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Ambassador Rob Ford
Events

Former Ambassador to Syria Discusses Hazards, Hopes in Middle East

Robert S. Ford—who was recalled from his post in Damascus three years ago due to an assault by a pro-government mob—emphasized the desire for human respect motivating the tumult in both Syria and Iraq.

Could WWI Happen Again?
Harvard Kennedy School

Experts Discuss Potential for Another World War

Experts disagreed whether tension between China and the U.S. in the East China Sea has the potential to escalate to global conflict on the scale of World War I by October 2015 at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Wednesday night.

Football

Harvard Study Reveals National Concussion Education Lacking

Although a recent study found that colleges often fail to provide adequate concussion education programs for their athletes, students and administrators at Harvard say that the College has adhered to detailed guidelines for treating and identifying concussions.

IOP Poll - Control of Congress
IOP

IOP Poll Finds Declining Support for Obama among Millennials

Those figures reflect a eight percent shift since 2010, when only 43 percent were for the Republicans and 55 percent of the cohort indicated that they would prefer Democratic control.

Hong Kong Crisis
IOP

Panelists Share Mixed Opinions on Hong Kong Protests

The IOP forum brought together a professor, lawyer, and student activist on Tuesday to analyze the ambitions behind recent student demonstrations as well as the Chinese government’s stance on the city-state’s sovereignty.

DoubleTree Protest
Student Groups

Citing Workplace Injuries, DoubleTree Workers Call for Faust Meeting

Students, workers, and local politicians convened for a roundtable discussion Tuesday evening to discuss workplace hazards at the Boston-Cambridge DoubleTree Suites, which is located in a Harvard-owned building.

Events

Experts Compare Education Reform in U.S. and E.U.

Experts compared education policy formation in the European Union and the U.S. at a panel event Monday.

Ed School

Veteran Univ. Administrator Discusses 'Cost Disease' in Higher Ed

American universities will have to tighten their belts in coming years to survive shortfalls in government funding, said Mark Yudof, a veteran university administrator, at the Graduate School of Education Monday.

In Defense of Women 1
Radcliffe Institute

ACLU Director: Recent Rulings Endanger Women’s Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts executive director discussed the role of women's rights in recent court cases on Monday.

Mass Elections
IOP

Journalists Predict Close Mass. Gubernatorial Race

Two prominent journalists predicted a close gubernatorial election in Massachusetts and discussed next week’s midterm elections at the Kennedy School Monday afternoon.

Health

Travel Restrictions Won’t Alter Affiliates’ Ebola Work

Several Harvard affiliates are leading the effort to combat Ebola, both in labs and on the ground, and Harvard's new travel restrictions are unlikely to affect their work.

Jim Kim at Harvard
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Asian Alumni Reflect and Reconnect at Summit

The summit, which featured prominent speakers and panelists of Asian descent affiliated with the University, was organized by the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance.

Faculty Divestment
Endowment

Profs. Present Case for Divestment at Climate Event

Professor Stephen A. Marglin ’59 said that Harvard’s divestiture would not cause fossil fuel companies to collapse, but could set an example for other institutions that might be waiting to follow Harvard’s lead.

College

Faust Makes 'Case for College' in Dallas Speech

Though she began by laying out the tangible indicators—wealth, employment, and civic engagement—that are often used to encourage college attendance, Faust spent the bulk of her talk arguing that college is critical for reasons that can’t necessarily be measured.

Oaks
Research

Dumbarton Oaks Opens New Fellowship House

The opening of the fellowship house comes after 18 months of construction and more than three years of planning.

The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint
Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time