Federal funding for Harvard research fell by 5 percent to $608 million in the University’s fiscal year 2014, the first full Harvard fiscal year after the federal government enacted broad budget cuts collectively known as sequestration, according to the Office for Sponsored Program’s annual report.
Harvard’s first-ever sustainability-focused Operations and Maintenance trade show was held on Tuesday January 21, 2014. The trade show, organized by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Green Program, a partnership between FAS and the Harvard Office for Sustainability, and Harvard Strategic Procurement, was an opportunity to promote best practices in the field, and to unite building managers and facility leaders, who work behind the scenes to optimize building energy systems and performance. Read more about Sustainability-focused trade show promotes best practices
Dr. Faust on online education, the science boom and why college is worth $60,000
Fifty years ago, the annual cost to attend Harvard University was less than $2,500, or about $18,000 in current dollars. Today a year at Harvard costs almost $60,000, including tuition, room and fees. But as the debate rages over the spiraling cost of college in the U.S.— higher tuition has led to an estimated $1.2 trillion in student debt— Drew Gilpin Faust, the university's president, is ready to stand her ground. It's still worth it, she says—and not just for the lucky few who make it to the elite confines of Harvard Yard.