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Drew Faust

Senator Brown Faults University's ROTC Policy

Mass. Senator Scott Brown issued a harsh rebuke to Harvard yesterday for its positions on ROTC and the DREAM Act, saying in a statement that the University “has its priorities upside down.”

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Student Life

Harvard President Faust Throws First Pitch at Fenway

High and outside—that is where University President Drew G. Faust put the ball when she threw out the opening pitch at Fenway Park last night.

Central Administration

Summers To Leave White House

Former University President Lawrence H. Summers will return to Harvard after stepping down from his Washington position at the end of 2010.

Crime

Larry Summers To Return to Harvard at Year's End

Former University President Lawrence H. Summers will return to Harvard after stepping down from his White House position at the end of 2010, according to a statement released by the White House.

Fundraising

Harvard Fundraising Remains Steady in Trying Times

Harvard University received donations worth $596 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, down slightly from the $602 million raised a year earlier.

University Finances

University Inflation Rate Hits Record Low

The rate of inflation affecting universities nationwide fell to 0.9 percent in fiscal year 2010—the lowest rate on record—and rates for institutions in New England dipped even lower.

Endowment

Harvard Real Estate Deal with Chinese Fund Collapses

Harvard University will not sell a portion of its real estate holdings to China’s sovereign wealth fund after efforts to broker a deal collapsed, according to a person familiar with the situation. Media reports estimated that the deal would have been worth several hundred million dollars.

University Finances

Endowment Sees 11% Returns After Large Losses

Harvard’s endowment grew to $27.4 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010, an 11-percent investment return that comes a year after the endowment plummeted in value by 27.3 percent to $26 billion.

Harvard in the World

Call Out the Lawyers: Harvard Business Review is Being Sued

In August, Jonathan Lee Riches, a federal inmate who described himself as "also known as Bernard Madoff," filed an appeal to a case first dismissed in October 2009.

Endowment

Harvard Endowment's Real Estate Sale to China Falls Through

Harvard University will not sell a portion of its real estate holdings to China's sovereign wealth fund after efforts to broker a deal with the $300 billion fund broke down, according to a report in Bloomberg this afternoon.

Endowment

Harvard Endowment Jumps 11 Percent to $27 Billion

Harvard’s endowment grew to $27.4 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010, an 11 percent investment return that comes a year after it plummeted in value by 27.3 percent to $26 billion.

FAS

Hauser Losing Tenure Not Likely, Harvard’s History Shows

Some in the scientific community question whether psychology professor Marc D. Hauser, who faces allegations of research misconduct, should keep his teaching position at Harvard.

Rankings

We're Not Number One—Says Who?

The QS World University Rankings demoted Harvard to number two.

Central Administration

Faust Supports Stem Cell Work

University President Drew G. Faust announced yesterday that she would continue to support stem-cell research at Harvard despite the setback of a recent court ruling.

Breaking News

Dean Smith's Letter to Faculty: Full Text

Full text of the letter to colleagues in which Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith discloses that Professor Marc D. Hauser has been found "solely responsible" by an investigating committee for eight separate instaces of scientific misconduct in his lab.

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Dare to Dye

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Dos Besos

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes