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Student Sustainability Grants Awarded

Earlier this week, the Harvard Office for Sustainability announced its 2011 recipients of the Student Sustainability Grant, which included a grant to expand a bike share program and a $3,000 grant to build a model of a sustainable dorm room in Kirkland House.

Harvard Kennedy School

Former Afghan Ambassador Appointed Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School

Former ambassador of Afghanistan Said Tayeb Jawad has been named the inaugural Fisher Family Fellow to the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School, officials announced earlier this week.

Harvard Kennedy School

EU Representative Warns of Climate Change

European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard warned of the impending effects of climate change and lauded the benefits of clean energy at a panel on the European perspective on international climate policy yesterday.


Male Undergrad Victim of Hate Crime

A male Harvard undergraduate was the victim of a hate crime and robbery on Sunday, according to a Harvard University Police Department crime report released yesterday.


Seeking a Practical Education

Mariam Braimah ’13 was in eighth grade when she told her parents she didn’t want to be a doctor.

Harvard Business School

HBS Fashionably Fights Eating Disorders

April is the month for fashion shows with a cause, it seems, and on April 13, the Harvard Business School’s ...


Cutting Back on Sodium Is A Priority

The Harvard School of Public Health has teamed up with the Culinary Institute of America to combat the excess of sodium consumption in the American diet.

Harvard Law School

Grad Schools Snag Top Spots

Harvard has maintained its place among the best graduate schools in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of top graduate schools, which were released late last week.

Harvard Medical School

Social Networks Influence Drinking, Harvard Researchers Say

Harvard Medical School researchers say that alcohol consumption may be influenced by drinking habits of family and friends.

Sciences Division

Obama Nominates Knighted Professor To Head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Roughly a week after winning the battle over health care reform, the Obama administration is set to nominate a Harvard knight to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to Associated Press reports attributed to sources within the administration.

Extension School

Panel Discusses Financial Crisis

Panelists at the Harvard Extension School’s 100th-anniversary symposium yesterday reflected both on the consequences of the economic downturn and offered forward-looking visions of what recovery should look like.

Pinker speaks about Darwin and God

Pinker and Goldstein Challenge Religion

Psychology Professor Steven A. Pinker and his wife, Rebecca N. Goldstein spoke on the similarities between moral communities formed both within and outside of the context of religion.