Harvard Management Company Public Securities Holdings Plummet in First Quarter

In the first quarter of 2020, as the novel coronavirus pandemic began to roil the global economy, the overall value of public securities held by Harvard Management Company plummeted 32 percent, from $945 million to $639 million.

Congress Members Call on Harvard and Grad Union to ‘Resolve Their Differences’ and Settle a Contract

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Andrew S. Levin (D-Mich.) called on Harvard and its graduate student union to set apart their differences and settle the union’s first labor contract in a virtual conversation posted to Twitter in late April.

Entering Phase 2: Moderna Therapeutics Races to Create COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna Therapeutics, a Cambridge-based biotechnology company, is at the forefront of coronavirus vaccine development. The company recently received FDA approval to move onto Phase 2 of vaccine testing, in addition to $500 million in grants.


Fulbright Scholars Express Dismay and Face Disarray Following COVID-19 Restrictions

Several Harvard-affiliated Fulbright scholars were forced to cut their projects short and end their scholarships early after the coronavirus pandemic upended travel plans and research proposals.

Harvard Medical School Professor Burton ‘Bud’ Rose, the ‘Steve Jobs of Medicine,’ Dies at 77

Rose's computerized database of medical information is used by over 1.5 million clinicians worldwide. Aside from his online pursuits, Rose worked as a professor at Harvard Medical School and a nephrologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Opinion

DeVos Isn’t Interested in Protecting You from Sexual Violence

DeVos’s new regulations tip the process of filing a formal complaint in favor of the accused, making it unreasonably difficult for survivors of sexual violence to seek justice.

On Writing Pasefika Presence: The Pressures of Representation

I continue to write in the hopes that one day, Pasefika presence will not have to be continuously and forcefully asserted in order to remain visible.

Inheriting the Ivy League: The Market for Educated Egg and Sperm Donors

The high price tags of egg and sperm donations generate myths and taboos on campus, yet behind each is a human interaction wrought with the emotional complexity of any family-building story. Parents and donors must grapple with their place in a society that prizes — and prices — certain traits above others. And while some see trait-selection as a means of respecting individuality, for others it is a site of modern-day eugenics.

Arts

One Big, Sweaty, Tired ‘Survivor’ Family

Nothing is more thrilling to us, the viewers, than an increasing sense of collective control over the game. It’s less a power struggle than a strong-willed crew of fans, players, and producers growing together into a real “Survivor” family where we get the kids on weekends.

Sports

Youth Proves to be the Aces of Harvard Tennis in Abbreviated Season

After twin victories over Northwestern and Boston University, the Crimson moved up to No. 11 in the Division I rankings, the team’s highest ranking since 1998 and its third-highest in history. This would be the final spot for Harvard mens’ tennis before the rest of the season was canceled due to the coronavirus.

Football's Shanahan to Play for Defending National Champs LSU as Graduate Transfer

Harvard senior Liam Shanahan will be joining the defending-champion Tigers next season as a graduate transfer. The Marlborough, Mass., native will use his final year of eligibility in Baton Rouge whenever the college football season begins.

Changing Course, Former Harvard Basketball Star Benzan Lands on Maryland for Post-Grad Season

In a change of course, former Harvard basketball star Katie Benzan ‘20 will finish her collegiate basketball career at the University of Maryland as a graduate transfer next season. She had previously stated she would use her remaining eligibility at the University of Texas at Austin.