University Finances

Contract Announcement

HUDS Contract Pays $35,000 a Year, Covers Copays

After months of tense contract negotiations, Harvard will pay its full-time dining services employees at least $35,000 a year and cover increased copayments until 2021—a settlement that union leaders say satisfy their demands.

Student Life

HUDS Workers Approve New Contract, Ending Strike

A 22-day dining worker strike officially ended Wednesday after employees voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract with Harvard.

"We Can See Your Greedy Side"

A Three Week-Long Strike

Negotiators from Harvard and the union representing its dining workers reached a tentative agreement at about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, ending the nearly three week-long strike. Here's a look back at the month of picketing and bargaining.

HUDS Strike Continues
Student Life

Campus Quiet After HUDS Agreement Reached

HUDS employees must ratify the contract before they can officially return to work in dining halls and cafes across campus. In the meantime, students said the atmosphere on campus felt subdued.


More than 100 Harvard Faculty Signed Petition to Support Strike

Over the past several weeks, Harvard faculty have shown their support for striking dining hall workers, bringing their classes to the picket lines and signing a petition calling on Harvard to reach an agreement with its employees.

HUDS March

‘Hopeful Signs of Progress’ in HUDS Negotiations

​As an unprecedented strike heads into its third week, Harvard’s dining service workers have begun to make progress in a months-long contract stalemate with the University.

GSD Growth
Student Life

Graduate School of Design's Enrollment Soars Skyward

The School of Design, which operates on a leaner budget than many of Harvard schools, has long been one of Harvard’s smallest schools. Over the past 10 years, the Graduate School of Design’s enrollment has increased by 288 students.


Harvard’s Janitors Start Bargaining for New Contract

Harvard and its janitorial union, which represents hundreds of employees across the University, began bargaining just after Harvard’s dining workers launched their historic strike.


Harvard Corp. Leaders Tell Divest Activists University Moving Away from Coal

While Corporation members maintained during the meeting that Harvard will not divest from the fossil fuel industry, they did say the University is currently not investing in the coal industry.

Faculty Club Picket Line

‘No Middle Ground’ in Negotiations, Says HUDS Union Leader

Harvard’s striking dining hall workers will not compromise on their “core demands,” their union's lead negotiator said.


Some Alumni Throw Support Behind HUDS Strike

Some alumni, who say they think the University is treating its employees unfairly, are pledging to withhold donations from Harvard and contribute directly to the union representing HUDS.

HUDS Strikes at Annenberg on Second Day

Facing Financial Concerns, HUDS Workers are Resolute in Historic Strike

With the historic Harvard University Dining Services strike stretching into its seventh day, HUDS employees say they remain committed to their cause despite increasing personal financial pressures.


Harvard Calls on Employees to Volunteer During Strike

Administrators are ratcheting up efforts to minimize campus disruption and calling for volunteers from the exempt employees within several of its schools to help out HUDS.

Ivy League FY2016 Endowment Returns Graph
College Finance

Ivy League FY2016 Endowment Returns Graph

Ivy League FY2016 Endowment Returns Graph
Central Administration

Columbia Returns -0.9 Percent with Narvekar, Next HMC Head

​Incoming Harvard Management Company CEO N.P. Narvekar oversaw negative 0.9 percent returns on Columbia University’s investments during his last fiscal year on the job.