In light of recent comments circulating online and in social media, the Harvard Club of Shanghai offers the following reminder from William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid at Harvard College:
Harvard Magazine reports, "Harvard College announced today that 2,056 students have been offered admission to the class of 2021 (including the 938 accepted last December under the early-action program). The College received a record 39,506 applications this year, up just 1 percent from the 39,041 candidates last year.
Harvard Magazine reports, "The university announced today that Mark Zuckerberg ’06, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, will be the featured guest speaker at the afternoon exercises during Harvard’s 366th Commencement, Thursday, May 25, in Tercentenary Theatre, following President Drew Faust..."
Harvard Magazine reports, "On March 25, Harvard Square will bid a final farewell to Schoenhof’s Foreign Books. The 150-year-old bookstore currently lives on Mount Auburn Street, and rents its basement storefront from the Spee Club. Daniel Eastman, director of sales and marketing, told The Boston Globe that the club “has been really kind with us.
Harvard Magazine reports, "The new President of Harvard Management Company (HMC), N.P. Narvekar, who assumed responsibility for investing the endowment only last December 5, after overseeing Columbia University’s investment operations, today announced sweeping changes in the organization, intended to improve persistently lagging performance....
Harvard Magazine reports, "For the third year in a row, Harvard reported a modest budget surplus, expressing cautious optimism about its future financial performance. Operating revenue for fiscal year 2016 exceeded operating expenses by $77 million, up from last year’s surplus of $62 ..."
Harvard Magazine reports, "The College admitted 14.5 percent of early-action applicants this fall, down from 14.8 percent last year, the University announced today. Of the 6,473 students who applied through the program, 938 were admitted (up from 6,167 and 914 last year, respectively)..."
Harvard Magazine writes, "Harvard reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent during the past decade, the Office for Sustainability announced today. The University’s reduction goal, adopted in 2008 and measured from a 2006 baseline, was met despite 15 percent growth in square footage..."
The Harvard Club of Shanghai is preparing for the 2016 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") for the Harvard Community in Shanghai.
Elections, Harvard Basketball team, and more. Don't miss it.
FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2016
Harvard Magazine reports. "A week after Harvard Management Company (HMC) reported continued disappointing investment returns for the University’s $35.7 billion endowment, the University announced that N.P. Narvekar, chief executive officer of Columbia University Investment Management Company, has been appointed president and CEO of HMC, effective December 5..."
Harvard Magazine reports, "Harvard Management Company (HMC) recorded a negative 2.0 percent investment return on endowment assets during fiscal 2016, following positive returns of 5.8 percent in the prior year and 15.4 percent in fiscal 2014..."
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Come celebrate the holiday season with alumni from other universities and colleges. Bring your holiday spirit. Enjoy and network.
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