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Winthrop Gates

Sullivan Criticizes Harvard, Higher Education in Op-Ed

Ousted Winthrop Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. criticized Harvard’s decision to dismiss him and co-Faculty Dean Stephanie R. Robinson in an op-ed published in the New York Times Monday.


Wyss Donates $131 Million Gift Toward Namesake Institute

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss has donated an additional $131 million to his namesake research organization, the University announced Friday.

Loeb House

Harvard Announces New Board of Overseers Members

Margaret M. Wang ’09, president of the Harvard Alumni Association, announced seven new alumni to serve on the Board of Overseers — the University’s second highest governing body — and six as directors of the HAA during their annual meeting Thursday.

College Commencement
Central Administration

Bacow Confers 1,554 College Degrees at 368th Commencement

Bacow awarded 6,665 degrees to students across the University — including College seniors, students from Harvard’s graduate schools, and students from the Extension School — in Tercentenary Theatre Thursday.

Merkel Honorary Degree

Merkel Implores Harvard Grads to Tackle Seemingly Impossible Challenges

Looking back on her time in East Germany during the Cold War and its aftermath, German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured members of the Class of 2019 that change is always possible in her address during the afternoon exercises of the 368th Commencement Thursday.

Bloomberg, Kaplan, Santos

Speakers Call for Leadership, Bravery, and Climate Change Activism at Harvard Graduate School Class Days

Across Harvard’s campus, graduate students gathered Wednesday under cloudy skies for Class Day ceremonies ahead of Commencement Thursday.

Overseers Announcement

Corporation Supports Decisions to Not Renew Sullivan, Sanction Dominguez

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 said the Corporation was briefed on and supports Harvard administrators’ recent decisions to relieve Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. of his Winthrop House faculty deanship and to sanction former professor Jorge I. Dominguez.

Sackler Building

The Ethics of Harvard Fundraising

Amid outcry over controversial gifts to the University, Harvard has kept its donation acceptance policies under wraps.

Bacow partnerships map
Higher Education

‘Down From the Big Hill’

University President Lawrence S. Bacow has touted Harvard’s partnership across the country as higher education faces criticisms.

Loeb House
Harvard Corporation

James Breyer Steps Down From Harvard Corporation

The Corporation elected Breyer, founder and chief executive officer of Breyer Capital and a Harvard Business School graduate, in 2013. His appointment at the time marked the completion of the Corporation’s expansion from seven to 13 members following a set of governance reforms adopted in 2010.

Lawrence S. Bacow

Harvard President Bacow Receives Honorary Degree at Yale Commencement

Just over a week before Harvard’s own Commencement exercises take place in the Yard, Yale University granted Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow an honorary Doctor of Social Science degree Monday.

Bacow at Inauguration

Bacow Discusses University-City Partnerships in Phoenix

University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Phoenix, Ariz. last Wednesday, meeting with Phoenix Mayor Katharine W. Gallego ’04 and other city officials to discuss the importance of partnerships between universities and cities. The trip is the latest in a series of stops Bacow has made across the country.

Winthrop House

Mass. Criminal Defense Lawyers Release Statement Condemning Harvard’s Decision Not to Renew Winthrop Faculty Deans

The statement comes two days after Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced his decision in an email to Winthrop House residents Saturday. Since Sullivan first announced his decision to join Weinstein’s legal team — which he left Friday — students have called for the College to remove him from his faculty dean position through rallies, sit-ins, and open letters.

Sullivan Leaves Weinstein Legal Team

Winthrop Dean Sullivan to Leave Weinstein’s Legal Team

Winthrop Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. told a Manhattan judge Friday he will no longer represent Harvey Weinstein in his Manhattan sex abuse trial, according to a spokesperson for Weinstein.

Students Leaving Winthrop

Winthrop Faculty Deans to Leave After Harvard Refuses to Renew Their Appointments

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced that Winthrop Faculty Deans Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. and Stephanie R. Robinson will end their term on June 30 in an email to House affiliates Saturday morning.