Harvard in the World
In a recent interview with Anderson Cooper, Malcolm Gladwell discussed his new book, "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants." Gladwell took the time to comment on the kinds of damage an Ivy League education can do to one's self esteem. Flyby's here to make sure you don't always have to feel like a small fish in a big pond.
A recent study conducted by researchers from Harvard and seven other institutions suggests that methane emissions in the United States could be 1.5 times greater than the amount estimated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and 1.7 times greater than that estimated by the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research.
Douglas H. Shafner, currently a security officer at Harvard, witnessed the events of November 22, 1963 from a close vantage point: the master control room of Walter Cronkite’s CBS.
After Senate Republicans blocked four of President Barack Obama’s nominees to the major federal appeals court in the District of Columbia, political experts have raised doubts about the successful confirmation of Harvard Law School Professor David J. Barron ’89, a nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Do Harvard students know the capital of our friendly neighbor to the north?
If successful, Vivek H. Murthy ’98 will become the youngest surgeon general in U.S. history.
A landmark labor case argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday could drastically impact the ways in which unions organize and expand membership, according to legal and labor experts. Officials representing Harvard unions voiced concerns that future organizing efforts could be seriously hindered by the Court’s decision.
As Harvard students with families in southeast Asia sought assurance of their relatives’ safety this weekend, students groups on campus began mobilizing relief efforts to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
In this 2007 photo, noted American novelist Gore Vidal sits in the reading room of Houghton Library, to which he donated his papers in 2002. Vidal, who died in 2012, bequeathed his entire multimillion-dollar fortune to Harvard.
After Vidal changed his will in the final year of his life to bequeath the entirety of his fortune to the University, his half-sister Nina Straight is now challenging the will.
Fifty-seven million children around the world do not go to school, but youth advocacy can play an important role in reversing this trend, according to Chernor Bah, youth representative to the United Nations High Level Steering Committee.
As much as we love that Conan C. O’Brien '85 was once one of us Harvard students, we can’t help but lament his participation in the the Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine.
Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan unveiled Edraak, an online education website for the Arabic-speaking world, during a visit to Harvard on Thursday.
Activists from the student group Responsible Investment at Harvard solicited Undergraduate Council support for its new initiative for Harvard to adopt a “set of principles of ownership” for companies that Harvard wholly owns at the UC’s general meeting Sunday night.
Recently, national news outlets have declared a crisis of the humanities. But at Harvard, the plot gets more complicated. The challenges facing Harvard's humanities necessitate changes to course offerings far more than the core of the humanistic enterprise.