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Elias J. Schisgall
‘This Political Revolution’: 50 Years Later, Harvard Alumni Reflect on Opposition to Nixon, Vietnam War
In interviews with The Crimson, members of the Class of 1973 reflected on the tumultuous political atmosphere of the era and its impact on the trajectory of their lives half a century later.
Billionaire Ken Griffin ’89 Breaks with DeSantis on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Expansion Amid Criticism at GSAS
Republican megadonor Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 broke with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by opposing a new Florida law that expands a ban on teaching sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools.
Michael Smith Returns To Administration As Interim SEAS Dean
Michael D. Smith, a former dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and a Computer Science professor, will be the interim dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, FAS Dean Claudine Gay announced Tuesday.
What’s in a Name? Ken Griffin’s $300 Million Donation Floods Harvard with Cash and Questions
Republican megadonor Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 $300 million donation to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences — which renamed the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences — raised questions about Harvard’s donor practices in general, with many wondering exactly how, why, and for how much Harvard sells the naming rights to its major schools and institutions.
Dean Today, President Tomorrow: Gay Reflects on 5 Years Leading Harvard FAS
As Harvard students packed up to scatter across the globe for winter vacation, the University dropped a surprise announcement: Claudine Gay, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, had been chosen to become Harvard’s next president. After the celebrations, however, the FAS geared up to face its next big challenge: replacing its leader.
Ban Ki-moon, Former UN Leader, Calls on Harvard Kennedy School Grads to Embrace Global Citizenship
Ban Ki-moon, who served as secretary-general of the United Nations between 2007 and 2016, slammed the Russian invasion of Ukraine and called on Harvard Kennedy School graduates to take action on the climate crisis during the school’s graduation address Wednesday afternoon.
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at HKS Class Day
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to graduating Harvard Kennedy School students at their Class Day ceremony on Wednesday.
The Nuclear Option: Why Harvard Tenured Professors Are Almost Never Fired
Technically, it is possible for a tenured professor to be fired. In practice, however, this power has rarely — if ever — been exercised. Every tenured Harvard professor embroiled in a recent controversy either chose to retire or remained a member of the faculty.
More Than 70 Harvard Students Call for Academy of Arts and Sciences to Review Comaroff’s Membership
More than 70 Harvard students and three student groups called on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to review Harvard professor John L. Comaroff’s membership in an open letter to the organization Saturday.
Harvard Lifted Sanctions on Epstein-Associated Professor Martin Nowak in March
Martin A. Nowak, the Harvard professor sanctioned in 2021 for his association with sex trafficker Jeffrey E. Epstein, had all his advising and research privileges restored in March, a faculty department chair confirmed last week.