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Ellen M. Burstein

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Around Town

A Cozy Saturday Night with the Harvard Knitting Circle

On a recent Saturday night, five Harvard students worked on their fiber arts projects and discussed everything from psychology research topics to a crochet pattern for a stuffed alpaca. Meanwhile, a certain FM writer tried — with mixed results — to start the crochet-a-penguin kit she ordered off of an Instagram ad at 3 a.m.

Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding

The Complicated Prophet of the Pandemic

More than a year after his controversial tweet warning of "thermonuclear pandemic level" threat, Feigl-Ding, to some, seems like something of a prophet.

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College Finance

After a Rocky Year, Harvard Faces an Uncertain Economic Climate in 2021, Hollister Says

After a turbulent year for the University and its finances, Harvard is set to grapple with an uncertain economic outlook in 2021, University Vice President for Finances Thomas J. Hollister said in an interview with The Crimson Thursday.

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David R. Elliott ’64, Voice of Harvard Radio and Mentor to Generations of Students, Dies at 78

In the middle of Harvard’s 350th anniversary celebrations, Harvard Radio Broadcasting – known by its call name WHRB – had a problem. The station was airing an outdoor concert next to Widener Library when one of its microphones stopped working.

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University Finances

Harvard Management Company Renews Facebook Investments, Buys Gambling and Tech Stocks As Securities Value Spikes in Third Quarter

The overall value of the Harvard Management Company's public securities holdings increased by nearly 55 percent during the third quarter.

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Harvard Forward, Fresh Off of Board of Overseers Wins, Sets Sights on 2021 With New Slate of Candidates

Harvard Forward, a student and alumni group working to end climate change and increase recent alumni representation within Harvard’s governance boards, announced their 2021 campaign Tuesday.

HBS Student Reactions to Dean

Harvard Business School Will Move to Remote Instruction and Restrict On-Campus Activities as Virus Cases Surge

Harvard Business School will transition to remote instruction and restrict on-campus activities in response to increasing COVID-19 positivity rates among its affiliates.

State House

Gov. Baker Announces Stay-At-Home Advisory, Mask Mandate, and Restaurant Curfew as COVID Cases Mount

Governor Charlie D. Baker ‘79 announced a number of initiatives to respond to rising coronavirus cases in Massachusetts, including a stay-at-home advisory, a mandate on mask-wearing in public spaces, and a curfew on restaurant service.

HBS Student Reactions to Dean
Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Students Credit Datar’s Experience But Question His Commitment to Diversity

Harvard Business School students praised incoming dean Srikant M. Datar’s decades of experience at the school but expressed concern that his appointment was a “missed opportunity” for ongoing diversity initiatives.

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University Finances

Harvard Lost $138 Million in Revenue in 2020, per Annual Financial Report

Harvard’s revenue dropped $138 million in fiscal year 2020, according to the University’s Annual Financial Report. The decline was concentrated in the last three months of the fiscal year.

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University Finances

Harvard Received Over $1.1 Billion in Foreign Funding Since 2012, per Department of Education Report

Harvard has received over $1.1 billion in foreign funding since 2012, per an initial Department of Education report.

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School of Public Health

2016 Presidential Election Associated with Increase in Heart Attacks, HSPH Study Finds

The days immediately following the 2016 presidential election saw an uptick in hospitalizations for acute cardiovascular disease from the week prior, Harvard researchers have found.

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Harvard Management Company Will Sell Australian Farming Portfolio Worth $120 Million

Harvard Management Company plans to sell an Australian farming portfolio worth $120 million, according to a report in the Australian Financial Review.

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Experts Say Endowment Returns Are Strong, But Long-Term Success Contingent on Investment Planning

While Harvard’s endowment returns for the 2020 fiscal year were promising, experts warn that the endowment could face challenges down the line.

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University Finances

Harvard Management Company Natural Resources Team — Once Blamed for Low Returns — ‘Spins Out’

Harvard Management Company’s natural resources team spun-out into an independent investment firm, according to a message CEO N.P. “Narv” Narvekar sent to HMC affiliates Thursday.