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Mariel A. Klein

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An Elaborate Prank
College

’Poonsters Prank the Crimson—and Dupe Donald Trump

Harvard Lampoon staffers tricked the Donald Trump campaign into thinking that The Crimson was endorsing the controversial candidate for president.

Stephen Blyth
Central Administration

Harvard's Controversial Romanian Forest Sold to Ikea Group

The move distances Harvard from a corruption case involving one of the contractors who helped oversee the land.

James F. Rothenberg ’68
Central Administration

Rothenberg, Longtime Corporation Member, Dies at 69

As Harvard’s treasurer and a member of the Harvard Corporation, James F. Rothenberg '68 remained intimately connected to the University he loved, advising its leaders and helping manage its money, until his death Tuesday. He was 69.

SEAS Gift Announcement
FAS

A $400 Million Gift, and Accompanying Scrutiny

Administrators maintain that the criticism will do little to hurt their fundraising efforts, but one fact remains: John Paulson’s record gift to SEAS has brought record scrutiny to Harvard’s $6.5 billion capital campaign.

Fundraising

Paul Choi, Chicago Lawyer, Will Head Alumni Association

Paul L. Choi ’86, a Chicago-based lawyer, takes the reigns of the association during a University-wide $6.5 billion capital campaign—the largest in Harvard’s history that would be a record in higher education.

Electrical Engineering
FAS

Record $400 Million Gift Renames SEAS

The gift will establish a permanent endowment for SEAS—which will now be known as the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences—as the school prepares to move into new facilities in Allston, Harvard announced on Wednesday.

Central Administration

Alumni Elect Five New Overseers

The five alumni, who will serve six-year terms as Overseers, are R. Martin Chávez ’85, Fernande R. V. Duffly, Brian Greene ’84, Beth Y. Karlan ’78, and John Silvanus Wilson Jr.

Your Harvard: New York
Central Administration

Promoting the Harvard Campaign

Spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year, Harvard pulls out all the stops as it seeks to break a fundraising record.

School of Public Health
Central Administration

Chan Gift Has Public Health Faculty Optimistic

A historic gift brings the School of Public Health promise for the future and optimism for the present.

Harvard Ed Portal Opening
Central Administration

The Politics of Drew Faust

In a year of campus challenges to her leadership, Drew Faust’s tactical side was on full display. The strategy of public non-engagement favored by Harvard’s eighth-year president has supporters fawning but some campus constituencies feeling disrespected.

School of Public Health

Hunter To Serve as Acting School of Public Health Dean

Hunter will take the reins in the middle of Harvard’s University-wide capital campaign and as the school allocates funding from its recent $350 million gift from Gerald L. Chan—the largest single donation in Harvard’s history.

Harvard Business School

Harvard Sues Test Prep Sites for Alleged HBX Copyright Infringement

Harvard has filed a lawsuit against several commercial websites for alleged copyright infringement of materials from HBX, the Business School's digital learning platform.

Stephen Blyth
Central Administration

HMC Executives Saw Compensation Increase from 2012 to 2013

Since-promoted Harvard Management Company president and CEO Stephen Blyth received $11.5 million in compensation in 2013, about double his compensation of $5.3 million in 2012.

Divest Protests University Appointment
Student Groups

Divest Harvard Blockades Mass Hall Again

The group blocked entrances to the administrative building for the second time this semester in protest of the appointment of new University Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister, who is a former oil executive.

Boston

Harvard Reaches Agreement With Weston Over Contaminated Property

Harvard will pay for partial cleanup of high levels of arsenic found in portions of land sold to the town of Weston.

Santa Lucía
Highlight

Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter

Adulthood Is Relative
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Adulthood Is Relative

A Taste of Italy 2
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A Taste of Italy: On Milan, Siena, and Studying Abroad

Le Quatorze Juillet
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Le Quatorze Juillet