Harvard Management Company has created a new position devoted to researching and understanding sustainability issues related to the University’s $30.7 billion endowment.
University President Drew G. Faust warned that cuts to federal research funding would endanger innovation, the economy, and “intellectual life” in the United States in a speech to the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Speaking at a recruiting event for the Harvard Management Company on Monday, HMC President and CEO Jane L. Mendillo said she recently has been “more conscious about trying to recruit” Harvard students to work for the Company, which oversees the University’s investments.
After a fall semester that saw College students vote in support of a social choice fund and the University announce its plans to create one, Kennedy School students will vote next week on a referendum calling for Harvard to demonstrate a financial commitment to the new fund.
Harvard’s endowment returns beat the national average for American colleges and universities during the 2012 fiscal year.
The Harvard Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility conducted two meetings with student groups on Friday to discuss socially responsible investing.
Harvard’s Office of Federal Relations spent about $510,000 on lobbying in Washington D.C. in the calendar year of 2012, approximately the same amount as in 2011, according to public records filed with Congress.
Harvard University President Drew G. Faust attended the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland last week, sharing her thoughts on the future of higher education and women in economic leadership with high-profile leaders and thinkers from around the world.
The National Football League Players Association has issued Harvard Medical School a $100 million grant to establish a 10-year research initiative aimed at finding solutions to players’ health problems.
Five students will meet with the Harvard Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility this Friday to discuss the details of a social choice fund, the creation of which the University announced in December.
Renowned MIT physics professor and virtual education veteran Walter Lewin has added his popular course on electricity and magnetism to this spring’s edX class offerings, announced the online educational platform on Tuesday.
Harvard is in the process of reengaging the architect who originally had been tapped six years ago to design a new science complex in Allston the first time the plan was proposed.
Georgetown University is the latest institution to join edX, an online education venture started by Harvard and MIT, announced Georgetown President John J. Degioia yesterday.
As the Digital Public Library of America approaches its April 2013 launch, copyright laws still hinder the library’s ability to make a wide array of written materials accessible to the public.
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity is currently conducting its second University-wide faculty climate survey to examine attitudes toward work-life balance and the changing role of technology in the workplace.