As Congressional lawmakers attempt to hammer out a compromise on federal spending before automatic budget cuts kick in on Friday, Harvard Kennedy School professor Joseph E. Aldy is proposing his own way of reducing the federal budget deficit—eliminating subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.
A new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that vitamin intake may play a significant role in cases of adult-onset type 1 diabetes, a disease commonly associated with genetic factors.
With two fierce rivals taking the field in the Harvard-Yale game on Saturday, athletes might be more concerned with defending their school’s honor than staying safe. However, in Thursday’s lecture "Leadership on the Road to a Safer Game," Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), expressed his hope that people will reconsider this "warrior mentality."
This fall, as Harvard investigates the roughly 125 undergraduates implicated in a massive cheating scandal, instructors in the Expository Writing Program are continuing a push to teach freshmen to avoid plagiarism.
Once again, Yalies have fallen short of Harvard standards. According to an article in The Yale Daily News, the Yale Licensing Office has rejected Yale's Freshman Class Council's shirt design for The Game based on "Harvard's criteria."
In the new online social media world, when gastronomes explore a new restaurant, they might enter a review on Yelp.com. Now, MyFairElection.com, a website founded by Harvard Kennedy School professor Archon Fung, allows voters to do a similar thing: review their experiences at the polls.
While millions of tourists swarm to Brazil each year to experience the lush rainforests and bustling cities, an increasing number are visiting with a different agenda—to receive cosmetic surgery.
Although traveling abroad to receive medical treatment dates back to ancient Greece, the recent influx of “medical tourism” has garnered public attention. In his latest book, “Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics,” Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen explores various forms of medical tourism and their associated legal and ethical issues.
A typical Harvard course may host renowned authors, environmentalists, and politicians from around the world, but the speakers featured in Thursday’s Sociology 149: “Inequality, Poverty, and Wealth in Comparative Perspective” spend most of their time on the streets right outside the campus gates.