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Harvard Endowment

Newsflash: Harvard Is Still Crazy Rich, And It Just Got Richer

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Harvard University's largest-in-the-nation endowment grew to $36.4 billion in the fiscal year that ended in June on a 15.4 pe...

Jason Linkins

Obama Finds An ISIS Strategy While Congress... Privatizes Asteroids? Really?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: Fresh off polls indicating that a majority of Americans now believe that the Islamic State (or, if you prefer, ISIS or ISIL) poses ...

Against Divestment -- Why Walking Away Won't Make a Difference

Nell Minow | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Nell Minow

Submit shareholder proposals. Nominate new directors. Attend annual meetings to ask questions of the executives and board members. But do not sell the stock that gives you the right to engage on the issues you care about with the people who can make a difference.

These Are The Colleges With The Faster Internet Speeds

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.27.2014 | College

Turns out that money doesn't buy everything, or at least not Internet speed. Colleges and universities with the biggest endowments do not have the...

A Big Brand With the Opportunity to Lead on an Increasingly Complex Problem: Climate

Judith Samuelson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Education
Judith Samuelson

Last weekend I enjoyed the opening festivities for a spectacular new building on the Yale campus, designed by Norman Foster to house the Yale School o...

Harvard Gets 11.3 Percent Richer

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University's endowment earned an 11.3 percent gain on investments in the most recent fiscal year...

Harvard Looks To Set New Record

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 09.21.2013 | College

BOSTON -- Harvard University launched a $6.5 billion capital campaign Saturday that, if successful, would be the largest fundraising effort in the his...

Minding the Gap With Richard Soghoian

Christopher Atamian | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Christopher Atamian

I just finished a fascinating book written by Richard Soghoian called Mind the Gap. Soghoian is the highly respected Headmaster at CGPS, an institution which he more or less single-handedly pulled out of near receivership and returned to its former glory.

How Harvard Is Ignoring the Failures of Our System -- and Why We Can't Any Longer

Martin Bourqui | Posted 06.18.2012 | College
Martin Bourqui

I refuse to see one more hardworking student let down by the arrogance of an administrator metaphorically patting them on the head, saying, "This is none of your business." Confronting power in higher education and not taking no for an answer remains, by far, the most successful strategy.

Missing the Point on College Endowment Returns

Dan Apfel | Posted 05.15.2012 | Education
Dan Apfel

We need more articles to analyze whether growing endowments yield better educational results. College endowments are simply not hedge funds where the only thing that matters is quarterly or annual returns.

Harvard's Endowment Grows By Huge Factor

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 11.23.2011 | College

BOSTON — Harvard University said on Thursday that its largest-in-the-nation endowment earned a profit of $4.4 billion in fiscal 2011, growing to...

Harvard's Endowment Increases 11 Percent To $27 Billion

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Harvard's endowment grew to $27.4 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010, an 11 percent investment return that comes a year after it plum...

How America's Universities Became Hedge Funds

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Samuels

In the brave new world where universities operate like hedge funds, institutions of higher learning have lost their way by caring more about interest rates than educational quality.

Harvard's Endowment Drops Sharply Amid Recession

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOSTON — The total value of Harvard's endowment plunged nearly 30 percent in the last fiscal year as the Ivy League institution's portfolio was ...

Havard Adjusts To Leaner Times: Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair | By Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For years, administrators at Harvard University could throw money at anything that tickled their fancy. A new medical school building for $260 million...

Universities Addicted To Endowments: The Curse of Hoarded Treasure

Business Week | Peter Coy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Something seems wrong with the way elite U.S. universities finance themselves. The problem: They're addicted to multibillion-dollar endowments. When t...

Harvard Scrambling To Pay Its Bills

New York Times | GERALDINE FABRIKANT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Harvard may be the nation's wealthiest university, but it is short on cash. The school relies on its endowment to generate a third of the money for i...

How Much Has Harvard Really Lost?

Edward Jay Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward Jay Epstein

Harvard University's admission that it lost $8 billion from its $36 billion endowment fund, as staggering as it sounds, may grossly underestimate the true magnitude of the losses.

How Will Colleges Survive? Schools Suffering In Crisis As Endowments Wither

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Harvard recently reported that the value of its endowment dropped $8 billion between the end of June and October of this year. At the same time, a rec...

Schools Suffering In Crisis As Endowments, Donations Wither

BloggingStocks | Posted Dec 3rd 2008 12:00PM by Peter CohanFiled Under: Bad News, Economic Data, Politics, Recession, Financial Crisis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Harvard reports that the value of its endowment has declined $8 billion between the end of June 2008 through October 2008. That would make Harvard's e...

Harvard Alumni Urge University To Tap Into $35B Endowment For Social Change

New York Times | STEPHANIE STROM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For three years, a handful of Harvard University alumni have waged a quiet effort to persuade the university to expand its mission far beyond its Camb...

Harvard Hires First Woman To Manage $35 Billion Endowment

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Harvard University has turned to a manager with a track record of success directing the assets of educational institutions, including Harvard itself, ...

College Endowments: Rich Get Richer

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New figures on university endowments confirm it's not just the "haves" and "have nots" in academe these days. Beyond the great majority of colleges, t...

Ivy Funds Caught Up In Loan Shark Accusations

Bloomberg | Brian Kladko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Harvard, Yale and Princeton universities' endowments are being accused of backing a loan with 42 percent interest, twice the legal limit, according to...

Retaining College Endowment Chiefs No Walk In Park

New York Times | Jenny Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Beatles insisted that money can't buy you love. Apparently it can do a lot of other things, like lure top-flight talent from one high-profile, wel...