Comments on: Chart of the day: Harvard donations http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Friend http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/comment-page-1/#comment-6831 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:02:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/#comment-6831 Shame on you for not fixing this.

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By: ctr http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/comment-page-1/#comment-6790 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 20:34:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/#comment-6790 I agree that Felix’s interpretation is wrong. (And am surprised he hasn’t fixed it.)

But the story is almost more interesting when corrected. Even though Harvard is acting like they are in the poorhouse now, cancelling projects, laying off workers, freezing salaries, in fact they withdrew slightly more from the endowment this year than last.

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By: dvictr http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/comment-page-1/#comment-6768 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 15:49:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/#comment-6768 You won’t see Rolfe Winkler misreading a bar graph!

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By: nickhayw http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/comment-page-1/#comment-6751 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 01:13:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/#comment-6751 You used ‘whence’ twice. I’m impressed. Can’t even remember the last time I heard (or read) someone use ‘whence’ once. ‘Whence Mendillo came’ has an archaic, mock-epic feel to it…you know…’Whence Mendillo came, the thund’rous lay espied’ or something

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By: right http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/comment-page-1/#comment-6714 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:20:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/#comment-6714 Felix,

The first poster is correct. The data you are looking for is in this article:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?r ef=528889

Donations to the university did, in fact, decline in 2008 by 8% to a total of $601M. Donations peaked at $651M back in 2001 at the end of the last capital campaign.

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By: ISalceda http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/comment-page-1/#comment-6695 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:43:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/11/chart-of-the-day-harvard-donations/#comment-6695 You are misreading the chart. This refers not to contributions TO the endowment but, rather, contributions BY the endowment to Harvard’s operations. A quick look at the University’s annual financial report reflects that. Here is a link

http://vpf-web.harvard.edu/annualfinanci al/

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