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Endowment

Harvard Loses Almost $2 Billion in Endowment Value

​Harvard Management Company lost almost $2 billion in endowment value during a “disappointing” fiscal year 2016, posting its worst endowment returns since the nadir of the financial crisis.

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Central Administration

HLS Groups Blast Harvard for Contract Stalemate with its Dining Workers

15 student groups from Harvard Law School issued a statement on their website reproaching Harvard’s bargaining record with its dining service workers, characterizing the ongoing stalemate in HUDS’ most recent round of contract talks as a class and racial justice “struggle.”

College Dean Rakesh Khurana
College

Khurana Announces Single Gender Policy Enforcement Committee

The committee tasked with implementing the College’s new policy penalizing unrecognized single-gender social groups will craft regulations that could pave the way for a formal relationship between Harvard and private student organizations that do have gender-neutral membership.

HUDS Ballot Box
Labor

HUDS Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

A total of 609 ballots were cast in Thursday’s vote, with 591 “yes” votes and 18 “no."

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Undergraduate Council

College Launches Sexual Assault Online Training Module

​The College is launching its first ever online sexual assault prevention training module, and requiring all undergraduates to complete the program by mid-October.

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Student Groups

Hasty Pudding Theatricals Alumni Petition Garners 86 Signatures Against All-Male Cast

At least 86 individuals have signed a Hasty Pudding Theatricals alunni petition advocating an end to the group’s tradition of an all-male cast, according to email correspondence obtained by The Crimson.

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College

Ec. Surpasses Computer Science in College’s Fall Enrollment

In the battle for Harvard undergraduates, enrollment numbers from this semester may show Wall Street still has clout over Silicon Valley.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Race

Harvard to Release Six Years of Admissions Data for Lawsuit

Harvard must produce “comprehensive data” from six full admissions cycles for use in the pending admissions lawsuit between the University and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions following a court order filed Tuesday.

Race

Law Review Inducts Most Diverse Class of Editors in History

​For the first time in the publication’s nearly 130-year history, the Harvard Law Review inducted a group of editors this year whose demographics reflect those of their wider Law School class.

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University Finances

Harvard Raises More Than $7 Billion

The University has blasted past the record-setting drive's goal with about two years of fundraising left for programs and priorities that have not reached their targets.

Class of 2020’s Freshman Convocation
College

Class of 2020, By the Numbers

From first-generation status and admissions statistics to gap years and interest in campus social life, The Crimson's fourth annual survey of Harvard's incoming freshmen breaks down the Class of 2020.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Bloomberg Gives $32 Million for Mayoral Leadership Program

As many as 300 mayors and 400 aides are expected to participate over the course of the four-year program.

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GSAS

Harvard, Other Universities Must Recognize Grad Student Unions, Labor Board Rules

The 3-1 decision handed down Tuesday marks a significant milestone for the unionization effort at Harvard, which began in April 2015 and has since grown in size and sophistication despite opposition from the University administration.

Maggie Williams
IOP

IOP Director Williams Joins Clinton Transition Team

​Institute of Politics director Margaret A. “Maggie” Williams will take an unpaid leave of absence in order to join a team of advisers to Hillary R. Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, tasked with planning for her potential transition to the White House.

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College

Co-Ed Motion Fails In Fox Club Graduate Vote

A Thursday morning vote that would have allowed Fox undergraduates to elect women as members in the club narrowly failed, effectively reversing a move by Fox undergraduates last year to extend membership to future classes of women.