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Christine Y. Cahill

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Cambridge City Hall
Boston

Officials Defend Harvard's Payments to Local Governments

Local government officials criticized the University for failing to fulfill the whole request, referring to what can feel like a “one-sided” sense of appreciation.

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Health

Harvard Makes Arrangements for Possible Ebola Scenarios, Despite Low Risk

The University is working on arrangements to house students from at-risk countries who would not be advised to return home during winter break.

Stephen Blyth
Endowment

Stephen Blyth Named Next President and CEO of Management Company

Blyth, who is currently a managing director and head of public markets at HMC as well as a professor of statistics, will assume the role Jan. 1, 2015.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Endowment Grows to $36.4B with 15.4 Percent Return

The investment gains leave Harvard’s endowment just short of its $36.9 billion peak, which was reached in June of 2008, before the global financial crisis.

Tamara E. Rogers
Alumni

Rogers Defends Management Co. Compensation in Letter to Alumni

Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Tamara E. Rogers ’74 defended the compensation of top managers of the Harvard Management Company in a letter sent late last week to a group of alumni that had previously criticized the University's investment arm.

Year in Review - Corporate Baton: Couch
School of Public Health

With Naming Rights on the Table, Harvard Gave Its Price

With the christening of the T. H. Chan School, Harvard has joined the ranks of institutions around the world that have traded naming rights for philanthropy.

Gerald L. Chan
School of Public Health

For Chan, Gift Was a Lifetime in the Making

For years, Gerald Chan, an alumnus of the School of Public Health who will unveil a $350 million donation to the school Monday afternoon, has used his financial resources to support research in the sciences.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
University Finances

Has HMC Lost Its Edge?

At Harvard Management Company, the stakes are high, especially during Harvard’s record-seeking capital campaign. But in contrast to the record yields HMC enjoyed from 1990 until the financial crisis, the company’s recent returns—which influence Harvard’s financial strength more than any donor can—now straddle the national average.

Year in Review - Divestment: Massachusetts Hall Protest
Harvard Management Co

Money and Morals at HMC

A year of protests and conflicts reveals the divergent conceptions of responsible investment at Harvard.

Vineyard Lands
Central Administration

Harvard Management Company Invests in California Vineyards

Harvard Management Company has continued its strategy of investing in natural resources by purchasing millions of dollars' worth of vineyard land in central California.

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.

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.

FAUST
College

Amid Debate, Faust Announces Creation of Sexual Assault Task Force

The task force will be chaired by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman, who, during his tenure as provost, helped oversee the creation of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

STANTING TALL
Football

Harvard-Yale 2014

Playing with the Rules
Scrutiny

Playing With The Rules

Highlight

Title IX Complaints in Higher Education

Art Museum Feature
Visual Arts

Newly Opened, Art Museums Prepare To Engage Undergrads