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Faust’s Dallas speech marks the conclusion of a major international trip that saw her spend most of this week in Mexico, where she met with Harvard affiliates and alumni.
Although implementation is just a series of approvals away, much has yet to be determined for Harvard’s first-ever dramatic arts concentration.
Greenhouse Cafe will be combined with the library as collaborative spaces replace books.
Griffin, founder of Chicago-based investment firm Citadel, donated $150 million to the University in February. At least $125 million of the gift will go toward financial aid.
Norwegian business magnate Christen Sveaas has donated $11 million to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Including three new buildings and the elevation of the school’s current courtyard, the project looks to be one of the largest capital expansions on Harvard’s Cambridge campus in recent history.
The gift follows a $350 million donation to HSPH by Hong Kongese billionaire and alumnus Gerald L. Chan, which was unveiled earlier this month.
New Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana is prioritizing facetime with undergraduates over courting potential Harvard donors.
The investment gains leave Harvard’s endowment just short of its $36.9 billion peak, which was reached in June of 2008, before the global financial crisis.
Jazz music mixed with the chatter of more than 100 attendees gathered in the newly dedicated Stapleton Courtyard.
This marks the first time one of Harvard’s deanships has been named and comes just two weeks after the School of Public Health was renamed with a landmark $350 million gift by Gerald L. Chan.
The launch was a daylong affair with top leaders from the field of education, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne S. Duncan ’86.
Faust made it clear in an interview on Tuesday that the humanities will be a focus for her during the academic year.
Kristof, a columnist for the New York Times and a Harvard overseer, took his notebook to Sanders Theatre on Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview with Faust.