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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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Undergraduate Council

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.

Jane Mendillo
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Jane Mendillo

Jane L. Mendillo is the president and executive director of the Harvard Management Company.

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Harvard Joins in White House Effort To Make College Education More Affordable and Accessible

Harvard was among dozens of institutions of higher learning to renew and share its efforts to reach out to potential students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds last week.

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University Files Lawsuit Against Bell Company for Crack in Memorial Church Bell

Harvard University has sued an Ohio bell company, Chime Master Systems, for installing a clapper that allegedly caused a 24 to 30-inch crack in the bell hanging in Memorial Church.


Cooper, Miller Named Title IX Coordinators

The College has appointed a former freshman resident dean and the current case manager of the Administrative Board to serve as its first-ever Title IX coordinators, Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde said yesterday.

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Naddaff To Serve as Next Dean of Harvard Summer School

Sandra F. Naddaff ’75, a senior lecturer on literature and comparative literature and former Mather House master, will succeed Donald H. Pfister as dean of the Harvard Summer School, the University announced Wednesday.

FY2005-FY2013 Net Assets
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University Report Reveals Mixed Financial Outlook

Harvard’s financial report for the 2013 fiscal year paints a picture of a University that has recovered significantly from losses suffered during the recent financial crisis but is still looking with anticipation to the Harvard Campaign for relief, if not for a complete solution to all financial difficulties.

Student Life

Throwback Thursday

Last week’s Boston victory may have marked the end of baseball season, but the Sox, along with Harvard’s own baseball team, won’t stop working hard, or be forgotten by their many fans any time soon. This now-esteemed sport has not always garnered favorable reactions, however—particularly from former Harvard President Charles William Eliot.

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Jones Begins Tenure as Harvard's First Associate Chief Diversity Officer

Norm J. Jones, who was named Harvard’s first associate chief diversity officer last week, began his appointment on Tuesday at the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

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