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Central Administration

Univ. Announces New Sexual Assault Policy Including Central Office, ‘Preponderance of the Evidence’ Standard

A new set of University-wide Title IX policies and procedures set to take effect this fall will create a central office to investigate cases of sexual assault and gender-based harassment and institute a “preponderance of the evidence” standard for evaluating those allegations.

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Popping the Question

From coordinating exclusive committees to presidential face time, Harvard’s behind-the-scenes fundraising arm lays the groundwork of a campaign.

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Faust’s Total Compensation Rose to Over $1 Million in 2012

HMC President and CEO Jane L. Mendillo earned $4,801,347—a decrease of more than $500,000 from 2011—while Andrew G. Wiltshire, head of alternative assets for HMC, was the company’s top breadwinner with $7,896,277 in compensation.

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Weenick Named New Campus Services Head

Meredith Weenick ’90, the former chief financial officer for the City of Boston, will return to Harvard this summer as the University’s vice president for campus services, a position which includes the ongoing construction of the Smith Campus Center.

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Day After Arrest, Divest Protesters Renew Calls for Open Meeting with Corporation

At Friday’s rally, members of Divest Harvard continued to clamor for an open meeting with University leadership, but much of the event focused on the University’s response to protesters the previous day.

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Divest Harvard Members Block Mass. Hall Entrance, Demand Open Meeting with Corporation

The maneuver kicked off the activist group Divest Harvard’s Day of Action, the latest effort in a two-year-old campaign calling for the University to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

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Undergraduate Protester Arrested for Blocking Entrance to Mass. Hall

Roche had been guarding the door throughout the night as part of Divest Harvard’s Day of Action to demand an open meeting with the Harvard Corporation on the issue of divestment.

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Harvard Management Company Invests in California Vineyards

Harvard Management Company has continued its strategy of investing in natural resources by purchasing millions of dollars' worth of vineyard land in central California.

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Divest Harvard Holds “Teach-Ins” Outside Massachusetts Hall

Students and members of Divest Harvard gathered in the Yard Tuesday afternoon for a series of “teach-ins” conducted to reveal ways in which they believe the fossil fuel industry creates climate denialism and interferes with clean energy initiatives.

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UC Will Meet With Smith To Request Increased Funding

After meeting with University President Drew G. Faust last week, UC leaders said Wednesday that they will continue their push for increased funding with other administrators.

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Overtaxed Employees Pleased with University Response to Payroll Error

Harvard employees said they are pleased with the way the University has dealt with the payroll error that overtaxed employees on more than $20 million of income between 2009 and 2013.

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A Year After Scandal, Task Force Recommends University-wide Privacy Policy for Electronic Information

The group was conceived amid a scandal within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences last spring, when then-Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds and FAS Dean Michael D. Smith broke faculty privacy policy by authorizing secret searches of resident dean email accounts.

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11,000 Employees Overtaxed Because of Harvard Payroll Error

Due to a mistake in the way the University reported its employees’ taxable income, approximately 11,000 Harvard employees paid excess income taxes between 2009 and 2013, with the hardest hit contributing several thousands dollars more than they should have.

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Harvard Defies National Administrative Growth Trend

Harvard has defied a trend of administrative bloat experienced among U.S. private research institutions from 2000 to 2012, which have seen on average a 24 percent decrease in the ratio of full time faculty and staff to administrators, a new report shows.

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Faculty Voice Few Opinions During Honor Code Discussion

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences offered little feedback on a draft of what could be the College’s first-ever honor code at their monthly meeting Tuesday.

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression

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Saudade, or Nostalgia

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Unlocking the Map