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Race

Students Launch Diversity Demands Petition at Harvard Kennedy School

As part of ongoing efforts to promote greater diversity and inclusivity at the Harvard Kennedy School, student activists recently launched a petition demanding more faculty of color and more attention to issues of race and racism in curriculum.

Thomas Hollister
Endowment

In Years Since 2008 Recession, Harvard Paid Down Debt, Built Reserves

Harvard has reduced its debt load by roughly $1 billion and increased its reserves in preparation for a potential future recession, University Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance Thomas J. Hollister said in an interview Wednesday.

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Gender and Sexuality

Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey Must More Than Double Response Rate to Match 2015 Participation

Harvard's sexual misconduct climate survey, which is entering its third week, has received a response rate of more than 20 percent — already almost half of the survey’s total response rate in 2015.

The Harvard Institute of Learning in Retirement
University

Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement Revises Membership Policies

Harvard’s Institute for Learning in Retirement, a program that provides continuing education opportunities to retired seniors, revised its membership renewal process and committed to decreasing its use of University subsidies last month.

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Graduate School of Design

Sarah Whiting Named Next Dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sarah Whiting, the dean of architecture at Rice University in Texas, will be the next dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. During her nine-year tenure at Rice, Whiting helped restructure the school of architecture’s curriculum, enhanced facilities on campus, and increased funding for research and course development.

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The Harvard Institute of Learning in Retirement

The Harvard Institute of Learning in Retirement is located at 34 Concord Ave, Cambridge.

George Putnam Jr.
Alumni

Former University Treasurer and Founder of Harvard Management Company George Putnam Jr. Dies at 92

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.

Bruce Donoff
Harvard Medical School

Dean of Harvard Dental School Bruce Donoff to Step Down After 28 Years

R. Bruce Donoff, dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, will step down from his position at the start of 2020, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to the University Friday.

Harvard Divinity School
Harvard Divinity School

Hundreds Call on Harvard to Review Prof. Ragab Tenure Denial

Hundreds of Harvard students and alumni have signed a letter criticizing Harvard Divinity School’s decision not to grant tenure to Ahmed Ragab, who they say is the first Muslim faculty member at the school to come up for tenure.

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Extension School

Lawsuit Alleging Illegality of Harvard’s Failure to Caption Online Content Moves Forward in Federal Court

After years of motions and hearings in a 2015 lawsuit against Harvard alleging the school failed to closed caption its public online content and provided inaccurate closed captions where they did exist will move forward in federal court.

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FAS

Following Divestment Protests, Bacow Discusses Need for ‘Open Dialogue’ on Campus at Faculty Council Meeting

University President Lawrence S. Bacow solicited the Faculty Council’s opinions on how to “foster more open dialogue” on campus at the Council’s bimonthly meeting Wednesday, Council member David L. Howell said.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Introduces Online Public Leadership Credential Program

The Harvard Kennedy School announced a new online public leadership credential program Thursday, joining the trend of Harvard schools expanding their online academic offerings.

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Mental Health

Harvard Provost Office Introduces Mental Health Task Force

Harvard’s Office of the Provost has created a new task force on managing student mental health that plans to evaluate and respond to an increase of reported mental health issues on campus, the University announced Tuesday.

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Endowment

New Harvard Management Company Website Removes Divestment Information, Defends Natural Resources Holdings

Harvard Management Company updated its website within the last month to remove any mention of past instances of divestment and to include references to its protocols on its investment in land and agriculture.

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Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Online Sees Enrollment Spike 70 Percent After Rebranding

Enrollment in HBS Online, Harvard Business School’s online education program, spiked by 70 percent in the first months of 2019 following the attachment of the Business School's name in January, Dean of the Business School Nitin Nohria said in an interview April 2.

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