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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.
Fumihiko Maki, designer of the MIT Multimedia Lab, speaks about his experience designing buildings around the world on Saturday evening, during the launch of the Graduate School of Design's capital campaign.
Harvard has raised at least $4.3 billion in pledges and donations during its University-wide capital campaign so far, including $500 million in the second quarter of 2014 alone.
Phil Harrison, president and CEO of global design firm Perkins+Will, speaks in Sanders Theatre alongside other affiliates of the Graduate School of Design. The speech kicked off the weekend "Grounded Visionaries" event, as well as the campaign for the GSD.