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Jane L. Mendillo
Endowment

Harvard Management Co. CEO To Step Down

After helping Harvard’s endowment recover from a global financial crisis, Harvard Management Company President and CEO Jane L. Mendillo will depart her post at the end of 2014.

Relative Size of Donations to Harvard
Commencement

Relative Size of Donations to Harvard

Relative Size of Donations to Harvard
Central Administration

Popping the Question

From coordinating exclusive committees to presidential face time, Harvard’s behind-the-scenes fundraising arm lays the groundwork of a campaign.

Divest Demonstration
Central Administration

Day After Arrest, Divest Protesters Renew Calls for Open Meeting with Corporation

At Friday’s rally, members of Divest Harvard continued to clamor for an open meeting with University leadership, but much of the event focused on the University’s response to protesters the previous day.

Open Meeting with Faust
College Administration

Faust Says University Has Submitted Revised Sexual Assault Policy

At an open forum sponsored by the Undergraduate Council Thursday, University President Drew G. Faust announced that Harvard had submitted in recent weeks a revised sexual assault policy.

Endowment

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.

Endowment

With Argentine Timberlands Recertified, Local Organizers Lodge Complaints

The independent third-party Rainforest Alliance accredited the plantations, EVASA and Las Misiones, located in northern Argentina, on behalf of FSC.

State of the University
Research

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.

Endowment

Tax Reform Plan Could Cost Harvard Millions, Though Passage Unlikely

Congressman David L. Camp’s tax reform plan could cost Harvard tens of millions of dollars in endowment taxes if passed.

Endowment

Management Company Names New Private Equity Director

Richard L. Hall '90 will replace Lane MacDonald ’88-’89, who stepped down in February, less than three months after being promoted to the position.

Largest Donation
Endowment

Largest Donation

Kenneth C. Griffin ‘89 has donated $150 million to the University, which is the largest in the history of the College.

Harvard's Endowment Over the Years
College Finance

Harvard's Endowment Over the Years

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 Over the Years
College Finance

Endowment Growth Trails National Average, Report Shows

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.

Features

Perspectives on Divest Harvard and Why They Won’t Give Up

Members of Divest Harvard, the student group currently spearheading the divestment movement, say that President Faust's letter reaffirming Harvard's anti-divestment stance serves as a source of motivation, rather than discouragement.

FY2005-FY2013 Net Assets
Central Administration

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.

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Dos Besos

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression