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William C. Skinner

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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.

Stephen Blyth
Central Administration

Blyth Plans Big Changes to Management Company Structure

Stephen Blyth, who took over for Jane L. Mendillo on Jan. 1, made it clear Tuesday that he plans to chart a new course as Harvard Management Company's CEO.

No Boston Olympics Organizers Discuss Their Work
Harvard Kennedy School

No Boston Olympics Organizers Discuss Failed 2024 Bid

The grassroots movement against Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games was key to its failure, a Kennedy School of Government panel argued Wednesday.

Stephen Blyth
Central Administration

Amid Volatility, Experts Say Management Company Should Hold Course

​Finance experts say that despite both domestic and international market volatility, the Harvard Management Company should stay its course and not make drastic changes to investment portfolio.

Year in Review - Diversity: HSA Cleaners

Harvard Student Agencies Acquires Freelancing Startup

Harvard Student Agencies has acquired College Copywriters, a startup that connects student freelance writers with websites in need of content services.

Central Administration

Harvard and Union Negotiate as Deadline Approaches

If the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers and Harvard do not meet the Sept. 30 deadline, the union will likely continue to operate on its existing contract.

Central Administration

Union Negotiations Ongoing, Labor Director Murphy Departs

Harvard’s director of labor relations departed for Northeastern amid contract negotiations with the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers.

Stephen Blyth
Central Administration

Returning to High Returns

High expectations await Stephen Blyth, Harvard Management Company’s new CEO.

Boston Olympics 2024
Harvard in the City

Boston's Olympic Bid

Harvard could factor into Boston’s plans for the 2024 Games, but its tumultuous history in Allston has some residents worried.

BGLSA 'Eat-In"
Student Life

Left, Right Extremes Clashed on Campus

As the extreme political viewpoints became more and more outspoken, Harvard was thrust into a period of fierce political debate.

 Representing HUDS

Dining Workers Rally for 2016 Labor Negotiations

Nearly 100 people attended the kick-off rally, including current Harvard University Dining Services employees, other members of the UNITE HERE Local 26 union, and Harvard students.