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School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health Raises $933 Million in Capital Campaign

The total more than doubles the goal of $450 million the school announced in October 2013.


Harvard Study: 29 Percent of Opioid Prescriptions Come Without Pain Diagnosis

Nearly 30 percent of opioid prescriptions do not cite a pain-related diagnosis, a new Harvard Medical School and RAND Corporation study has found.

HMS Gordon Hall
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Does Not Plan to Go Tuition-Free Despite Example Set by NYU

The New York University School of Medicine generated national headlines and some glowing editorials when it announced over the summer that it planned to go tuition-free. Harvard, though, has no plans to follow suit.

Glass Concourse at Brigham Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Students Launch Opioid Epidemic Photojournalism Project

Medical School students unveiled a photo exhibit featuring stories of Boston-area individuals affected by the opioid epidemic.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle

Corporate Funding Concerns Shut Down Medical School Prof’s Study

Heavily redacted emails included in the report show that researchers extensively contacted alcohol executives and frequently promised positive results in an attempt to secure funding for their project.

Harvard Institutes of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Dealing with Debt, Medical School Makes Building Sale

The school sold eight of the building’s 11 floors, which comprise about 192,140 square feet, mostly of research space.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
School of Public Health

School of Public Health Launches Collaboration with Google

The Harvard School of Public Health recently launched a partnership with Google aimed at investigating the use of toxic materials in construction.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle

Medical School Professor's Study Faces Investigation for Relationship with Alcohol Industry

The National Institutes for Health has since launched two reviews of the study and has instructed Beth Israel to “pause all study activities until the reviews are completed."

HMS Financial Woes
Harvard Medical School

White Coats Face Red Balance Sheets at Harvard Medical School

The Medical School has closed nine out of the last 10 fiscal years in the red.

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Extension School

No Need to be ‘Flashy’: How Harvard Advertises Itself

In many ways, the Harvard name sells itself—so the University spends its millions-strong marketing budget on short-term and traditionally less-emphasized programs.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard ‘Investigating’ After Swastika Found at School of Public Health

The symbol was formed of thumb tacks and posted on a bulletin board marketing epidemiology job postings on the fifth floor of the school’s Kresge Building.

huds items

HUDS Wins National Dining Services Medals

​Harvard University Dining Services recently won three medals from the National Association of College and University Food Services.

Harvard Medical School

Medical School Holds Dialogues on Diversity

“You walk down the halls of Harvard Medical School, and all of the portraiture is 1700s and 1800s white guys,” HMS Dean George Q. Daley '82 said.

Faculty Survey Results

Majority of Surveyed Faculty Support Fossil Fuel Divestment, Social Group Sanctions

A significant majority of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences—67 percent—believe the University should divest from fossil fuels, while a slightly smaller majority—55 percent—support the College’s controversial social group penalties.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Some Medical School Students Wary of Harvard's New Union

Some graduate students at Harvard Medical School remain uncertain of their place in Harvard's newly formed union—even expressing a desire to be excluded.