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“Any discussion about reducing inequality in this country, and creating economic growth that reaches everyone, has to begin with investing in education,” Harvard President Drew Faust said Wednesday.
Historian Niall Ferguson will become a full-time senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, an American public policy think tank, after 12 years at Harvard.
The University of Pennsylvania now calls its financial aid program “all-grant,” but Harvard still considers the “no-loan” branding integral to its own program.
Princeton’s decision to join edX comes just three months after the University of Pennsylvania joined with the intention of publishing three courses on the platform.
Experts cautioned that Harvard—currently facing similar charges in a separate lawsuit challenging its use of affirmative action—is still not guaranteed a win.
The Medical School’s curricular changes resemble those already made by other leading medical schools, according to their top administrators.
As the College reviews its General Education program that is “failing on a variety of fronts,” its New Haven rival has maintained a set of distribution requirements as its core curriculum.
Elisa Villanueva Beard’s visit to the University comes in a period of heated controversy in the field of education.
Harvard Management Company beat most of its internal benchmarks and the general market indices but lagged behind notable peer institutions such as MIT and Stanford.
Slightly more than 29 percent of surveyed Harvard senior women—a category which includes some students in the Division of Continuing Education—reported that they had experienced nonconsensual penetration and sexual touching since coming to college. The rate was 27.2 across all 27 schools that participated in the Association of American Universities survey. When Harvard DCE students were removed, the prevalence rate of nonconsensual penetration and sexual touching rose from 29.2 percent to 31.2 percent of Harvard respondents, according to a report from former Harvard Provost Steven E. Hyman.
“We have a huge amount of work to do and we need to change this culture and these kinds of realities," University President Drew G. Faust told a packed lecture hall on Monday.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, talks about how to deal with the problem of college funding in the United States. "Most schools face no consequences for failing to serve their students or for wasting federal financial aid dollars," she said.
Last spring, Harvard and 26 other schools issued their version of a sexual assault climate survey developed by the Association of American Universities. Results of the survey were released Monday.
The research arms of HarvardX and the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching have merged to create a new research group.
“What campuses are doing under pressure from the Department of Education is hurting the cause of gender equality,” the professor argued.