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Harvard Today Feb 16, 2018

When you’re hype that it’s Friday, but Friday means paper deadlines…

—Lorenzo F. Manuali, STAFF WRITER

In the News

Alumni Write to Bacow Urging New HMC Investment Strategy

Alumni from the Class of 1969 criticized the current investment strategy for Harvard’s endowment, arguing instead that HMC should take a more risk-averse and conservative to the investment of endowment funds.

Faust Shares Goals for Final Months of Capital Campaign

President Faust shared her goals for the final months of Harvard’s capital campaign, which will also be the final months of her presidency. She discussed funding for the Theater, Dance, and Media and a number of construction projects.

Reading List of Flagship Humanities Course Evolves

Harvard’s most famous Humanities course—Hum 10—is changing its reading list to incorporate a more diverse and worldly selection of literature. Still no word on whether they will exclude the mandatory masochist component of the course.

ON FLYBY

Tips for a Successful Datamatch Date

Hopefully you’ve snatched up that prized Zinneken’s slot. As the weekend approaches, so does your Datamatch date, so why not make the most of it?

IN THE REAL WORLD

Congress Fails to Pass Immigration Reform

After open debate on the Senate floor on the topic of immigration, many attempts at passing an immigration bill failed. This leaves DACA recipients in limbo and confirms everyone's belief that, no, Congress is not capable of getting anything important done.

Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser

The Trump campaign paid nearly $26 million to an event planning firm that was originally founded by an adviser to First Lady Melania Trump. Keep it in the family.

Ramaphosa Sworn in as South African President

A protégé of Mandela, Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in on Thursday as South Africa’s new president. A business tycoon and one of South Africa’s wealthiest men, he represents an interesting choice to replace former president Jacob Zuma, who was forced to resign this week.