Endowment Over Time

Harvard Loses Almost $2 Billion in Endowment Value

​Harvard Management Company lost almost $2 billion in endowment value during a “disappointing” fiscal year 2016, posting its worst endowment returns since the nadir of the financial crisis.

Yale Earns 3.4 Percent On Investments, Beating Harvard

In a rough year for university endowments, Yale returned 3.4 percent on its investments in fiscal year 2016, beating out Harvard’s negative 2 percent returns over the same time period.

A Guide to Harvard's Endowment

​Harvard lost almost $2 billion dollars in endowment value this year. Here’s what that means, why it matters, and an analysis of why it may have happened.

HUDS Workers Ask for Student Support With Mealtime Stories

Members of the undergraduate group Student Labor Action Movement and several Harvard University Dining Services employees made speeches and held informational sessions in three College dining halls.

New BGLTQ and Diversity Offices On Track to Completion by Next Year

By next year, Harvard will likely complete the renovation of Grays Hall basement into a dedicated space for the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity and the BGLTQ Office.

Queen’s Head Pub Hosts Parties for Each Class Year

The Cambridge Queen’s Head, a student-operated pub, is hosting parties for students from each each class year in an effort to create more College-sanctioned social events for undergraduates.

Thousands of Dollars Worth of Laptops Stolen Across Campus

Ten laptops, together worth thousands of dollars, were stolen from dorm rooms across campus last weekend, and the Harvard University Police Department continues its investigation.

HUDS Negotiations: What’s on the Table

A primer on the topics on the table in this round of negotiations between the University and its dining services workers, and the proposals the parties have traded thus far.

HLS Groups Blast Harvard for Contract Stalemate with its Dining Workers

15 student groups from Harvard Law School issued a statement on their website reproaching Harvard’s bargaining record with its dining service workers, characterizing the ongoing stalemate in HUDS’ most recent round of contract talks as a class and racial justice “struggle.”

Harvard Kennedy School

Prize Recipient Hopes to Combat Violence Through Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative celebrated Palestinian schoolteacher Hanan Al Hroub as the second recipient of the Global Teacher Prize in a discussion Thursday night.

HUDS

News Analysis: HUDS Strike Threat Rooted in History

​Last week, Harvard’s dining hall workers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike after more than three months of stagnant contract talks. But this is not the first time UNITE HERE Local 26, the union that represents HUDS employees, has brandished the threat of a strike in the face of static negotiations.

Harvard Medical School

Minnesota Bioethicist Critiques Business in Medicine

Elliott, a bioethicist and doctor at the University of Minnesota, spoke about his recent book “White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine,” which critiques the increasing role that big businesses play in medicine.

Race

Stephen L. Carter Examines Effects of Law on Race

Yale Law professor Stephen L. Carter examined on Wednesday the invisible consequences of law on African-Americans in the second of three lectures of the W.E.B. DuBois Lecture Series on “Blackness and the Legal Imagination.”

IOP

Former Israeli Prime Minister Reflects on Security in the Middle East

​Security was tight as people filed into the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum for former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s talk Wednesday night.

SEAS

Allston Task Force Returns from Summer Break with Two Resignations

College

Four Graduate Schools Join my.harvard Student Portal

Cambridge City Council

New Harvard Students to Receive City-Mandated Bike Info

Central Administration

Undergrads Uncertain About Unionization

FAS

English Prof. Louis Menand Receives National Humanities Medal

Religion

Harvard Humanist Hub Reads Harry Potter Like the Bible

Harry Potter may not be divinely inspired, but for a group of Harvard students and Cambridge residents, that has not stopped them from treating it like the bible.

Student Groups

Signet Continues Outreach Efforts with Second Year of Open Applications

Prospective members trickled in and out of the Signet Society’s pale, yellow-tinted cottage at 46 Dunster St. on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, gauging their interest in the off-campus arts and letters social club at the group’s two open house events.

City Politics

Three Finalists Vie For Cambridge’s ‘Most Powerful’ Office

In just eight days, the Cambridge City Council will vote for a new city chief executive.

Student Groups

Harvard Students Help Create Unofficial Admissions Guide

​A group of students from Harvard and several other universities have produced and distributed a free college admissions guide to about 40,000 public school leaders nationwide.

Student Life

Center for European Studies Offers Secondary Field

​This fall, the Center for European Studies unveiled a secondary field in European History, Politics, and Societies.

College

Women’s Groups Plan [BLANK] Party to Fill Gap in Social Scene

Harvard in the World

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Award As Students Protest

Student Groups

SHARC Peer Counselors Hit D-Halls With Condoms and Pamphlets

Student Groups

Harvard Student Agencies Elects New President

Harvard Law School

Celebrating Black Alumni, and Engaging With Activism, at Law School Reunion