University Finances

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Despite Divest Cheers, Harvard Maintains Investment Approach

After a Harvard Management Company official said that the natural resources portfolio is "pausing" investments in fossil fuels, the University maintained that the remarks did not represent a change in investment strategy.

University President Drew G. Faust
Central Administration

In D.C., Faust Calls for Government Backing of Universities

Faust said the renown of American universities is “contingent” on continued federal support during a panel discussion with university presidents in the nation’s capital.

Returns and Endowment Size (FY2006-FY2016) Graph
Endowment

Yale’s Annual Endowment Report Defends High Fees for External Managers

As Harvard cuts the size of its internal workforce and begins to outsource its funds to more expensive external managers, Harvard Management Company will begin to more closely resemble investment offices at Yale and other peer institutions.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Harvard ‘Pausing’ Investments in Some Fossil Fuels

​Harvard Management Company’s head of natural resources Colin Butterfield said that Harvard is “pausing” investments in some fossil fuels.

Endowment Distribution Graph
Endowment

Endowment Distribution Graph

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Alumni

Faust Meets with Donors and Alums in Los Angeles

University President Drew G. Faust took a trip to Los Angeles, Calif. this week “to catch up with alumni and donors on the West Coast."

Endowment Distribution Graph
Endowment

Schools Will be 'Differentially' Affected by Endowment Returns, Faust Says

As Harvard seeks to cope with disappointing endowment returns from last fiscal year, some of the University's twelve constituent schools will be harder hit than others.

University Hall
University Finances

In FAS Budget Woes, Echoes of Recession Era

Years of anemic endowment returns have forced FAS to make difficult choices to cope with a financial reality far from the halcyon days of the early 2000s.

Cost of Enrollment, 2017-2018
College

Cost of Enrollment Rises 4.1 Percent, Marks Largest Increase in Decade

The cost of attending Harvard College will be $65,609 in the 2017-2018 academic year, representing a 4.10 percent increase from last year.

Divest Harvard Blockade
University Finances

Divest Harvard Blockade

Kirsi Anselmi-Stith '18 holds up a Divest Harvard banner in front of University Hall. Around 20 members of the group blockaded entrances to the building Wednesday morning in protest of Harvard's decision not to divest from the coal industry.

Divest Harvard Rally
University Finances

Divest Harvard Blockades University Hall

Around 20 members of Divest Harvard blockaded entrances to University Hall Wednesday in protest of Harvard’s stance on investing in the coal industry.

University Finances

HMC Will Invest At Least $300 Million to Spun-Off Hedge Fund

​Months after announcing it would radically revise its investment strategy by the end of the fiscal year, Harvard Management Company will invest at least $300 million into a hedge fund formed by some of its former money managers.

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University Finances

David Rockefeller, Major Harvard Donor, Dies at 101

David Rockefeller '36 donated at least $140 million to the University, making him one of Harvard's most generous financial supporters.

Divest Harvard
University Finances

Divest Harvard Plans to Blockade Massachusetts Hall

Divest Harvard is planning to occupy Massachusetts Hall next week in protest of Harvard’s decision not to divest from the coal industry.

The FAS Dean
Research

Professors, University Decry 'Devastating' Trump Budget Proposal

​A University spokesperson harshly condemned President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget as “devastating” and “unprecedented” Monday.