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Amy Howell

New Initiative May Be 'Game-Changer' for Public Service Recruiting

The new initiative is the result of a collaboration between the Center for Public Interest Careers, the Institute of Politics, and the Office of Career Services.


Harvard Affiliates Discuss Integration of Service, Courses

Public service ought to be further integrated into the academic offerings at Harvard, Harvard affiliates said Friday at a symposium hosted by the FAS Standing Committee on Public Service.

Public Symposium on public service

FAS Committee Convenes Peers To Weigh Service Programs

Panelists from a number of Harvard’s peer institutions detailed their schools’ efforts to integrate public service and academics at a symposium sponsored by the FAS Standing Committee on Public Service Friday.

Dean Khurana in the Faculty Club
Public Service

Dean Khurana in the Faculty Club

Dean Rakesh Khurana addresses students at the Faculty Club on Friday afternoon. The speech was part of a larger reception held for individuals working in public service over the summer.

Student Life

Junior Takes Home Truman Scholarship

Tianhao He ’15 was awarded a Truman Scholarship last week in recognition of his commitment to public service.

Harvard Law School

$10 Million Gift from Media Magnate Will Endow HLS Public Service Fellowship

Sumner M. Redstone's gift to Harvard Law School will support graduating students who wish to pursue careers in public service.

JFK New Frontier

Best, Gabbard Honored with JFK New Frontier Awards

The Institute of Politics and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation awarded John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards to Charles Best, founder of, and Democratic Representative from Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard at an awards ceremony Monday evening marked by numerous standing ovations and repeated references to President Kennedy’s call to service.


Reformers Reflect on Public Education

A panel of education reformers discussed their experiences of “working from the outside in” to improve the quality of education in public schools at the Askwith Forum on Wednesday evening.

Kathy Griffin and Harvard Undergraduates Honoring Veterans

Kathy Griffin Receives Distinguished Service Partner Award for Work with Veterans

Comedian and bestselling author Kathy M. Griffin received the inaugural Distinguished Service Partner Award to commemorate her work with veterans during a charity benefit hosted by the Harvard Undergraduates Honoring Veterans this Saturday.


U.S. Secretary of Housing Speaks at PBHA Coles Lecture

United States Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan ’87 spoke about the impact that his volunteer experience at Harvard had on his career path in a speech in Memorial Church on Friday evening.

The Benefits Package Unpacked

Harvard Offers $28 Million in Community Benefits for Allston, Along with 'Transformative Project'

A presentation of a $28 million community benefit package and an additional $10 million for a teaching and learning hub in Allston was bookended by arguments over how community members should address the University’s 10-year plan for Allston at a Harvard-Allston Task Force meeting Wednesday night.

Harvard Today

Harvard Today: Sept. 24, 2013

Feeling stressed about classes already, or just mad that midterms are already happening three weeks into the semester? Zen your life this Tuesday with some sitting meditation or fresh produce (or, you know, a term-billed Wellness Center massage…)

On Campus

Chickwiches for a Cause

This Wednesday, two men partook in a true test of heart and stomach when they set out to consume thirteen Chickwiches in all thirteen dining halls over the course of one lunch period. William H. Marks '12-'13, an inactive Crimson business editor, and C. M. Trey Grayson '94, director of the Institute of Politics, attempted what has been deemed the "Chickwich Challenge" to raise money for the Phillip Brooks House Association.

On Campus

Harvard Helpers

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" You've heard this quote from Mr. Rogers so many times over the past week—over television, the radio, and on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter. Surely it would've gotten stale by now if only it weren't so true, and here at Harvard, we've gotten to see firsthand the power of "helpers" throughout the crazy mess that was last week. Flyby thinks they deserve some recognition—so here, in no particular order, is a list of some of our favorite "Harvard Helpers."



Harvard Undergraduates Honoring Veterans placed 349 American flags on the lawn in front of Memorial Hall on Wednesday. The flags honor the 349 U.S. veterans who take their own lives each year because of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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