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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.
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.
Protesters from the environmental activist group Divest Harvard have done their very best to get administrators’ attention this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cook co-founded Intuit—a $4.5 billion financial software company headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.—after working at Procter & Gamble.
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.
“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.”
As the Harvard men’s basketball team begins its fourth consecutive NCAA trip, its following is at an all-time high.
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.
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.