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Stephen Blyth
University Finances

Stephen Blyth

Stephen Blyth, pictured at the Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises in 2013, was named the next president and CEO of Harvard Management Company on Wednesday.

Stephen Blyth
Endowment

Stephen Blyth Named Next President and CEO of Management Company

Blyth, who is currently a managing director and head of public markets at HMC as well as a professor of statistics, will assume the role Jan. 1, 2015.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Endowment Grows to $36.4B with 15.4 Percent Return

The investment gains leave Harvard’s endowment just short of its $36.9 billion peak, which was reached in June of 2008, before the global financial crisis.

FAS

Recent Gifts Support Arts, Humanities

Faust made it clear in an interview on Tuesday that the humanities will be a focus for her during the academic year.

James F. Rothenberg ’68
Fundraising

Latest Figures Show Univ. on Pace To Raise $2B in Single Year

Harvard has raised at least $4.3 billion in pledges and donations during its University-wide capital campaign so far, including $500 million in the second quarter of 2014 alone.

University Finances

Faculty for Divestment Renew Call for Open Forum

Members of Harvard Faculty for Divestment called once again for an open and public forum with members of the Harvard Corporation and the Harvard Management Company on Tuesday.

Health

Workers, Experts Weigh Impact of Health Plan Changes

Some activists worry that the new plans may increase the cost of healthcare for non-union employees; others say that the changes help balance costs.

Harvard Law School

Law School CFO To Leave for Bates College

The Law School’s chief financial officer, Geoffrey S. Swift, has been named vice president for finance and administration and treasurer of Bates College, the school announced.

Health

University Restructures Health Plans in Cost Control Measure

The University will significantly restructure the benefit plans it offers to non-union employees, cutting premiums but introducing, for the first time, a deductible at the point of care.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Management Co. Taps New Head of Public Equity

Ryan, who most recently served as the chief investment officer at MDR Capital Management in New York, will start his new role in September.

Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

CFO Shore To Depart in September, Continuing String of Shake-Ups

Shore will be joining OnShape Inc., a technology start-up in Cambridge, as its CFO.

Jane L. Mendillo
Endowment

Harvard Management Co. CEO To Step Down

After helping Harvard’s endowment recover from a global financial crisis, Harvard Management Company President and CEO Jane L. Mendillo will depart her post at the end of 2014.

Fundraising

After Raising $1 Billion in Seven Months, Harvard Campaign on Record-Shattering Pace

With $1 billion raised since the campaign's launch, Harvard has raised a total of $3.8 billion in its University-wide capital campaign.

Relative Size of Donations to Harvard
Central Administration

Popping the Question

From coordinating exclusive committees to presidential face time, Harvard’s behind-the-scenes fundraising arm lays the groundwork of a campaign.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
University Finances

Has HMC Lost Its Edge?

At Harvard Management Company, the stakes are high, especially during Harvard’s record-seeking capital campaign. But in contrast to the record yields HMC enjoyed from 1990 until the financial crisis, the company’s recent returns—which influence Harvard’s financial strength more than any donor can—now straddle the national average.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board