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Aerial photograph of Harvard Stadium

Harvard Stadium 
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News

An agenda for a new athletic director—and for a wider emphasis on student fitness

6.5.20

Photograph of student moving out of Eliot House for coronavirus social distancing

An unseasonable move-out: packing up at Eliot House

Photograph by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The sudden dispersal from Cambridge and Boston, Commencement postponed, and the looming financial consequences

May-June 2020

Photograph of Thomas J. Hollister, vice president for finance

Thomas J. Hollister, Harvard’s chief financial officer
Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Barely a decade after the 2008 crisis and Great Recession, new challenges loom. An early assessment of the University’s strengths this time

3.26.20

Harvard’s fiscal year 2019 endowment returns by asset class

An analysis of the annual financial report, and of Harvard Management Company’s transformation

January-February 2020

Then-Harvard president Drew Faust and Harvard Law School professor Annette Gordon-Reed unveiled a monument dedicated in 2017 to people enslaved by law school benefactor Isaac Royall Jr.

In 2017, then-Harvard president Drew Faust and Harvard Law School professor Annette Gordon-Reed unveiled a monument dedicated to people enslaved by law school benefactor Isaac Royall Jr.

Photograph by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The president announces a $5-million initiative.

11.22.19

Cover of Harvard University 2019 annual financial report

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

10.24.19

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.

10.1.19

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

9.27.19