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Harvard Kennedy School

Businessman Discusses Challenges of Palestinian City Creation

Bashar Masri, who has helped lead a project to build a Palestinian city, said his team has faced many obstacles in the past seven years.

Unveiling West Station
Allston

MBTA To Build Commuter Rail Station on Harvard Property in Allston

Harvard will contribute a third of the $25 million needed to build the new West Station in Allston, MBTA officials announced at Beacon Park Rail Yard.

Academics

EdX To Offer High School Level Courses

Twenty-seven courses primarily covering Advanced Placement material will be used as a supplement to traditional high school courses.

Oprah Winfrey
Events

Eight Celebrities Honored with W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

This year's group of winners, included Oprah Winfrey, Congressman John L. Lewis, and Maya Angelou, among others.

Deconstructing the Brand
Central Administration

Heenan, VP of Communications and Lobbying Arm, To Depart

Heenan will become a senior communications advisor to the philanthropic foundation, but will continue to work with Harvard part time through the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Labor

Students Make Beds in Support of DoubleTree Workers

Several employees of the Boston-Cambridge DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel and members of the Student Labor Action Movement set up a bed-making demonstration in the Science Center Plaza Monday afternoon, continuing their year-and-a-half long efforts to support worker unionization.

Herbs for HUDS
Food and Drink

'Food Better' Campaign Kicks Off

The Food Better campaign kicked off its inaugural year with a presentation at the Harvard Community Garden Monday, one of a week-long series of events designed to improve student awareness on all issues related to food.

School of Public Health

Turkish Billionaire Donates $24M for Public Health

The gift follows a $350 million donation to HSPH by Hong Kongese billionaire and alumnus Gerald L. Chan, which was unveiled earlier this month.

SLAM TFA Protest
Student Groups

Student Activist Group Calls on Faust To Sever Ties with TFA

The effort is part of a larger national movement started by United Students Against Sweatshops that criticizes Teach For America for undermining the quality of public education.

Visual Arts

Veteran Photographer Highlights Nepal in CGIS Exhibit

Documentary photographer Kevin Bubriski told the story of Nepal in photos Thursday, explaining how Nepalese culture has evolved since the 1970.

Harvard in the World

Amidst Competition, HarvardX Turns to New Marketing Strategies

HarvardX faculty and administrators are applying a variety of marketing strategies to spread the word about the courses they offer.

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.

Electrical Engineering
Student Life

In Lead-Up to Allston Move, SEAS Running Short on Space

Faced with increasing numbers of instructors and concentrators, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is running out of space ahead of its partial move to Allston.

Drew Faust

Faust, Stanford President Address Climate Change in Op-Ed

Faust and Hennessy wrote that their schools’ contributions to combating climate change will come through education and research.

Central Administration

Ahead of Sit-Down, Union Releases Healthcare Report

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers released a report on Wednesday that offers suggestions for lowering healthcare costs for all Harvard employees.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board