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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.”
Security was tight as people filed into the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum for former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s talk Wednesday night.
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.
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.
In just eight days, the Cambridge City Council will vote for a new city chief executive.
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.
This fall, the Center for European Studies unveiled a secondary field in European History, Politics, and Societies.