Crimson staff writer
Cara J. Chang
Crimson staff writer Cara J. Chang can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @CaraChang20.
Live Updates: Jacinda Ardern Tells Harvard Graduates to ‘Treat Difference with Empathy and Kindness,’ Protect Democracy
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on Harvard’s Class of 2022 to pursue “genuine debate and dialogue” to protect democracy during her principal address at the University’s first in-person Commencement ceremony in three years on Thursday.
Harvard committed $100 million to reckoning with its ties to slavery, but advocates and descendants have questions about the unprecedented pledge.
The departure of William F. Lee ’72 will bring a new era for the Harvard Corporation. As he exits, the body has turned to a starkly different figure to fill his shoes: Penny S. Pritzker ’81, who brings deep ties to Washington’s most powerful players and a net worth of more than $3 billion.
Bacow Presses Lawmakers on University Endowment Tax, Foreign Funding Disclosures During Trip to Washington
Last week University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby against taxes on large university endowments and tightened federal regulations for foreign funding disclosures.
Harvard University Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp will step down from her post this summer after more than a decade overseeing the University’s campus services, finances, and administration.
Paul L. Choi ’86, a lawyer with expertise in corporate governance, will serve as the president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for the next year, the University announced Monday. Leslie P. Tolbert ’73, a neuroscience professor, will serve as vice president.
Harvard committed $100 million to redress its ties to slavery after a historic report released Tuesday found that slavery played an “integral” role in shaping the University.
Harvard University faculty, staff, and leaders enslaved more than 70 Black and Indigenous people over about 150 years, including some who lived on campus, according to a long-awaited University report released Tuesday that detailed and acknowledged the “integral” role slavery played in shaping the school.