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Office of Sustainability's Living Lab
University

Harvard Reduced Emissions, Water Use, Waste in 2016

The report, released Friday, detailed recent progress in Harvard’s schools efforts to reduce waste and emissions.

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.

Labor

Student Union Organizers Gear Up for Potential Re-Vote

Even before the National Labor Relations Board has finalized its decision, student union organizers at Harvard are preparing to launch another unionization campaign.

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.

The March for Science
Research

Harvard Profs, Faust Join March for Science

“We march because our future depends on the future of science," said University President Drew G. Faust.

Faculty Meeting
Race

Report Shows Increase in Faculty Diversity Over Past Ten Years

​The proportion of Harvard’s tenured faculty who are women or people of color jumped from 30.8 percent to 39.2 percent over the past decade.

Inaugural Year of New Title IX Policy
University

Between Harvard and Office for Civil Rights, A Symbiotic Relationship

As Harvard has searched for administrators to lead its Title IX office and bolster efforts to comply with federal guidelines, it continues to turn to staffers with firsthand experience in enforcing them.

Massachusetts Hall
University

Harvard, Plaintiff Propose Schedule for Sexual Harassment Case

A lawsuit challenging Harvard's compliance with Title IX could last into 2018.

Unionization Vote
GSAS

NLRB Calls for Re-Vote in Unionization Election

The National Labor Relations Board will conduct another election to determine whether eligible students at Harvard can form a union if a re-vote does not end in favor of the union.

Faust HAA
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."

Rep. John Lewis
IOP

Congressman John Lewis Accepts Kennedy School’s Gleitsman Award

“You get beaten, you get knocked down, you get arrested a few times. It makes you stronger, it makes you more determined,” Georgia Congressman John R. Lewis said.

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.

Massachusetts Hall
College

New Campus Group Calls for Private Prison Divestment

Students have launched a new effort urging Harvard to divest—this time taking aim at the University’s holdings in private prison stocks.

Wasserstein Hall
Central Administration

Law School Student Groups Endorse Wilkins for Deanship

Ten Harvard Law School student affinity groups have endorsed Professor David B. Wilkins ’77 to be the next dean of the Law School.

Girma’s Serenade
Student Life

'Fair Harvard' Lyric Change Fails to Strike Chord with Students

“Changing the name of a song does very little to impact my experience here,” Jonathan S. Roberts ’17 said.