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Union protesters march at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Graduate student union protesters, May 2019

Photograph by Michael Dwyer/Associated Press


After more than a year negotiating, the union sets a deadline of December 3. 


Cover of Harvard University 2019 annual financial report

The University discloses a sixth consecutive budget surplus—and details enormous changes in the endowment.


A graph showing the performance of the Harvard endowment from fiscal year 2008 to fiscal year 2019

The endowment rises to $40.9 billion in a year of more modest investment returns.

November-December 2019

Portrait of Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Claudine Gay

Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Claudine Gay

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/HPAC

Claudine Gay’s annual report to the faculty outlines broad goals—and challenging circumstances.


In a year of tepid returns for universities, Harvard Management Company reports 6.5 percent gain on investments.


William F. Lee, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Senior fellow William F. Lee on the University’s priorities during President Lawrence S. Bacow’s first year


The University discloses top employees’ pay in its annual tax filing. 


Transitions, appointments, and honors

May-June 2019

Semma Therapeutics CEO Bastiano Sanna with Xander University Professor Douglas Melton, scientific founder of the startup. The company is working to commercialize a diabetes therapy.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Robust licensing revenue and corporate alliances boost translational research.

March-April 2019