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College

Report Shows ‘Blended’ Learning Still in Experimental Stages

So-called “blended” courses offered during the spring semester received lower student ratings than earlier, traditional offerings of those courses, according to a recent internal report.

Logan Leslie '16 Speaks to the Warrior-Scholar Project
Higher Education

Warrior-Scholar Project Hosts Inaugural Program at Law School

Veterans were on campus for a one-week intensive pilot program designed to help military veterans transition from the battlefield to the classroom and beyond.

Harvard Kennedy School

Corp. Member Bacow To Join Kennedy School as Leader-in-Residence

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.

Dean Smith at Convocation
Interfaculty Initiatives

Education and the Campaign

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
Higher Education

Q & A with Anant Agarwal

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.

Bloomberg Against Censorship
Commencement

In Commencement Address, Bloomberg Denounces Partisan Censorship on Campuses

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.

Dilemmas of Justice
Interfaculty Initiatives

Education Professor Unveils Justice Project

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.

On Campus

Students, Faculty Members Frustrated With Course Lotteries

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.

Scrutiny

Same Story, New Book: Repackaging Humanities at Harvard

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.

Sciences Division

Mazur Criticizes Forms of Assessments

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.

Da'Quan's 'Higher Learning' at Harvard
On Campus

Da'Quan Comes to Harvard!

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.

HUCTW Panel
College

HUCTW Panel

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

HUCTW Panel
Higher Education

Panelists Debate Higher Education Challenges and Online Courses as Solutions

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.

Andrew Ho
Higher Education

GSE Professor Andrew Ho Discusses Standardized Testing

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.

FAS

MCB80.1x Brings Innovation to the edX Platform

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.

Facebook at Puzzle Day
College

This Is CS50.

GSD picture
Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven