Amna H. Hashmi
Hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 has donated $150 million to Harvard and has directed at least $125 million of the gift to support financial aid at the College. The gift, announced by the University on Wednesday afternoon, is the largest in the history of Harvard College.
Harvard raised more than $792 million during fiscal year 2013, a 21 percent increase from its 2012 charitable contributions of $650 million and more than any other American university but Stanford, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Council for Aid to Education.
Lane MacDonald '88-'89 will join the growing group of former Harvard Management Company employees who have moved to the private sector over the years, when he departs at the end of the month.
Due to a mistake in the way the University reported its employees’ taxable income, approximately 11,000 Harvard employees paid excess income taxes between 2009 and 2013, with the hardest hit contributing several thousands dollars more than they should have.
American Express Company CEO Kenneth I. Chenault and former Obama Cabinet member Karen Gordon Mills ’75 were elected to become the newest members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, at its regularly scheduled meeting this weekend.
Members of the Wampanoag Native American tribe convened at the Harvard Faculty Club Friday night for a clambake in honor of the tribe’s long standing ties with the University.
Harvard has defied a trend of administrative bloat experienced among U.S. private research institutions from 2000 to 2012, which have seen on average a 24 percent decrease in the ratio of full time faculty and staff to administrators, a new report shows.
The trip was the president's fifth to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland since 2008.
In a statement last week, University President Drew G. Faust joined a growing group of American academic leaders to oppose the boycott of Israeli academic institutions called for recently by the American Studies Association.
Over the past year, two committees of the Harvard Corporation considered 56 shareholder proposals regarding the social responsibility of the University’s investments, according to an annual report released Thursday.
In its first explicit attempt to attract high school students, edX will collaborate with College Board and Davidson College professors to create online mini-courses in calculus, physics, and macroeconomics based on difficult topics in the Advanced Placement curriculum.
This semester, the third since Harvard and MIT announced the launch of edX, many students are questioning whether virtual course materials in Harvard classes are enhancing—or detracting from—the learning process.
At a symposium on digital education, Robert A. Lue, a biology professor and director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, said that Harvard needs donors’ support to lead research on innovation in teaching and learning.
EdX will now offer its students the option of paying a fee to receive an ID-verified “certificate of achievement” for completing an online course, marking the first time the 17-month-old virtual education nonprofit will monetize its free content.