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"With the support, advice, and help of the Harvard community, my focus during this interim period will be on advancing our mission and helping to heal and strengthen a University that I cherish."

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Advancing Knowledge

“We are an institution that strives for the highest levels of excellence in academic endeavors. My hope is to be able to help us advance even more rapidly in the core mission.”

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Our Work Together

“As this new year begins, I hope that we will all reflect upon the qualities that make this institution so remarkable: our commitment to attracting and supporting faculty, students, and staff of outstanding talent and promise; our determination to lead in educating students and advancing knowledge across an extraordinary array of scholarly disciplines and professional domains; and our aspirations to generate ideas and innovations that can serve the wider society and change the world for the better,” said Interim President Alan Garber

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‘Harvard Dialogues’ taps power of respectful debate

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University Leadership Updates

John F. Manning, the Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will serve as Harvard’s interim provost.

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Update on Presidential Task Forces

Interim President Alan Garber lays out the path forward for the presidential task forces to combat antisemitism and anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias.

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Two new Corporation members

Kenneth C. Frazier, J.D. ’78, and Joseph Y. Bae ’94 will join the Harvard Corporation as its two newest members.

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Speaking his mind

Harvard’s chief academic officer for almost 13 years, Alan Garber recently spoke about campus tensions following the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas, the intense public attention the community has faced in recent weeks, and his transition to the new role.

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