High-performing teachers can change the trajectory of students born into low-income families, said Wendy Kopp, CEO and founder of Teach For America, at a panel discussion Thursday evening at the Graduate School of Education.
Black political organizers should seek to address their causes to minorities of many ethnicities rather than focus only on the black community, Harvard professor William Julius Wilson argued during a panel discussion on black politics.
University Professor Lawrence H. Summers, who was director of President Obama’s National Economic Council after serving as the president of Harvard, urged that the U.S. government not cut spending in the face of ongoing fiscal negotiations in Congress.
Students and volunteers from the Office of Sustainability weatherized the Freshman Dean's Office (FDO) by installing energy saving bulbs, calking windows, and insulating pipes. Kamilia K. Kaczor '11 and Sam J. Arnold '14 helped lead and organize this project.
Entomology Professor Edward O. Wilson, a ground-breaking biologist who coined the terms “biodiversity” and “sociobiology,” has received the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category, in recognition of his long and varied career in the field.