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William C. Skinner

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Hillary Arrows

H is for Hillary

The ties between Harvard and Hillary run remarkably deep.

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Academic Ambassadors

Many faculty members say they play an integral role in Faust’s trips, even before she leaves Cambridge.

Walter Isaacson

Q&A with Walter S. Isaacson

President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, Walter S. Isaacson '74 talks the upcoming election, free speech, and the value of creativity.

University Finances

Management Company Adds Jain to Board

Robert Jain, an investment banker at Credit Suisse, joined the Harvard Management Company in March as the newest member of the board of directors, the fourth person added to the body since last August.

Former HMC President and CEO Mendillo

Former Harvard Management Company CEO Mendillo Nominated to GM Board

General Motors announced on Friday its nomination of former Harvard Management Company President and CEO Jane L. Mendillo to stand for election to its board of directors.

Stephen Schwarzman

Q&A with Stephen A. Schwarzman

What does Blackstone's co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman have to say about his latest endeavor, Schwarzman Scholars?

Michael Chertoff

Q&A with Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff '75, who served as the second Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009 under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, talks immigration, Ebola, and cyber security.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
Central Administration

In Letter to Congress, Faust Makes Case For Endowment

Responding to congressional inquiry about university endowments, Harvard released an extensive document Friday explaining how its $37.6 billion endowment advances its educational—and tax-exempt—mission.

Gates at Lowell
House Life

Students Trace Origins of River Run

In the twenty-first year since the College randomized housing, freshmen will celebrate their final night as unassigned students with rituals and festivities that have ebbed and flowed over the last two decades.

10 Largest University Endowments Graph

Large University Endowments Face Congressional Scrutiny

In response to requests by Congressional leaders to increase the degree of federal oversight for large university endowments, Harvard has indicated it will work with Congress to provide more clarity and information regarding the use of its endowment resources.


Dental Instructor Draws Anger in Thailand

​A Harvard Dental School instructor has been accused of fleeing scholarship loan debts in Thailand, prompting massive outrage in the country among its citizens.


Freshmen Launch Crowdfunding Site After Phone Scam

The two students said they started a fundraising campaign after they were the victims of a phone-based scam that led both of them to wire more than $1,500 to Puerto Rico.

University Fundraising in 2015 Graph
Central Administration

Stanford Tops Harvard in FY 15 Contributions

After taking the top spot in 2014, Harvard fell to second in a ranking of universities by donations. Stanford has led this ranking, compiled by the Council for Aid to Education, for nine of the last ten years.

Hobey Hunting
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Skates to Scoreless Tie at RPI

Sophomore goaltender Merrick Madsen made 32 saves for his fourth shutout in seven starts, while RPI keeper Jason Kasdorf turned in the performance of the night with 43 stops of his own.

Wild WIley
Men's Ice Hockey

Sherman's Blast Earns Men's Hockey a 4-4 Draw With Union

Despite facing 3-2 and 4-3 third-period deficits, the No. 8/8 Harvard men's hockey team climbed back not once, but twice to stave off an upset against Union at Messa Rink Friday night.