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Central Administration

Endowment Returns 5.8 Percent, Growing to $37.6 Billion

Harvard Management Company beat most of its internal benchmarks and the general market indices but lagged behind notable peer institutions such as MIT and Stanford.

Stephen Blyth
Central Administration

Blyth Plans Big Changes to Management Company Structure

Stephen Blyth, who took over for Jane L. Mendillo on Jan. 1, made it clear Tuesday that he plans to chart a new course as Harvard Management Company's CEO.

Thomas Hollister
Central Administration

Hollister Named CFO and VP for Finance

Harvard named Boston banker Thomas J. Hollister the new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance on Wednesday, concluding a months-long search for the new executive, according to a press release.


Study Proposes Excise Tax on Harvard’s Endowment

If implemented, the tax would generate approximately $5 billion of revenue, according to the study published this month by the Nexus Research and Policy Center.


Grad Students’ Path to Unionization May Depend on Labor Board

Law experts say that Harvard graduate students' success at unionization may depend on whether the National Labor Relations Board reconsiders a 2004 decision.

Julio Frenk
Central Administration

School of Public Health Dean To Depart for University of Miami

In the midst of Harvard’s ongoing capital campaign, Julio Frenk oversaw the School of Public Health when it secured the largest gift in the University’s more than 375-year history.

Harvard Law School

Analysis: Experts Say ADA Case Has Merit

Filed earlier this month, the complaint alleges that by not captioning its online content, edX, a virtual education platform founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, violates the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Divest Protest
Central Administration

Divest Harvard To Create Alumni Fund, Donation Conditional on Divestment

Divest Harvard aims to launch a fossil fuel-free fund to which alumni can donate as an alternative to the University’s endowment, according to the group’s announcement from earlier this month.

FY 2014 Gifts
Central Administration

Harvard Brings in Record-Breaking $1.16 Billion in FY 2014 Gifts

For the first time since 2004, Harvard outraised Stanford in Fiscal Year 2014, posting a record-breaking total of $1.16 billion in gifts.

Harvard Law School

In Light of Grand Jury Decisions, Law Students Petition for Exam Extensions

In addition to considering the trauma of students, the letter called for the Law School itself to support the student protests


Open Letter to Obama Calls for Better Justice System

The letter, addressed to President Barack Obama, calls for the use of body-worn cameras by police and the prosecution of police officers who “deprive black men and women of their constitutional right to life.”

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Harvard Law School

Analysis: Precedent for Divestment Suit Is Tenuous, Legal Experts Say

Harvard divestment advocates caught national attention when they took their fight to court last week, but legal experts say the case’s claims may ultimately be too tenuous to be heard.

Men's Basketball

Former NBA Star Lays Out Philanthropic Goals for Democratic Republic of Congo

Towering over the podium, the seven-foot two-inch 18-year NBA veteran discussed the hospital he founded in the DRC’s capital Kinshasa, as well as efforts to improve education and prevent Congolese brain drain.

Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Grads Top Midcareer Earning Survey

Harvard Law School graduates earn $201,000 a year on average by the time they reach the midpoint of their careers, outpacing all other graduate school degree holders.

Harvard Law School

Assistant Attorney General Discusses Cyber Threats

John P. Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security, discussed cyber threats and the Department of Justice’s continued efforts to fight terrorism Friday at the Law School.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes