On the agenda: challenges to endowments and philanthropy
New leadership begins sweeping change, attempting to improve persistent underperformance.
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
The annual financial report celebrates current strengths, but cautions about a coming revenue squeeze.
Courtesy of 32BJ SEIU
Averting a second campus strike this semester
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.
Courtesy of UNITE HERE Local 26
The new contract involves compromises from both Harvard and the dining workers’ union.