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If you haven't been busy binge-watching House of Cards or cramming for your next midterm, you might have noticed that someone has donated a cool $150 million to Harvard. But before you start celebrating like you just won the lottery, keep in mind that just because the school got the money it doesn’t mean you will be getting your own butler any time soon. Here are a few other things we won’t see on campus, even with this generous donation.
Harvard's endowment returns have been generally in line with the national average in the past few years, but historically exceeded it, according to data from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute.
Harvard’s endowment grew at a slower rate than the national average for American colleges and universities, as well as many of its peer institutions, in fiscal year 2013, according to data released Tuesday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute.
While a contractor for Scolopax, a Harvard-owned timber company in Romania, Dragos Lipan Secu allegedly conspired with timber sellers to purchase timberland at artificially high prices.
Though University President Drew G. Faust emphasized that the new Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center would foster “one University” for all Harvard students, many students across the University remain skeptical about whether Faust’s goal can be accomplished.
Administrators and student leaders say that the next permanent College Dean has the potential to maximize the College’s gains from the campaign, particularly if he or she is called upon to serve a more active role in soliciting donations.
The College’s top administrator treated undergraduates to another quirky email on Monday, this time updating us on the campus beekeeping scene, the fall foliage, and his latest reading pursuits.
Tyga’s controversial lyrics might go largely unheard if there isn’t a strong showing at this year’s Yardfest. But is it just "Rack City" that could make Yardfest less successful than spring festivals at other universities?
Harvard College's financial aid budget has increased from $103 million in the 2007-2008 academic year to a record $182 million in 2013-2014.
Two undergraduates wrote a computer program Tuesday night to access a hidden promotional image of rapper Tyga on yardfest.org just hours before the website said it would reveal the artist set to perform at the annual spring concert in Harvard Yard.
Harvard sustained a small deficit of $4.5 million in the last fiscal year resulting from a 3 percent increase in University operating costs, according to the annual University Financial Report released Friday morning.
“It’s like a paycheck-to-paycheck sort of process,” says Sasanka N. Jinadasa ’15 as she sits in Lowell dining hall.
Jay Herlihy will be the new Dean of Finance for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as of Sept. 26, according to an email sent to members of FAS Friday morning.
During an event for parents of the class of 2016, a couple from California gets their questions answered by a freshman volunteering for the Undergraduate Admissions Council. The parents were looking to hear first hand strories about student life on campus to help their son make a decision after the visiting weekend was over.