Crimson staff writer
Ellen M. Burstein
Tech billionaires, foreign entities, and at least one Democratic presidential candidate number among Harvard’s top donors, according to the Harvard University Report of Giving 2018-2019.
A week after the Department of Education launched investigations into foreign funding at Harvard and Yale, experts say federal authorities have long declined to provide clear guidelines for how universities should report such gifts.
Members of the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign announced Tuesday afternoon that they will sue the University over its alleged investments in companies tied to the prison industry.
Georgetown’s Decision to Divest from Fossil Fuels Has Uncertain Implications for Harvard, Experts Say
Though Georgetown University’s administration pledged on Feb. 6 to divest from the fossil fuel industry, legal and environmental experts say the decision provides little insight into the decision-making of Harvard’s top administrators, who have remained opposed to divestment.
Harvard has reported receiving more than $1.1 billion from sources from 63 foreign nations between Jan. 1, 2013 and July 31, 2019, per Education Department data.
In a February 11 letter to Harvard, Department of Education officials asked the University to disclose information about contracts or gifts connected to the governments of China, Iran, Russia, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, the Wall Street Journal first reported Wednesday afternoon.
Harvard’s Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, which is tasked with handling issues of corporate social responsibility, voted on four resolutions presented to Facebook shareholders during the last fiscal year, according to a Friday report.
After raising $1.4 billion, Harvard came in second among American universities in total funds raised in the last academic fiscal year.
Despite declining endowment returns since Harvard Management Company CEO N.P. “Narv” Narvekar took the helm, experts say the recent performance figures are not necessarily indicative of his success in the role.