Harvard in the World

Research

HMS Researchers Find First Link Between Bone Growth Gene and Cognitive Functioning

​Neurobiologists at Harvard Medical School have discovered the first link between a bone growth gene and cognitive functioning in humans and nonhuman primates.

"Harvard Against Hate"
College

Straddling the Divide Between Harvard and Trump's States

For students from regions that leaned more heavily toward Donald Trump, dealing with a politically polarized country in the aftermath of the election has come with new challenges.

Proud to be Asian-American
Politics

Trump Picks HBS Alumna Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

​Elaine L. Chao, a Harvard Business School alumna and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve in his cabinet as the next Transportation Secretary.

Fix Democracy First
Politics

Profs Question Lessig’s Call for Electoral College to Select Clinton

Some Harvard professors have questioned Law School professor Lawrence Lessig’s call for the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton instead of President-elect Donald Trump.

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
Harvard in the World

Faust Signs Letter Defending DACA, Undocumented Students

​University President Drew G. Faust joined over 100 college and university presidents in signing a letter in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Suiting Up
Student Life

Post Election, Harvard’s Clinton Staffers Face Uncertain Future

A handful of Harvard students took time off from school to work for Clinton’s campaign. In light of Trump’s unexpected victory, they say they have readjusted their plans for the future.

Politics

Kennedy School Lecturer Studies Trump and Rise of Populism

Donald Trump won the presidential election in an upset victory fueled by populist rhetoric, but it may have been less of a surprise for Kennedy School lecturer Pippa Norris​.

College

Four from Harvard Named 2017 Rhodes Scholars

Three College seniors and a graduate of the Class of 2016 are recipients of this year's Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and competitive in the world.

A Record of Some Kind
Endpaper

A Record of Some Kind

The small device gasping for breath on the table in front of me contained the images of my summer—carefully catalogued evidence of the time I had spent trekking around the Malay Peninsula of Southeast Asia.

From Syria With Love
Visual Arts

From Syria with Love

Baraa Kouja is trying to get Westerners to understand the reality of the Syrian refugee crisis. This week, his art exhibition “From Syria with Love” stopped by Harvard’s campus to help bridge the gap.

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College

A War Apart: Syrians at Harvard

Many of Harvard’s schools, including the College, report that none of their students list Syria as their primary country of citizenship. But the records do not account for students of Syrian origin with other legal statuses or citizenships, and they do not consider faculty or visiting scholars. These Harvard affiliates’ lives, families, and identities have been directly, irrevocably impacted by the Syrian crisis.

Harvard Kennedy School

Panelists Connect Environmentalism and Workers' Rights

Experts looked at connections between environmental protection and workers' rights and honored a fellow panelist for her work promoting safer conditions in nail salons.

College

Princeton’s Gen Ed Proposals Mirror Harvard Program

In an Oct. 20 report, Princeton’s Task Force on General Education wrote that it had consulted a series of peer institutions, including Harvard

Harvard in the World

More than 40 Harvard Alumni Win Seats in 115th Congress

More than 40 Harvard alumni won seats in Congress Tuesday night as both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remained under Republican control.

GSAS

With Historic Union Election Looming, All Eyes on Harvard

As the historic vote on unionization nears and with other universities watching, both Harvard graduate and undergraduate organizers campaign ever more aggressively.