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Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions
College

Harvard Admissions Office Considers How To Weigh MOOCs

Admissions officers are still considering how to weigh edX courses against conventional AP or IB classes when evaluating applicants.

Higher Education

HarvardX Participation and Completion Rates Vary by Discipline, Study Says

The report found that only 5 percent of participants who did not pay a fee for ID verification actually completed their online course.

Harvard Law School

EdX Settles With Department of Justice

The edX settlement will require the platform to become accessible for people with disabilities—including those who are deaf or visually impaired.

School of Public Health

School of Public Health Will Launch Blended Master’s Degree

The Harvard School of Public Health will launch a new master’s degree program that will be offered largely online, with a small residential component.

FAS

EdX Partnership with Microsoft, Smithsonian Could Provide Professional Preparation

In collaboration with Microsoft and the Smithsonian Institution, edX will launch seven courses on programming and cloud technologies and three American history courses.

Harvard Law School

Analysis: Experts Say ADA Case Has Merit

Filed earlier this month, the complaint alleges that by not captioning its online content, edX, a virtual education platform founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, violates the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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Harvard in the City

Ed Portal Celebrates Opening of New Location

More than 200 people joined on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston’s new location at 224 Western Avenue.

Higher Education

Lawsuit Alleges that Harvard's Online Content Discriminates

Harvard and MIT face lawsuits for allegedly discriminating against Americans with hearing impairments in their online educational content.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

HBX Will Open Online Introductory Courses to Students Worldwide

Any college student and those who have been out of college for up to nine years will have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming iteration of the Credential of Readiness (CORe) program, according to Bharat N. Anand ’88, HBX faculty chair.

Alumni

HarvardX for Alumni Drew High Enrollment, Mixed Reviews

HarvardX for Alumni, a program launched last March that offers online course content specifically to University alumni, drew 25,000 registrants in its first iteration last March.

Higher Education

EdX Offers Amazon Web Services Credit for Course Completion

The offer is an effort to incentivize students to take and complete the two online entrepreneurship courses, according to edX spokesperson Nancy Moss.

edX

EdX Hosts First Open edX Conference

EdX held its inaugural Open edX conference Tuesday and Wednesday to bring together nearly 200 of the platform’s collaborators, who hail from as nearby as Cambridge to as far away as Japan.

Lights, Camera, CS50
Computer Science

News Analysis: Potential CS50 Partnership Could Model Future Collaboration

If approved, Yale's proposal to adopt a version of CS50 could lay the foundation for a new model of inter-university curricular partnerships in an era of institutional experimentation with online education.

Harvard in the World

EdX Joins Professional Education Market

Anant Agarwal, the platform’s CEO, announced the launch of the new courses on the edX blog Tuesday.

Academics

EdX To Offer High School Level Courses

Twenty-seven courses primarily covering Advanced Placement material will be used as a supplement to traditional high school courses.

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells
Seniors

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’