Deval L. Patrick, who recently concluded two terms as governor of Massachusetts, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 364th Commencement in May.
Harvard University announced today that its endowment posted a 15.4 percent return and was valued at $36.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. The fiscal year 2014 endowment return was 82 basis points in excess of the 14.6 percent return on the benchmark Policy Portfolio.
Harvard University has posted a new University-wide policy on access to electronic information.
Harvard today announced its decision to sign on to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), becoming the first university endowment in the United States to join the organization. The PRI is recognized as the leading global network for investors who are committed to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment practices and ownership policies. Harvard Management Company (HMC) will implement the principles in its management of the University’s endowment and related financial assets.
Harvard University announced today that Evergrande Group, an integrated industry leader based in China, has provided Harvard with University-wide, interdisciplinary support for three major initiatives.
Harvard University announced today that its endowment posted an 11.3 percent return and was valued at $32.7 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013.
Harvard University today activated its new Social Alternative Fund, an option for donors who give special consideration to social responsibility issues ...
Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds announced today that she will step down as dean on July 1, choosing to return to teaching and research in the departments of the History of Science and African and African American Studies.
Harvard University announced today the selection of a mutual fund through which it will invest its new social choice fund.
Letters and email notifications of admission were sent today to 2,029 students, 5.8 percent of the record applicant pool of 35,023.
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Statement by President Drew Faust on Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
Harvard College will increase its financial aid budget for the 2013–14 academic year by $10 million, or 5.8 percent, bringing the total to a record $182 million. Since 2007, Harvard’s investment in financial aid for undergraduates at the College has increased by 88 percent.
Harvard University and Homeowner’s Rehab Inc. (HRI), a Cambridge-based nonprofit, have agreed to terms on a property transfer for the Putnam Square Apartments at 2 Mt. Auburn Streetthat will ensure the building remains affordable housing.
Harvard University announced the extension of the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund (HAPF), bringing an additional $500,000 in grants to local nonprofits that serve and support the Allston-Brighton community.
The U.S. Department of the Navy has presented Harvard President Drew Faust with the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, its highest civilian honor, for leading the move to formal recognition of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps on Harvard’s campus in 2011.
A statement issued by Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith and Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds regarding the role of the ...
The Harvard Union of Clerical & Technical Workers (HUCTW) and Harvard University announced Jan. 17 that they have agreed to engage a team of experienced mediators in an effort to resolve negotiations on a new contract.
Harvard University announced today its intention to create a social choice fund.
Lamont Library will remain open 24/7 during reading period and final exams this academic year, Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds and interim librarian of Harvard College Susan Fliss announced today.
We remain committed to working with the leadership of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW) to reach an agreement that ...
Harvard University announced today that its endowment posted a -0.05% return and was valued at $30.7 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011. The fiscal year 2012 endowment return was 98 basis points in excess of the -1.03% return on the benchmark Policy Portfolio.
Jessica Tuchman Mathews and Theodore V. Wells Jr. have been elected to become the newest members of the President and Fellows of Harvard College (the Harvard Corporation), the University announced today.
Harvard University today announced plans to undertake a wide-ranging construction program that will result in the creation of nearly 3,600 local construction jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in new local economic activity while ultimately funneling approximately $10 million into Cambridge city coffers in permitting fees alone.
Harvard University President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship has selected Vaxess Technologies, a company founded by Harvard students, to receive its grand prize. Vaxess Technologies will share the $100,000 to advance social ventures with SPOUTS of Water, Revolving Fund Pharmacy, and School Yourself.
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced the launch of edX, a transformational partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners.
Harvard President Drew Faust announced on April 25 the appointment of Jonathan L. Walton as Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, succeeding the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes.
Letters and email notifications of admission to Harvard College have been sent to 2,032 students. More than 60 percent of families of students admitted to the Class of 2016 will benefit from an unprecedented $172 million in undergraduate financial aid.
Harvard College will increase financial aid for undergraduates to a record $172 million for the next academic year.
Harvard University announced March 21 that it has signed an agreement with the United States Army to re-establish a formal on-campus relationship with the Army Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (SROTC).
Harvard University announced today that well-known Boston business executive and philanthropist Joseph J. O’Donnell ’67, M.B.A. ’71, a longtime Harvard benefactor, and his wife, Katherine A. O’Donnell, have donated $30 million to the University.
Provost Alan Garber shares how a new organizational design and strategic direction, recently recommended by the Library Board, will position the Harvard Library to respond to the evolving expectations of the 21st century scholar.
Harvard University’s newest residential building at 10 Akron St. in Cambridge has won the Harleston Parker Medal for 2011 as “the single most beautiful building or other structure” recently built in metropolitan Boston.
Applications have leveled off after five consecutive years of record numbers. A total of 34,285 applications were received, a dip from last year’s record 34,950. Two years ago, 30,489 applied; 10 years ago, 18,932 applied.
Wynton Marsalis continues his two-year lecture series at Harvard with an exploration of root styles of American music in Sanders Theatre on Feb. 6.
The Harvard Allston Partnership Fund (HAPF) today announced that nine local nonprofits will receive grants totaling $100,000 to support programs in the Allston-Brighton community. The HAPF recognizes and supports organizations that provide Allston-Brighton residents with youth enrichment, educational programs, and engaging activities for the elderly and people with disabilities.
Harvard President Drew Faust names Krishna G. Palepu, Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration and senior associate dean for international development at Harvard Business School, to the new post of senior adviser to the president for global strategy.
Harvard is launching a lecture and program series in the Boston and Cambridge public libraries. President Drew Faust will give the inaugural address of the new John Harvard Book Celebration on Jan. 10.
On Dec. 9, Katie Lapp, Harvard executive vice president, released a statement regarding HEI Hotels & Resorts.
Harvard expresses sympathy regarding the tragic death this morning before the Harvard-Yale football game and concern for those injured.
Harvard University officially launches the Harvard Innovation Lab today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks by President Drew Faust, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and Business School Dean Nitin Nohria. The ceremony will be followed by an open house and self-guided tours of the Allston facility.
To keep the Harvard community informed about its operational response to the camp set up by protesters in the Yard, the University has created a new Web page.
A message to the Harvard community from Executive Vice President Katie Lapp and Provost Alan M. Garber regarding safety measures being taken following the decision by students and other members of the Harvard community to erect tents in the Yard to demonstrate their support for the Occupy movement.
Despite continuing economic uncertainty, Harvard University raised $639 million in cash through fundraising efforts in fiscal year 2011, the third-highest total in the University’s history.
Harvard University announced today that its endowment earned a 21.4 percent return for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011.
Harvard University announced today that Wynton Marsalis will continue his two-year lecture series with an appearance at Sanders Theatre on Sept. 15.
Harvard University is commemorating its 375th anniversary this year with a special gift — a mobile tour of Harvard Yard for visitors, neighbors, and members of the Harvard community.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 1, 2011 — In a first for any higher education institution, Harvard University has achieved its 50th Leadership in Energy and ...
Library Park, Boston’s newest public space, situated behind the Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library, will open on Thursday (July 7). Harvard University will host a grand opening celebration from 4 to 5 p.m.
The Harvard University Allston Work Team presented its recommendations to Harvard President Drew Faust June 16. The report reaffirms the University’s commitment to Allston and points to development options in the next decade, including science facilities, housing, and a private-sector enterprise research campus.
President Drew Faust names Lizabeth Cohen as interim dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The current dean, Barbara J. Grosz, will step down at the end of this academic year.