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Ellen M. Burstein

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Education Department Guidelines on Reporting Foreign Funds Are Opaque, Experts Say

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.


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.


Department of Education Launches Probe into Harvard's Foreign Funding

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.


Committee on Shareholder Responsibility Voted on Facebook Practices

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.


Three Years Into HMC’s Five-Year Plan, Experts Say It Is Too Soon to Judge Narvekar

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.