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Capital Campaign

Letter from the Editors: Is Harvard Worth It?

Six and a half billion dollars. Is Harvard worth it?

Launching the Radcliffe Campaign
Drew Faust

Launching the Radcliffe Campaign

University President Drew G. Faust speaks at the launch of the Radcliffe Campaign on Monday.

A Small Chunk of the Campaign
Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Institute Will Seek $70 Million in Campaign

Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study will seek to raise $70 million in its segment of The Harvard Campaign, Radcliffe Campaign co-chair Susan S. Wallach ’68 announced Monday night at a campaign launch event in Agassiz Hall in Radcliffe Yard.

Central Administration

William F. Lee To Serve as Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow

Intellectual property lawyer and Harvard Corporation member William F. Lee ’72 will lead the Corporation starting in the summer of 2014, the University announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon.

An Empty Lecture Hall
Front Feature

Second Email Privacy Policy Task Force Meeting Draws Few Attendees

The second of two open meetings for the University’s electronic communication policy task force drew few attendees and fewer comments for the task force’s leader, Harvard Law School professor David J. Barron ’89.

Hacking Harvard
Scrutiny

Interactive Feature: Harvard University’s Cyberwar

While governments and corporations alike experience cyberthreats, universities like Harvard face a unique test: how to balance an academic mission demanding an unfettered flow of information with the need to protect valuable data and computer systems.

Drew Faust

Seattle Mayor Addresses Harvard Divestment

An unexpected letter from University President Drew G. Faust explaining why Harvard will not divest from fossil fuel companies has catalyzed discussion and provoked direct responses, including one from Seattle Mayor Michael P. McGinn.

Endowment

Lane MacDonald '88-'89 Named HMC Managing Director

A former Harvard hockey star and active alumnus will become the managing director for private equity at Harvard Management Company, HMC announced in a press release on Monday.

Technology

Summers: Thiel Fellowship 'The Single Most Misdirected Bit of Philanthropy in This Decade'

In one of his first public appearances since withdrawing his name from Fed Chair consideration, former University President Larry Summers came out swinging against the Thiel Fellowship, a controversial scholarship created by entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter A. Thiel.

The Longwood Forum
Harvard Medical School

The Longwood Forum

Law School professor David J. Barron ‘89 discusses the challenges facing the email privacy policy task force at a Harvard Medical School forum that drew about 35 people.

The Longwood Forum
Harvard Medical School

At Longwood Forum, Email Privacy Policy Task Force Details Challenges Ahead

The nearly hour-long event, held in a Harvard Medical School lecture hall, represents one step in a broader effort by the task force to engage with numerous constituencies on both of Harvard’s campuses before it begins drafting its recommendations.

The Benefits Package Unpacked
Allston

Harvard Offers $28 Million in Community Benefits for Allston, Along with 'Transformative Project'

A presentation of a $28 million community benefit package and an additional $10 million for a teaching and learning hub in Allston was bookended by arguments over how community members should address the University’s 10-year plan for Allston at a Harvard-Allston Task Force meeting Wednesday night.

University Finances

Faust Letter Reaffirms, Justifies University's Anti-Divestment Stance

The letter serves as Faust’s first formal rebuttal to months of petitions and protests from both students and alumni groups pushing for divestment of Harvard’s $33 billion endowment from fossil fuel companies.

Harvard in the World

Faust Criticizes Obama's Financial Aid Proposal

University President Drew G. Faust criticized President Barack Obama’s proposal to tie federal financial aid to government-created college rankings, a legislative goal that Obama has championed as a key step to making college more affordable.

The New FAS Librarian
FAS

Recently Appointed Harvard Library Vice President To Also Head FAS Libraries

In her new role as FAS Librarian, Sarah E. Thomas will take the reins of libraries that fall under FAS, such as the Harvard College Library.

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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

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Rainy Day Impression