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Palestinian Advocate Expresses Lack of Faith in US-Led Negotiations in the Middle East

Hanan Ashrawi, an executive committee member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, expressed her lack of faith in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process during a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics Monday night.


Happiness Challenge Expands To New Campuses

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.


Harvard Faculty, Researchers Voice Concerns about Ukrainian Crisis

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 Blocks Course Content to Cuba, Iran, Sudan

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.


Professors, Students Spread Message of Venezuelan Change

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.

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Student Life

Phil Yao ’13 To Run Marathon in Pyongyang

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.

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College Life

Panelists Weigh Ukraine’s Political Crisis, Uncertain Future

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.

College Life

HUDS Celebrates World Cuisine in Annual Festive Brunch

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.”

Harvard Medical School

HMS Professor Faces Senate Confirmation

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.

Club Harvard: The Post-Graduate Social Network

Club Harvard

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.

Harvard in the World

"Status Updates": Facebook Founders

Ten years after Facebook's founding, The Crimson checks up on the former Harvard undergraduates who created the world's largest social network.

Humanities Division

Open House Showcases New Hispanic Research Center

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.

Harvard Divinity School
Harvard Divinity School

Thousands Enroll in Harvard Divinity School’s First edX Course

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.


National Media Follows Bomb Threat

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.

Harvard in the World


On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact

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