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Harvard’s endowment posts 7.3% gain – edging out rival Yale for 2nd-straight year

Harvard University’s endowment gained 7.3% in the fiscal year ended in June, improving from the previous year’s 6.5% return despite pandemic-fuelled market volatility. The return also beats the Yale University endowment’s 6.8% climb, marking the second consecutive year Harvard gained more than its rival. Several colleges raised funding concerns early […]
Harvard’s endowment posts 7.3% gain – edging out rival Yale for 2nd-straight year
Strategy

Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US

Last week, ICE released guidance stating that international students would not be allowed back into the US in the fall unless they were taking in-person classes at their university. This poses a problem for Harvard’s international students, as the school recently said classes in the fall would be entirely remote. […]
Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US
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Harvard public-health experts say the White House plan to open up the US is ‘thoughtful’ but critically undermined by a lack of widespread testing for COVID-19

Public-health experts at Harvard University said the White House’s new guidelines for state and local governments to reopen were thoughtful but also a display of wishful thinking. William Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health, said a “glaring problem” remained the issue of […]
Harvard public-health experts say the White House plan to open up the US is ‘thoughtful’ but critically undermined by a lack of widespread testing for COVID-19
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The number of coronavirus cases outside China could jump tenfold every 19 days without ‘strong intervention,’ a study says

The number of coronavirus cases outside China could see a tenfold increase every 19 days in the absence of “strong intervention” by government officials worldwide, a study has found. Chinese researchers believe that “34 unobserved founder patients” with “mild symptoms” triggered the spread of COVID-19 outside mainland China. “The situation […]
The number of coronavirus cases outside China could jump tenfold every 19 days without ‘strong intervention,’ a study says
Tech

Mark Zuckerberg claimed Facebook was founded with political expression in mind. A former Facebook exec called that ‘pretty obviously incorrect.’

During a recent speech at Georgetown University, Mark Zuckerberg depicted Facebook’s origin as rooted in enabling open political speech. The reality is that Facebook was an evolution of an attractiveness rating site developed by Zuckerberg while he was a student at Harvard. Zuckerberg was called out on his revisionist history […]
Mark Zuckerberg claimed Facebook was founded with political expression in mind. A former Facebook exec called that ‘pretty obviously incorrect.’
Tech

A quantum computing startup that spun out of a Harvard lab just came out of stealth mode with $2.7 million in seed funding from investors like Samsung

On Wednesday, the quantum computing startup Aliro Technologies announced it raised $US2.7 million in seed funding from investors including Samsung Next. Aliro spun out of a Harvard University lab, creating tools that make it easier for developers to write software to run on quantum computers without worrying about setting up […]
A quantum computing startup that spun out of a Harvard lab just came out of stealth mode with $2.7 million in seed funding from investors like Samsung