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Brandon J. Dixon

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Suburban Suburbans
Flyby Blog

What Could the Presidential Search Committee Be Doing for 7 Hours in Suburbia?

The committee foiled us with tight security, and left just a few clues (what was up with that HAPPY BIRTHDAY balloon?). We can only speculate.

Faust at 2021 Convocation
Drew Faust

Faust Says Sanctions Decision Not a Threat to Presidential Power

Some said the Corporation’s vote strongly limits the next president’s authority to revise the sanctions if they wish, though Faust disagreed.

William F. Lee
Presidential Search

William F. Lee '72

Lee, the senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation and chair of the presidential selection committee, is one of only two searchers to have served on the body that selected current University President Drew G. Faust.

Lawrence Bacow
Drew Faust

Lawrence S. Bacow

In some ways, Bacow’s time in academic administration echoes that of Harvard’s current University President Drew G. Faust.

Faust at the Economic Club
Politics

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
Endowment

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
Endowment

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
Endowment

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.

Smehmood
Scrutiny

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
Endowment

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
Endowment

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
Endowment

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
Labor

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.

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