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Brandon J. Dixon

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Faust at the Economic Club

Faust Calls Republican Tax Plan ‘Blow at the Strength of American Higher Education’

“It seems to us a blow at the strength of American higher education, the excellence of American higher education, and the competitiveness of American higher education."

Harvard Management Company

Entire Ivy League Outpaces Harvard Endowment in Fiscal Year 2017

​In a year when most institutional investors rode out robust public markets, Harvard’s 8.1 percent investment return for fiscal year 2017 placed it last among Ivy League endowments.

Harvard Management Company

Harvard Sheds Portfolio Assets in Fiscal Year 2017

Harvard's annual financial report indicates significant shifts in investment strategy in fiscal year 2017, including the jettisoning of billions in assets.

Silliman College

Yale Endowment Returns Top Harvard, But Trail Ivy Peers

Yale University—the Ivy League school known for consistently leading the pack in annual investment returns—returned 11.3 percent on its investments for fiscal year 2017.


Half the Battle: First-Generation Students at Harvard

First-generation students are navigating uncharted territory. As the first in their immediate families to pursue education at a four-year college or university, they have to surmount all the usual challenges of Harvard. But they face an additional hurdle: their parents can’t give them advice on surviving college.

Endowment Returns FY 2017

Corp. Sets Minimum Endowment Distribution Amid Financial Constraints

The Harvard Corporation has voted to allow schools to take capped amounts of money out of the endowment for the next three fiscal years in an effort to insulate budgets from fluctuations in Harvard’s investment returns.

Endowment Returns FY 2017

Harvard’s Endowment Returns, Explained

Harvard’s endowment posted an 8.1 percent return on its investments for the fiscal year. Here’s what that means, and why it matters.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office

Asset Breakdown Absent from HMC Report

In a departure from tradition, notably absent from the annual endowment report Harvard Management Company released Tuesday was a dissection of the assets that comprise its portfolio

HUDS Strike Continues

Citing Harvard, Northeastern Dining Workers Brace for Strike

As organizing at Northeastern has progressed, the union's success at Harvard has served as an inspiration.

Endowment Returns FY 2017
University Finances

Harvard Returns 8.1 Percent in ‘Disappointing’ Fiscal Year 2017

Harvard returned 8.1 percent on its investments in fiscal year 2017, a “disappointing” performance the firm’s CEO called “a symptom of deep structural problems at HMC.”

Endowment Returns, FY 2009-2017
College Finance

Strong Public Markets May Bode Well for Harvard

Robust growth in public markets may portend growth for Harvard's endowment in fiscal year 2017.

Grad School of Education

Education School Dean Ryan to Depart for UVA

James E. Ryan, the Dean of the Graduate School of Education, will depart the school to become the president of the University of Virginia after this academic year.

Charles Murray protestors

Charles Murray Event Draws Protest

Murray, whose work alleging race can be linked to IQ disparities has been denounced as “racist pseudoscience” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, spoke to a crowd of nearly 300.

Coming Apart at the IOP

Charles Murray, Controversial Alum, Set to Speak at Harvard

Controversial alum Charles Murray will speak at Harvard next week at an event hosted by an undergraduate group that seeks to test Harvard’s commitment to free speech.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Harvard May Quietly Turn to Outside Firms in Presidential Search

As it solicits advice from students, professors, and alumni about who should be Harvard’s next president, the search committee may also turn to executive search firms.