Springtime at Harvard means that hundreds of students are strapping on their fancy suits, accentuating the action verbs on their resumes, and exposing themselves to another deadly outbreak of investment banking interviews. Unbeknownst to most of these finance-types, however, are the health risks that result from continual exposure to such workplace activity.
Harvard graduates have been infiltrating NBC's primetime writing scene since Al Franken '73 first landed his "Saturday Night Live" writing gig in 1975. Those that followed Franken have included James "Jim" M. Downey '74, Conan C. O'Brien '85, B.J. Novak '01, and an insufferable slew of comedic know-it-all's from the Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine.
In 1959, the syndicated sports columnist Walter W. “Red” Smith called a Yale athletics official at the time, Charlie Loftus, to say he wouldn’t be able to make that year’s Harvard-Yale football match. Loftus disbelievingly replied, “What? You’re going to miss The Game.”
Lisa M. Henson ’82-’83, the chief executive officer of the Jim Henson Company and eldest daughter of the famous entertainment company’s namesake, spoke at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Tuesday night to advocate for the increased use of multimedia educational tools in preschools.
Earlier this week on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Global Public Square (GPS), Harvard's Lawrence A. Tisch Professor of History Niall Ferguson debated with the director of Columbia's Earth Institute and former Harvard economics professor Jeffery Sachs '76. The point of contention was the cause of inequality in the U.S. and the interests of the Occupy Movement.