Sitkoff in WSJ on Cadbury-Hershey

Robert H. Sitkoff

Milton Hershey had no children so he said he would make the “orphan boys of the United States” his heirs.

To that end, the chocolatier founded the Milton Hershey School, which today serves 1,700 underprivileged children and has an endowment of $6.2 billion. In 2005, Hershey had the nation’s fifth largest endowment, which was about half the size of Princeton’s and Stanford’s but larger than that of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bartholet and Budnitz instruct students in “The Art of Social Change”

Inspiring the next generation of successful “agents of social change” is the mission of Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Bartholet ’65 and Lecturer on Law Jessica Budnitz ’01. Through their course, “The Art of Social Change,” the duo hopes to give students an opportunity to explore successful methods and policies that better protect children. Each […]

A Fresh Perspective on the Aid Industry in Africa, Justice, and the Gacaca Court System in Rwanda

Amaka Megwalu ’10

n an interview with Rahim Kanani, a research associate at Harvard University’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Amaka Megwalu ’10 discusses her insights on the aid industry in Africa and the Gacaca Court System in Rwanda. Megwalu has worked on development and post-conflict reconstruction in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia.

Minow and two HLS alumni nominated to Legal Services Corporation board

Harvard Law Dean Martha Minow

President Barack Obama ’91 has nominated Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, along with John Levi ’72 LL.M. ’73 and Gloria Valencia-Weber ’86, to the board of the Legal Services Corporation, a bi-partisan, government-sponsored organization that provides civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. The nominations require approval by the Senate.