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Endowment

Bacow Continues to Support Harvard Management Company’s Five-Year Plan

Following Harvard Management Company’s announcement that it returned 6.5 percent on its investments for fiscal year 2019, University President Lawrence S. Bacow said he continues to support HMC CEO N.P. “Narv” Narvekar and the University’s five-year plan to restructure its endowment management.

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Fundraising

Harvard Retains External Counsel to Assist Epstein Internal Review

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Monday an external law firm is assisting the Office of the General Counsel in their review of donations made to Harvard by billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein.

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Central Administration

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President Lawrence S. Bacow discusses a review of donations made by Jeffrey Epstein during a Monday interview.

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Central Administration

Harvard President Bacow Says He's Confident Appeals Court Will Uphold Admissions Decision

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview on Monday that he is confident an appeals court will uphold a federal judge’s recent ruling that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian American applicants in its College admissions policies.

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University Finances

Harvard Affiliates Call On Bacow to Support Prison Divestment Following Slavery Analogy

In the wake of University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s comments last week comparing Harvard’s relationship with donors to slavery, several campus organizations and affiliates have called for Bacow to support divestment of the University’s endowment from companies with ties to the prison system.

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University President Lawrence S. Bacow apologized Saturday for comments he made last week, using the 13th Amendment as an analogy for the University’s wealthy donors.

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Alumni

Harvard Alumni Recruit Professional Divestment Activists

The Ad Hoc Committee for Harvard Divest — a group of Harvard alumni advocating for the University to divest its endowment from fossil fuels— raised $60,000 to hire two coordinators for alumni activities through the Cambridge climate group Better Future Project.

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College

Harvard Name, President Bacow Played Key Role in Overcoming Freshman’s Visa Denial

Harvard’s reputation and University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s direct involvement likely played an essential role in getting Ismail B. Ajjawi ’23 to campus, experts and several people involved in the case said.

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College

Divest Protestors Pay Bacow a Morning Visit at Elmwood

Divest Harvard — a group that advocates for the University to withdraw its endowment holdings from the fossil fuel industry — sang songs, read poems, and chanted in front of Elmwood, the University President’s historic residence.

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Freshmen

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University President Lawrence S. Bacow speaks at the 2019 Freshman Convocation

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Freshmen

Divest at Convocation

Members of Divest Harvard raised a banner calling on Harvard to divest its endowment from fossil fuel industries during University President Lawrence S. Bacow's Convocation address Monday.

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Politics

Bacow Reiterates Immigration Stance Following Arrival of Harvard Freshman Ismail Ajjawi

After Harvard freshman Ismail B. Ajjawi ’23 was denied entry into the United States after traveling from Lebanon, University President Lawrence S. Bacow doubled down on his opposition to current U.S. immigration policies.

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Freshmen

Freshman Convocation Brings Divestment Protests, Calls to Action

Freshmen call on Harvard to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry as Bacow addressed their class Monday during convocation.

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GSAS

Harvard Graduate Students Union Threatens Strike Authorization Vote

Members of Harvard’s graduate student union declared their intention to hold a strike authorization vote if Harvard does not change its approach to bargaining negotiations in an open letter addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow Monday.

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Central Administration

Bacow Pens Letter to Pompeo, McAleenan With Concerns About Trump Immigration Policies

University President Lawrence S. Bacow wrote a letter to United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan last week to share his “deep concern” about uncertainty over immigration policies under President Donald Trump’s administration.

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