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Michelle M. Hu

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Stomach Flu Outbreak Spreads

There has been a slight increase in the number of cases of gastrointestinal illnesses, particularly norovirus, among College students, administrators announced in a campus-wide email on Tuesday.


Saudi Prince Who Funded Harvard Program Visits

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud of Saudi Arabia—who donated $20 million to create the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard in 2005—discussed the future of the Middle East at a panel on Wednesday.

Ed School

Gardner '65 Calls For Education in in Ethics

Channeling the ideas of his newly-released book, Graduate School of Education professor Howard E. Gardner ’65 stressed that modern education must incorporate “truth, beauty, and goodness.”


Phi Beta Kappa Selects 'Senior 48'

The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Harvard College selected its “Senior 48” members of the Class of 2012.

Gen Ed

Ed School Offers Gen Ed Course

For the first time this year, Graduate School of Education Professor Katherine K. Merseth is offering a Gen Ed course "Dilemmas of Equity and Excellence in American K-12 Education" to students at the College.

Ed School

HGSE Sponsors Immigration Talks

Journalists and scholars gathered last Friday at the Nieman Foundation to discuss the unique relationship between their respective fields in tackling the issue of illegal immigration—a topic they agreed was generally misunderstood by the public


Ed School Features Desegregation Documentary

A new documentary catalogs the individual experiences of former Boston students, including some who were physically assaulted by protesters throwing rocks.

Rebuilding Japan
Student Life

Harvard Students and Faculty Aid Japanese Recovery Effort

Due to the March earthquake that devastated much of northeastern Japan, Jun Shepard ’14 found out that her internship at the Tokyo Gas Company was cancelled.

Ed School

Panelists Advocate for Teaching of 9/11

A panel of education experts and terrorism scholars cautioned Wednesday against teaching the events of Sept. 11, 2001 simply as an attack against America, suggesting that teaching the history of 9/11 offers a powerful opportunity to encourage empathy in students.

Harvard Business School

Joel Podolny

Nearly 30 years later, Podolny has come full circle, leaving behind a two-decade career in academia—and a deanship at the Yale School of Management—to head Apple University, the company’s internal training program.

Commencement 2011

Controversy Erupts Over Professors’ Ties to the CIA

In 1985, a Harvard informant came forward to The Crimson and hand-delivered a package of documents that had never before been made available to the public. The package contained extensive information about the Central Intelligence Agency’s dealings with Nadav Safran, then-director of Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Ed School

Edelman Promotes Youth

Children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, spoke yesterday at the Graduate School of Education about the difficulties in her personal attempts to improve conditions for children in America.


Panelists Discuss Pressures Faced by Female Leaders in Education

When Kim Smith—the CEO of Bellwether Educational Partners, an education non-profit—took charge after her fellow Girl Scouts’ canoe tipped over during a trip in her childhood, she says she didn’t receive the gratitude she expected. Instead, her friends told her, “You’re so bossy!” Smith, along with Deborah M. Jewell-Sherman, a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Nannerl O. Keohane, a professor at Princeton University, invoked stories from childhood during an Ed School panel on Wednesday titled “Does Gender Matter in Education Leadership?”

Osama Bin Laden is Dead

Jubilation Erupts in Harvard Yard As Obama Tells World Osama Bin Laden is Dead

Nearly 10 years after the attacks on September 11, 2001, Osama Bin Laden has been killed after an assault by American forces.

Student Life

Parents Without Papers: Living With Undocumented Parents

When Harvard sophomore Jane was in kindergarten, she could not communicate with her teacher or classmates. As an American citizen growing up with parents who were undocumented immigrants from Mexico, Jane—whose name has been changed to protect her identity—had to learn the English language on her own.