The U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz advocated for the role of science in securing the nuclear deal with Iran during a lecture at the Institute of Politics on Thursday.
As administrators polish their remaining Harvard-wide fundraising priorities in a record-breaking $6.5 billion capital campaign, they have turned to Dunster House as a platform and venue for pitching the House renewal project, a priority that still needs fulfilling.
Though Harvard has surpassed its $6.5 billion public campaign goal, the Graduate School of Design is still $22 million away from reaching its individual benchmark.
Its goal reached and some of its largest gifts collected, the “One Harvard” campaign will now finish the more humble task of polishing off priorities and engaging rank and file donors.
Responding to congressional inquiry about university endowments, Harvard released an extensive document Friday explaining how its $37.6 billion endowment advances its educational—and tax-exempt—mission.
Harvard’s attempt to trademark the name of CS50, the College’s introductory computer science course, hit a snag in early March when the United States Patent and Trademark Office refused portions of the University’s application.
At the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. student stipends have climbed annually by at least three percent for the past six years.
A former employee of Harvard pled guilty on Feb. 29 to all charges related to his alleged use of a Harvard-issued employee credit card for $80,000 of personal expenses.
The Semitic Museum is focusing its fundraising efforts on incorporating new technology into its exhibits to engage students in hands-on learning as part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ portion of Harvard’s ongoing capital campaign.
Harvard Business School has raised $925 million for its capital campaign, nearing its final goal of $1 billion capital campaign, according to Dean Nitin Nohria.
Roughly half way through a five year capital campaign that hopes to raise a higher education record of $6.5 billion, University President Drew G. Faust extolled Harvard’s broad societal value to hundreds of alumni and affiliates gathered on campus Tuesday night.
Members of the unionization movement see a direct link between their efforts and the new changes coming out of GSAS. However, GSAS Dean for Student Affairs Garth O. McCavana stated that the improvements resulted from a reassessment of the program and from engaging collaboratively with graduate students.
In response to requests by Congressional leaders to increase the degree of federal oversight for large university endowments, Harvard has indicated it will work with Congress to provide more clarity and information regarding the use of its endowment resources.