As the Harvard Divinity School’s capital campaign exceeds the halfway mark, its hallowed Andover Hall will undergo a transformation into a central hub of activity for multifaith religion, academic study, and events addressing social issues.
Harvard Business School launched last week the Precision Trials Challenge, a contest that challenges participants to find a better way of conducting clinical trials to get a drug approved.
The five-story addition to Winthrop House, previously dubbed “Winthrop East,” will be named in honor of longtime Harvard donor Robert M. Beren ’47, who gave an undisclosed sum toward the College’s House renewal project.
After taking the top spot in 2014, Harvard fell to second in a ranking of universities by donations. Stanford has led this ranking, compiled by the Council for Aid to Education, for nine of the last ten years.
The gift by investor Robert A. Belfer and his family—for whom the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has been named since 1997—brings the Kennedy School's capital campaign total just short of its $500 million goal.
Elmendorf emphasized the importance of helping the school adopt modern teaching methods, fundraising for the capital campaign, seeing the construction of the HKS campus through to its completion, and keeping the cost of the Kennedy School low.
The Kennedy School of Government has received two significant gifts, $2 million from the Mallinckrodt Foundation and $2.93 million from the Charles Koch Foundation, that will go toward establishing student fellowships.
With $460 million raised, the school has brought in 92 percent toward its $500 million fundraising target.
Harvard’s Graduate School of Design raised just about $7 million in its segment of the University’s ongoing capital campaign in the 13 months following the launch of its public phase in September of last year.
The Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation has pledged to donate $20 million to Harvard Business School to endow a fund to support research and the advancement of precision medicine.
After nine years at the helm of Harvard Medical School, Dean Jeffrey S. Flier will step down from his position at the end of next July.
The most recently released data indicates that the Business School is currently at 86 percent of its target fundraising efforts
In addition to at least two policy-oriented speeches, University President Drew Faust addressed a gathering of more than 350 Harvard alumni and affiliates in Atlanta on the topic of “Education as a Civil Right.”
Recent gifts include a $500,000 donation to support innovation in the libraries and another gift to support archiving endangered films.