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Central Administration

Harvard Can't Fully Prevent Future Cyber Attacks, Experts Say

According to experts in cyber security, there may be nothing that Harvard and institutions like it can do to fully protect themselves from future attacks from hackers.


Making Classes, but Not Money

As professors volunteer hours to developing online courses for edX, some call for the young platform to compensate its teachers.

Harvard UC Meeting

UC Representatives Share Mixed Opinions on Event App

Questions about Ventfull came as a UC task force charged with compiling a report on new Council initiatives decided to recommend continued support of the application.

Visual Arts

Arts and Technology Speakers Come Together At Conference

Speakers from the arts and technology sectors came together on Thursday for “Art, Technology, Psyche,” an all-day conference hosted by the Digital Futures consortium and the Digital Arts and Humanities Group.


Innovation Challenge Showcases Finalists, Announces Winners

Startup groups presented a large variety of projects from mobile phone applications for finding tutors to vegan baked goods.


'Summer Camp' Looks To Foster Community for San Francisco Interns

"Summer Camp," as founders of the group call it, originated from a perceived lack of Harvard community among undergraduate interns in San Francisco.

Harvard Law School

EdX Settles With Department of Justice

The edX settlement will require the platform to become accessible for people with disabilities—including those who are deaf or visually impaired.

EdTech Discussions
Higher Education

EdTech Discussions

In a panel discussion organized by Harvard Ventures, CEO and Co-Founder of Gradeable Parul Singh, shown second from the right, speaks about the cyclical nature of spending in K-12 education. The education-centric evening discussion touched upon venture capital in education, start-ups, and the role technology plays in improving the productivity of schools.

Student Life

Making the Brand

Call them tastemakers or trendsetters, fashion arbiters or brand evangelists. As more and more companies look to break into the coveted market of 18-to-22-year-olds, businesses are using college sudents to directly preach their gospels. Each year, brand ambassador programs attract thousands of eager college students looking to promote the “next big thing” at their respective institutions. Typically, students sign up for a flexible gig that provides cash, free swag, and a resume-boosting way to meet new people. In the process they also get to build up work experience and gain professional skills in marketing and brand development. It’s a smart strategy for companies as well. After all, what better way to build up credibility than by hiring cool college kids as living, breathing embodiments of your brand?

Quorum Analyzes Congressional Data
Student Life

Harvard Startup Analyzes Congress

According to co-founder Jonathan A. Marks '15, Quorum is built to "identify the ways that people are working together in Congress and use this information to design better legislative strategies."


After Controversial Attendance Study, Committee Will Discuss Privacy

"The committee has not been charged with investigating or reporting on the attendance study,” according to the chair of the group, Harvard Law School professor John C. P. Goldberg.

Askwith Forum
Ed School

Panelists Say STEM Fields Should Draw Women from Classroom

Panelists argued that the perception—particularly among women—that careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are reserved for gifted students are unsustainable for the future of STEM fields.

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn

The Dropouts

With supportive faculty, programs like the Thiel Fellowship, and an accommodating return policy, students at Harvard considering dropping out have few reasons not to do so. While entrepreneurial and artistic opportunities are often time-sensitive, Harvard, these students believe, can wait.

Harvard Thinks Big
On Campus

Professors Discuss the Future of Engineering at 'Harvard Thinks Big'

RoboBees, mathematical theories of fire, and predictions that 2015 will see the discovery of extraterrestrial life abounded in Sanders Theatre on Thursday at "Harvard Thinks Big."

Ava and Dhruv

UC Lays Out Timeline for Gender Campaign Initiative

At the first Undergraduate Council meeting of the year on Sunday, representatives discussed several new initiatives, including a Harvard gender solidarity campaign.

Sorry, Dorothy

Sorry, Dorothy

Skipping Stones

Skipping Stones

Katie Ledecky in Kazan

The Fan in Kazan

Santa Lucía

Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter