Central Administration

Returns and Endowment Size (FY2006-FY2016) Graph
Central Administration

Higher Fees at HMC 'Worth Undertaking,' Faust Says

"The sense was that the fees that would be charged by external managers in relationship to the insight and success of external managers was worth undertaking,” Faust said.

Wasserstein Hall
Central Administration

As Dean Search Progresses, Law Students Continue Push for Role

Students at the Law School continue to demand further involvement in the selection process of the new dean and have started to hone in on their priorities for the search.

Central Administration

Three Investment Managers To Depart HMC to Form Hedge Funds

Weeks after the Harvard Management Company announced its intent to lay off nearly half of its 230-person staff, three of the firm’s investment managers will leave the company to form their own hedge funds, according to Bloomberg.

Central Administration

Harvard Spent Over Half a Million Dollars Lobbying Congress in 2016

Harvard spent over half a million dollars lobbying the federal government in 2016, a number that has held relatively steady for the past five years.

Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

Mass. Federal Judge Declines Temporary Stay on Immigration Executive Order

A Boston federal judge ruled Friday against plaintiffs supported by Harvard, declining to extend a temporary stay on President Donald Trump’s immigration order.

Martha L. Minow
Central Administration

Student Groups Seek Role in Law School Dean Search

Student groups at the Law School have started organizing to make themselves “an indispensable part" of the dean search.

Stephen Blyth
Central Administration

Former HMC Chief Returns to Teaching Role

Stephen Blyth left the University’s investment arm in the summer to undergo cancer treatment.

New Frontiers
Central Administration

Harvard Opens New International Office in Tunisia

​Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies opened its first field office in Tunisia last Tuesday in an effort to expand Harvard’s global presence.

Central Administration

Harvard Shifts Capital Campaign Communications

​With a year and a half left in its historic capital campaign, Harvard’s alumni affairs and development team will grant The Crimson fewer interviews with a top fundraising official.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Central Administration

University Treasurer Defends Compensation at HMC

University Treasurer Paul J. Finnegan described efforts to improve the performance of Harvard Management Company in a letter responding to alumni concerned that the University's investment arm overcompensates its executives.

"Harvard Against Hate"

The 10 Stories That Shaped 2016

There was no shortage of surprises in 2016. Between unprecedented penalties on members of undergraduate social organizations, the stunning rise of Donald Trump to the presidency, and a dining workers strike that lasted more than three weeks, events at Harvard and beyond defied expectations and challenged norms. The Crimson takes a look back at the essential stories of a pivotal year.

Central Administration

Jackson Hired as Top University Spokesperson

​Melodie L. Jackson, who previously worked as the head spokesperson at the Kennedy School of Government, has filled the role of Assistant Vice President for Communications, a position that a top University spokesperson left vacant this fall.

Student Groups

Harvard Law's 'Path of Least Resistance'

Despite Harvard Law School’s public service programming, some say a combination of market forces and financial incentives makes seeking corporate law jobs after graduation the default path.

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
Central Administration

In Uncertain Political Times, Faust Steps Up Advocacy

​University President Drew G. Faust is “ramping up” advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., where she will make the case for protecting undocumented immigrants and safeguarding research funding after Donald Trump’s unexpected ascension to the presidency.

Unionization Vote
Student Life

Challenge Ballots Delay Student Unionization Vote

Harvard officials and graduate student organizers will meet again on Dec. 19 at the National Labor Relations Board’s Boston office to continue sifting through challenge ballots from November’s vote.