It's time to pay homage to one of the great American traditions: the Super Bowl. Although the game is traditionally celebrated through copious amounts of PBR, wings, and a betting pool, student athletes recently received a friendly email from Ryan Pekarek, a Compliance Intern from Harvard University's Department of Athletics, with the subject line "Don't Bet On It," reminding them that the NCAA prohibits "engaging in gambling activities as they relate to intercollegiate ore professional sporting events."
This winter, you might want to save your holiday shopping for after finals period. Researchers from Harvard and other universities have found that sadness (a common condition among students trying to finish papers and projects at the end of the semester) not only leads to increased spending, it also impacts the quality of our financial decisions.
“My faith is not ashamed of me. The God I understand is not ashamed of me. Or the people that I work with. I don’t think that there are more gut-real stronger people than the ones you meet on the street. They sure know how to survive the un-survivable.”
As former governor of Massachusetts, winner of the Baker Scholar for graduating in the top five percent of his class, and founder of a multi-billion dollar investment firm, you would think that the Harvard Business School would be proud to count Mitt Romney as an alumnus.
Last week’s earthquake marked the start of tectonic changes in the Cambridge area—U.S. News and World Report just released their 2012 "World's Best Universities" rankings and MIT has leapfrogged over both Cambridge and Harvard to claim glory in the form of a #1 ranking.
Despite Harvard's emphasis on a liberal arts education and last year's Occupy Harvard movement, a sizable number of students often hit up Wall Street after graduation. According to the Office of Career Services, 17 percent of the Class of 2011 entered the "financial services" sector, which is down from 28 percent in 2008 but is still the most popular post-graduate endeavor. Harvard alum Henry Wong thinks he knows why.
Thanks to our morally questionable discoverer of the Americas, Christopher Columbus, most of Harvard is taking a break Monday (sorry Hist and Lit 90ag—have fun during your class!).
Take advantage of the fabulous fall weather and explore the outside world as fearlessly as the Admiral of the Seas himself.