When the Harvard University Dining Services workers announced earlier this month that they were considering a strike during their contract negotiations with the University, a now-familiar refrain emerged: If Harvard can invest and raise billions of dollars every year, why can’t it pay its workers more?
As many as 300 mayors and 400 aides are expected to participate over the course of the four-year program.
The gift will endow a professorship in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and provide funding—specifically for junior faculty and fellows—in fields including HIV and Ebola research.
Barakett’s donation endows Harvard’s new “start up” grants—$2,000 stipends that the College will provide starting next fall for students from low-income backgrounds in addition to their existing financial aid package.
Federal reserve chair Janet L. Yellen received a Radcliffe Medal at the annual Radcliffe Day ceremony Friday, applauded by Dean of the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies Lizabeth Cohen for her “lifetime of visionary and principled service.”