.