Crimson staff writer
Ethan G. Loewi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.