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Cambridge Schools

Charter School Promotes High Expectations

“Citizenship, Commitment, Scholarship and Courage,” reads a motto painted onto a school hallway.

Office of Career Services

Teaching Programs Attract Students Looking For Jobs

Whether caught in the frenzy of on-campus recruiting or the whirlwind of graduate school and fellowship deadlines, many seniors this fall are beginning to feel the pressures of planning life after graduation and making career choices.


Students Spread Campaign Fever

As the Nov. date for the Massachusetts gubernatorial election fast approaches, many Harvard students and recent graduates find themselves swept up in the excitement of a faceoff featuring two alumni: Democratic incumbent Deval L. Patrick ’78 and Republican challenger Charles D. Baker ’79.

Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public Schools Rethink Math Education

The Cambridge Public School Committee met with a group of mathematics experts last night for a roundtable discussion on the latest trends in teaching mathematics in public schools.

Student Groups

Mission Hill Program Teaches Local Youth

Managing a room full of rowdy children—all between 9 and 11 years old—on a hot Thursday afternoon may seem like the work of a trained professional, but as Mission Hill After School Program volunteer E. Jordan Taylor ’12 steps into the classroom on the Wentworth Institute of Technology campus, she transforms from student to disciplinarian without missing a beat.

Cambridge Schools

Young Expands Initiative to All Grades

Cambridge Public Schools Superintendent Jeffrey M. Young announced last night that he will expand the Middle Grades Initiative—which originally sought to restructure the city’s K-8 system to include middle schools—to address all grades, a change resulting from concerns that the initiative was too narrow to comprehensively address the achievement gaps in Cambridge schools.

Cambridge Schools

Bilingual Immersion Program Avoids Budget Cuts

An active group of parents won a two-week effort on Tuesday protesting a 2010-2011 school year budget cut proposal that would affect a bilingual immersion program for Portuguese-English speakers at the King Open School in Cambridge.

Harvard Square

Burrito Roulette

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Social Sciences Division

Ferguson Wins Emmy for Documentary

History professor Niall C. Ferguson took home the International Emmy Award for “Best Documentary” last week for his six-part series, “The Ascent of Money,” which chronicles the history of money, credit, and banking from Babylon to the current financial crisis.


Harvard’s Game-Day Recycling Wins Award

Harvard’s green efforts at the Harvard vs. Princeton football game in October landed it in third place in the 2009 Game Day Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, marking a growing partnership between the athletics center and sustainability advocates at Harvard.


Logan To Offer Free WiFi Over Holidays

Even the most frugal of Harvard students can read e-mail and check Facebook while waiting to depart from Boston Logan Airport this holiday season, thanks to Google’s free WiFi at 47 airports across the nation and on all Virgin America flights from now until Jan. 15.

Undergraduate Council

Hayward-Zhang Tout Results

As Brian T. Ru ’11—campaign manager of the Hayward-Zhang bid for leadership of the Undergraduate Council—strolled around the Quad Sunday ...

Central Administration

Harvard Pledges To Make Medical Technology Accessible

Harvard and five other institutions of higher learning signed a statement articulating their commitment to promoting medical technology accessibility to developing countries on Monday, stirring both criticism among students that the University did not do enough.

Harvard Republican Club

Republican Candidate Speaks At Harvard

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker ’79, the likely contender against incumbent Gov. Deval L. Patrick ’78 in the upcoming race, spoke to students Tuesday night at an event hosted by the Harvard Republican Club, highlighting the nascent campaign’s young voter outreach.

Harvard Law School

Child Advocacy at Law School

Two experts on child advocacy urged law school students to use creative means to effect social change during a Harvard Law School course yesterday, emphasizing the need for lawyers to train in issues pertaining to child protection.