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To Serve Better Thy Country
Higher Education

At Miami High School, Faust Praises Higher Ed

​Speaking at a Miami high school, University President Drew G. Faust encouraged students to pursue higher education—from local community colleges to Ivy League institutions.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Divest Harvard Activists Protest Kennedy School Film Screening

​Several members of environmental activist group Divest Harvard quietly carried signs outside a Kennedy School film series screening sponsored by Shell Oil Company.

University President Drew G. Faust
Politics

News Analysis: In the Age of Trump, Faust Treads Cautiously

As Faust has taken a more active approach to national politics, her position as president of one of the most renowned universities in the world has both limited and enabled her ability to push for change.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
University Finances

Some Alumni Encouraged by HMC Changes

While some alumni said they are cautiously optimistic about the changes at HMC, others remain focused on compensation structures at the firm.

Central Administration

Harvard Spent Over Half a Million Dollars Lobbying Congress in 2016

Harvard spent over half a million dollars lobbying the federal government in 2016, a number that has held relatively steady for the past five years.

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Fundraising

Harvard Raises $1.19 Billion in Fiscal Year 2016, Topping Stanford

Harvard raised $1.19 billion in fiscal year 2016, marking the University's largest fundraising haul in a single year.

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Politics

Harvard Challenges Trump’s Executive Order in Amicus Brief

Harvard has joined seven other higher education institutions in filing an amicus brief challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

Politics

Thousands of Alumni Sign Letter to Jared Kushner

Thousands of Harvard alumni urged Jared C. Kushner ’03 to use his platform to “influence the Trump administration, and Mr. Trump himself, in a positive way.”

To Serve Better Thy Country
Drew Faust

At Exhibit, Faust Honors Harvard’s Military History

University President Drew G. Faust praised service members and affirmed Harvard's renewed commitment to its military programs at an event Thursday.

Immigration Town Hall
Politics

Immigration Experts Counsel Affiliates Impacted by Trump Order

Harvard affiliates affected by President Donald Trump’s immigration order voiced concerns to University administrators at a town hall event Wednesday.

Journalism in a Post-Truth Era
Drew Faust

At Panel, Journalists Debate Future of Media

​University President Drew G. Faust convened a panel of prominent journalists to discuss the industry’s future in Sanders Theatre Tuesday.

Crime

Police Clear Bomb Threat Near Jefferson Labs

Cambridge Police and the Harvard University Police Department cleared an unconfirmed bomb threat near Jefferson Labs.

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Government

Trump’s Proposed Tax Code Changes Could Affect Harvard Fundraising

Tax experts say Trump's proposed changes to the tax code could affect fundraising at institutions like Harvard.

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College

Social Organizations Sanctions Could Be ‘Revised or Replaced’

The College’s historic policy penalizing members of single gender social organizations could be “revised or replaced," Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced Wednesday.

Central Administration

Harvard Shifts Capital Campaign Communications

​With a year and a half left in its historic capital campaign, Harvard’s alumni affairs and development team will grant The Crimson fewer interviews with a top fundraising official.