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The Happiness Project, a Harvard wellness group, has partnered with student organizations at MIT, UCLA, Wellesley, and Yale to expand the student health initiative The Happiness Challenge to those four college campuses this spring.
As the political crisis in Ukraine continues, Harvard affiliates have voiced concern over what one professor called Russia’s “naked aggression” in the situation, while remaining optimistic about possible U.S. intervention.
EdX plans to block students in Cuba, Iran, and Sudan from taking an upcoming online course on aerodynamics and modern aircraft design, according to a blog post written by edX president Anant Agarwal on Monday.
The discussion, titled “#SOS Venezuela: Politics, Protests, and a Plea for Change”, was led by Francisco J. Monaldi, visiting professor of public policy, and Roberto Rigobon, professor of applied economics at MIT.
Rhodes Scholars Phillip Z. Yao ’13 and Julian De Freitas, who graduated from Yale last year, have announced plans to run the Pyongyang Marathon in North Korea on April 13.
Though the protests in Ukraine have waned over the past few days, Harvard scholars said during a panel on Monday that the country still has some work to be done in order to repair its democracy.
Students could choose among a more exotic set of offerings than the usual brunch fare of Veritaffles and omelettes Sunday afternoon at Harvard University Dining Services' annual festive brunch, which was themed “World Street Food.”
Three months after President Barack Obama announced his decision to nominate Harvard Medical School instructor of medicine, Vivek H. Murthy ’98, for the position of U.S. Surgeon General, Murthy began the process of Senate confirmation last Tuesday.
Successful Harvard grads follow well-tread paths that lead from campus to New York, Hollywood, and across the globe. If they go where the existing university network shapes their trajectory, it is too easy to remain within the Harvard bubble—obscuring the possibilities that exist outside of it.
Ten years after Facebook's founding, The Crimson checks up on the former Harvard undergraduates who created the world's largest social network.
The Instituto Cervantes, a non-profit created by the Spanish government, operates branches in over 20 countries with 54 centers in total. The institute's Harvard branch focuses on research of the Spanish language in the United States.
More than 28,000 students from 183 countries have enrolled in HDS1544.1x: “Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul,” Harvard Divinity School’s first foray into edX, which launched Jan. 6—a figure more than 220 times the size of the school’s 2013 graduating class.
From the Boston Globe across the Charles River, to the Los Angeles Times across the country, to NetEase news in China, media outlets across the globe rushed to cover Monday’s unconfirmed rumors of explosives in four buildings on Harvard’s campus.
Colbert put it best when he warned applicants to Harvard and Princeton that they may be aiming too low. "It turns out," he said, "there's now an even more elite institution on the scene."