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Harvard in the City

Faust Talks Higher Education and Economic Inequality at Forum

“Any discussion about reducing inequality in this country, and creating economic growth that reaches everyone, has to begin with investing in education,” Harvard President Drew Faust said Wednesday.

Ferguson Apologizes for Comments
Breaking News

Historian Niall Ferguson Will Leave Harvard for Stanford

Historian Niall Ferguson will become a full-time senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, an American public policy think tank, after 12 years at Harvard.

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Despite Changes at Penn, Harvard Stands by ‘No-Loan’ Label

The University of Pennsylvania now calls its financial aid program “all-grant,” but Harvard still considers the “no-loan” branding integral to its own program.

Central Administration

EdX Overtakes Coursera in Number of Ivy League Partners

Princeton’s decision to join edX comes just three months after the University of Pennsylvania joined with the intention of publishing three courses on the platform.

Acceptance Letters

Harvard’s Fate Still Uncertain After Princeton Admissions Case

Experts cautioned that Harvard—currently facing similar charges in a separate lawsuit challenging its use of affirmative action—is still not guaranteed a win.

Longwood Medical Area Theft
Harvard Medical School

Top Medical Schools React to Harvard’s Curriculum Change

The Medical School’s curricular changes resemble those already made by other leading medical schools, according to their top administrators.

Yale Campus

For Gen Ed, Harvard Faculty Oppose a System Like Yale's

As the College reviews its General Education program that is “failing on a variety of fronts,” its New Haven rival has maintained a set of distribution requirements as its core curriculum.

To Teach For America

At Harvard, Teach for America CEO Talks Education

Elisa Villanueva Beard’s visit to the University comes in a period of heated controversy in the field of education.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Central Administration

Endowment Returns 5.8 Percent, Growing to $37.6 Billion

Harvard Management Company beat most of its internal benchmarks and the general market indices but lagged behind notable peer institutions such as MIT and Stanford.

Sexual Misconduct at Harvard and Other Schools
Higher Education

Sexual Misconduct at Harvard and Other Schools

Slightly more than 29 percent of surveyed Harvard senior women—a category which includes some students in the Division of Continuing Education—reported that they had experienced nonconsensual penetration and sexual touching since coming to college. The rate was 27.2 across all 27 schools that participated in the Association of American Universities survey. When Harvard DCE students were removed, the prevalence rate of nonconsensual penetration and sexual touching rose from 29.2 percent to 31.2 percent of Harvard respondents, according to a report from former Harvard Provost Steven E. Hyman.

Drew G. Faust

After Survey, Determined Faust Promises Conversation and Seeks Change

“We have a huge amount of work to do and we need to change this culture and these kinds of realities," University President Drew G. Faust told a packed lecture hall on Monday.

Senator Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Forum
College Finance

Senator Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Forum

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, talks about how to deal with the problem of college funding in the United States. "Most schools face no consequences for failing to serve their students or for wasting federal financial aid dollars," she said.

Drew G. Faust

Survey Reveals ‘Troubling’ Sexual Assault Climate at Harvard, Faust Says

Last spring, Harvard and 26 other schools issued their version of a sexual assault climate survey developed by the Association of American Universities. Results of the survey were released Monday.

Central Administration

Digital and On-Campus Teaching Research Groups Merge

The research arms of HarvardX and the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching have merged to create a new research group.

Controversial Conversations
Harvard Law School

In New York, Law School's Jeannie Suk Debates Title IX

“What campuses are doing under pressure from the Department of Education is hurting the cause of gender equality,” the professor argued.

The Band at Convocation

Class of 2019: Beliefs and Lifestyles

Administrators on the Stage

Class of 2019: Academics & Extracurriculars

The View of Convocation

Class of 2019: By the Numbers

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