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Harvard Provost Garber Says He Has Regrets Over University’s Initial Statement on Invasion of Israel

Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 said in an interview on Thursday that he has regrets about the University’s initial statement on the war in Israel and Gaza and called the bitter divisions on campus the most serious crisis Harvard has faced over his 12-year tenure.

Harvard President Gay Censures Violence Amid Political Tension on Campus Over Israel-Hamas War

Harvard President Claudine Gay defended academic freedom and warned affiliates against violence, harassment, and other violations of conduct rules in a University-wide email Friday evening — her latest attempt to subdue weeks of sustained criticism from donors and alumni.

Harvard President Gay Forms Advisory Group to Combat Antisemitism on Campus

After Harvard faced fierce criticism over its response to the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, top administrators will work with a newly established advisory group to combat antisemitism on campus, University President Claudine Gay announced at a Harvard Hillel Shabbat dinner Friday.

Harvard President Gay’s First 100 Days Marked By Political Turmoil and Campus Division

As dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Claudine Gay largely managed to avoid national media scrutiny even as several faculty members became the subjects of highly publicized scandals. Now, as the public face of Harvard, that’s no longer possible.

Harvard President Claudine Gay Fiercely Condemns Hamas, Rejects Calls to Punish Students for Israel Statement

Harvard President Claudine Gay forcefully condemned “barbaric atrocities perpetrated by Hamas” and rejected calls to punish and name students who signed onto a statement that said they hold Israel “entirely responsible” for the ongoing violence.

Santa Barbara Board Upholds Rejection of Reservoir Construction Project on Former HMC Holdings

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to uphold an earlier county decision that rejected a project to construct three water storage reservoirs on former Harvard University land holdings in central California.

Environmental Health Scholar Andrea Baccarelli to Lead Harvard’s School of Public Health

Andrea A. Baccarelli, an environmental health sciences professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, will serve as the next dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, University President Claudine Gay announced Wednesday afternoon.

Following National Criticism, Harvard President Gay Condemns Hamas, Distances University from Student Groups

Amid fierce national backlash, Harvard President Claudine Gay forcefully condemned the Hamas attack on Israel and distanced the University from a group of student organizations who signed onto a statement that called Israel “entirely responsible” for the ongoing violence in the region.

Harvard Affiliates, Politicians Slam University Leaders Over Late, ‘Word Salad’ Statement on War in Israel

Harvard leadership faced intense criticism over the weekend due to the University’s slow response to the deadly Hamas attack against Israel. But after the school released a statement Monday evening, leadership faced further backlash — this time, for failing to forcefully condemn the attacks and antisemitism.