Harvard law dean named interim university provost


March 1 (Reuters) – Harvard University on Friday named law dean John Manning as its interim provost to oversee academics across the university.
Law professor John Goldberg will become interim law dean on March 14, when Manning assumes the interim provost role, the university said.
The changes come amid leadership turmoil at the storied Ivy League university. Former Harvard president Claudine Gay resigned on Jan. 2 amid criticism of her December congressional testimony regarding campus antisemitism and allegations of plagiarism in her academic work.
Gay, who denied plagiarizing, was president for only six months. Manning was among the candidates in the search that led to her appointment.
Former Harvard Provost Alan Garber was named interim president following Gay’s departure, opening up the provost position that Manning will assume. Manning joined the Harvard Law faculty in 2004 and became dean in 2017.
The university on Friday credited Manning with bolstering financial aid for students, introducing pre-law pipeline programs for students from underrepresented groups, and helping foster civil discourse on campus during his deanship.
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