Amna H. Hashmi

One Campaign, One Harvard?
Fundraising

One Harvard, One Campaign?

Separate campaigns and priorities remain, but unified fundraising efforts, cross-school initiatives are tying the University together closer than ever before.

Year in Review - Corporate Baton: Couch
Harvard Corporation

Passing the Corporate Baton

With senior fellow Robert D. Reischauer’s term up, the Corporation looks to a new, younger leader to continue its push for openness and transparency.

Relative Size of Donations to Harvard
HAA

Making the Pitch

In today’s crowded philanthropy market, Harvard continues to be a worthy—and attractive—cause, donors and experts say.

Divest Action
Central Administration

Divest Harvard Members Block Mass. Hall Entrance, Demand Open Meeting with Corporation

The maneuver kicked off the activist group Divest Harvard’s Day of Action, the latest effort in a two-year-old campaign calling for the University to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

Divest Action
Crime

Undergraduate Protester Arrested for Blocking Entrance to Mass. Hall

Roche had been guarding the door throughout the night as part of Divest Harvard’s Day of Action to demand an open meeting with the Harvard Corporation on the issue of divestment.

Fundraising

Younger Crop of Donors Fueling Capital Campaign, Supporters Say

Harvard has raised more than $900 million since the public launch of Harvard's capital campaign, and longtime supporters credit much of the progress to a new generation of donors.

Harvard Corporation

Corporation Approves New Policy for Searches of Electronic Communications

Under the new policy, electronic searches must be authorized by “an appropriate and accountable person” and must serve “a legitimate and important University purpose.”

Open Meeting with Faust
College Administration

Faust Says University Has Submitted Revised Sexual Assault Policy

At an open forum sponsored by the Undergraduate Council Thursday, University President Drew G. Faust announced that Harvard had submitted in recent weeks a revised sexual assault policy.

Drew Faust

News Analysis: UN-Backed Investment Principles Are More Symbol than Action, Experts Say

Although the University has signed onto the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, sustainability and investment experts cautioned that the voluntary nature of the principles are closer to a statement of values than policy.

Endowment

In letter, More than 100 Faculty Members Call on Faust, Corporation To Divest From Fossil Fuels

More than 100 faculty members from across the University signed an open letter on Thursday urging University President Drew G. Faust and members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, to divest the University's endowment from fossil fuel companies.

Endowment

With Argentine Timberlands Recertified, Local Organizers Lodge Complaints

The independent third-party Rainforest Alliance accredited the plantations, EVASA and Las Misiones, located in northern Argentina, on behalf of FSC.

State of the University
Research

University Will Adopt UN-Backed Investment Principles, Launch New Climate Change Initiatives

The three-fold endeavor will launch a research-focused Climate Change Solutions Fund, increase sustainability measures on campus, and affirm the endowment’s commitment to environmentally sustainable and socially conscious investing.

Endowment

Tax Reform Plan Could Cost Harvard Millions, Though Passage Unlikely

Congressman David L. Camp’s tax reform plan could cost Harvard tens of millions of dollars in endowment taxes if passed.

Clair and Chu
Harvard Corporation

IP Lawyer, Medical Director Named New Leaders of Board of Overseers

Intellectual property lawyer Morgan Chu, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1976, will preside over Harvard’s Board of Overseers—the University’s second-highest governing body—for the 2014-2015 academic year.

University Finances

Faust Expresses Disappointment in Divest Harvard Video Confrontation

University President Drew G. Faust wrote in an email to Divest Harvard that she was disappointed in the way that the group, which calls for Harvard’s divestment from fossil fuel companies, presented a recent comment she made regarding the oil industry’s influence.

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

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Saudade, or Nostalgia