Matthew Q. Clarida
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.
The launch was a daylong affair with top leaders from the field of education, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne S. Duncan ’86.
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.
Harvard unveiled a new policy to dramatically rework its handling of sexual assault and harassment claims this July, but, several weeks into the semester, the office in charge of investigating those cases is still not fully staffed.
FM sat down for fifteen minutes with Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times.
Faust made it clear in an interview on Tuesday that the humanities will be a focus for her during the academic year.
Kristof, a columnist for the New York Times and a Harvard overseer, took his notebook to Sanders Theatre on Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview with Faust.
Harvard has raised at least $4.3 billion in pledges and donations during its University-wide capital campaign so far, including $500 million in the second quarter of 2014 alone.
GSD administrators have said that a top campaign priority will be the student experience, achieved through enhancements in financial aid and funding for travel and conferences.
Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charles Baker '79 won their respective primaries in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race.
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.
Primaries for the state of Massachusetts take place on Tuesday.
The gift is among the largest single donations in the history of higher education and marks the first time that Harvard has renamed one of its schools in recognition of philanthropy.
The University will significantly restructure the benefit plans it offers to non-union employees, cutting premiums but introducing, for the first time, a deductible at the point of care.
Nearly 200 black Harvard affiliates posed for a group photograph on the steps of Widener Library Sunday evening in solidarity with Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed three weeks ago in Ferguson, Missouri.