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The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning will more than double the size of its staff and open a number of satellite offices across the Harvard campus, including one in Allston, with funds raised in the Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences, the center’s faculty director, Robert A. Lue, said Tuesday afternoon.
The figure has boosted the fundraising drive’s ongoing total to $3.7 billion, more than half of its goal, University President Drew G. Faust said on Wednesday.
Students and members of Divest Harvard gathered in the Yard Tuesday afternoon for a series of “teach-ins” conducted to reveal ways in which they believe the fossil fuel industry creates climate denialism and interferes with clean energy initiatives.
Harvard scientists have made a breakthrough in studying early onset Alzheimer’s Disease by converting patients’ skin cells into neurons in the hopes of facilitating a better understanding of the disease and creation of drug therapies.
A forum at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum discussed Russia’s alleged occupation of Crimea, an autonomous republic of Ukraine, on Tuesday night.
With construction beginning in Allston this spring, the verdict on Harvard’s multimillion dollar investment in the neighborhood across the Charles is still out.
EdX, the open online learning platform co-founded by Harvard and MIT, has partnered with Facebook to give Rwandan students free access to collaborative, online courses. The partnership, dubbed SocialEDU, was announced Monday and will serve as a blueprint for future projects, according to a press release from Facebook.
A month after Congress passed a budget easing federal research funding cuts that had gone into effect in early 2013, Harvard administrators said last week that while research prospects may be looking up, the future remains uncertain for scientific research.
The study—which was conducted by Law School professors John C. Coates IV, Jesse M. Fried, and Kathryn E. Spier—found that 83 percent of the practicing attorneys interviewed believe students should take “Accounting and Financial Reporting” classes. Only 10 percent of attorneys, however, suggested taking a class entitled “Leadership in Law Firms.”
Lane MacDonald '88-'89 will join the growing group of former Harvard Management Company employees who have moved to the private sector over the years, when he departs at the end of the month.
Due to a mistake in the way the University reported its employees’ taxable income, approximately 11,000 Harvard employees paid excess income taxes between 2009 and 2013, with the hardest hit contributing several thousands dollars more than they should have.
In an effort to sustain and strengthen alumni networks, HarvardX—the University’s branch of the online learning venture edX—will offer course content restricted to alumni beginning in March of this year.
American Express Company CEO Kenneth I. Chenault and former Obama Cabinet member Karen Gordon Mills ’75 were elected to become the newest members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, at its regularly scheduled meeting this weekend.
Members of the Wampanoag Native American tribe convened at the Harvard Faculty Club Friday night for a clambake in honor of the tribe’s long standing ties with the University.
Lucy A. Forster-Smith brings both university and multi-faith experience to her new position at Harvard.