Harvard Corporation

University Finances

Corporation Eyes Political Contributions in Shareholder Report

The Harvard Corporation also considered proposals on greenhouse gas emissions, disparities in pay between men and women in the workplace, and private defense contracts in Israel.


Sanctions Set, But Implementation Open to Debate, Lee Says

As faculty debate whether the College should have a policy penalizing members of final clubs and Greek organizations, the senior fellow of Harvard’s highest governing body said the policy itself will not be revoked.

University Budgets 2016
Central Administration

University Budgets Potentially ‘Constrained’ For Years To Come, Report Warns

Harvard’s traditional revenue sources—including returns on its endowment—may be subdued in the coming years, a reality that could “significantly constrain” future University budgets, according to Harvard’s annual financial report released Tuesday.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office

HMC Chief Executive Search Narrows

​Harvard has started to narrow its list of candidates to replace Stephen Blyth as CEO of Harvard Management Company and has at least two higher education investment veterans among potential candidates for the position, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.

Central Administration

Keohane to Step Down from Harvard Corporation, Rubenstein to join

David M. Rubenstein, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, will replace Nannerl O. Keohane on the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, beginning in July 2017.

“Reclaim Harvard Law” Poster

Law School Activists Demand End to Tuition

​In the most recent wave of activism at the Law School, some students are calling on the school to eliminate tuition completely as part of their new campaign for financial justice.

Harvard Law School Seal

Royall Descendant Cautions Against Forgetting History

Long before the current firestorm over Harvard Law School’s seal, the story of Isaac Royall, Jr. quietly lived on in his former Massachusetts house—now a museum—and his surviving descendants.

Harvard Law School Seal

Corporation Accepts Proposal to Change Law School Seal

The Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, agreed Monday to allow Harvard Law School to remove and replace its seal, which features the crest of a slaveholding family.


Harvard Corporation Accepts Seal Change

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust and William F. Lee '72, the senior fellow of the Corporation, accepted recommendations to change the Law School's seal.

Discussion On The Royall Shield

Law School Committee Prepares to Release Report on Seal

A Law School committee will likely decide this week whether to recommend changing the school’s shield roughly 80 years after its adoption.

Discussion On The Royall Shield

Committee and Activists Debate Law School Seal

The committee to review the controversial seal—which will release its recommendations to the Harvard Corporation in March—convened the meeting in the WCC center to solicit feedback on the seal.


Corporation Addresses Fracking, Political Contributions

In 2015, the two committees—the corporation committee, which consists of four members of the Corporation, and the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, a 12-member panel of students, faculty, and alumni—voted on 54 proposals.

Student Groups

In Debate Over Names, History and Race Relations Collide

In the the midst of discussions across Harvard about historical legacies and race, University President Drew G. Faust said that Harvard should not begin renaming its buildings or titles en masse.

Central Administration

Tilghman, Former Princeton President, To Join Corporation

Former president of Princeton University Shirley M. Tilghman will serve as the newest member of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing board.

James Rothenberg Memorial
Central Administration

Harvard's Elite Remember Rothenberg, Prominent Alumnus

​Harvard’s finest gathered under the sloping ceiling of Memorial Church on Saturday to celebrate the life of James F. Rothenberg ’68, a longtime member of the Harvard Corporation.