Michelle S. Lee

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Beyond HeforShe

If a campaign explicitly designed to tackle gender inequities can falter in its own mission, then no one is immune. Only through honest discussion and thoughtful critique can we hope to expose our own missteps and prejudices.


Kennedy School Professor Suggests Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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.

Vitamin D and Diabetes

Vitamin D Linked to Diabetes

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.


Students in Harvard/NEC Program Juggle Music and Academics

While many Harvard students juggle academics and extracurricular activities, a select number of Harvard undergraduates deal with the additional challenge of attending two colleges at once.


Two Students Awarded Marshall Scholarships

Alex W. Palmer ’12 and Aditya Balasubramanian ’12-’13 will study in the United Kingdom next year as two of the 34 nationwide recipients of the 2013 Marshall Scholarship.


Seniors Chosen as Rhodes Scholars

Six Harvard seniors were on the list of 32 recipients nationwide selected from 838 applicants from 302 colleges and universities.


The Other Harvard-Yale Game

As the Crimson and the Bulldogs faced off on the football field on Saturday, other Harvardians and Yalies were battling in the boardroom.


NFL Official Talks Safety

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."


Expos Stresses Honesty

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.


Yale's Harvard-Yale Game Shirt Design Rejected

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."

Harvard Kennedy School

Professor Unveils Poll Review Website

In the new online social media world, when gastronomes explore a new restaurant, they might enter a review on Now,, a website founded by Harvard Kennedy School professor Archon Fung, allows voters to do a similar thing: review their experiences at the polls.


Medical Tourism Raises Ethical Concerns

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.


Hebrew Bible Scholar and Devoted Mentor Frank Moore Cross Passes Away at 91

Friends and family mourned the passing of former professor Frank Moore Cross—a loving father, a wild mushroom and rhododendron enthusiast, and a great scholar of the Hebrew Bible.

Social Sciences Division

Homeless Invited to Speak in Lecture

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.