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Michael V. Rothberg

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"Hands Up, Don't Shoot"
Race

Affiliates Raise Hands, Snarl Traffic in Largest Harvard Protest Yet Following Non-Indictments

The “March on Harvard,” as the demonstration has been billed, is the latest in a series of protests on campus and around the country in recent weeks.

edX

EdX Hosts First Open edX Conference

EdX held its inaugural Open edX conference Tuesday and Wednesday to bring together nearly 200 of the platform’s collaborators, who hail from as nearby as Cambridge to as far away as Japan.

Lights, Camera, CS50
Computer Science

News Analysis: Potential CS50 Partnership Could Model Future Collaboration

If approved, Yale's proposal to adopt a version of CS50 could lay the foundation for a new model of inter-university curricular partnerships in an era of institutional experimentation with online education.

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Flyby Front Feature

HarvardX Has an Anthem, and It Gets Better

Nothing screams educational innovation and massive open online courseware like dubstep.

Harvard in the World

Amidst Competition, HarvardX Turns to New Marketing Strategies

HarvardX faculty and administrators are applying a variety of marketing strategies to spread the word about the courses they offer.

Drew Faust

At Conference, Top Admins Weigh Ups, Downs of Virtual Education

Despite voicing concerns about blending online courseware and in-person teaching, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Peter K. Bol expressed cautious optimism for new technology’s potential in higher education at a conference on Tuesday.

Anant Agarwal
Higher Education

Q & A with Anant Agarwal

Anant Agarwal, an MIT computer science professor who has served as CEO of edX since its establishment, sat down to recount the challenges of creating courses for an online learning environment, discuss the non-profit’s business model, and speculate about what the future might hold for edX.

Allston

New Ed Portal Initiative Combines Online Courseware, In-Person Lecture For Allstonians

The new initiative was formalized and kicked off by Peter K. Bol during a lecture Monday night.

Health

School of Public Health Launches Two New MOOCs

To address public confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act and new applications of big data, the Harvard School of Public Health has developed two new courses slated to launch April 7 on HarvardX.

edX

With Eye Toward Financial Self-Sufficiency, edX Hires Businesswoman Cebula as President and COO

EdX announced Monday that it has appointed Wendy Cebula, the former chief operating officer of VistaPrint, as its president and chief operating officer to help lead the non-profit online education platform as it expands and attempts to become financially self-supporting.

edX

Columbia Becomes Fourth Ivy To Join edX

Columbia University announced Thursday that it has joined edX, the online education platform co-founded by Harvard and MIT, becoming the organization’s 33rd “charter member.”

Graduate School of Design

Ed School Launches Self-Help Course on HarvardX

The new course—GSE1x: “Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement”—will focus on helping people achieve their personal goals through online videos, interactive elements, and forums.

College

EdX Blocks Course Content to Cuba, Iran, Sudan

EdX plans to block students in Cuba, Iran, and Sudan from taking an upcoming online course on aerodynamics and modern aircraft design, according to a blog post written by edX president Anant Agarwal on Monday.

University

EdX Partners with Facebook to Provide Open Online Education to Rwanda

EdX, the open online learning platform co-founded by Harvard and MIT, has partnered with Facebook to give Rwandan students free access to collaborative, online courses. The partnership, dubbed SocialEDU, was announced Monday and will serve as a blueprint for future projects, according to a press release from Facebook.

EdX
Japan

University of Tokyo Joins edX

The University of Tokyo joined edX on Tuesday, becoming the 32nd institution to partner with the online education platform, which was created by Harvard and MIT in May 2012.

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave
Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

OKWELOGU
Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

Protest
Columns

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