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Administrators maintain that the criticism will do little to hurt their fundraising efforts, but one fact remains: John Paulson’s record gift to SEAS has brought record scrutiny to Harvard’s $6.5 billion capital campaign.
University President Drew G. Faust and hedge fund magnate John A. Paulson shake hands at an event announcing Paulson's $400 million gift to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
The record $400 million donation from hedge fund magnate John A. Paulson that renamed the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences comes during a transitional phase of a school whose enrollment has fast outgrown its resources.
Kennedy School of Government faculty and staff are working alongside an incessant “banging” noise as construction on the school’s dramatic campus expansion is underway.
Paul L. Choi ’86, a Chicago-based lawyer, takes the reigns of the association during a University-wide $6.5 billion capital campaign—the largest in Harvard’s history that would be a record in higher education.
Elmendorf, who previously co-taught Harvard’s popular introductory economics course Economics 10 with professor Martin S. Feldstein ’61, succeeds current Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood ’75, who is stepping down at the end of this month.
Malcolm Gladwell tweeted, “Harvard's pitch to Paulson: not all privileged people are equally privileged!”
The gift will establish a permanent endowment for SEAS—which will now be known as the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences—as the school prepares to move into new facilities in Allston, Harvard announced on Wednesday.
The Radcliffe campaign goal of $70 million constitutes about 1 percent of the University-wide capital campaign goal of $6.5 billion.
Harvard is renaming its College deanship after a donation from alumni Ami K. Danoff ’84 and William A. Danoff ’82—marking the second time this year that the University has sold the naming rights to a major dean position.
Harry R. Lewis '68, interim dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, sat down with The Crimson to discuss fundraising, computer science, and SEAS’s move to Allston.
As universities nationwide experience a crisis in the humanities, Harvard embarks on its first major fundraising campaign for the arts.
Spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year, Harvard pulls out all the stops as it seeks to break a fundraising record.
A historic gift brings the School of Public Health promise for the future and optimism for the present.
Hunter will take the reins in the middle of Harvard’s University-wide capital campaign and as the school allocates funding from its recent $350 million gift from Gerald L. Chan—the largest single donation in Harvard’s history.