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Mankiw Touts Economics

Economics Professor N. Gregory Mankiw wrote an article for The New York Times this week, imparting one message to college freshmen around the country: take Economics, preferably using Mankiw’s book.

Harvard in the World

Lloyd Blankfein: Harvard Donor, History Buff?

After the recent report that Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein '75 was copied on an e-mail suggesting Goldman knew that Harvard would lose in a $500 million credit default swap, his loyalty to Harvard may have come into question. But it is worth noting that Blankfein has donated millions to Harvard, creating a scholarship fund for lower-income students and endowing a professorship in the Department of History.

House Life

Winthrop House

Winthrop is Harvard’s most welcoming and illustrious House with probably the best corps of alumni that Harvard can offer.


Krugman Compares Obama's Policies to Government Stance in Great Depression

Princeton Economics Professor and Nobel Laureate Paul R. Krugman compared the Obama administration’s fiscal policies to the government’s policies during the Great Depression in a speech at MIT on Friday, predicting a prolonged recession with high unemployment for years to come.

Central Administration

Professor Challenges Harvard's Governance Structure in the Huff Post

Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 has struck again with another op-ed panning the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body—this time in the Huffington Post.

Harvard Law School

Bank Bailout Overseer, an HLS Professor, Named Bostonian of the Year

The Boston Globe has named Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren its 2009 Bostonian of the Year for bringing “a sense of sanity to the economic crisis” as the official overseer of the U.S. bank bailout program.

Higher Education

Around the Ivies Plus

<p>The quick and dirty about what's been going on around the Ancient Eight (and some other schools too).</p><p>A Yale sophomore died last Sunday. Andre Narcisse '12—an Exeter graduate and aspiring Economics concentrator of Haitian descent—dreamed of someday becoming a Wall Street executive. Yale police officials do not suspect foul play. Yale College Dean Mary Miller told the Yale Daily News that it would be premature and inappropriate to speculate, but added she is hoping to address concerns about alcohol and drug use on campus.</p><p>A freshman at Princeton is suing the university during midterm season, after her request to receive extended time on exams because of her learning disabilities was denied. She argued that poor midterm exam grades freshman fall would cause her “irreparable harm.” FlyBy sympathizes but thinks she should chill out.</p><p>More after the jump.

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Around the Ivies Plus

The quick and dirty about what's been going on around the Ancient Eight (and some other schools too). A Yale


Smith Considers Keeping ‘Mouth Shut’

For all the optimism surrounding Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith’s recent announcement about a windfall surplus in the school’s budget, some professors at yesterday’s Faculty meeting questioned the school’s health in light of the cutbacks that have occurred.


Faculty Voices Library Unease

Members of the task force on Harvard’s libraries emphasized the dire problems confronting one of the University's most cherished resources.

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UC Meetings on Blog and Video, Coming to a Computer Near You

The University has its own Facebook fan page , Twitter feed , and publication that's now updated online daily. But


FAS Reports Surplus, Stresses Continuing Deficit Threat

In a move that clarified why administrators have tamed fiscal messages of late after months of stressing the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ impending financial deficit, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith delivered the news Friday that the school had posted a $58.6 million surplus in its unrestricted funds for the fiscal year that ended June 2009.

FAS Administration

FAS Reports Windfall Surplus

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith delivered the news Friday that the school had posted a $58.6 million surplus in its unrestricted funds for the fiscal year that closed in June 2009.

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Around the Ivies

It's the weekend, and midterms are winding down, so FlyBy thinks it's time for another round of Around the Ivies.


Kirwan Returns to Harvard

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Massachusetts Port Authority fell into chaos as revenue plummeted across ...

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes