“In 1960, about one in four renters paid more than 30% of income for housing. Today, one in two are cost burdened,” according to a new study (ironically) by Harvard University. As Bloomberg BusinessWeek's Peter Coy notes, the availability...Show More Summary
The share of renters stretched thin by their housing costs has spiked in the last decade, as rental rates have increased and wages have plummeted, according to a report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Half of U.S....
Tim Lynch The Harvard Bait & Switch: Harvey Silverglate on the University’s Free Speech Fakery Harvey Silverglate is an adjunct scholar with Cato. For more information about the work of FIRE, go here.
Harvard College reported last week that the most frequently awarded grade at the school is an A, setting off a flurry of criticism about grade inflation blah blah blah. Here's our "SFW" cartoon.
This week’s Courier Herald Column: Republicans last week were celebrating a Harvard survey of “Millennial” voters – those Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 – showing that they have quite sharply turned their backs on both President Obama and his signature Affordable Care Act. The poll went so far as to showing that [...]
The Harvard Business Review charts 30 years of employment trends up to today. Guess who's hiring? The unemployment rate may be down, but it's hard to know if the economy is actually getting better. And it's even harder to know if the economy is getting better for you. Show More Summary
Say hello to Jon Stein, founder of online financial advisor Betterment. Jon is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Series 7, 24, and 63 Registered Securities Representative, and a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Business School. Show More Summary
Collecting three different institutions into one massive museum, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is a collection of collections that provides more wonders per square inch than almost any other site. The Harvard Museum of Natural...Show More Summary
A White House spokesman acknowledged today that while preparing to attend Harvard Law School Barack Obama had lived with his uncle Onyango Obama, who has been in the country illegally since the 1970s. In November 2011, the White House Press Office had told reporters that there was no record of Obama meeting his uncle. Show More Summary
(CNN) - The White House clarified Thursday that President Barack Obama did live with his Kenyan uncle in Cambridge for a "brief period of time" before attending Harvard Law School in the 1980s after previously saying there was no record of the two ever meeting. Onyango Okech Obama, President Obama's uncle, granted permission Tuesday by […]
Boston, MA – The healthiest diets cost about $1.50 more per day than the least healthy diets, according to new research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The finding is based on the most comprehensive examination to date comparing prices of healthy foods and diet patterns vs. Show More Summary
Have the young turned on Barack Obama? That's the assertion coming out of a poll from Harvard's Institute of Politics, reported in the National Journal with the breathless headline, "Millenials Abandon Obama and Obamacare." "The results...Show More Summary
The smart people at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have crunched the numbers and it’s official: the healthiest diets cost just $1.50 more than unhealthy diets. While cost is an issue in when it comes to adding more freshShow More Summary
After first denying the two ever met, the White House on Thursday says that as a Harvard Law School student at Cambridge, the president briefly lived with his uncle, Onyango Obama.
On Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported that Onyango "Omar" Obama, uncle to President Obama, says that his famous nephew stayed with him while a student at Harvard Law School in the 80s, in contradiction to The White House's contention that the two had never met.
Sarah Richardson is a science historian at Harvard who studies how people understand the genetic science of sex difference. She's here to answer your questions today about the development of genomics, ideas about sex difference, and the history behind the two. Read more...
On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," Harvard professor Joseph Nye, who coined the term "soft power," talks about presidential leadership in the conduct of diplomacy, and how the United States can maintain its...Show More Summary
Today I found out about Project Pigeon andProject X-Ray, WWII plans to use pigeons to guide missiles and (literal) bat bombers. The man behind Project Pigeon was famed American behaviorist and Harvard professor B.F. Skinner, who teamed with the US Army to develop such a system. More »
Kids who grow up poor in metro Atlanta are among the least likely in the nation to go on to live a rags-to-riches story, according to a Harvard professor and co-author of a controversial study. He repeated his findings on Wednesday in...Show More Summary
Thursday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) on healthcare, the budget and what’s shaping for 2014; NBC’s Mark Murray with our First Read headlines; Harvard IOP Director and former Kentucky Secy. of State Trey Grayson and form …