Nikita Kansra

Capital Campaign

Letter from the Editors: Is Harvard Worth It?

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

Renaming the Holyoke Center
College

Three-Story Campus Center Expected To Open in 2018, Holyoke Center Renamed

The center, which has been renamed after donors Richard A. Smith ’46 and his wife Susan F. Smith, will undergo construction beginning in 2016.

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.

Drew Faust

Faust Letter Leaves Divestment Advocates Unsatisfied

Less than a week after University President Drew G. Faust released a letter reaffirming the University stance against divestment from fossil fuels, divestment advocates said they remain unsatisfied with Faust’s position and will continue their activism.

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.

Endowment 2013
Endowment

Harvard Endowment Rises to $32.7 Billion

The returns, which apply to fiscal year 2013, mark vast improvement from the previous fiscal year, during which the endowment’s value declined slightly to $30.7 billion.

Money Talks
Fundraising

With Faculty Superstars and a Famous Dropout, Harvard Launches Capital Campaign’s Public Phase

An afternoon packed with star-studded events for Harvard’s alumni and donors kicked off the public phase of Harvard’s potentially record-breaking capital campaign on Saturday.

A Record-Breaking Target
Alumni

Harvard Campaign Aims To Raise Record-Breaking $6.5 Billion

The University has already raised $2.8 billion in donations and pledges from more than 90,000 supporters in the fundraising drive’s quiet phase.

University Finances

University Prepares for Capital Campaign's Public Launch

University alumni and donors from around the world are flocking to the Square this weekend to celebrate Saturday’s public launch of The Harvard Campaign—widely predicted to be the largest fundraising drive in University history.

Central Administration

Newly Created Vice Provost Position To Oversee edX, HILT

Chinese history professor Peter K. Bol will assume the newly created position of Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 announced in an email to Harvard faculty on Monday morning.

Bowing Out of the Race
University

Summers Withdraws His Name from Consideration for Fed Chair

The former University President shared his decision with President Obama in a phone call on Sunday, according to the Wall Street Journal.

State of the University
University Finances

Faust Charts Course Through ‘Stormy Seas’ as The Harvard Campaign Approaches

In a speech Tuesday, the University President conveyed a mixed outlook for higher education, describing both the challenges and opportunities facing Harvard.

School of Public Health

House Committee Issues Subpoenas Demanding Access to HSPH Study Data

The Committee may eventually demand that Harvard release data from a study that has been used to justify nearly two decades of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on air pollution.

Economics

Summers Likely To Be Federal Reserve Chairman Nominee, CNBC Reports

With the term of current chair Ben S. Bernanke ’75 drawing to a close, former University president Larry Summers is likely to be nominated as the next Federal Reserve chairman, a source close to the Obama administration told CNBC last week.

Adventures in Separation and Spain
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Adventures in Separation and Spain

Dare to Dye
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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