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Jane L. Mendillo
Endowment

Endowment Grows to $36.4B with 15.4 Percent Return

The investment gains leave Harvard’s endowment just short of its $36.9 billion peak, which was reached in June of 2008, before the global financial crisis.

UC Gender Equality over the Years
Undergraduate Council

UC Records Indicate Greatest Gender Imbalance in Four Years

Only about one out of every four candidates who ran in this year’s Undergraduate Council election was female—the greatest gender disparity in candidate declarations in five years. And of those elected, only slightly more than one out of three is a woman, according to a Crimson analysis confirmed by the UC Elections Commission.

Dean Smith at Convocation
FAS

Faculty Deanship To Be Renamed Following Gift

This marks the first time one of Harvard’s deanships has been named and comes just two weeks after the School of Public Health was renamed with a landmark $350 million gift by Gerald L. Chan.

Stanton Out
Football

Stanton, Smith Not Playing Against Holy Cross

The Harvard football team starts its season tonight without its top two running backs, junior Paul Stanton and freshman Semar Smith.

Title IX Investigator Salary Offer in Context
Central Administration

Weeks In, Sexual Harassment Investigation Office Remains Understaffed

Harvard unveiled a new policy to dramatically rework its handling of sexual assault and harassment claims this July, but, several weeks into the semester, the office in charge of investigating those cases is still not fully staffed.

Meet Michael P. Burke, The Registrar
College

With New Catalog, Admins Hope To Re-Invent Browsing Experience

Administrators hope a new course catalog tool will spur students to reflect on their educational goals when searching for courses, even as some professors worry that more targeted search tools will limit exploration.

Facebook at Puzzle Day
College

This Is CS50.

CS50 is exceptional for its size, its resources and the cult of personality around its charismatic leader. It is more than just a class at Harvard; it is a cultural touchstone, a lifestyle, a spectacle. This is CS50, and it’s here to stay.

Drew and Nick
Alumni

Faust Talks Campaign, Harassment, Admissions in Kristof Conversation

Kristof, a columnist for the New York Times and a Harvard overseer, took his notebook to Sanders Theatre on Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview with Faust.

GSD picture
Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

Three years ago the new architecture studies track within the HAA Department welcomed its first concentrators. Though the program has faced difficulties related to its somewhat pre-professional nature and its evolving relationship with the GSD, its commitment to providing students with knowledge that transcends technical design augurs a promising future.

Drew Faust + GSD
Graduate School of Design

Design School Seeks $110M in Campaign

GSD administrators have said that a top campaign priority will be the student experience, achieved through enhancements in financial aid and funding for travel and conferences.

Student Group Travel
College

College Ups Funding for Student Group Transportation Following Student Death

The College will offer an additional $30,000 in grants for domestic student group travel this academic year in response to recommendations from a working group convened last spring.

First Day of CS50
Computer Science

CS50 Logs Record-Breaking Enrollment Numbers

Nearly 12 percent of Harvard College is enrolled in one course, according to data released by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar’s Office Wednesday.

Year in Review - Corporate Baton: Couch
School of Public Health

With Naming Rights on the Table, Harvard Gave Its Price

With the christening of the T. H. Chan School, Harvard has joined the ranks of institutions around the world that have traded naming rights for philanthropy.

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Behind virtually every historical film, there are consultants that have worked with the production team to help shape the look and the content of the movie. Harvard professors have helped directors to achieve a certain level of historical accuracy, but are also proponents of artistic freedom.

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Religion

Freshman Survey Part IV: Liberals, Virgins, and Facebook Fanatics

Exploring political opinions, drug and alcohol habits, sexual activity, and the role of technology, Part IV looks at how the newest members of the Harvard community live and view their lives away from the classroom.

Peabody
Museums

Earth Movers

Facebook at Puzzle Day
College

This Is CS50.

GSD picture
Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors