Elias J. Groll
Harvard University has continued to suffer losses on exotic financial instruments even as economic growth has slowly resumed, according to a recently released financial report.
Mark R. Johnson, a veteran Harvard administrator, has been named Harvard’s new vice president for Capital Planning and Project Management, a position created this summer to consolidate several planning offices that oversee Harvard’s construction efforts, University officials announced yesterday.
At a time when the moral values of financial firms are being publicly questioned, the widow of a multibillionaire banker has donated $12.3 million in support of Harvard’s interfaculty initiative on ethics, the University announced yesterday.
University President Drew G. Faust said she was tickled by a scene in "The Social Network" that takes place in a fictionalized version of her office in Mass. Hall.
The Allston Work Team will present a set of recommendations for Harvard’s $1 billion expansion in Allston by the middle of next year, according to University Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp.
When Facebook founder Mark E. Zuckerberg ’06 thumbed his nose at Harvard’s administration and created a social networking site he, now famously, declared “I can do it better than they can, and I can do it in a week.”
A federal district court judge has issued an injunction against the enforcement of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, raising the possibility that University President Drew G. Faust might move to recognize the Reserve Officer Training Corps on campus.
Harvard Medical School has eliminated its pathology department and moved two growing departments to other real estate on campus amid pressure to accommodate the space needs of expanding departments, according to a recent letter sent to faculty by Medical School Dean Jeffrey S. Flier.
A recent move almost certainly increased the University’s holdings in powdered milk.
The University announced today that it has received a $10 million gift from industrial magnate Anand G. Mahindra ’77 that will support the Harvard Humanities Center. The gift is the largest in Harvard’s history directed exclusively towards the humanities.
Harvard has hired two real estate consulting firms to help formulate a blueprint for the University’s future development in Allston, but there remains no clear time line or concrete plan for the expansion at this point.
Upping the ante in the ongoing debate over the Reserve Officer Training Corps’ status at Harvard, Mass. Sen. Scott P. Brown posted a petition on his campaign web site yesterday encouraging constituents to speak out against Harvard’s ban of the program.
Harvard Medical School researchers have outlined a more efficient, safer way to reprogram adult stem cells, a development that holds strong implications for the field and patient care.
On the heels of an abysmal year for money managers in 2009, university endowment results released in recent weeks show strong investment returns for the year ending June 30, 2010, although different forms of asset allocation have led to significant variations in performance between different schools.
The Obama administration emphasized Harvard’s policy in its announcement that Summers would resign his post, but many critics publicly wondered whether the University could not have made an exception for someone of Summers’ stature. The answer, University officials and professors said, is no.