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Alexander H. Patel

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William James Hall

At William James, News of Alumnus's Death Came Late to Many

For most of those who work and study in William James Hall, the news that a 2006 College graduate jumped to his death from the building’s balcony last Thursday came in the form of passed notes, informal emails, and for some, not at all.

Conversation with Dean Nitin Nohria

HBS Dean Pledges to Double Female Protagonists in School’s Case Studies

Currently, nine to 10 percent of case studies developed and disseminated by the Business School—which produces more than 80 percent of cases sold globally—feature women as protagonists.


HBS Working Paper Sparks Discussion About Discrimination in Online Marketplaces

The study by two Harvard Business School professors found that black hosts on the online rental marketplace Airbnb list their properties for approximately 12 percent less than non-black hosts.


National Media Follows Bomb Threat

From the Boston Globe across the Charles River, to the Los Angeles Times across the country, to NetEase news in China, media outlets across the globe rushed to cover Monday’s unconfirmed rumors of explosives in four buildings on Harvard’s campus.

On Campus

A Guided Walk Through Harvard’s Campus Tours

From the Admissions Office to commercial companies to local residents eager to discuss Harvard’s relationship with Cambridge, the proprietors of Harvard’s many tour options represent the University in subtly different ways.


Professor Discusses Intersection of Social Media, Social Justice

Analyzing imagery and rhetoric from Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” to President Barack Obama’s quotations of Jay Z, Duke University professor Mark Anthony Neal emphasized the relationship between social media and social justice at an event hosted by Harvard’s Hiphop Archive & Research Institute yesterday.


Touchdown Dances for Harvard-Yale

The Harvard football team should have plenty to be happy about during the game this weekend. Players (and spectators if you feel like joining in), Flyby has come up with a few ways to keep your celebratory dances fresh—even after the 15th touchdown against Yale.

Nothing gets Yalies down.

Why Harvard is Better than Yale: A Quick Guide

As we approach Thanksgiving – and Harvard’s inevitable seventh consecutive win against Yale in the Harvard-Yale football game – it seems like a good time to reflect upon a few other reasons why we’re grateful not to have to spend four years in New Haven.


Culinary Experts Lecture on 'Meat Glue'

Featuring renowned chef and molecular gastronomer Wylie Dufresne and culinary consultant Ted Russin, this week’s “Science and Cooking” lecture focused on the culinary benefits of the meat-binding enzyme known in the restaurant industry as ‘meat glue.’


In Talk, Berwick Proposes Health Care Reforms

While the American health care system may seem to be beyond repair, there may be a way to fix it, Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Donald M. Berwick ’68 told an audience on Monday.


Villaraigosa Stresses Need for Education Reform

Former mayor of Los Angeles Antonio R. Villaraigosa emphasized the nationwide need for education reform during a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum with CNN political contributor Ana Navarro on Thursday.


Harvard Alum Describes Experience with Domestic Violence

Steiner, a businesswoman, author, and journalist, discussed her experience with domestic violence with Harvard community members on Tuesday evening.


Physics Professors Approach Real-Life Lightsaber

More than 40 years after the Star Wars saga's debut, Harvard physics professor Mikhail Lukin and MIT physics professor Vladan Vuletić say that they are closer to making the film’s iconic lightsaber a reality.

Hauser's New Book
Marc Hauser

Marc Hauser, Former Professor Found Guilty of Academic Misconduct, Publishes First Book Since Resignation

Former psychology professor Marc D. Hauser will publish his first book since he resigned from the University two years ago following allegations of academic misconduct that were later corroborated by federal investigators.