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University Finances

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Central Administration

Harvard Sold ProShares Before Market Dip

Harvard Management Company sold shares of “ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures” valued at $11.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 ahead of a dramatic market dip.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
University Finances

Faust Shares Goals for Final Months of Capital Campaign

University President Drew G. Faust said financial aid fundraising is still a significant priority for campaign organizers.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Alumni Write to Bacow Urging New HMC Investment Strategy

Instead of using hedge funds to manage its money, the University should shift half of its $37.1 billion endowment into lower-cost funds tracking the S&P 500, the letter’s signatories argued.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Reaches $750 Million Capital Campaign Goal

Harvard Medical School’s capital campaign reached its $750 million goal earlier this month, administrators announced Wednesday.

Sally C. Donahue
College

Financial Aid Director Sally Donahue Leaves Legacy, Looks Ahead

Sally C. Donahue, the College’s financial aid director who helped launch the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, will retire in August.

University Fundraising in FY 2017
Endowment

Harvard Raised Record-High $1.28 billion in FY 2017, Topping Stanford

Fiscal Year 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year that the University has raised over $1 billion, according to data from the Council for Aid to Education.

Fay House
Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Surpasses $70 Million Capital Campaign Goal

The campaign garnered contributions from donors representing every Harvard school and every Harvard and Radcliffe class from 1933 to the present.

Harvard Management Company
Central Administration

Experts Say Impact of Endowment Tax on Harvard Investments Remains Unclear

Experts say the effect of the federal tax on Harvard’s endowment remains unclear as the government continues to work out features of the new law.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

HMC Real Estate Team Spins Off to Bain Capital

Harvard Management Corporation's real estate team will now be housed at Boston private equity firm Bain Capital.

HMC Endowment Composition
Endowment

Univ. Endowment Fell Behind National Average, Report Finds

​Harvard’s endowment returns fell three points below the national average for college and university endowments in fiscal year 2017.

Stand With Puerto Rico
Politics

Stand With Puerto Rico

A protestor waves the Syrian national flag while carrying a sign for the "Stand With Puerto Rico" protest Wednesday afternoon.

Stand With Puerto Rico
University Finances

Protesters Call on Harvard to Divest from Puerto Rican Debt

The protest forms part of a series of protests calling on higher education institutions to divest from financial groups with significant Puerto Rico debt holdings.

Griffin and Fitzsimmons
Central Administration

Capital Campaign Still Short of Financial Aid Goal

Harvard’s record-breaking capital campaign is still below its financial aid goal as the fundraising drive enters its final months, according to donors at a recent event.

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Central Administration

Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Rogers Steps Down

Rogers, who assumed the role in 2007, helped oversee the first University-wide capital campaign, which launched in Sept. 2013 and is set to conclude at the end of June.

Harvard Management Company
University Finances

Gupta, Hall Leave Harvard Management Company

Executives Geetanjali Gupta ’00 and Richard L. Hall ’90 will both leave Harvard Management Company in February, on the heels of a year of significant restructuring at HMC.

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