Matthew Q. Clarida


Cambridge Police Investigating Church Street Robbery

Cambridge Police are investigating a Harvard staff member’s report that he was robbed by two men early Tuesday morning on Church Street.

Authorities at Holworthy

Campus Given ‘All Clear’ After Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuations

HUPD Spokesperson Steven G. Catalano announced that campus buildings were safe in an email to the University community shortly before 1 p.m. Catalano wrote that “no information was found to substantiate the threat” but that buildings were nevertheless searched “out of an abundance of caution.”

Central Administration

Univ. Announces New Sexual Assault Policy Including Central Office, ‘Preponderance of the Evidence’ Standard

A new set of University-wide Title IX policies and procedures set to take effect this fall will create a central office to investigate cases of sexual assault and gender-based harassment and institute a “preponderance of the evidence” standard for evaluating those allegations.

Summer Postcards 2014

Hard Realities

As I sit in here in Hartford, reading about jails and wiretaps but blissfully spared from it all, I have found myself thinking of the journalists in the United States and around the world who are taking real risks.

Summer Postcards 2014


What I think I’m learning is that I’ve got a lot to hoard before I have the phone numbers, legislative missives, and black-and-white printouts—and the relationships these things represent—that my colleagues do.

Jane L. Mendillo

Harvard Management Co. CEO To Step Down

After helping Harvard’s endowment recover from a global financial crisis, Harvard Management Company President and CEO Jane L. Mendillo will depart her post at the end of 2014.


After Raising $1 Billion in Seven Months, Harvard Campaign on Record-Shattering Pace

With $1 billion raised since the campaign's launch, Harvard has raised a total of $3.8 billion in its University-wide capital campaign.

Relative Size of Donations to Harvard
Central Administration

Popping the Question

From coordinating exclusive committees to presidential face time, Harvard’s behind-the-scenes fundraising arm lays the groundwork of a campaign.

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.

George H.W. Bush
Commencement 2014

George H.W. Bush

University President Drew G. Faust and President George H.W. Bush await the taking of a photograph outside of Massachusetts Hall Thursday morning, hours before Bush was to receive an honorary degree.

President Bush Sr. Honorary Degree
College News

Bush, Bloomberg, and Others Awarded Honorary Degrees Thursday Morning

Former President George H. W. Bush received one of eight honorary degrees at Harvard’s 363rd Commencement Exercises on Thursday.

Bloomberg Against Censorship

In Commencement Address, Bloomberg Denounces Partisan Censorship on Campuses

Michael R. Bloomberg used his platform at Thursday’s Commencement Day Afternoon Exercises to deliver a stinging critique of what he identified as a culture of intellectual repression in American higher education and governance.

James F. Rothenberg ’68
University Finances

Finnegan To Replace Rothenberg as University Treasurer

Harvard Corporation member Paul J. Finnegan ’75 will replace Corporation colleague James F. Rothenberg ’68 as Harvard’s treasurer on July 1

Drew Faust

Communications Office Will Shuffle Top Spokespeople After Departure

Kevin Galvin, senior communications director who has worked closely with University President Drew G. Faust, will leave the University this summer to assume a vice president position at Arizona State University.

Baccalaureate Service

Channeling ‘Breaking Bad,’ Faust Emphasizes Service, Moral Compass to Seniors

Faust surprised some in attendance by weaving the show’s dark storyline into an address that is usually celebratory and sentimental.


I Met a British Spy




I Am Not at a Cafe


Away in Argentina