Harvard on the Web
Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act website, there has been a lot of criticism about its workability. Some active internet commenters have been pretty outspoken about how they think it's the worst site in the history of the interwebz. Harvard students beg to differ. Students spend hours trying to traverse the maze that is the Harvard University Portal. To name just a few of these nearly impossible to navigate websites:
EdX, the virtual learning initiative launched by Harvard and MIT last May, announced Wednesday that it will offer courses in the humanities and social sciences for the first time this coming spring.
The comments section beneath any YouTube video is a magical place where grammar, coherence, and basic human decency go to die. Needless to say, the results are often hilarious. Here are some comments from Harvard-related videos that will make you laugh, cry (in a good way), and question the future of this great country.
Six months after the launch of edX, Harvard faculty continue to express a spectrum of opinions on whether HarvardX—the subset of edX courses offered by Harvard—will enhance or detract from on-campus instruction.
This time it's for real, in all kinds of ways. After a preemptive round of No Subject emails landed in students' inboxes yesterday from the suspiciuos sender "email@example.com," The Office of Student Life has done its best to put this botched attempt at undergraduate opinion gathering behind it and move on to bigger and/or less sketchy things.
That subject-less email you received today from firstname.lastname@example.org may have looked a lot like spam. It was actually from the Office of Student Life.
Harvard and MIT’s joint online learning venture edX announced Tuesday morning that it would combine virtual and in-person learning as it expands to two local community colleges.
The Library Lab showcased 28 library projects created by Harvard students, faculty, and staff Wednesday night.
Abe Liu, the Harvard Extension School student who pretended to be a member of the Class of 2015 last year, has launched a surprise campaign for Undergraduate Council president—or so Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter would have you believe.
When the Digital Public Library of America officially launches on April 18, 2013, anyone with access to a computer will be able to study and enjoy the “crown jewels” of Harvard’s Library system, which spans 73 physical libraries and approximately 17 million volumes.
We've all heard about the supposed health risks of drinking soda—there's too much sugar, it's bad for you, it'll rot your teeth, it'll rot your mind, etc. With so many studies and reports being published, it's hard to tell what to believe. Recently, a Harvard teaching facility has admitted to promoting inconclusive data while another Harvard study links soda consumption to increased aggression.
There's never a dull moment reading through the Flyby Tip Box submissions. From entries that really should have remained between the curious searcher and his/her own hand (see Sept. 10) to unsolicited statements about movies and food stuffs (see Oct. 6 and Oct. 16), the mistaken searches and comments submitted through the Tip Box are always a riot to read, if not one of my finest daily pleasures. Below, a selection from September and October.
It's the thirteenth image on the PostSecret website. Or you can see it here.
Going to a reputable university like Harvard has its downsides: having to drop the H-Bomb, saying you go to school in Boston, and dealing with so called "Harvard Problems." We've all heard people say "I have too many amazing classes to choose from" or "I have to climb too many stairs to get to my room because of the high ceilings." As a reprieve, Flyby brings you a list of some "humbling" posts from Gawker and Jezebel.