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Harvard's 2016 Commencement Speech

Drew Faust | Posted 06.01.2016 | College
Drew Faust

As extraordinary as these times may seem to us, Harvard reminds us we have been here before. It is in some ways reassuring at this 365th Commencement to recall all that Harvard has endured over centuries.

Harvard To Punish Members Of Exclusive, Single-Gender Final Clubs

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.06.2016 | College

Harvard University will impose new rules to discourage students from joining unrecognized single-gender Final Clubs, its president announced Friday. ...

Harvard Will Own Up To Its Role In Slavery

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.01.2016 | College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 30 (Reuters) - Harvard University plans to install a plaque next week honoring four slaves who worked on the campus in the 170...

2015 Remarks at Morning Prayers

Drew Gilpin Faust | Posted 09.14.2016 | College
Drew Gilpin Faust

Today, as we embark on this new academic year and as we welcome to campus individuals from a wide range of origins, backgrounds, locations, and circumstances, I would ask that we pause to recall and reaffirm our purposes and our opportunities.

Why I Am Banned From Harvard, and Why I Am Coming Back Anyway

Craig Altemose | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Craig Altemose

We are not merely fighting for Harvard to change its investing practices; we are asking Harvard to align the largest higher education endowment in the world with humanity's best hope for survival -- instead of actively undermining it.

What Harvard's President Says About People Who Want To Skip College

wgbh | Kirk Carapezza and Mallory Noe-Payne | Posted 10.27.2014 | College

There's a growing skepticism in this country about whether college is really worth it. Last week, one of higher education’s heavy hitters weighed in...

Harvard's Silence on Climate Change: Donor Savvy or Bad Strategy?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It seems Harvard's anti-divestment decision might be simply put, a practical fund-raising strategy. But the school is missing even bigger opportunities.

The 10 Most Popular College Presidents

Posted 10.20.2012 | College

When Teresa Sullivan was forced out of her post as the University of Virginia's president in June, faculty and students revolted, leading to her reins...

Harvard President Holds Her Own Against Colbert's Grilling

Posted 09.18.2012 | College

Take a look at Harvard University President Drew Faust on the Colbert Show Monday night. She stopped in to talk about her new book "This Republic ...

An In-Depth Interview With Drew Faust, President of Harvard University

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Rahim Kanani

Faust and I discussed recent developments in teaching and learning, growing university-wide collaboration, the role of religion in curriculum, bridging research to practice, and the future of the institution.

An executive order would repeal "Don't ask, don't tell"

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

This week Lady Gaga joined Maine's rally to send a message to the state's two moderate Republican senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, asking th...

The Entrepreneurial University -- Revving Up Innovation on Our Nation's Campuses

Buck Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Buck Goldstein

These grim economic times and the complexity of the world's biggest problems demand that our renowned universities become problem-centered engines of innovation and increasingly adept at execution.