Announcements

Endowment Returns Outpace National Average

February 3, 2016

​For the first time since the 2012 fiscal year, Harvard’s endowment grew at a faster rate than the national average for American colleges and universities in FY 2015.

Light beyond violence

Light beyond violence

February 1, 2016

When he first encountered the work of Cormac McCarthy as a college student in the mid-’90s, Matthew Potts became spellbound by the novelist, whose dark and violent narratives have led readers deep into history (“Blood Meridian”) and forward into a post-apocalyptic future (“The Road”).

Potts remained enthralled for almost two decades. Now, that feeling has gained shape and texture. The Harvard Divinity School professor and Episcopalian priest recently published an academic book about his favorite writer.

Warm welcome for Washington

Warm welcome for Washington

January 28, 2016

For the 66th time, Hasty Pudding Theatricals named a Woman of the Year, and not without some scandal in the air. Kerry Washington, known to many as Olivia Pope from Shonda Rhimes’ hit TV show “Scandal,” came to campus for a day of celebration and to receive the Pudding Pot, Hasty’s highest honor.

A cancer’s surprise origins, caught in action

A cancer’s surprise origins, caught in action

January 28, 2016

Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Boston Children’s Hospital have, for the first time, visualized the origins of cancer from the first affected cell and watched its spread in a live animal. Their work, published in the Jan. 29 issue of Science, could change the way scientists understand melanoma and other cancers and lead to new, early treatments before the cancer has taken hold.

Kennedy School Fellow Proposes Reforms to the T

January 19, 2016

The report, authored by Charles Chieppo, a fellow at the Ash Center, outlines several steps that the transportation service should take to reduce costs and increase ridership

After Land Rights Deal, Harvard Continues Allston Expansion

January 19, 2016

Harvard and railroad company CSX Transportation completed a deal that gave the University full rights to more than 19 acres of Allston land, one of several recent Allston land deals between Harvard, CSX, and the Massachusetts state government.