Six Harvard alumni were charged in a nationwide scheme to fraudulently secure admission for the children of affluent parents to top universities through millions of dollars in bribes and falsified standardized test answers.
Harvard Management Company, the University’s investment arm, invests more heavily in technology companies than the other four largest university endowments in the country, according to the most recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
A study on leaves of absence at Ivy League colleges released this month gave Harvard’s procedures a failing grade, critiquing policies that mandate a minimum length for leaves and set a strict deadline for applications to return.
Months after Harvard's graduate students voted to unionize for the first time in the school's almost four centuries of existence, unions at peer institutions around the nation have begun to win both elections and bargaining rights.
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.
Labor experts and union organizers say Harvard’s recent move to bargain with its graduate student union may boost unionization efforts at peer universities.
Columbia’s graduate student union voted to authorize a strike as a response to the university’s refusal to collectively bargain with students.