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Matthew Q. Clarida

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Tom Menino at Boston Calling
Politics

Thomas Menino, Longtime Boston Mayor and Partner To Harvard Presidents, Dies

Thomas M. Menino, who left office earlier this year, had been fighting cancer. In 2013, after he announced that he would not seek re-election, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws at Harvard’s Commencement Exercises.

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.

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.

Critical Conversation
Ed School

Ed School Aims for $250 Million in Campaign

The launch was a daylong affair with top leaders from the field of education, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne S. Duncan ’86.

Remembering Haley A. Rue
College Life

Friends, Family Remember Rue '17 Through Her Own Words

Friends and family of Haley A. Rue ’17, who died this summer while traveling in Germany, packed Memorial Church and Annenberg Hall on Thursday night for an evening in memoriam.

The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint
Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time