Crimson staff writer
Brandon J. Dixon
Very few of Harvard’s unionized employees live right in the shadow of the university’s campus. Housing around the Square, like retail space, is at a premium. Even if a worker were to secure local housing, some say rental prices would be unsustainable even for the most frugal resident.
The committee foiled us with tight security, and left just a few clues (what was up with that HAPPY BIRTHDAY balloon?). We can only speculate.
Some said the Corporation’s vote strongly limits the next president’s authority to revise the sanctions if they wish, though Faust disagreed.
“It seems to us a blow at the strength of American higher education, the excellence of American higher education, and the competitiveness of American higher education."
In a year when most institutional investors rode out robust public markets, Harvard’s 8.1 percent investment return for fiscal year 2017 placed it last among Ivy League endowments.