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.


Campus Landscape Services Now Use Battery-Powered Equipment

​Landscape Services, a unit of Harvard Campus Services, is replacing their traditional, fuel-powered landscaping equipment with battery-powered counterparts in an attempt to reduce noise and air pollution.

Steven Spielberg Commencement Speaker 2016

For Commencement, A Historically Male Set of Speakers

In the past 30 years, the University has chosen just six women to deliver the Commencement Day oration—a pattern that some involved in planning graduation exercises criticize.

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Central Administration

In Ho Chi Minh City, Faust Reflects on Vietnam War

University President Drew G. Faust paid homage to the lives lost in the Vietnam War in a speech at a university in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday.

John Kerry

John Kerry Will Deliver Kennedy School’s Graduation Address

Former Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver the Kennedy School’s graduation address in May.

Harvard Law School Admissions

Law School Students Participate in Human Rights Hearing on Immigration

Two students from Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinic argued that the United States was no longer a “safe country” for refugees before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.

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.


Court Denies Harvard Motion to Dismiss Title IX Lawsuit

​A lawsuit that challenges Harvard’s compliance with anti-sex discrimination law Title IX will proceed after a federal court ruled Friday to deny the University’s efforts to dismiss the suit.

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Harvard Law School

Three Years In, Junior Deferral Program Remains in 'Pilot' Stage

When Louisa H. McIntyre ’16 was a junior, she knew she wanted to go to Harvard Law School. But first, she decided, she would try something a little different: stunt work.


Twenty-Six Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

This year marks the first time in three years that Harvard fell behind some peer institutions in producing Fulbright Scholars.

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
Central Administration

Faust Kicks Off Asia Trip in Singapore

University President Drew G. Faust spoke to alumni in Singapore Sunday during the first stop of a trip in Asia to promote Harvard’s global impact.


Facing ‘Substantial’ Snow Storm, Harvard to Close Tuesday

Facing a forecasted 12 to 18 inches of snow, Harvard has closed both the University and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for the duration of the day Tuesday.

Year in Review - Pfister: Talk

University Committee Considers Adopting Affirmative Consent Standard for Title IX Policy

​A University-wide committee tasked with reviewing Harvard’s Title IX policy has discussed adoption of the “affirmative consent” standard—a standard the University has consistently rejected—in conversations about re-wording the policy.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building

Harvard, Union Prepare to Argue about Objections in Hearing

​An ongoing National Labor Relations Board hearing that could determine the fate of Harvard’s student unionization effort may soon turn to the formal objections filed by both union organizers and the University.

The FAS Dean

FAS To Run ‘Reasonably Small’ Budget Deficit

​The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will run a budget deficit in the coming year, according to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith.