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Harvard Raised Record-Breaking $1.42 Billion in FY 2018

Harvard raised $1.42 billion in fiscal year 2018, the University’s largest-ever annual fundraising sum, and a higher education record. The total represents a more than 10 percent growth over its fiscal year 2017 donation income.

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University Finances

Harvard Management Company Participates in Methane Emissions Reduction Working Group

Amid Harvard’s dismissal of calls for fossil fuel divestment, Harvard Management Company — the group that oversees the University’s $39.2 billion endowment — has been one of the lead investors in a methane emissions reduction working group started in 2017.

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Corp. Voted on Social Media, Corporate Tax Policy Shareholder Proposals in 2018

Harvard voted on shareholder proposals concerning digital media content and corporate tax policy for the first time in 2018, among a series of other issues that have previously arisen, according to the University’s annual shareholder responsibility report published Tuesday.

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Chinese Researcher Who Said He Gene-Edited Babies Breaks Week of Silence, Vows to Defend Work

He Jiankui vowed to defend his work in an email to The Crimson Wednesday. He's email appeared to mark his first public communication in at least a week — and came after multiple news outlets reported the scientist had seemingly gone missing.

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Harvard Medical School

Bacow Talks 'Difficult Times for Higher Education' at Medical School Symposium

University President Lawrence S. Bacow praised the Medical School’s health policy department and discussed the importance of higher education at a symposium at the school Tuesday.

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School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health Turns to Corporate Research Funding As Federal Support Stagnates

While this arrangement offers a new source of much-needed funding, it also raises challenging ethical and management questions for the school.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Receives $200 Million Gift — The Largest in School's History

The Blavatnik Family Foundation will donate $200 million to Harvard Medical School, the largest gift in the school’s history, the University announced Thursday.

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Paper of Former HMS Prof. Withdrawn, Clinical Trial Paused after Harvard Requests Retractions

At least one high-profile paper authored by a former Medical School professor has been formally retracted and a federally funded clinical trial put on hold.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Caps Off Capital Campaign with $789 Million

Harvard Medical School completed its capital campaign with $789 million raised, slightly exceeding its goal of $750 million.

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Harvard Medical School Requests Retractions for Former Professor’s Research

The professor, Piero Anversa, left the Medical School in December 2015 after investigations into the integrity of his research.

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School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health Dean Will Spend Capital Campaign Cash on Construction, Financial Aid

Harvard School of Public Health Dean Michelle A. Williams plans to use the added cash raised through the school's capital campaign to bolster financial aid programs, renovate old campus buildings, and erect new ones.

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School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health Raises $933 Million in Capital Campaign

The total more than doubles the goal of $450 million the school announced in October 2013.


Harvard Study: 29 Percent of Opioid Prescriptions Come Without Pain Diagnosis

Nearly 30 percent of opioid prescriptions do not cite a pain-related diagnosis, a new Harvard Medical School and RAND Corporation study has found.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Does Not Plan to Go Tuition-Free Despite Example Set by NYU

The New York University School of Medicine generated national headlines and some glowing editorials when it announced over the summer that it planned to go tuition-free. Harvard, though, has no plans to follow suit.

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Harvard Medical School

Medical School Students Launch Opioid Epidemic Photojournalism Project

Medical School students unveiled a photo exhibit featuring stories of Boston-area individuals affected by the opioid epidemic.