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Back pay for furloughed federal employees to include add-ons

January 24, 2019

Employees furloughed from shuttered agencies will receive both basic pay and any special allowances they normally would have received, once their agencies reopen. Meanwhile, those agencies are told to be "accommodating" to employees still working but without pay.

Back at Harvard, former Colombian president shares lessons of war, peace

Back at Harvard, former Colombian president shares lessons of war, peace

November 21, 2018

Juan Manuel Santos, the former president of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winner for his efforts to end more than 50 years of civil war in his country, has returned to Harvard.

This year, Santos is the Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), where he is sharing the lessons he learned as president and working on issues related to peace and reconciliation, poverty, human rights, and the environment.

Santos earned a mid-career master’s in public administration from HKS in 1981. He also was a Nieman Fellow in 1988, a year he said he still...

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A fond sendoff for former Harvard dean

A fond sendoff for former Harvard dean

November 20, 2018

At the beginning of last week’s faculty reception that celebrated Michael D. Smith’s deanship of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Harvard President Larry Bacow joked about the long line of presenters — “47 of them” — prepared to offer praise and appreciation for the former leader.

Though the group actually taking the podium would in fact number only six, their shared stories resonated deeply with an audience who responded with extended applause and heartfelt laughter.

Bacow led the program with an anecdote about first meeting Smith at an honorary-degree dinner at Annenberg...

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