Tag: Appointments and Executive Changes

Tesla’s Board Chair Under Scrutiny for Oversight of Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the chief executive and public face of Tesla, is constantly making news and broadcasting his opinions on his social media site, X. But the electric car company has another leader — one who maintains a much lower profile. For more than five years, Tesla’s board has been led by Robyn M. Denholm, a […]

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Hungary’s President Resigns Amid Outcry Over Sex Abuse Case Pardon

The president of Hungary, a loyal and largely powerless ally of the country’s authoritarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, resigned on Saturday amid a public outcry over her pardoning of a man implicated in a sex abuse scandal at a children’s home. President Katalin Novak, an outspoken champion of traditional values and Hungary’s former minister of […]

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On a Frozen Border, Finland Puzzles Over a ‘Russian Game’

Poking up through the snow drifts on the Finnish-Russian border lies a symbol of Moscow’s biggest provocation yet toward NATO’s newest member: a sprawling heap of broken bicycles. The battered bikes are sold for hundreds of dollars on the Russian side to asylum seekers from as far away as Syria and Somalia. They are then […]

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Ukraine Has a New Military Commander but the Problems Haven’t Changed

Russian forces are razing the already battered city of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine to the ground and sending waves of assault units to overwhelm outgunned Ukrainian troops. After months of brutal fighting, the Russian military is threatening to cut off a vital supply line to the city, which could render further defense impossible. As Gen. […]

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Gen. Oleksandr Syrsky Takes Over at a Fraught Time for Ukraine’s Military

Gen. Oleksandr Syrsky, who was appointed commander of the Ukrainian military on Thursday, led two successful counteroffensives in the war against Russia before his troops became bogged down in one of the most contentious and costly battles of the conflict. It was a strung-out, vicious spell of urban combat in the eastern city of Bakhmut […]

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Zelensky Removes Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, in Shake-Up of Ukraine Military

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine said on Thursday he had removed his top general in the most significant leadership shake-up since Russia invaded Ukraine almost two years ago. While praising Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, the commander who has led the nation’s war effort for two years, Mr. Zelensky said “urgent changes” were needed to ensure victory. […]

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Lincoln Center’s Leader, Henry Timms, to Depart After Five Years

Henry Timms, who guided Lincoln Center through the turmoil of the pandemic and helped shepherd through the $550 million renovation of David Geffen Hall, will step down as its leader this summer after five years, he announced on Wednesday. Timms will become chief executive of the Brunswick Group, a global public relations firm. He said […]

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Ronna McDaniel, R.N.C. Chairwoman, Plans to Step Down

The chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, has told former President Donald J. Trump she is planning to step down shortly after the South Carolina primary on Feb. 24, according to two people familiar with the plans. Mr. Trump is then likely to promote the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, Michael […]

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Bill Ackman and Mark Zuckerberg Fail to Land Candidates on Harvard’s Board of Overseers

It’s hard to get into Harvard, even if you’ve done it before. Mark Zuckerberg, head of Meta, and Bill Ackman, head of the Pershing Square hedge fund, discovered as much, in their failed push to get dissident candidates onto the Harvard Board of Overseers, one of the university’s two governing bodies. The candidates — a […]

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Tony Spring, Macy’s New C.E.O., Faces Retail Puzzle

As he prepares to take the reins as Macy’s chief executive on Sunday, Tony Spring has a tall order: He must contend with the existential crisis that mall-based department stores are facing to try to stay relevant in an increasingly e-commerce world. But trying to infuse Macy’s with new ideas and win over the next […]

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Biden Picks John Podesta to Replace His Departing Climate Envoy

President Biden has tapped John Podesta, his adviser on clean energy and a seasoned political strategist, to succeed John Kerry as his global representative on climate, the White House confirmed on Wednesday. Mr. Podesta, 75, will take on that international role in addition to his current White House job overseeing $370 billion in spending on […]

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Ukraine’s Latest Challenge: Festering Tension Among Top Leaders

As Ukraine fights against a fierce Russian offensive and its leaders wait to see whether the West will approve more than $100 million in much-needed assistance, the government in Kyiv is dealing with a festering distraction: tumult in its top ranks centered on the fate of the top military commander. Speculation raged on Monday in […]

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Why Biden Is Falling Behind on Judges

Jan. 23, 2024, 4:00 p.m. ET Jan. 23, 2024, 4:00 p.m. ET Biden supporters in Manchester, N.H.Credit…Mark Peterson for The New York Times If voters here at Oyster River High School in liberal Durham, N.H., were excited to vote, it wasn’t because of the candidates on their ballots. Take Caroline Dishaw, a student at the […]

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Hottest Job in Corporate America? The Executive in Charge of A.I.

In September, the Mayo Clinic in Arizona created a first-of-its-kind job at the hospital system: chief artificial intelligence officer. Doctors at the Arizona site, which has facilities in Phoenix and Scottsdale, had experimented with A.I. for years. But after ChatGPT’s release in 2022 and an ensuing frenzy over the technology, the hospital decided it needed […]

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Sex Assault Claims Against Vince McMahon Shadow a W.W.E. Trying to Move Forward

Cody Rhodes emerged victorious from World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Royal Rumble” on Saturday night, an annual marquee event for the company that culminates in a battle royale match in which 30 wrestlers enter the ring and fight it out until only one remains. It was a bombastic end to one of the most consequential, and tumultuous, […]

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Tania Tetlow Is Fordham University’s First Woman President

Tania Tetlow, the newish president of Fordham University, was in New Orleans, isolating with a case of Covid over winter break, when she learned that Claudine Gay had been forced to resign as Harvard’s president. She did not know all the facts of the case, but it was still a sobering moment. Dr. Gay had […]

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Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

NPR announced on Wednesday that Katherine Maher would be its next chief executive, picking a leader with an extensive track record in the nonprofit world but without one in the realm of public radio. Ms. Maher was previously the chief executive of the Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the popular online resource Wikipedia by […]

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Netflix’s Head of Film to Depart

Scott Stuber, who brought Oscar-winning filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Jane Campion and Alfonso Cuarón to Netflix and in doing so helped to usher the entertainment industry into the streaming era, is leaving as the service’s film chairman, the company said on Monday. News of Mr. Stuber’s departure came on the eve of the […]

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Macron’s New French Cabinet Features Veteran Politicians and Some Surprises

President Emmanuel Macron of France convened a new, smaller cabinet for the first time on Friday, a day after a government reshuffle that brought in a handful of new ministers — including one poached from the right and a Europe-focused foreign minister — but that left most key positions untouched. “A united government,” Mr. Macron […]

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In Alabama, Nick Saban Leaves Behind a Legacy Beyond Football

Throughout a national era of disillusionment, institutional failure and turmoil, Alabama football, of all things, has been a machine of astonishing consistency, humming for nearly two decades at peak performance. On a flinty gospel of hard work and discipline, Nick Saban, who took over as head football coach of the University of Alabama in 2007, […]

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Gabriel Attal Is France’s Youngest and First Openly Gay Prime Minister

PARIS — In a typically bold bid to revitalize his second term, President Emmanuel Macron named Gabriel Attal, 34, as his new prime minister, replacing Élisabeth Borne, 62, who made no secret of the fact that she was unhappy to be forced out. Mr. Attal, who was previously education minister and has occupied several government […]

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New President of the National Association of Realtors Abruptly Resigns

The president of the embattled National Association of Realtors has resigned, just four months into her tenure. Tracy Kasper is the second president to abruptly step down from N.A.R. — an organization that has seen its power and influence wane in recent months in the wake of losing a major antitrust lawsuit and amid allegations […]

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French Prime Minister, Élisabeth Borne, Resigns

Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne of France resigned on Monday ahead of a widely expected cabinet reshuffle by President Emmanuel Macron, as he attempts to inject new energy into his presidency at the start of a year of major events in France, including European Parliamentary elections and the Summer Olympics in Paris. Ms. Borne, 62, was […]

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How Harvard’s Board Broke Up With Claudine Gay

​Claudine Gay was in Rome on a family vacation on Dec. 27 when Penny Pritzker, the leader of Harvard University’s governing board, called to ask: Did she think there was a path forward with her as the school’s president? Ms. Pritzker sounded weary, and it was posed as an open question, two people with knowledge […]

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The Claudine Gay Debacle Was Never About Merit

Claudine Gay’s resignation this week as Harvard University’s president marks the end of a shameful chapter for the institution. The debacle’s architects promise to make America’s elite institutions great again. They say they pushed out Dr. Gay and, nearly a month ago, the University of Pennsylvania’s president as a warning to the nation’s cultural institutions. […]

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The Problems Only Start With Plagiarism

Plagiarism is perhaps the mildest academic sin, as well as the easiest to detect. There are innumerable cases of more serious forms of misconduct — such as the falsification and fabrication of data — that have stained the reputations of universities all over the world. If academia really wants to tackle the problem, it’s got […]

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Former Uffizi Director Eike Schmidt Toys With Running for Mayor of Florence

Schmidt is not a typical candidate of the right. In an interview with the Rome daily La Repubblica last month, Schmidt described himself as a moderate, a distinction that would appeal to centrist voters, insisting that he “was and remained antifascist” and “anti-Nazi.” Brothers of Italy, the party Schmidt would run for, was born from […]

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Top Hamas Official Is Killed, and Harvard President Resigns

The New York Times Audio app is home to journalism and storytelling, and provides news, depth and serendipity. If you haven’t already, download it here — available to Times news subscribers on iOS — and sign up for our weekly newsletter. The Headlines brings you the biggest stories of the day from the Times journalists […]

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Michael Flynn’s Rhode Island Hall of Fame Inclusion Prompts Resignations

At least five board members who oversee the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame have resigned from the organization after Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser under Donald J. Trump, was chosen to be inducted in 2024. In resignation letters seen by The New York Times and in interviews, the board members said […]

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Senate Confirms Remaining Senior Officers, Ending Tuberville’s Protest

The Senate confirmed nearly a dozen military officers to four-star positions on Tuesday, ending Senator Tommy Tuberville’s nearly yearlong blockade of promotions for senior generals and admirals. In a last-minute turnaround, Mr. Tuberville, an Alabama Republican who had been protesting a Pentagon abortion policy, agreed to drop his objections to the promotions. That allowed the […]

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Senators Hold Up 43 Biden Diplomatic Nominees as Crises Roil World

The Biden administration has 43 presidential nominees still awaiting confirmation in the Senate as Congress prepares to break for the holidays, a delay that is putting American national security and foreign policy interests in jeopardy around the world, the State Department said on Friday. Any nominee not confirmed before the Senate ends its session, which […]

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