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Lawrence S. Bacow, the president emeritus of Tufts University and a member of the Harvard Corporation, will join the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership as its inaugural leader-in-residence.
As Harvard seeks to improve its teaching and learning practices through the campaign, some faculty members wonder where the school’s innovation is headed.
Anant Agarwal, an MIT computer science professor who has served as CEO of edX since its establishment, sat down to recount the challenges of creating courses for an online learning environment, discuss the non-profit’s business model, and speculate about what the future might hold for edX.
Michael R. Bloomberg used his platform at Thursday’s Commencement Day Afternoon Exercises to deliver a stinging critique of what he identified as a culture of intellectual repression in American higher education and governance.
Graduate School of Education associate professor Meira Levinson discussed the role of educators as agents of the state and the need for dialogue about justice within the educational sphere at a lecture Tuesday afternoon.
Though course lotteries are designed to make the process for enrollment in high-demand courses more equitable, students and professors at the College have complained that course lotteries, particularly in General Education courses, can often be frustrating and inconvenient.
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.
Current academic assessments fail to teach students skills that are applicable in the real world, argued Area Dean for Applied Physics Eric Mazur during a lecture to a packed hall in the Science Center Tuesday afternoon.
Amazing things are happening at Harvard every day. Our chemistry professors are casually winning Nobel Prizes. Malala Yousafzai came to speak last month in support of women’s education. Celebrities are regularly visiting campus. Recently, we were graced by the presence of none other than the YouTube sensation Da’Quan. A University of Michigan alum whose real name is Lucas Brody, Da'Quan now travels around the country making mischief and wreaking havoc on college campuses.
Panelists Jeffrey R. Young of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sue Dynarski, Professor of Public Policy and Education at the University of Michigan, and moderator John S. Rosenberg of Harvard Magazine discuss the state of higher education, including EdX and the growing income inequality gap on Friday. The panel was the third in a discussion series by the Harvard Union of Technical and Clerical Workers
Education advocates could not reach a consensus on whether online courses can solve rising inequality in higher education during a panel organized by the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers on Friday.
This week, the Admissions Blog conducted an interview with Andrew Ho, an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education whose research has focused on measuring student and school proficiency and on standardized testing metrics.
David D. Cox ’00, an assistant professor of MCB and computer science, is leading MCB80.1x, a new online counterpart to the Harvard classroom course MCB 80: “Neurobiology of Behavior,” as part of Harvard’s continually growing involvement in edX.
For the first time in popular memory, Harvard University has fallen to Number Two on the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the nation's top colleges. Sadly, this year Harvard was unable to earn its traditional perfect score of 100, dropping instead to a lowly 99, while the Princeton Tigers edged out the competition and received a perfect score.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, agreed to join the edX consortium Tuesday, marking the virtual learning platform’s first expansion into India and its seventh into Asia.