University President Lawrence S. Bacow discussed the challenges higher education institutions face and defended Harvard’s leading role among colleges and universities at an American Enterprise Institute and Brookings Institution panel Thursday.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow returned to Washington, D.C., for the second time during his presidency to lobby federal lawmakers and a White House staffer to increase research funding, bolster immigration protections, and avoid another government shutdown on Thursday.
Harvard voted on shareholder proposals concerning digital media content and corporate tax policy for the first time in 2018, among a series of other issues that have previously arisen, according to the University’s annual shareholder responsibility report published Tuesday.
2018 was a momentous year for Harvard. As the University welcomed its 29th president Lawrence S. Bacow, it struggled with numerous challenges including lawsuits alleging discrimination, accusations of sexual harassment levied at prominent affiliates, and an "unprecedented" endowment tax. As the year comes to an end, The Crimson examines the ten stories that most defined 2018.
In an interview last week, President Bacow broke from his predecessor to offer up a new line of argument for sticking to the status quo: not only is divesting to compel change improper, he said, but it is also impractical and ineffective.
Several Harvard faculty members will once again urge University administrators to divest the school’s holdings in the fossil fuel industry, according to an update on their website posted this month.
Continuing a years-long effort, an online petition calling on Harvard to divest its holdings in the fossil fuel industry had garnered 150 signatures as of Tuesday evening.
Harvard Management Company announced Sanjeev Daga will take the helm over the University’s $39.2 billion endowment as the firm’s chief operating officer.
Even after the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives in this month’s midterm elections, Harvard may still contend with a tax on its multibillion dollar endowment for years to come.
Bacow recently met with an official from the Treasury Department, which is responsible for developing regulations for the new endowment tax.
Ranging from endowment taxes to the survival of its controversial social group sanctions, the University has a large stake in this year’s midterms.
After Harvard's endowment saw the second-worst rate of return on investment in the Ivy League, HMC CEO N.P. “Narv” Narvekar said in the latest annual financial report that he is "not pleased" with the past year's returns.
The Columbia Investment Management Company, which manages the New York school’s finances, announced that the gains brought its total endowment to $10.9 billion.