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Brandon J. Dixon

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University Finances

The Rise and Fall of HMC

Harvard Management Company's new CEO is leading an effort to revamp the University's investment arm.

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Ethnic or Cultural Groups

The Four-Decade Road to Ethnic Studies

At Harvard, real pressures—both financial and ideological—loom along the road to a comprehensive ethnic studies program.

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Central Administration

The New Corporation Man

Billionaire financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein is emblematic of the changing Harvard Corporation.

University Finances

Faust Made $1.4 Million in 2015

University President Drew G. Faust earned just over $1.4 million in compensation in calendar year 2015.

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Endowment

Despite Divest Cheers, Harvard Maintains Investment Approach

After a Harvard Management Company official said that the natural resources portfolio is "pausing" investments in fossil fuels, the University maintained that the remarks did not represent a change in investment strategy.

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Endowment

Yale’s Annual Endowment Report Defends High Fees for External Managers

As Harvard cuts the size of its internal workforce and begins to outsource its funds to more expensive external managers, Harvard Management Company will begin to more closely resemble investment offices at Yale and other peer institutions.

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Endowment

Schools Will be 'Differentially' Affected by Endowment Returns, Faust Says

As Harvard seeks to cope with disappointing endowment returns from last fiscal year, some of the University's twelve constituent schools will be harder hit than others.

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College

New Campus Group Calls for Private Prison Divestment

Students have launched a new effort urging Harvard to divest—this time taking aim at the University’s holdings in private prison stocks.

Commencement

Maura Healey To Serve as Chief Marshal at Commencement

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey ’92 will lead this year’s Commencement exercises as the chief marshal.

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University

Coalition for Diverse Harvard Releases Endorsements for Overseers Election

​An alumni coalition focused on increasing diversity at Harvard endorsed five candidates in this year’s Board of Overseers election.

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Divest Blockades University Hall

Two members of Divest Harvard sit in front of an entrance to University Hall Wednesday morning. The group is demanding that Harvard divest from the coal industry.

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University Finances

Divest Harvard Blockades University Hall

Around 20 members of Divest Harvard blockaded entrances to University Hall Wednesday in protest of Harvard’s stance on investing in the coal industry.

University Finances

HMC Will Invest At Least $300 Million to Spun-Off Hedge Fund

​Months after announcing it would radically revise its investment strategy by the end of the fiscal year, Harvard Management Company will invest at least $300 million into a hedge fund formed by some of its former money managers.

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University Finances

David Rockefeller, Major Harvard Donor, Dies at 101

David Rockefeller '36 donated at least $140 million to the University, making him one of Harvard's most generous financial supporters.

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FlyBy Blog

ICYMI: Harvard Thinks Reading Chaucer Together is Lit

What is Harvard thinking? We definitely don't think reading literature from the Middle Ages is a good social event alternative.