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Harvard Needs a Steady Endowment Manager

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:44:28 -0500

Over the last few months, Harvard’s endowment has fallen short of its own goals, and that of its rival, Yale.

Harvard, Searching for Endowment Manager, Reports a Loss

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:34:44 -0500

Harvard’s showing comes after years of poor performance as a series of investment chiefs have come and gone.

The Shady History of Big Sugar

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:42:40 -0500

Manipulating nutrition research was just one of many sneaky tactics.

Where Are Veterans at Our Elite Colleges?

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 03:21:05 -0500

The dearth of ex-military students at some colleges is shameful.

The Gates at Harvard Have Stories to Tell

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:16:48 -0500

The architecture critic Blair Kamin’s new project explores the history and meaning of the 25 gates surrounding Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Mass.

China Faces a Surge in Cardiovascular Disease, Study Finds

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:00:27 -0500

The nation’s embrace of Western foods like red meat and soda has exacerbated the problem, researchers from Harvard University found.

Harvard’s Exclusionary and Elitist All-Male Clubs

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:22:42 -0500

Two Harvard alumni decry the final clubs as bastions of elitism and privilege.

1891: Poet James Russell Lowell Dies

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:24:02 -0500

From the archives of the International Herald Tribune: American poet, James Russell Lowell dies in August 1891.

Are Final Clubs Too Exclusive for Harvard?

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:29 -0500

Secretive, selective ... sexist? The college is pushing its elite all-male (and all-female) organizations to change. Here’s a peek inside.

U.S. Presidential Race, Rio, William Bratton: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 18:10:12 -0500

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.