Ethan G. Loewi

Harvard Kennedy School

Gov. Professor Questions Link Between Income and Student Achievement

Though educational achievement often tracks family income, a report released by a Harvard Kennedy School program last week suggested that earning likely does not directly influence students’ classroom performance.

Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Grad Denied Parole

Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School serving a two-year sentence in his native Azerbaijan on charges that he avoided military service, was denied parole in an appellate court last week.

Feminine Yet Profound
Features

Painting a New Path at the Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School professor Jane J. Mansbridge has spearheaded a movement to add female faces to Harvard's extensive art collection.

On Campus

HKS To Go Smoke-Free March 1

The Kennedy School will join the Harvard’s Medical School and Business School in enacting a comprehensive prohibition of smoking anywhere on its grounds and within 25 feet of building entrances and windows.

Harvard Kennedy School

Special Olympics CEO, Diplomats Selected HKS Fisher Fellows

The Harvard Kennedy School announced Friday the spring 2012 recipients of its Fisher Family Fellowship, an award that recognizes excellence and innovation in diplomacy and brings fellows to Cambridge to engage with both Kennedy School students and the broader Cambridge community.

Peter Thiel, Paypal Founder and Facebook's Board of Directors Member, Speaks at the IOP
IOP

PayPal Founder Talks Technology

Peter A. Thiel, founding CEO of PayPal and Facebook board member, discussed education, innovation, and the role of government in solving major societal problems at the Institute of Politics on Monday night.

Harvard Kennedy School

Professors Debate Future of War

Although world peace may be a utopian ideal, those living in fear of World War III have reason to exhale, psychology professor Steven A. Pinker and American University professor Joshua S. Goldstein asserted Monday night at a Harvard Kennedy School forum.

IOP

David Axelrod to Open an Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago

David M. Axelrod, one of President Barack Obama’s top political advisors and a board member at the Harvard Institute of Politics, is planning to open a new Institute of Politics at his alma mater, the University of Chicago.

Tattoo Love
Events

Science Writer Talks Tattoos

Carl Zimmer, popular science writer and a lecturer at Yale, gave a presentation at the Museum of Natural History Tuesday night on his new book “Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.”

College

Professors Urge Green Policies

Six Harvard professors convened in Sanders Theatre last night to present a joint lecture on global climate change, and the critical role that Harvard should play in alleviating it.

College

Yanick Mulumba, Harvard's Only Zambian

Yanick Mulumba, Harvard's Only Zambian
College

From Maamba to Cambridge

To say that Kabungo Yanick Mulumba ’15 has had more to adapt to than the average Harvard freshman would be a major understatement—in fact, it is hard to imagine two cities with less in common than Cambridge, MA, and Maamba, Zambia, the small mining town in the southern region of the country that he calls home.

College

Senior Indian Executive Encourages Students to Invest in India

R. Ramakrishnan, executive director of major Indian manufacturer Bajaj Electricals, told the audience of 20 students about dramatic economic, social, and educational upheaval in India and said that the transforming nation presents unique opportunities for business.

College

Political Cartoonist Sketches, Lectures

Kevin P. Kallaugher ’77, editorial cartoonist for The Economist, stepped aside from his drawing pad to reveal a comically exaggerated but unmistakable portrait of President Barack Obama, with a huge forehead and a jutting jaw.

Humanities Division

Barker Center Hosts National Latino/a Poetry Now Event

Corral and fellow poets Rosa Alcalá and Aracelis Girmay were the featured speakers at the inaugural Latino/a Poetry Now event held Tuesday night at the Barker Center.

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture

Dictionary
Columns

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