Fact-Checking Harvard

This is a list of resources about Harvard and the Harvard Management Company’s investments, financial practices, and executive compensations. Unfortunately, due to lack of transparency, very little information about investments is available to the public. Please email occupy.harvard@gmail.com if you have questions or additions to the list.

o   Quarterly report detailing information about some of Harvard’s investments.

o   Report comparing endowment management and executive compensation at Massachusetts universities. This is where 180:1 (statistic as of 2008) comes from.

o   Report on the endowment model of investment in six New England schools, including Harvard.

o   Information about expenses, the Harvard Management Company, and other financial things.

o   Published by the Office of the Provost each year, this has information about Harvard’s income, expenses, and organization.

o   Especially note: Harvard’s income and expenses broken down by source/school, endowment performance, and org chart showing the structure of Harvard’s top administration.

o   Report by the Oakland institute detailing Emergent Asset Management’s speculative investments in Africa.

o   Report prepared by United Students against Sweatshops (USAS) about HEI Hotels and Resorts as an unethical investment for university endowments. Has Information about Harvard’s investment in HEI Funds.

  • Harvard Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility Annual Reports

o   You can request any year’s report from Harvard’s CCSR. Information on recommendations by the Student Faculty Advisory Committee on Social Responsibility and proxy vote outcomes.

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10 comments on “Fact-Checking Harvard

  1. STOP THE OCCUPATION NOW says:

    Demand No. 1: Leave Harvard Yard immediately.
    Demand No. 2: Don’t be a hypocrite. Quit Harvard and attend Bunker Hill Community College to join the 99%.
    Demand No. 3: Get a job and pay back any financial aid Harvard may have already given you.

    • E says:

      Demand No.1: stop being an asshole.
      Demand No. 2: get a life
      Demand No. 3: go fuck yourself
      Demand No. 3: eat shit you piece of shit one percenter.
      Demand No. 4: Repeat Demands 1 to 3.

      • STOP THE OCCUPATION NOW says:

        You must have been the one who walked out of the special review session on using periods and capitalizing sentences for those of marginal qualifications who Harvard nevertheless decided to admit.

  2. Dave says:

    So let me get this straight: Harvard students are “occupying” the Yard to protest how the 1 percent keep the 99 percent in economic servitude. But the Crimson protest against capitalist oppression is by invitation only, and all the gates on campus have been locked, chained and padlocked to keep out the real 99 percent?

    Occupy Harvard? It’s more like Occupy Gated Community.

    • L says:

      Dave. You know we would like the gates to be opened, right? It’s other members of the Harvard community who currently exercise control over the gates.

      So, you’re copying and pasting from the Boston Herald. Did you not like the end of that column where the author joins our request for the gates to be opened?

      • W says:

        L–Do you not realize that Harvard will never open the gates as long as there are students camping out unprotected in the Yard at night?

  3. STOP THE OCCUPATION NOW says:

  4. balance says:

    tickerspy dot com is a site that nicely displays the SEC information of institutional investors. I highly recommend seeing Harvard’s holdings there, rather than the SEC’s database. Just search for “Harvard” on tickerspy to view.

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