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Brandon J. Dixon

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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.

Grad School of Education

Education School Dean Ryan to Depart for UVA

James E. Ryan, the Dean of the Graduate School of Education, will depart the school to become the president of the University of Virginia after this academic year.

Charles Murray protestors
Race

Charles Murray Event Draws Protest

Murray, whose work alleging race can be linked to IQ disparities has been denounced as “racist pseudoscience” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, spoke to a crowd of nearly 300.

Coming Apart at the IOP
College

Charles Murray, Controversial Alum, Set to Speak at Harvard

Controversial alum Charles Murray will speak at Harvard next week at an event hosted by an undergraduate group that seeks to test Harvard’s commitment to free speech.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Harvard May Quietly Turn to Outside Firms in Presidential Search

As it solicits advice from students, professors, and alumni about who should be Harvard’s next president, the search committee may also turn to executive search firms.

Board of Overseers

Three Overseers Named to Search Committee

In an email Tuesday, the Corporation's senior fellow also solicited suggestion for “individuals you believe warrant serious consideration as possible candidates,” and listed a series of criteria the selection committee is considering.

University Finances

HMC to Unload Private Equity Assets

Harvard Management Company—the firm managing Harvard’s $35.7 billion endowment—is nearing the final stage in talks to sell over $2 billion in private equity and real estate assets to Lexington Partners.

Loeb House
Harvard Corporation

The Harvard Corporation, Explained

The Harvard Corporation—along with three members of the Board of Overseers—will choose the University's next president. Here’s a look at what the Corporation is, who sits on it, and what it does.

Loeb House
Harvard Corporation

Corporation and Three Overseers Will Lead Presidential Search

All twelve members of the Harvard Corporation and three members of the Board of Overseers will sit on the committee to replace University President Drew G. Faust.

Fundraising

Capital Campaign Total Hits $8 Billion With Year to Go

With a year still remaining in its record-shattering capital campaign, Harvard has raised $8 billion in donations.

University President Drew G. Faust
Drew Faust

FAUST TO STEP DOWN IN JUNE 2018

University President Drew G. Faust will step down in June 2018, ending a decade-long tenure that saw the first woman to lead Harvard navigate headwinds on campus and around the country.

Endowment

Harvard’s Endowment Plans to Sell $70 Million of Cows and Farmland Assets

Not even Harvard’s cows are safe as Harvard Management Company undergoes a radical restructuring that it hopes will reverse a decade of lackluster returns.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
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.

Barker Center
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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