Harvard Headlines: Hasty Pudding Picks Timberlake, Helen Molesworth Departs, and More
UPDATED. Our roundup also includes news of a gift from Carlos Slim, a favorable ranking of Harvard's value among colleges, and an audit by the IRS.
Updated January 28 (photographs added).
Justin Timberlake has been named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year, People magazine and the Harvard Crimson report. He will visit Harvard on February 5 to accept the award. Anne Hathaway, named the organization's Woman of the Year last week, is set to accept her award on January 28. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals choose two influential entertainers, one male and one female, to honor each year; last year's honorees were James Franco and Renée Zellweger.
In other recent Harvard headlines, there were two pieces of good news:
- Mexican billionaire and telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim announced a gift of $65 million to research institutions including the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and
- Harvard ranked second among private colleges in the Princeton Review's list of the "best value colleges."
...and two less pleasant:
- Helen Molesworth, Houghton curator of contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museum, announced plans to depart in late February to become chief curator at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, and
- the University learned it would be subject to an audit by the Internal Revenue Service. (Harvard is among 40 colleges that will be audited this year as part of the IRS review of some nonprofit organizations' tax-exempt status, the Boston Globe reported.)
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