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Jamie D. Halper

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Year in Review - Pfister: Talk
Central Administration

Title IX Policy Review Committee Produces Report for Bacow

Former University President Drew G. Faust created the committee in 2015 when Harvard continued to face criticisms of its policy and procedures on sexual misconduct after it overhauled them in 2014.

University Hall

Harvard Still Facing Three Federal Probes Into Its Compliance With Title IX

Harvard continues to face three separate federal Title IX investigations more than four years after the first complaint was filed.

Bacow Inauguration
Central Administration

100 Days of President Bacow

Throughout American history, “100 days” has marked a critical benchmark for any new leader. The Crimson looks back on University President Lawrence S. Bacow's first months in Harvard's — and arguably, higher education's — top job.

Central Administration

At Bacow’s Inauguration, Pomp and Protest

Friday afternoon marked a rare occasion as the last four Harvard presidents descended on the Yard to ceremonially welcome Lawrence S. Bacow to their ranks.

Massachussets Hall

Four Years Later, Harvard Will Offer Second Sexual Assault Climate Survey

The Association of American Universities — which administers the survey — announced Thursday that Harvard would be one of 33 schools participating in spring 2019.

Lawrence Bacow

'I Can't Tell You Where the Money's Going to Come From,' Bacow Says of Endowment Tax

Bacow said the brand-new, Republican-backed tax on Harvard's $39.2 billion endowment will deal a blow to the University — but added he will protect the school's financial aid programs at almost any cost.

United States Capitol

Harvard Alumni Petition Senators to Vote Against Kavanaugh's Confirmation

Alumni have circulated at least two separate letters in recent days — one addressed to the 13 Harvard alumni who currently serve in the Senate, and one specifically to Sen. Ben Sasse ’94.

Harvard Law School

Students Filed Title IX Complaints Against Kavanaugh to Prevent Him From Teaching at Harvard Law

Over the past week, several students filed formal complaints alleging Kavanaugh’s presence in Cambridge would violate Harvard’s policy prohibiting sexual and gender-based harassment.

Demonstration against Kavanaugh
On Campus

‘We Deserve Better’: Harvard Students Take In Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing, Protest the Law School and the Nominee

Students sitting in Harvard Law classrooms “applauded” and “burst out in cheers” when Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lamented the fact that he might never return to teach at the school during an extraordinary Senate hearing Thursday.

Central Administration

As Admissions Trial Nears, Bacow Insists 'We Don't Discriminate Against Anybody'

The brand-new president said he is “confident” Harvard will prevail in court when the suit goes to trial on Oct. 15, though he is unsure what the Supreme Court may do should the case come before the nation's highest judges.

Brian K. Lee

Bacow Names Former Tufts Colleague as New VP of Alumni Affairs and Development

Caltech's Brian K. Lee will oversee Harvard's fundraising efforts as the next Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development.

Capital Campaign Numbers

Harvard’s Capital Campaign Shows Enduring Support for Higher Ed, Growing Financial Gap Between Schools

The University’s record-breaking $9.6 billion capital capital sends a strong signal of faith in Harvard and higher education — but it also highlights ongoing tensions in the industry, experts say.

Piles of Money

Harvard Raises $9.6 Billion in Final Capital Campaign Tally, Smashing Its Own Fundraising Record

Harvard just beat Harvard's own fund-raising record. The University closed out its record-smashing capital campaign at $9.6 billion, meaning the school surpassed its original fundraising goal by more than $3 billion.

Title IX Module
College Life

Facing Penalties, 100 Percent of College Students Completed Sexual Harassment Training

Harvard College mandated for the first time this year that undergraduates complete an online sexual harassment training, or else face consequences.

Bacow in Michigan
Higher Education

Bacow Heads to Home State of Michigan In Quest to Fix Harvard’s Image Problem

Bacow, a Michigan native, stopped through Detroit and Pontiac to make the case to locals that Harvard can positively impact their lives and neighborhoods. The trip comes at a perilous moment for higher education in America.