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Six Percent Increase in Financial Aid Comes with Small Tuition Hike

Harvard College will raise its financial aid budget by nearly 6 percent for the 2013-2014 school year, the University announced in a press release Tuesday. At the same time, the total cost of attendance for undergraduates will increase by 3.5 percent to $56,407 for the coming academic year.

Central Administration

Faust Wraps Up Trip to Asia with Speech at Women's University in Seoul

After discussing virtual education earlier in the week, University President Drew G. Faust wrapped up her trip to Asia Friday on the note of female empowerment in a speech at Ewha Womans University—the largest women’s educational institution in the world—in Seoul, South Korea.

Drew Faust

Traveling in Asia, Faust Talks EdX

Kicking off a week-long trip to Asia, University President Drew G. Faust met with 30 alumni and business leaders in Hong Kong Monday to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by edX’s rapid growth.

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Central Administration

U.S. Navy Awards Faust for Welcoming ROTC

The U.S. Department of the Navy awarded University President Drew G. Faust with its highest civilian honor two weeks ago, Harvard announced this week.


Senior Associate Provost for the Library To Leave Harvard in May

Senior Associate Provost for the Harvard Library Mary Lee Kennedy will leave Cambridge this May to lead the New York Public Library as its Chief Library Officer, Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 announced Friday.


Students Uncertain of Privacy Policy, Some Fear Searches

In the wake of Saturday’s report that administrators secretly searched resident deans’ email accounts, it remains unclear whether University policy permits Harvard officials to conduct covert searches of student email accounts.


Senior Resident Dean Critiques Administrators' Actions

Senior Resident Dean Sharon L. Howell became the first of Harvard’s resident deans to publicly challenge the way that administrators handled their covert search of resident deans’ email accounts last fall and the fallout since the search came to light on Saturday.

Drew Faust

Faust Was Unaware of Secret Email Search

University President Drew G. Faust was kept in the dark about the secret administrative search of resident deans’ email accounts to trace the origin of a media leak, she said in a statement Monday.

College Administration

Administrators' Statement on Secret Email Searches Leaves Questions Unanswered

Top University officials offered an explanation of how and why they accessed resident deans’ email accounts in a statement Monday that left unanswered questions about whether the Harvard administration broke its own email privacy policy.


Administrators Secretly Searched Resident Deans' Email for Cheating Scandal Leak

Harvard administrators secretly accessed the email accounts of 16 resident deans in an attempt to determine who leaked communication regarding the Government 1310 cheating scandal that made its way to the media, the Boston Globe reported on Saturday evening.


Activist Group Condemns Endowment’s Link to Gunmakers

A student and alumni activist group criticized Harvard this week for its investment in an index fund that is a major shareholder of firearm manufacturer Smith & Wesson.


Manhole Fire in Harvard Square Halts Traffic, Cuts Out Power

On Friday morning, underground electrical cables ignited, causing a manhole fire and prompting Cambridge Police to temporarily close JFK Street between Mount Auburn Street and Memorial Drive.

University Finances

EdX Will Be Capital Campaign Priority

HarvardX, a branch of Harvard and MIT’s joint virtual learning venture edX, will be a priority for Harvard’s upcoming capital campaign, University President Drew G. Faust told The Crimson on Wednesday.


Revisions to Allston Campus Services Plan Met With Mixed Reactions

Revisions to Harvard’s planned relocation of campus services to 28 Travis Street in North Allston were met with mixed reactions at a Harvard-Allston Task Force meeting Tuesday night.

It's Oprah

Oprah Winfrey To Deliver Address at 362nd Commencement

Media mogul and billionaire philanthropist Oprah Winfrey will speak at Harvard’s 362nd Commencement in May, the University announced Monday.