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Economics

Harvard Invests Millions in New Cryptocurrency

Harvard Management Company is now investing in a new cryptocurrency, Blockstack, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings released Wednesday, a move some experts have said is still unusual for investors of its magnitude.

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University Finances

Harvard Invests Heavily in Tech Stocks Compared to Other Top Endowments

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.

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FAS

Harvard Raised Record-Breaking $1.42 Billion in FY 2018

Harvard raised $1.42 billion in fiscal year 2018, the University’s largest-ever annual fundraising sum, and a higher education record. The total represents a more than 10 percent growth over its fiscal year 2017 donation income.

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University Finances

Harvard Management Company Participates in Methane Emissions Reduction Working Group

Amid Harvard’s dismissal of calls for fossil fuel divestment, Harvard Management Company — the group that oversees the University’s $39.2 billion endowment — has been one of the lead investors in a methane emissions reduction working group started in 2017.

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SEAS

Harvard’s Newest Concentration Nets Five Students In Its Inaugural Year

The newest offering is the College’s 50th field of concentration. Previously, students interested in the field received a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science in the Engineering Sciences concentration on a special track.

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FAS

Division of Continuing Education Sees Significant Growth in Revenue, Enrollment

Last year, continuing and executive education brought in over $450 million in tuition revenue — a growth of over 11.5 percent from the previous year and over 60 percent over the past seven years.

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College

Experts Say Harvard Brand Will Remain Unscathed By Admissions Trial Revelations

The trial dominated news cycles, earning front-page coverage from national outlets and spurring papers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to publish articles explaining how Harvard evaluates high schoolers.

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College

Former Brown President Testifies in Defense of Harvard’s Preference for Legacies

“It is entirely appropriate for them to believe that it would be wonderful if their children could also enjoy the same benefits that they enjoyed as students,” Simmons said of alumni of Ivy League institutions like Harvard.

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Admissions

Harvard Says Admissions Officers Can't Consider Race When Assigning Personal Scores

Unlike in admissions cycles past, Harvard officials will abide by specific, written guidelines detailing how and when they may consider an applicant’s race when deciding whether to admit that student to the College's Class of 2023 this year.

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Extension School

Extension School and MIT Develop New 'MicroMasters' Initiative

Huntington D. Lambert, dean of the Division of Continuing Education and Extension School, hailed the new program as a great addition to the School’s existing offerings.

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Extension School

Harvard Extension School Holds Inaugural Convocation

Harvard Extension School held a convocation for admitted students for the first time in its 108-year history.

Anant T. Pai'19 is Second Class Marshal
College

Fourteen Seniors Selected as Class Marshals

Catherine L. Zhang ’19 and Anant T. Pai ’19 were named First and Second Marshals, respectively.

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Extension School

Extension School Expands Library Access for Students, Closes Grossman

The Division of Continuing Education’s Grossman Library closed its doors permanently after merging with the larger Harvard College Library system.

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Sciences Division

Harvard, MIT Win Major Victory in CRISPR Patent Dispute

A federal appeals court ruled that the Broad Institute holds patent rights to the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9.

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FAS

Harvard Extension School Adds New Fields of Study, Joint Degree Program

The Division of Continuing Education has added two new fields of study, a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree program, and several new master’s capstone tracks.

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