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Harvard Management Company

Japanese Government Advisor Threatened Harvard Management Company With Regulatory Probe In Critical Vote on Toshiba Chief Executive’s Replacement, per Report

A Japanese government advisor threatened Harvard Management Company with a regulatory probe if Harvard did not cast a critical vote in support of Toshiba’s management at the company’s annual shareholders meeting last July, Reuters reported last month.

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Central Administration

Can a Biden White House Move Harvard Toward Divestment?

Joe Biden’s focus on environmental issues and his selection of a pro-divestment professor for a senior White House position have heartened Harvard divestment activists; however, questions remain about whether a new occupant of the White House will sway decisions made in Massachusetts Hall.

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Central Administration

Harvard Will Not Apply For Federal Aid From Second Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Harvard will not apply for federal aid from the latest Congressional Covid-19 stimulus package, University spokesperson Jason A. Newton wrote in a statement Monday.

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Central Administration

Harvard Will Net Nearly $7 Million From Latest Stimulus Package, per Report

Harvard is set to receive nearly $7 million in aid from the latest Congressional stimulus package, according to an analysis published Thursday by the American Council on Education, a higher education interest group.

Prison Divestment Press Conference

Massachusetts Court Dismisses Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign Lawsuit Over University Investments

A Massachusetts judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit from the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign over Harvard’s investments in companies with ties to the prison industry.

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Central Administration

Divest Student Activists Meet with Bacow, Harvard Corporation Committee for First Time in More Than a Year

Five representatives of Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard met with University President Lawrence S. Bacow and several members of the Harvard Corporation in a closed-door meeting last week.

Harvard restricted travel to Italy and Iran

Harvard Cancels Summer 2021 Study Abroad Programming

Harvard Summer School has suspended all study-abroad programming for the summer of 2021, citing concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Central Administration

The Trump Administration Worked to Limit the Entry of Foreign Students. How Did It Impact Higher Education?

Many Harvard affiliates and immigration advocates have expressed concern that the outgoing president has harmed American higher education.

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Student Life

Harvard Students Enrolled At Oxford Say They Enjoy An Abnormal Return to Campus Life

The coronavirus-era has not precluded Harvard students enrolled at the University of Oxford from enjoying a somewhat normal fall term.

David Rockefeller Center
Visual Arts

Harvard Photo Exhibition Showcases Stark COVID-19 Realities in Latin America

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies awarded four Latin American photographers and journalists in their open call competition for work about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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International Students Express Relief Over Biden Win

International students said they felt “immense” relief over President-elect Joseph R. Biden’s projected electoral victory on Saturday, marking the end of a five-day saga full of anticipation, chaos, and uncertainty.

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Student Life

‘I’m Absolutely Terrified’: International Students Fear a Trump Re-Election

Believing their ability to live, work, and study in the United States is in jeopardy, several of Harvard’s international students say they are afraid of the prospect that President Donald J. Trump may be re-elected less than a week from the end of voting.

Harvard Yard

Students Push for On and Off Campus Sustainability Efforts

Members of the Harvard Undergraduate Resource Efficiency Program have adapted their work to suit a virtual semester, pushing students to make sustainable choices and working to engage students on environmental issues before this fall’s elections.

Massachusetts Hall

‘Unnecessary and Injurious:’ Harvard President Bacow Condemns DHS Proposal

University President Lawrence S. Bacow wrote that Harvard “strenuously opposes” a proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security to limit the length of stay permitted on international student visas.

Harvard restricted travel to Italy and Iran
International Students

'Harvard Has Suffered,' Chief Officer for International Affairs Says of Visa Troubles for International Students

Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark C. Elliott denounced a recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security rule that would reduce how much time international students would be able to spend inside the United States in an interview Thursday.