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A new challenge to College sanctions on single-gender social clubs


On the agenda: challenges to endowments and philanthropy

March-April 2017

New leadership begins sweeping change, attempting to improve persistent underperformance.

March-April 2017

N.P. Narvekar

Courtesy of Harvard University

Endowment staff to be reduced by half, and new senior personnel are appointed.


<p class="caption">Picketing and strike signs appeared on campus for the first time this millennium as dining-hall workers sought a new contract.</p>
<p class="credit">Courtesy of UNITE HERE Local 26</p>

A strike, negotiations, and a vote on wages, benefits, and union recognition

January-February 2017

The annual financial report celebrates current strengths, but cautions about a coming revenue squeeze.

January-February 2017

Janitors rally for wage increases earlier this month in Harvard Yard.

Courtesy of 32BJ SEIU

Averting a second campus strike this semester


Thomas Hollister, vice president for finance, and Paul J. Finnegan, University treasurer

Photographs from left: Paige Brown/Courtesy Tufts Medical Center and Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Strong capital-campaign giving, tuition growth, and a slight increase in federal funding contribute to this year’s surplus. 


Students join workers in a rally outside Massachusetts Hall.

Courtesy of UNITE HERE Local 26

The new contract involves compromises from both Harvard and the dining workers’ union.