Ruth Simmons Urges HGSE Graduates to Inspire Future Learners
Ruth J. Simmons — a former president of Brown University and the first Black leader of an Ivy League institution — told the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Class of 2023 to “nourish and inspire generations of learners” during the school’s convocation ceremony Wednesday, one day before University-wide Commencement exercises.
Rejecting the Rankings: Why Harvard and Yale Led a Widespread Boycott of U.S. News After Decades-Long Criticism
While the recent boycott of U.S. News rankings by top law and medical schools represents the most serious challenge to U.S. News since it began ranking colleges and universities 40 years ago, the magazine has pledged to continue its annual rankings practice by relying on publicly available data it can use with or without the participation of schools.
Bloated or Beneficial? Harvard’s Growing Admin
In 2004, Harvard employed just under 5,300 full-time administrators. Nearly two decades later, this figure has seen a whopping 43 percent increase. In contrast, the University’s faculty, starting at 2,000 members, has only increased by 11 percent in that same time period.
Harvard and Endeavor Launch Versity, an Online Professional Leadership Training Platform
Endeavor and Harvard University announced the launch of Versity, a new online professional development learning platform, in a joint press release on May 2.
Ruth Simmons to Address Harvard Graduate School of Education Class of 2023 at Convocation
Ruth Simmons will deliver the school’s 2023 Convocation address on May 24, the Harvard Graduate School of Education announced in a press release last month.
Harvard President Bacow Demands Immigration Reform in Keynote Speech at Higher Ed Conference
WASHINGTON — Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow urged fellow university presidents to demand immigration reform during a Friday speech at the American Council on Education’s annual gathering.
Northwestern Professor Kirabo Jackson Discusses Research on K-12 Education Spending at HGSE Talk
Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University C. Kirabo Jackson discussed the implications of his research on the impact of spending on K-12 education at a Harvard Graduate School of Education talk in Larsen Hall Tuesday afternoon.
Proposed Mass. Bill Seeks to End Legacy and Donor Preferences in Higher Ed Admissions
The Massachusetts House is considering a bill that would require higher education institutions like Harvard to pay a fee for admissions processes that consider legacy status or relationships to donors or that include an early decision plan.
Harvard Ed School Dean Long Raises Concerns About Campus Diversity if Affirmative Action is Overturned
Ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on race-conscious admissions at Harvard, Graduate School of Education Dean Bridget Terry Long maintains that economic affirmative action cannot replicate the racial diversity of current student populations.
Harvard and MIT Launch Education Nonprofit Using Proceeds From edX Sale, Tap Stephanie Khurana as CEO
Stephanie R. Khurana will serve as chief executive officer of Axim Collaborative, a new nonprofit launched by Harvard University and MIT, the organization announced in a press release Thursday morning.
Two Harvard Graduate School of Education Professors Elected to National Academy of Education
Two Harvard Graduate School of Education professors were earlier this month elected as members of the National Academy of Education, a nonprofit that aims to improve education policy and practice.
Panelists Discuss College Accessibility and First-Generation Experiences at HGSE Webinar
Education experts and advocates called for financial aid transparency in higher education and greater support for first-generation students at a Harvard Graduate School of Education webinar Wednesday.
Cambridge Mayor Siddiqui Previews Plans for Free College Program
Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui is developing the “Cambridge Promise” program, which would fund free community college for all Cambridge residents, she said in an interview Thursday.
Latin American and Caribbean Scholars Program to Shut Down After Harvard Revokes Affiliation
Laspau, a Harvard-affiliated nonprofit that promotes higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean, will shut down after the University decided to revoke its affiliate status.
Majority of Harvard Kennedy School Affiliates with Disabilities Say the School Lacks Accessibility, Report Finds
A majority of Harvard Kennedy School affiliates with disabilities said the school is not inclusive of people with disabilities and lacks accessibility, according to a newly released report from the HKS Disability Justice Caucus.