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Harvard in the World

Harvard Alum Appointed Governor General of Canada

Canadian academic David L. Johnston '63 will take the seat of governor general on October 1 to serve as the de facto head of state and representative of the Queen.

Ed School

Study Looks at Indicators of Teacher Effectiveness

According to a recent study by Harvard’s Center for Policy Education Research (CEPR), two indicators of teacher effectiveness include whether instructors were hired before or after the beginning of the school year and where they received their undergraduate education—factors typically not rewarded with increased pay.

Graduate School of Design

Working Group Discusses Climate Change, Water, and Sustainable Development

Professors from across Harvard’s graduate schools and members of the private sector gathered at the Harvard University Center for the Environment last Friday to discuss issues surrounding water access and subsequent challenges for sustainable urban development.

On Campus

Cambridge Admin. Speaks on Higher Education


Student Groups

TLR Debate, a National Forum?

Wondering what has been happening with True Love Revolution since October's blowup?

Harvard in the World

Strong Harvard Showing in Foreign Policy's Top 100 Thinkers

It's no surprise to most people that Harvard produces cutting edge thinkers. And so when Foreign Policy Magazine published its ...


Deol’s Film On Oscar Shortlist

Only a day after graduating from Harvard College, Kiran K. Deol ’06, a first-time filmmaker, boarded a plane to begin working on a documentary charting the life of a female guerrilla fighter in Nepal.


Harvard Donor Accused of Illegally Funding Iran

The Alavi Foundation, a non-profit organization that has funded various Harvard programs in Middle Eastern culture and language, faced formal allegations from the U.S. government earlier this month that they had illegally given money and services to the Iranian government in violation of laws that regulate trade with Iran.

Harvard in the World

Company Seeks Lab Resource Equity

Before matriculating at Harvard Medical School in 2001, Nina S. Dudnik worked at a lab in the Ivory Coast. And ...

Undergraduate Council

Bowman-Hysen Boast Bi-Partisan Support

Supporters call UC presidential candidate John F. Bowman ’11 and his running mate, Eric N. Hysen ’11, "more relatable."


HBO's 'The Wire' Sparks Discussion

After the news that HBO TV show “The Wire” would be used as a case study in an upcoming Harvard course made waves online last week, an actor from the show and his wife led a discussion at Harvard Law School yesterday centered around the show’s depiction of public schools.

School of Public Health

Health Care Reform Lauded

Approximately 70 percent of in-state physicians support the current Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law that authorized near universal health care coverage for the state in 2006, according to a study released by the Harvard School of Public Health earlier this month.

Talk Stipulates Climate Initiatives

Sara Greenbaum—the Clinton Climate Initiative’s chief strategy officer—outlined her organization’s work over the past three years at a talk yesterday, ...

Preparing for Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Big Crowds Expected For Head of the Charles

This weekend will see hundreds of thousands of spectators flock to the banks of the River Charles for the annual Head of The Charles weekend.

Woman Wins Econ Nobel

Indiana University Professor Elinor Ostrom and University of California at Berkeley Professor Oliver E. Williamson will be the recipients of ...