Harvard University http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28426/all en NFL players union funding $100 mln Harvard study on injury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/nfl-players-union-funding-100-mln-harvard-study-injury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The union that represents U.S. professional football players has given Harvard University a $100 million grant for a study of the range of health problems, from brain damage to heart conditions, that affect current and former players.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/nfl-players-union-funding-100-mln-harvard-study-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Environment Harvard University Health Labor National Football League Social Issues Technology Weather Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741005 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens suspended in Harvard cheat scandal: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/dozens-suspended-harvard-cheat-scandal-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Around 60 students at Harvard University have been suspended and others disciplined in a mass cheating scandal at the elite college, a report in the campus newspaper said Friday.</p> <p>The Harvard Crimson quoted an email from Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Michael Smith that said more than half of the cases heard by administrators in the scandal, which erupted last year, had resulted in suspension orders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/dozens-suspended-harvard-cheat-scandal-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> College newspapers Harvard University Harvard University The Harvard Crimson AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:45:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743801 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard's deficit soars to $34 million and finance officials plan better cost management http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131109/harvards-deficit-soars-34-million-and-finance-officials-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON - Harvard University finance officials are pledging to manage costs better and pursue innovative revenue strategies after its deficit soared to $34 million in the most recent fiscal year, compared to a $7.9 million shortfall the previous year.</p> <p>A financial report released Friday says the school saw revenues jump 5 per cent to $4.2 billion, due largely to the increased annual distribution from its hefty $32.7 billion endowment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131109/harvards-deficit-soars-34-million-and-finance-officials-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Harvard University Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges The Canadian Press Sat, 09 Nov 2013 20:15:51 +0000 The Canadian Press 5984852 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard University evacuates over explosives report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-university-evacuates-over-explosives-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Harvard University ordered an immediate evacuation on Monday over unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on the campus of the elite university in the northeastern United States.</p> <p>An alert on its website said there were unconfirmed reports of explosives at the Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson buildings. "Please evacuate those buildings now," it said.</p> <p>The incident comes less than a month after Harvard's great rival Yale went on a four-hour lockdown after an anonymous caller said his roommate was planning to shoot people on the campus.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-university-evacuates-over-explosives-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harvard University Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges Technology AFP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:17:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6021655 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard University evacuates over explosives report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-university-evacuates-over-explosives-report-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Harvard University ordered an immediate evacuation on Monday over reports of possible explosives at four sites on the campus of the elite university in the northeastern United States.</p> <p>An alert on its website announced the evacuations at the Science Center, the Thayer dormitory, the Sever classroom and lecture hall and the Emerson building, home to the philosophy department.</p> <p>"Please evacuate those buildings now," it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-university-evacuates-over-explosives-report-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Harvard University Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges Technology AFP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:34:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6021680 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard evacuates, cancels exams over bomb scare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-evacuates-cancels-exams-over-bomb-scare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bomb scare on Monday forced Harvard University to evacuate four buildings, call in police and cancel final exams underway at the elite US university in the northeastern town of Cambridge.</p> <p>An alert on its website announced the evacuations at the Science Center, the Thayer dormitory, the Sever classroom and lecture hall and the Emerson building, home to the philosophy department.</p> <p>"Please evacuate those buildings now," it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-evacuates-cancels-exams-over-bomb-scare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Harvard University Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges Technology AFP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:46:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6021721 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard evacuates, cancels exams over bomb scare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-evacuates-cancels-exams-over-bomb-scare-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bomb scare forced Harvard University Monday to evacuate four buildings, call in police and cancel final exams underway at the elite US university in the northeastern town of Cambridge.</p> <p>The university ordered the evacuations at 9:02 am at the Science Center, the Thayer dormitory, the Sever classroom and lecture hall and the Emerson building, home to the philosophy department.</p> <p>Harvard tweeted that there had been "NO reports of explosions" but police were immediately scrambled to the sprawling, snowy campus where witnesses tweeted of helicopters circling overhead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-evacuates-cancels-exams-over-bomb-scare-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harvard University Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges Technology AFP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:10:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6021838 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard returns to normal after bomb hoax http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131216/harvard-returns-normal-after-bomb-hoax <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Dec 16 (EFE).- Harvard University is returning to normal after a bomb hoax on Monday forced authorities to evacuate four buildings on the Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus where final exams were being given.</p> <p>University police found no trace of the alleged explosives during their investigation and they were unable to verify any specific threat against the campus or students, and so the all clear was given for the university to return to its normal activities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131216/harvard-returns-normal-after-bomb-hoax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges Agencia EFE Tue, 17 Dec 2013 02:21:35 +0000 Agencia EFE 6022083 at http://www.globalpost.com Plans for 'black mass' at Harvard anger Boston Catholics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140509/plans-black-mass-at-harvard-anger-boston-catholics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Lovering</p> <p>CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) - A Harvard University student group plans to hold a re-enactment of a satanic ritual on the school's historic campus, drawing criticism from local Roman Catholic officials, who expressed "deep sadness and strong opposition" to the plan.</p> <p>The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club said in a statement posted online that it plans to host "a historical re-enactment of a black mass ceremony that has a narrator providing historical context and background."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140509/plans-black-mass-at-harvard-anger-boston-catholics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian theology Christianity Eucharist Harvard University Thomson Reuters Fri, 09 May 2014 18:52:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6143082 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard boosts pay for most top in-house fund managers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140516/harvard-boosts-pay-most-top-house-fund-managers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University paid its top five in-house money managers $28.8 million in 2012, Harvard Magazine reported on Friday, a nearly 9 percent hike from the previous year.</p> <p>Harvard, the world's richest university, began tying senior investment manager pay to the performance of its $30 billion portfolio in 2010 after it lost billions of dollars during the 2008-09 financial crisis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140516/harvard-boosts-pay-most-top-house-fund-managers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Financial economics Harvard Management Company Harvard University Harvard University Labor Law Thomson Reuters Sat, 17 May 2014 00:17:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6149062 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard honors Venezuelan opposition leader with alumni award http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140516/harvard-honors-venezuelan-opposition-leader-alumni-award <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Harvard University announced Friday that it had given an annual alumni achievement award to jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez for his "support of democracy and transparency." </p> <p>Lopez, who has been held in a military prison since he was arrested in February in the midst of a massive opposition protest rally, is a 1996 graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School's Master in Public Policy program.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140516/harvard-honors-venezuelan-opposition-leader-alumni-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harvard University Leopoldo López Politics of Venezuela Venezuela AFP Sat, 17 May 2014 01:49:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6149084 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard confirms antique book is bound in human skin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140606/harvard-confirms-antique-book-bound-human-skin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said this week, after a bevvy of scientific testing.</p> <p>Arsene Houssaye's "Des destinees de l'ame" (On the destiny of the soul) is part of the antique book collection of the university's Houghton Library, which specializes in rare and antique works.</p> <p>Harvard conservators and scientists used several methods to test the origin of the book binding material, using microscopic samples.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140606/harvard-confirms-antique-book-bound-human-skin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Book design Harvard University Printing Publishing Technology AFP Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:31:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6169307 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard creates office to handle sex assault, harassment claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140702/harvard-creates-office-handle-sex-assault-harassment-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University said on Wednesday it had created an office to investigate all claims of sexual harassment or sex assault, a move that comes as campus sex crimes are receiving greater scrutiny across the United States.</p> <p>Harvard's new investigating body will use a "preponderance of evidence" standard to determine whether sexual assault or harassment occurred in the cases it reviews. That is a lower standard of proof than its current approach.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140702/harvard-creates-office-handle-sex-assault-harassment-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Harvard University Health Human behavior Politics Sex crimes Sexism Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:31:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6194385 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong-born alumnus gives Harvard $350 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140908/hong-kong-born-alumnus-gives-harvard-350-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Hong Kong-born venture capitalist is giving Harvard University $350 million for its School of Public Health, the largest donation in the university's history, the Harvard Crimson reported Monday.</p> <p>The university newspaper said the gift was from a foundation supported by Gerald Chan, an alumnus of the School of Public Health and a longtime benefactor of the university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his brother Ronnie Chan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140908/hong-kong-born-alumnus-gives-harvard-350-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Harvard School of Public Health Harvard University Harvard University Health Julio Frenk Labor Social Issues USD AFP Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:54:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6252082 at http://www.globalpost.com