Assembling the Octobot

This is the world’s first completely untethered, 100 percent soft robot.


Hey Professor: Mindfulness

​With midterm season in full swing and more than a month of class under our belts, many of us are stressed. How can we stay calm and focused?


Hutchins Funds $10 Million to Study Inequality Among Boston's Black Residents

The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research received $10 million for a new study of inequality experienced by African and African American residents in Boston’s poorer neighborhoods.

Future Harvard Innovation Wet Lab Building

First 11 Biotech Startups Admitted to Harvard’s Life Lab

The Harvard Life Lab, a new biotech research and enterprise facility in Allston, has selected 11 young companies to take up residence in advance of its November opening.

Graduate School of Design

Graduate School of Design, SEAS Welcomes Master’s Cohort

​Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have officially welcomed their first cohort of 15 students pursuing a master’s degree in design engineering.

City Politics

City Approves MIT-Proposed Kendall Square Renovation

Following six years of negotiations and public meetings, the Cambridge City Planning Board approved MIT’s plans for a massive renovation of Kendall Square that aims to revitalize the area and attract more research companies.


Harvard Affiliates Protest at Tufts for ‘Pharma Fools Day’

Students from the College and Harvard Medical School joined medical students from Tufts University and members of activist groups to stage a die-in Friday in front of the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, claiming a recent study from a professor there is biased.


Harvard Hires Real Estate Veteran to Develop Allston 'Enterprise' Campus

​Harvard’s loosely defined “Enterprise Research Campus,” a planned 36-acre center for entrepreneurship in Allston, now has someone to guide its construction.


Concussion Experts Praise Ivy League Tackling Proposal

​Following Ivy League coaches’ unanimous vote in February to prohibit all regular-season full tackle practices, concussion experts praised the proposal.


New App Tackles Football Players' Health

​The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University recently launched an iPhone app to facilitate the collection of data from former players.

GSAS's Dudley House

Grad Union Effort Pushes for More STEM Money

In an effort to combat stagnant science research funding, members of the Harvard graduate student union effort are publicizing a petition asking the 2016 presidential candidates to prioritize STEM funding a part of their platforms.

Doctoral/Research Institutions Receiving the Most Number of Fulbright Awards for 2015-2016
Student Life

Harvard Leads Peer Institutions in Fulbright Awards

For the third consecutive year, Harvard boasted the highest number of Fulbright award recipients among peer universities, according to data published by the Chronicle of Higher Education in February.


After Monkey Deaths, HMS Begins to Repurpose Center

A year after it closed its beleaguered New England Primate Medical Research Center, Harvard Medical School is considering how to repurpose the space that used to house about 2,000 monkeys.


Professors Criticize Landmark Study Undermining Psychology Research

Psychology professor Daniel Gilbert and University professor Gary King criticized a 2015 study claiming that more than half of all psychology studies cannot be replicated, finding that the study itself contains replication flaws.

Electrical Engineering
Harvard in the City

One Semester In, Doyle Outlines Vision for SEAS

Arriving at Harvard by way of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Doyle has taken the helm at a unique time in SEAS’s history.