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Larry Sumers

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Discusses International Cooperation at IOP

As part of the annual Albert H. Gordon Lecture series — which focuses on international finance — the event addressed multilateral responses to potential international crises, such as climate change and financial recessions.

Strike Authorization Vote

Student Workers Cast Ballots on First Day of Union Strike Authorization Vote

Student workers cast the first ballots Tuesday in a historic vote to decide whether HGSU's bargaining committee could call for a strike if it sees fit. Polls for the multi-day strike authorization vote will be open at least until Friday.

University Hall

Prevalence of Sexual Misconduct at Harvard Remains Unchanged From Four Years Ago, AAU Survey Finds

Roughly 33 percent of undergraduate women surveyed this year reported that they had experienced some form of nonconsensual sexual contact. In 2015, 31 percent of senior undergraduate women reported experiencing some form of sexual assault.

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Harvard Launches Culture Lab Innovation Fund Initiative

The Office of the President and the University’s Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging officially launched a joint initiative called the Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund, the University announced in an email Wednesday.

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Harvard Law School

Ralph Nader Urges Harvard Law Students to Pursue Public Service in Talk

Former United States presidential candidate Ralph Nader urged Harvard Law School students to enter public interest legal careers at a lunchtime event Wednesday.

Lawrence Bacow

Harvard Retains External Counsel to Assist Epstein Internal Review

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Monday an external law firm is assisting the Office of the General Counsel in their review of donations made to Harvard by billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein.

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Harvard Awards W. E. B. Du Bois Medals to Queen Latifah, Rita Dove

The W. E. B. Du Bois medal recognizes individuals who have made “significant contributions” to African and African American history and culture, according to a press release. The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Oct. 22 in Sanders Theatre.

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Central Administration

Harvard President Bacow Says He's Confident Appeals Court Will Uphold Admissions Decision

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview on Monday that he is confident an appeals court will uphold a federal judge’s recent ruling that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian American applicants in its College admissions policies.

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Extension School

Harvard Extension School Welcomes Degree Candidates in Second Annual Convocation

Harvard Extension School welcomed around 350 recently admitted degree candidates at its second annual convocation on Saturday at Memorial Church. The Extension School admitted over 1500 students to its various degree programs this year.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office

Harvard Submits Public Comments to Endowment Tax Rules

Harvard and more than 30 other colleges and universities jointly submitted their formal opposition to the United States Treasury’s proposed rules for implementing a tax on some universities’ endowments that was originally passed into law in December 2017.

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University Finances

Bacow Apologizes for Comparing Harvard Schools’ Relationships With Donors to Slavery

University President Lawrence S. Bacow used the 13th Amendment as an analogy to compare the University’s wealthy donors to freed slaves Tuesday, the Boston Globe reported Saturday.

Extension School Layoffs

Division of Continuing Education Dean Announces Retirement

Huntington D. Lambert has held the deanship for six years. Starting next January, Henry H. Leitner, DCE associate dean and chief innovation officer, will serve as interim dean until a permanent replacement can be found.

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Harvard Name, President Bacow Played Key Role in Overcoming Freshman’s Visa Denial

Harvard’s reputation and University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s direct involvement likely played an essential role in getting Ismail B. Ajjawi ’23 to campus, experts and several people involved in the case said.

Harvard Divinity School
Harvard Divinity School

Harvard Divinity School Adapts to Swartz Hall Renovation

The building is undergoing its first renovation since 1911. To adapt to temporarily losing access to the large, historic building, the Divinity School moved several administrative offices, classrooms, and other spaces to 60 Oxford St., a five minute walk from Swartz Hall.

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University Finances

‘I Profoundly Regret Harvard's Past Association With Him’: Bacow Announces Univ. Will Donate Unspent Epstein Gifts

"Epstein’s connections as a donor to this University, and other institutions, raise important concerns. With that in mind, two weeks ago I asked for a review of his donations to Harvard. Our decentralization makes such a review more complicated than it would be at some other institutions," Bacow wrote in an email to University affiliates Thursday evening.