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Jesper W Ke

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Jeb Bush Discusses Education Reform, Inequality at GSE

Bush discussed his efforts to expand school choice and improve school accountability as governor of Florida.

Yidan Visits
Higher Education

Chinese Internet Service Co-Founder Promotes Ed Prize at Harvard

Charles Chen Yidan, co-founder of one of China’s most popular Internet service portals, visited Harvard last Thursday to raise awareness about a new educational prize he founded.

Gutman Library
University Finances

Record $35.5 Million Donation to GSE funds Early Childhood Initiative

​In a record donation to the Harvard Graduate School of Education, The Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation gifted $35.5 million to establish an early childhood education initiative, bringing the school’s campaign to 93 percent of its total goal.

Higher Education

Teachers in Training: Launching the First Class of Harvard Teacher Fellows

The Harvard Teacher Fellows program, a teacher training initiative centered at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, prepares aspiring educators to teach in under-resourced urban schools. The program recently selected its inaugural cohort of 20 fellows.

Drew Faust and Brother
Drew Faust

Faust and Brother Share Memories at Education School Forum

In a sprawling conversation, University President Drew G. Faust and her younger brother Donald Gilpin espoused the virtues of a liberal arts education and reflected on their time growing up together at a Forum.


GSE Partners With Cities in New Youth Education Equity Initiative

The Education Redesign Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has unveiled a new, youth education equity initiative that aims to tackle systemic inequalities preventing young students from achieving their full potential.


Inaugural Class of Harvard Teachers Fellows Selected

​Following a rigorous application process, 20 Harvard seniors will make up the inaugural class of the Harvard Teachers Fellows program.

Radcliffe Institute

Janet Yellen to Receive Radcliffe Medal in May

Janet L. Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will receive the Radcliffe Medal in May in recognition of her work in guiding the nation’s economy.


Two Harvard Seniors Selected for Marshall Scholarship

Bianca Mulaney ’16 and Rebecca M. Panovka ’16, friends and fellow Quincy House residents, have been named Harvard’s two newest Marshall scholars to their shared surprise and disbelief.

A Conversation with Ashton B. Carter

Secretary of Defense Talks Military Recruitment and ISIS

Despite calling the U.S. military the “finest fighting force in the world,” Carter pointed out what he described as the trend of technological innovation shifting away from the U.S. government toward the private sector.


Jazz Trio Performs to Packed Sanders Theatre

Composed of pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade, the Children of the Light jazz trio previously belonged to the Wayne Shorter Quartet, a Grammy award-winning jazz ensemble, before it disbanded in 2014.

Debate on Planned Parenthood

Students Debate Planned Parenthood Abortion Funding

​Disputing the fundamental ethics of federal funding for abortion, student group representatives squared off in what most spectators described as a notably civil debate hosted by the Harvard Political Union on Monday.

Greenlaw and Morris

Greenlaw and Morris Focus on Mental Health and Social Life

From struggles with mental health to criticisms about social spaces on campus, William A. Greenlaw ’17 and William F. Morris IV ’17 are trying to connect their personal experiences to their platform.

Pictured: not honey butter.

Pictured: not honey butter.

Pictured: not honey butter.

Pictured: not honey butter.
Food and Drink

Flyby Investigates: The Disappearance of Honey Butter

Following a tip from a student on the disappearance of honey butter in upperclassmen dining halls, Flyby felt like it had a moral obligation to investigate further; but first, I had to figure out what “honey butter” is.