University Finances

HUDS

Medical School Analysis Dubs Harvard Health Care Proposal ‘Unaffordable’

A debate between Harvard and its dining workers over a new contract deepened when four Harvard Medical School students penned an analysis denouncing the health benefits package the University proposed to HUDS workers in June.

Endowment

Yale Earns 3.4 Percent On Investments, Beating Harvard

In a rough year for university endowments, Yale returned 3.4 percent on its investments in fiscal year 2016, beating out Harvard’s negative 2 percent returns over the same time period.

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University Finances

A Guide to Harvard's Endowment

​Harvard lost almost $2 billion dollars in endowment value this year. Here’s what that means, why it matters, and an analysis of why it may have happened.

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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.”

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Fundraising

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

In HUDS Strike, University Fundraising Becomes Rallying Cry

​When the Harvard University Dining Services workers announced earlier this month that they were considering a strike during their contract negotiations with the University, a now-familiar refrain emerged: If Harvard can invest and raise billions of dollars every year, why can’t it pay its workers more?

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HUDS

HUDS Strike Vote Leaning Toward an ‘Overwhelming Yes’

​Harvard’s dining services workers were leaning toward an “overwhelming yes vote” Thursday night in a decision on whether to authorize a strike. The results of the vote will be announced Friday morning.

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Central Administration

Endowment Could Face Low Returns, Experts Warn

Facing a stagnant global financial market, Harvard Management Company, the firm that oversees the University’s $37.6 billion investment pool, is bracing for potentially low returns for the 2016 fiscal year, according to University President Drew G. Faust and financial experts.

College

Nearly 20 Percent of Freshmen Received Financial Aid 'Startup' Grants

Eligible freshmen will receive $2,000 in “startup” grants over the course of the year from the Financial Aid Office, as part of a three-year pilot program.

Harvard Medical School

In Longwood, Medical Students Rally for HUDS

A crowd of Medical School students rallied Monday in support of the University’s dining services workers, who are threatening to strike.

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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.

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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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University Finances

News Analysis: Blyth's Departure Continues HMC Shakeup

Blyth’s departure continues a recent trend of shorter stints at the head of HMC— for the first 31 years of its existence, the fund saw just one transition of leadership.

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Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Raises $55 Million in Capital Campaign

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has raised $55 million towards its $70 million capital campaign fundraising goal, placing the institute at nearly 80 percent of its target.