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Sidney K. Lee

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Harvard Management Company

Harvard Slashes Healthcare Investments, Tech Rises to 98% of Portfolio

The Harvard Management Company increased its direct holdings of Alphabet and Meta and continued its major sell off of biopharma holdings — which now make up less than 1 percent of the portfolio — during the last three months of 2023.

Harvard Management Company

Harvard Endowment Executives Meet with Silicon Valley Investors Amid University Turmoil

Harvard Management Company executives met with leading venture capital and private equity investors in Silicon Valley last week amid investor concerns over the University’s response to the Israel-Hamas war and allegations of antisemitism on campus.

Harvard Management Company

HMC Managing Director Joined Business Leaders and Investors in Exclusive Israel Trip

Managing Director of Investment for the Harvard Management Company, Adam Goldstein, joined 65 business leaders and investors for a five day trip to Israel this week.

Painted Burro
Harvard Square

Latin American Restaurant Painted Burro Gallops Into Harvard Square

Painted Burro, a Latin American restaurant and tequila bar, opened its third location in Harvard Square last Monday.

Blank Street Coffee
Harvard Square

Blank Street Coffee Brews Up a Stir in Harvard Square

Blank Street Coffee, a chain known for its efficiency and lower-priced coffee, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday with $2 drinks and lines spilling out into the Square.

Union Square Donuts
Food and Drink

Donut Miss Out: Union Square Donuts Rolls into Harvard Square

Boston-based donut chain Union Square Donuts made its debut in Harvard Square last Saturday.

Joe's Pizza
Food and Drink

Joe’s Pizza Expands its Dough-main into Harvard Square

New York-based chain Joe’s Pizza welcomed customers on Sept. 15, bringing the iconic taste of its NYC-style pizza to Harvard Square.

Las Palmas
Harvard Square

Dominican Restaurant Las Palmas Puts Down New Roots in Former Jefe’s Location

Las Palmas, a restaurant serving up dishes inspired by the Dominican Republic, relocated this summer to a new space just one block away from its former home in Smith Campus Center.

Rodney's Bookstore
Harvard Square

Rodney’s Bookstore Turns a New Page in Harvard Square

Nearly three years after closing in Central Square in 2020, Rodney’s Bookstore has found its new home in Harvard Square.

Friendly Toast
Harvard Square

Friendly Toast Lands Butter Side Up In Harvard Square

Friendly Toast, an all-day brunch restaurant and bar, unveiled its new home in Harvard Square in late July.

Harvard Square Post-Pandemic Graphic
Harvard Square

‘Stabilizing in the New Normal’: Harvard Square Adapts to Post-Pandemic Challenges

While Harvard Square has welcomed a bevy of new businesses in the last year — ranging from vintage clothing stores to boba tea shops to athletic facilities — a number of longstanding businesses continue to feel the lingering pains of the pandemic.

Madras Dosa
Harvard Square

Madras Dosa Co. Brings a Dose of Dosa to Harvard Square

Madras Dosa Co., a chain specializing in customizable dosas, opened its doors last Friday with the goal of bringing South Indian food to Harvard Square.

Vico Style
Harvard Square

‘Sustainably Bougie’: Vico Style Ventures Into Harvard Square

Vico Style, a vintage fashion startup that opened last month, aims to help customers “be sustainably bougie on a budget,” according to its founder.

Le’s Vietnamese Restaurant
Harvard Square

Lê’s Vietnamese Restaurant Set to Leave Harvard Square Due to Garage Renovations

Lê’s Vietnamese Restaurant is set to relocate to Boston’s Chinatown due to renovations slated for the Garage Building — a shopping mall located at 36 JFK St. where the restaurant is currently housed.

Steve Welch Oggi Gourmet
Harvard Square

Black Business Owners ‘Break Barriers,’ Find a ‘Niche’ in Harvard Square

In recognition of Black History Month, The Crimson interviewed the owners of Le Macaron, Oggi Gourmet, and Grolier Poetry Book Shop to learn about their lives and journeys to Harvard Square.