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Michael Chertoff

Q&A with Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff '75, who served as the second Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009 under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, talks immigration, Ebola, and cyber security.

Stephen Schwarzman

Q&A with Stephen A. Schwarzman

What does Blackstone Group founder Stephen A. Schwarzman have to say about his latest endeavor, the Schwarzman Scholarship?

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
Central Administration

In Letter to Congress, Faust Makes Case For Endowment

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.

Gates at Lowell
House Life

Students Trace Origins of River Run

In the twenty-first year since the College randomized housing, freshmen will celebrate their final night as unassigned students with rituals and festivities that have ebbed and flowed over the last two decades.

10 Largest University Endowments Graph

Large University Endowments Face Congressional Scrutiny

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.


Dental Instructor Draws Anger in Thailand

​A Harvard Dental School instructor has been accused of fleeing scholarship loan debts in Thailand, prompting massive outrage in the country among its citizens.


Freshmen Launch Crowdfunding Site After Phone Scam

The two students said they started a fundraising campaign after they were the victims of a phone-based scam that led both of them to wire more than $1,500 to Puerto Rico.

University Fundraising in 2015 Graph
Central Administration

Stanford Tops Harvard in FY 15 Contributions

After taking the top spot in 2014, Harvard fell to second in a ranking of universities by donations. Stanford has led this ranking, compiled by the Council for Aid to Education, for nine of the last ten years.

Wild WIley
Men's Ice Hockey

Sherman's Blast Earns Men's Hockey a 4-4 Draw With Union

Despite facing 3-2 and 4-3 third-period deficits, the No. 8/8 Harvard men's hockey team climbed back not once, but twice to stave off an upset against Union at Messa Rink Friday night.

Hobey Hunting
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Skates to Scoreless Tie at RPI

Sophomore goaltender Merrick Madsen made 32 saves for his fourth shutout in seven starts, while RPI keeper Jason Kasdorf turned in the performance of the night with 43 stops of his own.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office

Management Company Sustainable Investing Chief To Depart

Pedicini, who will leave HMC after just two-and-a-half years, departs after her department suffered criticism from Divest Harvard over the Management Company’s steadfast refusal to fully divest the endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

Federal Funding Decreases
Central Administration

Despite Federal Aid Cuts, Harvard Reports Budget Surplus

Federal grant cuts, private foundations and other non-federal sources have stepped up their contributions to minimize the damage to University operations.

Central Administration

Past Contract Deadline, Union Appeals to Public

Harvard’s largest union continues contract negotiations over healthcare three weeks after its previous contract expired, looking to appeal to the public through a poster campaign.

Ivy League Plus Endowment Returns
Central Administration

Endowment’s Performance Is Concerning, Faust Says

After another year of lackluster returns at Harvard Management Company, University President Drew G. Faust said Tuesday that she is concerned about the company’s performance.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Central Administration

Endowment Returns 5.8 Percent, Growing to $37.6 Billion

Harvard Management Company beat most of its internal benchmarks and the general market indices but lagged behind notable peer institutions such as MIT and Stanford.