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Harvard launches $6.5 billion capital campaign

September 21, 2013 • Business


In this photo released by Harvard University, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, right, talks with David Rubenstein, left, co-chairman of Harvard’s capital campaign, during the campaign launch at the Sanders Theatre on campus at Harvard Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Cambridge, Mass. The 6.5 billion capital campaign, if successful, would be the largest fundraising effort in the history of higher education. (AP Photo/Harvard University, Kris Snibbe)

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University launched a $6.5 billion capital campaign Saturday that, if successful, would be the largest fundraising effort in the history of higher education.

The school said the campaign had broad goals spanning all its schools and would fund research into neuroscience, stem cell science and low-cost energy for the developing world.

The campaign would target major renovations of the university’s undergraduate housing and increase its study of new learning and teaching strategies.

It also aims to expand the school’s global presence, including Login to read more

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