Previously the CEO of Brazilian farmland investment firm Radar S.A., Butterfield will join Harvard’s investment arm—which directs the University’s $37.6 billion endowment—this fall, the University announced Thursday.
Neal, who joined HPAC in 2008, said he intends to take a six-month sabbatical to work on a writing project and will not seek another full-time position until 2017 at the earliest.
In an hour-long conversation with Leon S. Wieseltier, an editor at The Atlantic and former Law School visiting professor, Faust lamented the societal shift towards vocational training and the corresponding tendency to use salary as the sole metric of success.
On Monday, Harvard responded to Leader’s suit, arguing that Leader’s claims do not amount to any kind of legal violation or injury.
In a sunny and spirited Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard awarded 7,727 degrees and 11 certificates during its 365th Commencement exercises Thursday morning, including 1,661 degrees to Harvard College students and 988 to students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
University President Drew G. Faust drew on the musical "Hamilton" as she delivered an alternatingly lighthearted and serious recap of the Class of 2016’s tenure at Harvard.
David M. Rubenstein, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, will replace Nannerl O. Keohane on the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, beginning in July 2017.
At Harvard, unexpected changes in University leadership resulted in unforeseen budget cuts and delays in the new capital campaign, exacerbating the University’s economic difficulties in 1990 and 1991.