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Harvard Medical School

Med School Diversity Task Force Will Formulate Recommendations

​A task force at Harvard Medical School will meet over the next few months to formulate recommendations about how to make the school more inclusive.

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault
Central Administration

Harvard's Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts: 11 Months Later

Many of a University-wide task force's recommendations for preventing sexual assault at Harvard remain unfulfilled.

HMS Protest
Harvard Medical School

Trump Makes Surprise Appearance at Dana-Farber Fundraiser

President Donald Trump’s attendance at a Medical School-affiliated event drew particular attention and fanned the flames of an ongoing controversy over Dana-Farber’s choice of venue.

HGSU Petition
GSAS

GSAS Students Petition Faust for Increased Immigration Support

Graduate students are calling on Faust to provide additional support for international and undocumented students amid uncertainties generated by Trump’s travel ban.

Unionization Vote
GSAS

Harvard Student Unionization: What’s at Stake

Harvard's student unionization effort is going to an NLRB hearing today. Here's a guide to who’s involved, what’s happened so far, and what’s at stake.

Massachusetts Hall
Harvard Business School

With Additional Target, Business School Charts Separate Fundraising Course

In an apparent deviation from the rest of Harvard's fundraising practices, the Business School announced last week that it will seek to raise an additional $300 million after having reached its $1 billion goal.

To Serve Better Thy Country
Higher Education

At Miami High School, Faust Praises Higher Ed

​Speaking at a Miami high school, University President Drew G. Faust encouraged students to pursue higher education—from local community colleges to Ivy League institutions.

Shkreli Protesters
College

Protest, False Fire Alarm Disrupt Martin Shkreli’s Harvard Speech

A false fire alarm and student protest continuously disrupted the controversial investor's appearance on campus.

Central Administration

Three Investment Managers To Depart HMC to Form Hedge Funds

Weeks after the Harvard Management Company announced its intent to lay off nearly half of its 230-person staff, three of the firm’s investment managers will leave the company to form their own hedge funds, according to Bloomberg.

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University Finances

Harvard Alumnus Brian Rogers Named to Harvard Management Co. Board

Brian C. Rogers ’77, a prominent investment manager and philanthropist, has joined the Harvard Management Company's board of directors.

Martha L. Minow
Harvard Law School

Law School Dean Criticizes Trump in Op-Ed

The piece condemns Trump’s “attack” on a federal judge and warns that the president “may become a tyrant” without the rule of law.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
University Finances

Some Alumni Encouraged by HMC Changes

While some alumni said they are cautiously optimistic about the changes at HMC, others remain focused on compensation structures at the firm.

HMS Protest
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Affiliates Protest Trump Resort Fundraiser

​Dozens of protesters assembled Saturday urging the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to relocate a Feb. 18 fundraiser from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

Immigration protest
University

Harvard Files Additional Amicus Brief Opposing Immigration Order

Harvard signed an additional amicus brief challenging Trump’s immigration order Monday, joining 16 other universities to argue that the order has damaged their institutions.

Harvard Medical School

After Protests, Dana-Farber to Avoid ‘Controversial’ Fundraising Venues

Following protests led by HMS students, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will not relocate a fundraiser planned for Mar-a-Lago, but vowed to avoid "controversial" venues in the future.