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News Analysis: UN-Backed Investment Principles Are More Symbol than Action, Experts Say

Although the University has signed onto the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, sustainability and investment experts cautioned that the voluntary nature of the principles are closer to a statement of values than policy.


In letter, More than 100 Faculty Members Call on Faust, Corporation To Divest From Fossil Fuels

More than 100 faculty members from across the University signed an open letter on Thursday urging University President Drew G. Faust and members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, to divest the University's endowment from fossil fuel companies.

When Women Lead
On Campus

When Women Lead

Karen Gordon Mills moderates a panel hosted by President Drew G. Faust and entitled "When Women Lead" in Sanders Theatre on April 7. Jill Abramson, Edith Cooper, and Janet Napolitano spoke about their professional experiences and the role of women in the workplace.

When Women Lead

In Panel Hosted by Faust, Female Leaders Reflect On Experiences, Evolving Role of Working Women

Harvard community members packed into Sanders Theatre Monday afternoon to listen to four female leaders from various fields as they shared their experiences working in positions of authority and reflected on the changing role of women in the workplace.

State of the University

University Will Adopt UN-Backed Investment Principles, Launch New Climate Change Initiatives

The three-fold endeavor will launch a research-focused Climate Change Solutions Fund, increase sustainability measures on campus, and affirm the endowment’s commitment to environmentally sustainable and socially conscious investing.

Harvard Divinity School

Divinity School Launches Capital Campaign, Aims to Raise $50 Million

The Divinity School’s $50 million target, which is Harvard’s second smallest school, represents less than 1 percent of the University’s $6.5 billion fundraising goal.

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Today in Photos (04/04/2014)


Amid Debate, Faust Announces Creation of Sexual Assault Task Force

The task force will be chaired by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman, who, during his tenure as provost, helped oversee the creation of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Tom Menino at Boston Calling
City Politics

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Diagnosed With Cancer

Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who has worked closely with Harvard on its projects in Allston and the Longwood Medical Area, has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer that has spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

University Finances

Faust Expresses Disappointment in Divest Harvard Video Confrontation

University President Drew G. Faust wrote in an email to Divest Harvard that she was disappointed in the way that the group, which calls for Harvard’s divestment from fossil fuel companies, presented a recent comment she made regarding the oil industry’s influence.

Divest Harvard
Central Administration

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.

Meanings of Mandela
Af Am Department

Committee on African Studies Commemorates Mandela Three Months After Death

Three months after the globally televised memorial for Nelson Mandela, the Harvard University Committee on African Studies commemorated the South African leader’s legacy at Sanders Theatre Tuesday evening.

University Finances

With Campaign Underway, Harvard Has Raised $900 Million Since September

The figure has boosted the fundraising drive’s ongoing total to $3.7 billion, more than half of its goal, University President Drew G. Faust said on Wednesday.

Gus and Sietse Enter Mass Hall

Gus and Sietse Enter Mass Hall

Gus and Sietse enter Massachusetts Hall to speak with Harvard University President Drew Faust on Thursday, February 20. While President Faust did not grant their request of $250,000, she advised them to speak to College administrators about their cause.

Rally for 250K: Preparation
Undergraduate Council

Rally for 250K: Preparation

As one of his first initiatives as UC president, Gus A. Mayopoulos '15 tried to request $250,000 from University President Drew Faust for increased student activities funding. He and UC vice president Sietse K. Goffard '15 organized a rally outside Massachusetts Hall for students to gather and hear from leaders of other student organizations about the importance of a budget increase. Right before the UC 250K rally, Mayopoulos smears hair gel off of Goffard's forehead.

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

Awkward Eye Contact

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture


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