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Higher Education

Lawsuit Alleges that Harvard's Online Content Discriminates

Harvard and MIT face lawsuits for allegedly discriminating against Americans with hearing impairments in their online educational content.

Research

Harvard, MIT Researchers Develop Rapid Diagnostic for Virus Detection

Thanks to research by Lee Gehrke, a professor of health sciences and technology, and other researchers at Harvard and MIT, viruses like Ebola may be more rapidly detected and tracked than ever before.

HUBweek Press Conference
Boston

Faust, Boston Leaders Announce Plans for Innovation Week

The weeklong festival called HUBweek, scheduled for Oct. 3 through Oct. 10 next fall, will include hackathons, conferences, art exhibits, cultural performances, and other activities.

#BostonWithMexico
Government

#BostonWithMexico

College students from schools throughout the greater Boston area gather in Killian Court at MIT Wednesday evening to peacefully protest against the kidnapping of forty three students, six of which have been killed, from the Ayotzinapa Normal School in Mexico. The group condemns the governments failure to address the situation. In solidarity, they lit forty three candles and walked from MIT to the Mexican consulate.

#BostonWithMexico
MIT

#BostonWithMexico

College students from schools throughout the greater Boston area gather in Killian Court at MIT Wednesday evening to peacefully protest against the kidnapping of 43 students, six of whom have been found dead, from the Ayotzinapa Normal School in Mexico. The group condemned the government's failure to address the situation. In solidarity, they lit 43 and walked from MIT to the Mexican Consulate.

#BostonWithMexico
On Campus

Today In Photos (11/06/2014)

Bevspot at iLab
Harvard Business School

New Platform Bridges Alcohol Distribution, Retail

BevSpot, an online software platform formed by Harvard affiliates to help enable licensed alcohol distributors to sell products to restaurants and bars, recently received $720,000 in seed funding.

Harvard in the World

EdX Joins Professional Education Market

Anant Agarwal, the platform’s CEO, announced the launch of the new courses on the edX blog Tuesday.

Academics

edX Study: Online Course Comparable to On-Campus Counterpart

A free virtual classroom can be just as conducive to learning as a traditional university setting, according to a study conducted by MIT researchers concerning MOOCs.

Research

Record-Setting $650M Donation Paves Way for Psychiatric Research at Broad

The donation is the largest ever given for psychiatric research, according to the institute’s press release, and promises to put the Cambridge-based biological research foundation on stable footing for years to come.

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.

Rothko and Holyoke
Museums

Art Museums Will Display Digitally Restored Rothko Murals in Inaugural Exhibition

Including the five murals commissioned by the University, the exhibition will display 38 of Rothko’s works created between 1961 and 1962 and many of the artist’s related studies on paper and canvas.

Books

In Talk, Greenwald Blames Government, Media for Distorting Snowden's Intentions

Glenn Greenwald blamed both the government and the media for distorting Snowden’s intentions while debuting his book, “No Place to Hide.”

Coop Election
Books

Low Voter Turnout in Coop Elections is Concerning but Familiar

With a week left until the end of elections for the Harvard Coop’s board of directors on April 24, candidates and Coop management remain uncertain whether enough members will ultimately vote in the elections.

MIT Gangnam Style
FlyBy Blog

MIT Gangnam Style

Get down with nerds

9/11 Memorial
College

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn
College

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton
College

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall