University

Endowment

Yale Earns 3.4 Percent On Investments, Beating Harvard

In a rough year for university endowments, Yale returned 3.4 percent on its investments in fiscal year 2016, beating out Harvard’s negative 2 percent returns over the same time period.

Quincy HUDS Teach-In
HUDS

HUDS Workers Ask for Student Support With Mealtime Stories

Members of the undergraduate group Student Labor Action Movement and several Harvard University Dining Services employees made speeches and held informational sessions in three College dining halls.

Harvard Kennedy School

Prize Recipient Hopes to Combat Violence Through Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative celebrated Palestinian schoolteacher Hanan Al Hroub as the second recipient of the Global Teacher Prize in a discussion Thursday night.

HUDS

News Analysis: HUDS Strike Threat Rooted in History

​Last week, Harvard’s dining hall workers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike after more than three months of stagnant contract talks. But this is not the first time UNITE HERE Local 26, the union that represents HUDS employees, has brandished the threat of a strike in the face of static negotiations.

Endowment Over Time
University Finances

A Guide to Harvard's Endowment

​Harvard lost almost $2 billion dollars in endowment value this year. Here’s what that means, why it matters, and an analysis of why it may have happened.

Endowment Over Time
Endowment

Harvard Loses Almost $2 Billion in Endowment Value

​Harvard Management Company lost almost $2 billion in endowment value during a “disappointing” fiscal year 2016, posting its worst endowment returns since the nadir of the financial crisis.

Local 26
College

HUDS Negotiations: What’s on the Table

A primer on the topics on the table in this round of negotiations between the University and its dining services workers, and the proposals the parties have traded thus far.

Central Administration

Divinity School Dean Advocates for Peace at Morning Prayers

​As live organ music filtered through Holden Chapel on Wednesday morning, about 50 attendees greeted the usher, accepted a program and hymnbook, and sat in silent contemplation, waiting for Morning Prayers to begin.

HUDS Ballot Box
Central Administration

HLS Groups Blast Harvard for Contract Stalemate with its Dining Workers

15 student groups from Harvard Law School issued a statement on their website reproaching Harvard’s bargaining record with its dining service workers, characterizing the ongoing stalemate in HUDS’ most recent round of contract talks as a class and racial justice “struggle.”

College Dean Rakesh Khurana
College

Khurana Announces Single Gender Policy Enforcement Committee

The committee tasked with implementing the College’s new policy penalizing unrecognized single-gender social groups will craft regulations that could pave the way for a formal relationship between Harvard and private student organizations that do have gender-neutral membership.

Drew G. Faust
College

‘Troubling’ Climate of Sexual Assault: One Year Later

This is a sketch of the past year, one in which Harvard students, faculty, and administrators grappled head-on with the realities and prevalence of campus sexual assault.

Harvard Law School

Celebrating Black Alumni, and Engaging With Activism, at Law School Reunion

When Bishop C. Holifield was a student at Harvard Law School in 1967 at the apex of the civil rights movement, the fledgling organization he had founded—the Harvard Black Law Students Association—had just two members: himself and co-founder Reginald E. Gilliam.

Central Administration

In HUDS Strike, University Fundraising Becomes Rallying Cry

​When the Harvard University Dining Services workers announced earlier this month that they were considering a strike during their contract negotiations with the University, a now-familiar refrain emerged: If Harvard can invest and raise billions of dollars every year, why can’t it pay its workers more?

School of Public Health

HSPH Professors Argue for Nuance in Sugar Study Controversy

Recent controversy around a 1960s review of sugar, dietary fat, and cardiovascular health has muddled problematic industry sponsorship with spot-on findings, according to some nutrition professors at Harvard's School of Public Health.

Occupying “Belinda Hall”
Harvard Law School

Law School Aims to Level Playing Field With New Orientation

​Following a year of of tension and discussion related to diversity at the Law School, administrators unveiled a total overhaul of first-year orientation this year to acclimate students from varying backgrounds to the school.