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Matthew Q. Clarida

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FAS

Harvard Will Keep Controversial Health Plans, Faust Says, But Will Subsidize Some Affected Employees

University President Drew G. Faust wrote Thursday night that Harvard will keep the controversial changes in place for 2015 but will also establish a fund to mitigate cost increases for some employees and explore alternative plan designs for the future.

Steve Ballmer Gives Back
SEAS

Computer Science Faculty To Increase by 50 Percent with Ballmer Gift

The donation, from former Microsoft CEO and longtime donor Steven A. Ballmer '77, will fund 12 professorships in the field.

Loeb House
Endowment

Riding Fundraising Wave, Harvard Posts Small Surplus

Harvard’s small surplus is a move into the black after recent years of deficits large and small. The progress was largely fueled by the first public year of fundraising for the Harvard Campaign.

Tom Menino at Boston Calling
Politics

Menino, Longtime Boston Mayor, Left His Mark on Harvard

Menino worked alongside four Harvard presidents and countless University employees assigned to massage Harvard’s relationship with the city. On Thursday, many of those Harvard officials remembered Menino as a unique politician.

College

Faust Makes 'Case for College' in Dallas Speech

Though she began by laying out the tangible indicators—wealth, employment, and civic engagement—that are often used to encourage college attendance, Faust spent the bulk of her talk arguing that college is critical for reasons that can’t necessarily be measured.

City Politics

Campaign Roundup: Baker Has Slight Lead in Gov. Race

With Election Day just ten days away, polls show Republican Charles D. Baker ’79 with a narrow lead over the veteran Massachusetts Democrat and Attorney General Martha M. Coakley in a heated race for governor.

Faust HAA
Alumni

Faust Travels to Mexico, Dallas for Speeches and Donor Events

Faust’s Dallas speech marks the conclusion of a major international trip that saw her spend most of this week in Mexico, where she met with Harvard affiliates and alumni.

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Harvard’s presidency and dreams of reclaiming the national stage behind him, Larry Summers has settled back into teaching, a role that has shaped his Harvard career more than any other.

Health

Dean, University Professors Advocate Future Investments in Public Health

Dean of the School of Public Health Julio Frenk and University Professor Lawrence H. Summers appeared together on Tuesday afternoon to discuss a path forward for advances in public health, particularly in developing countries.

Reforma Migratoria
College

Government Grants Temporary Visa to Junior Stuck in Mexico

Dario Guerrero-Meneses ’15 is set to return to Harvard after the federal government granted him a humanitarian visa on Tuesday afternoon to travel back to the United States from Mexico.

Student Life

Law School Profs Condemn New Sexual Harassment Policy

Twenty-eight Law School professors called for Harvard to withdraw its newly installed sexual harassment policy in a pointed open letter published on Tuesday night.

University Benefits Costs
Central Administration

Budget Claims Behind Health Plan Changes Don’t Add Up

The jump in costs that Hausammann described did take place, but over the course of only two years and more than a decade ago.

Crime

Burglary, Three Attempted Break-ins Reported in Yard

During an eventful Thursday morning Harvard Police officers responded shortly before 2 a.m. to four different reports of either attempted entry or unlawful entry.

Deconstructing the Brand
Central Administration

Heenan, VP of Communications and Lobbying Arm, To Depart

Heenan will become a senior communications advisor to the philanthropic foundation, but will continue to work with Harvard part time through the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Drew Faust

Faust, Stanford President Address Climate Change in Op-Ed

Faust and Hennessy wrote that their schools’ contributions to combating climate change will come through education and research.

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