Elmendorf emphasized the importance of helping the school adopt modern teaching methods, fundraising for the capital campaign, seeing the construction of the HKS campus through to its completion, and keeping the cost of the Kennedy School low.
Bianca Mulaney ’16 and Rebecca M. Panovka ’16, friends and fellow Quincy House residents, have been named Harvard’s two newest Marshall scholars to their shared surprise and disbelief.
The 48 seniors elected last week to the College's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa hail from all twelve of Harvard’s houses, with the strongest contingent from Mather House at eight.
Jeremy C. Stein, pictured here in a previous meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in 2009, is a current professor in the Economics Department. Stein was an advisor in the U.S. Treasury Department after the 2008 financial crisis.
Though he occasionally steals away to shape the nation's economic policy, Jeremy Stein always returns to his office at the Littauer Center for Economics, equipped with a whole new palette of experiences to recolor his curriculum.
Titled “Why Disciplines Persist,” the lecture followed an eight-year hiatus after the first Provostial Lecture, given by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman.
A study co-authored by Steven D. Levitt suggests that assigning students randomly to seats during exams significantly reduces instances of cheating.
Formerly called “Unit Tests” and now called “Unit Reviews,” the optional exams still will function as practice tests.
The Economics department has recently lost several faculty members to other schools, highlighting the rise of rival programs and the relatively lower facilities at Harvard.
At a Thursday evening forum discussion, former University President Larry Summers shares with Financial Times columnist John Authers his thoughts about inclusivity in modern economic growth.
The former University president recommended policies such as progressive taxation and infrastructure investment in front of a crowded audience.
Harvard Kennedy School research fellow Vera Mironova, not pictured in this photo, draws a crowd on Thursday afternoon as she talks and takes questions about rebel fighters in the Middle East. Having traveled to Syria and nearby countries, Mironova spoke about the dynamics of rebel recruitment and cross-organizational flow in rebel institutions.