Harvard in the World
As you may have read earlier this week, The Washington Post recently named Jeremy L. Haber, a joint J.D./M.B.A. student at HLS and the B School, as one of its four remaining finalists in the newspaper's "America's Next Great Pundit" contest. Unfortunately, the Internet has voted, and Haber came in fourth, receiving about 7 percent of the vote in the seventh round. Legal tabloid Above The Law has reported that Haber chalked up his loss to difficulties balancing the competition with his schoolwork.
Social activist Alan A. Khazei '83, one of four individuals vying to be the Democratic candidate for the late Edward M. Kennedy's '54-'56 senate seat, could be the reason that Stephen Colbert may be coming to a political forum near you. Last Wednesday, Khazei's campaign released a video challenging Colbert to host a debate among the Democratic primary candidates. In the video, Khazei demanded to know if Colbert was "tough enough to come here to Massachusetts—the birthplace of freedom, the birthplace of our democracy—and moderate a debate up against four progressive Democrats." "It's for real," David R. Jacobson, Khazei's deputy communications director, told us. Check out the video—and find out if Colbert has responded—after the jump.
The CW network once confined its cookie-cutter melodramas to the mean streets of Park Avenue and botoxed Beverly Hills. But no longer. The latest hotbed of young adult debauchery and angst, according to Warner Bros. executives, is Harvard Medical School. The network is developing a show of the Grey's Anatomy ilk, creatively called "HMS," according to a brief published in The Hollywood Reporter this week. More details after the jump.