Education: Faculty Inventory

Faculty Inventory Rich Harvard

Richest of universities is not the University of Texas from whose many square miles of land oil gushes, nor Duke University to which went much of the Duke tobacco fortune, but Harvard University where for generations endowments have piled upon endowments. Last week the treasurer of Harvard made his annual report, listed Harvard investments (as of June 30) at $81,000,000, earning 5.5% during the year.

Conservative Harvard bookkeeping, however, concealed the University's true wealth. Most spectacularly conservative was the valuation of 12,836 shares of General Electric (worth $3,000,000...

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