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End-of-day news: D.C. Superior Court judge recognizes homeless defendant as Harvard classmate, and more. [ more › ]

Harvard’s Roland Fryer Wins John Bates Clark Medal

Harvard professor Roland Fryer, an economist who has done pioneering work on the sources and magnitude of racial inequality, won the John Bates Clark medal.

Hitler, Franco, and a Banker: The Path Not Taken in Nazi Germany

Cover image courtesy of Harvard University Press Winston Churchill's axiom that history is written by the victors is a cliché drilled into budding historians, hinting to them, perhaps, that alternative histories can be unearthed by imagining what might have happened had the losers won. Show More Summary

Personalizing the In-Store Experience -- Will Consumers Give Up Their Privacy?

(This post is a summary of an independent project completed at Harvard Business School. Click here for the complete paper. The Burberry example is purely hypothetical.) Apple's iBeacon, a location positioning system based on Bluetooth low energy technology, made the use of consumers' location in companies' marketing activities more prevalent. Show More Summary

Improving dementia care requires a change in mindset

Editor’s Note: Last year, Paul Solman reported on artisanal entrepreneurs — individuals carving out their own careers, and, if you believe Harvard economist Lawrence Katz, saving the middle class along with them. Paul met the typical hipsters making their own chocolate and popsicles in Brooklyn. Show More Summary

Stanford 1, Harvard 0

Stanford and Harvard have long competed to be the most elite American university. Harvard may lead in longevity (379 years to 130 years) and the number of presidents it’s graduated (8 to 1). But Stanford is kicking Harvard’s butt inShow More Summary

The Movement To Teach Kids About The Real Life Women They Should Admire

In January, a group of five female students at Harvard Business School launched Lil' She & Lil' Me -- a movement to inspire young children by sharing the stories of real life female role models. "We often talked about the impact of role...Show More Summary

Six Leadership Skills Not Quite Taught At Harvard Business School

Harvard teaches leadership but if you want to learn what works best in running a startup, use six principles from this alumna

ATPI Hosts Conference Today on Delivering Benefits to Low-income Taxpayers

The American Tax Policy Institute hosts a conference today on Delivering Benefits to Low-income Taxpayers through the Tax System organized by George Plesko (Connecticut) and Stephen Shay (Harvard) in Washington, D.C.: Congress has increasingly tasked the IRS to deliver a range of benefits through the tax system. The tax system...

One of Matt Damon's Harvard professors gave him a small note that completely changed 'Good Will Hunting'

The making of "Good Will Hunting" is the stuff of cinematic legend. That is partially because the script earned writers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Oscars for best original screenplay and launched them both into stardom. But they weren't the only ones to contribute to the classic script. Show More Summary

New Study Shows Widespread Scientific Consensus on Guns - and the NRA Won't Like It

Professor David Hemenway of the Harvard School of Public Health recently took a series of surveys of scientists in the fields of criminology, economics, public policy, political science and public health on the effects of firearms on society, and made some very interesting discoveries: There's Scientific Consensus on Guns --...

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants to move U.S. health care toward a ‘prevention-based society’

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Vivek Murthy, 37, was sworn in for a four-year term as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States on Dec. 15. A physician at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and a teacher at Harvard Medical School, his nomination stalled inShow More Summary

FINANCIAL ADVISOR INSIGHTS: The author of 'This Time is Different' now thinks this time is NOT different

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. Rogoff argues against secular stagnation (Think Advisor) In 2009, Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff teamed up with...Show More Summary

Use Your Body to 'Wire' Self-Esteem

Here's a very simple strategy for boosting your feelings of self-esteem. Research led by Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School, found that just a couple of minutes standing in a Power Pose,...Show More Summary

With dementia, reality sometimes hurts more than it helps

Editor’s Note: Last year, Paul Solman reported on artisanal entrepreneurs — individuals carving out their own careers, and, if you believe Harvard economist Lawrence Katz, saving the middle class along with them. Paul met the typical hipsters making their own chocolate and popsicles in Brooklyn. Show More Summary

Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos: GOP 'Doing Something Right' With Two Latino POTUS Contenders

“For the first time in history, there are two Hispanic candidates running for president…the Republicans have been doing something right,” proclaimed Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos during a recent speech at Harvard’s Kennedy School. The...Show More Summary

Rep. Mike Pompeo On The Washington Post’s “Fact Checking”

Representative Mike Pompeo, West Point and Harvard Law graduate, joined me today to fact check the “fact checker” at the Washington Post, Michelle Ye Hee Lee: Audio: 04-22hhs-pompeo Transcript: HH: Joined now by Congressman Mike Pompeo from Kansas’ 4th Congressional District. Show More Summary

Civil War on the Left: Decline of the West?

(Steven Hayward) I have to confess to having a soft spot for Cornel West, the radical chair of black studies at Princeton (formerly of Harvard, before Larry Summers kicked him out). West team-teaches a great books course with conservative Robert P. Show More Summary

Climate change concerns bring activist heat at top universities

Alice Cherry, a second-year law student, stands outside Harvard University's Massachusetts Hall to hand out pins and brochures about the campaign to push Harvard to divest from fossil fuels. By J. Zach Hollo CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- On one...Show More Summary

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