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University Hall

Tax Bill Changes Landscape for Potential Harvard Donors

This could be bad news for organizations that depend heavily on donations—including institutions of higher education like Harvard.

Drew G. Faust
University Finances

Faust Joins 48 Higher Ed Leaders Seeking Endowment Tax Repeal

President Faust joined 48 other university leaders in penning a letter to congressional leaders Wednesday to object to the recently passed endowment returns tax.

Bacow 7 hugging Drew Faust
Central Administration

Under Bacow, Likely Administrative Turnover

When Lawrence S. Bacow becomes Harvard’s 29th president this summer, he will quickly take over the role of appointing administrators to fill vacant positions.

Returns and Endowment Size (FY2006-FY2016) Graph

Faust Talks Impact of Endowment Tax

University President Drew G. Faust said the unprecedented endowment tax will have a "pretty significant" impact on funding for Harvard initiatives.

Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

Bacow Will Be Oldest Individual to Assume Presidency

At 66, incoming University President Lawrence S. Bacow will be the oldest president ever to begin a term at Harvard’s helm.

Presidents Past and Future
Central Administration

Past Hints at Future

Some say Bacow’s history in higher education campaigns has prepared him well for the financial responsibilities that come with running one of the world’s richest universities.

University Fundraising in FY 2017

Harvard Raised Record-High $1.28 billion in FY 2017, Topping Stanford

Fiscal Year 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year that the University has raised over $1 billion, according to data from the Council for Aid to Education.

Harvard Management Company
Central Administration

Experts Say Impact of Endowment Tax on Harvard Investments Remains Unclear

Experts say the effect of the federal tax on Harvard’s endowment remains unclear as the government continues to work out features of the new law.

Stand With Puerto Rico
University Finances

Protesters Call on Harvard to Divest from Puerto Rican Debt

The protest forms part of a series of protests calling on higher education institutions to divest from financial groups with significant Puerto Rico debt holdings.

Eric Lander

Possible Pres. Contender Lander Dismisses Speculation

Without denying involvement in Harvard's presidential search, ​Eric S. Lander publicly asserted his devotion to his current roles at MIT and the Broad Institute.

Drew Faust

For Likely Candidates, Harvard’s Top Job Would Bring Pay Raise

Faust’s successor could expect to make over $1.4 million annually—a pay raise for candidates likely on the shortlist.

University Finances

Corp. Weighs Indigenous, Environmental Concerns in Shareholder Report

Harvard voted on a number of new shareholder proposals in 2017 related to indigenous rights, criminal background checks, and divestment from fossil fuels, according to an annual shareholder responsibility report released Tuesday.

George Daley
Harvard Medical School

HMS Dean Names Likely Candidates for Harvard Presidency

Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley ’82 listed several life scientists he “expects” to see on the presidential search committee’s candidate shortlist.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Will Sell Some Property to Alleviate Debt

“The hope is that the proceeds from the sale of that building will allow us to pay off a significant part of our debt," Medical School Dean George Q. Daley ’82 said.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle

Medical School Raises $722 Million

Only a few months after a scare that Harvard might face deep cuts to its federal science funding, things may be looking up for Harvard Medical School.