While You Were Away
15 Gimme, Gimme
For the fourth consecutive year, Harvard received more voluntary contributions last year than any other college or university in the country. The University pulled in just more than $125 million in charitable gifts during the 1983-84 fiscal year out of $5.6 billion in gifts to higher education nationwide. Contributions to Harvard this year were the third highest in the University's history, coming at the conclusion of the five-year, $350 million Harvard Campaign, which ended in December.
Stanford University ranked second last year, with $111 million in gifts. Yale was third with $75 million.
17 A Sense of Honor
Dean of the Faculty A. Michael Spence commissioned a study of the merits of an honor code with a view toward possible applications at Harvard. Although Spence said that he has no plans to alter Harvard current testing system, the study is being conducted to help determine if the College might benefit from some type of honor code.
19 Whole Lotta Art
The Fogg Art Museum is getting gussied up, $400,000 worth. The refurbishment and rearranging is expected to be finished in October, around the time that the new Sackler Wing is due to open. Reconstruction on the 59-year-old Fogg building will allow the museum to exhibit more of its Western Art collection.
20 Raw Deal
Plans for the new joint Eliot-Kirkland House kitchen fell through this summer, and it appears as though the new kitchen will not be constructed until next year at the earliest. The delay is due primarily to price hikes: construction bids ran about $500,000 over the $1 million projected cost.
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