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President Calderon at the JFK Forum
Central Administration

HKS Dean Expects Campaign ‘Slow Down’ After Departure

When Kennedy School of Government Dean David T. Ellwood ’75 steps down at the end of the academic year, the school may lose one of its most potent fundraising assets.

President Calderon at the JFK Forum
Central Administration

For Fundraising, Kennedy School Turns to Non-Alumni

With a smaller and younger alumni base that earns less on average than the graduates of other Harvard schools, the Kennedy School has raised 80 percent of its funds through gifts from non-alumni.

Orange Waves
Central Administration

Harvard Leaders Stay Quiet on Divest, Even During 'Heat Week'

Protesters from the environmental activist group Divest Harvard have done their very best to get administrators’ attention this week.

Divest Harvard: Faith Day
College

As Divest Blockade Continues, Protesters Await Response

Activist group Divest Harvard continues to demand that Harvard divest its endowment from fossil fuels even as some top University officials largely ignore their protest.

McKibben at Labor Rally
Central Administration

McKibben at Labor Rally

Environmental activist and former Crimson President Bill E. McKibben ’82 speaks in Harvard Square during a “Fight for 15” labor rally on Tuesday afternoon to demand a raise in the minimum wage. Since Sunday, McKibben has joined the student activist group Divest Harvard in protests on campus for a different cause, divestment from the fossil fuel industry.

Protesters Launch 'Heat Week;' Blockade Mass Hall
College

Protesters Launch 'Heat Week;' Blockade Mass Hall

Divest 'Heat Week' Monday Recap
College

Divest 'Heat Week' Monday Recap

Y2Y Kickoff
Harvard in the City

Youth Homeless Shelter Organizers Celebrate Progress at Kickoff

Organizers of the youth homeless shelter, which will be located in the basement of the First Parish in Cambridge and hold 20 beds, have raised more than $950,000 for the center, slated to open in November.

Divest Poster Hanging
Central Administration

In Blockade’s Second Day, Divest Expands Protest to HAA

The second day of the planned weeklong protest, dubbed "Harvard Heat Week" by its organizers, was punctuated by alumni rallies outside Mass. Hall and expansion to other parts of campus.

Commencement

Scott Cook Named HBS Class Day Speaker

Cook co-founded Intuit—a $4.5 billion financial software company headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.—after working at Procter & Gamble.

Central Administration

Moore, Nelson Named to Board of Overseers Leadership

According to University spokesperson Jeff Neal, administrators “believe that this is the first time that two women have served" as president and vice chair of the Overseers concurrently.

Alumni

Theses That Foreshadowed Influence

“Who here wrote a thesis?” Conan C. O'Brien ’85 asked the Class of 2000 during his Class Day address. “A lot of hard work, a lot of your blood went into that thesis,” he said. “And no one is ever going to care.”

Men's Basketball

Harvard Alumni Fans Convene for the NCAA Tournament

As the Harvard men’s basketball team begins its fourth consecutive NCAA trip, its following is at an all-time high.

Your Harvard: New York
Central Administration

Faust To Headline ‘Your Harvard’ Talk in Beijing

A week after visiting Selma, Ala., University President Drew G. Faust is set to appear in China on Sunday to “shar[e] her vision for the future” of Harvard with alumni in Beijing.

Gerald L. Chan
Harvard Square

Continuing Harvard Square Investment, Gerald Chan Purchases Former Movie Theater

Hong Kong billionaire investor Gerald L. Chan has purchased the former Harvard Square Theater, adding to the more than $100 million real estate portfolio he now owns in the Square.

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard