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Big Brother was Not Watching

What grade did Michael Crichton get at Harvard when he submitted one of George Orwell's essays as his own? Read the story at Open Culture.

Secret Jail Recording May Doom Kidnapping Suspect

"Off the record" doesn't mean the same thing in jail. It's a lesson Matthew Muller may learn the hard way. The Harvard graduate and respected immigration lawyer—suspected in at least five kidnappings in California over the past six years—may be undone because a prison interview he gave to...

Ten Popular Grammar Myths Debunked By A Harvard Linguist

Primary school students learning how to write simultaneously learn the rules of grammar, and the two approaches can be difficult to balance. More »      

What You Really Need To Lead

Robert Steven Kaplan, professor and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School, contends that leadership is not a title that is granted or a special quality you are born with. In his latest book, "What You Really Need To Lead: The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner", Kaplan shares strategies and actions all of us can take to become leaders.

Harvard gives students more latitude to describe their gender

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Harvard University’s largest academic division is allowing students register for the new academic year as male, female or transgender and choose which gendered or genderless pronouns they prefer, school officials said Thursday. The Ivy League school’s arts and science college, which...

Harvard Law Grad/Kidnapping Suspect Missed Key Lesson In Crim Pro

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Kidnapping suspect learns a lesson he must have missed at Harvard Law...

Why renting is a growth opportunity for years to come

Recently, there has been a spate of reports that seem to bear this out. According to The State of the Nation's Housing 2015, a report released by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS), the national homeownership rate fell for the tenth consecutive year to 64.5 percent while renter households rose to a 20-year high of 35.5 percent in...

Larry Lessig hits the presidential campaign trail

SALEM, N.H. -- Larry Lessig has been a Harvard Law professor, an author, an copyright innovator, and the leader of an anti-corruption "super PAC to end super PACs." On Wednesday night, he took on a new role: A potential candidate for president, taking a whack at a rival. Standing in an Italian restaurant's dining room, […]

Off-grid writer's retreat offers a tiny place to create

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Boston-based startup Getaway was recently formed by a group of Harvard students to provide tiny houses for rent to those wanting to escape the grind or give tiny living a test-drive (something we'd recommend trying before diving in with both feet). Show More Summary

The President of Harvard Will See You Now Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “The President of Harvard Will See You Now” [MUSIC: Travis Geer, “Halcyon Summer” (from Cinema Spectaculaire)] Drew Gilpin FAUST: I’m Drew Faust. I’m the president of Harvard University. Stephen J. DUBNER: That is a nice thing to say, isn’t it? FAUST: It is. DUBNER: We spoke with […]

The President of Harvard Will See You Now: A New Freakonomics Radio Episode

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “The President of Harvard Will See You Now.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript,...Show More Summary

It’s time to apply for a visiting Nieman Fellowship

Do you have an idea to advance journalism? Can Harvard help? If yes and yes, we’d like to hear from you. We’re opening applications for our Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships, a chance to join us here at Harvard for up to 12 weeks of work on a special project. Nieman has nearly eight decades of...

Lessig Strains to Compare His Campaign to Eugene McCarthy's

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig is running for President on the single issue of adding restrictions to certain electoral speech. In his announcement video, he points to Eugene McCarthy’s 1968 run for the White House. He says in...Show More Summary

Tiny Living: Look Around a 100% Off-Grid 160-Square-Foot Mobile Home

Photos by Getaway, © Kataram Studios via Inhabitat From Getaway, the tiny house rental startup founded by students at Harvard University comes this 100% solar-powered cabin dubbed the Lorraine. For now, the Lorraine is nestled on a forested site...

Harvard students build a tiny 100% off-grid home powered by the sun

Getaway, the Harvard student startup that lets you test-drive tiny living, recently unveiled Lorraine, the newest solar-powered cabin in their line of rentable tiny homes. Available for $99 a night, the micro-home sleeps two in a cozy timber dwelling that operates 100% off-grid. Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - Would Drinking Benefit Elderly?

Light to moderate drinking is supposed to be healthful. But according to a recent study, elderly people might suffer heart damage from even moderate drinking. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School andShow More Summary

TV Reporter’s Father Wants Laws to Prevent ‘Crazy People’ from Getting Guns

Whether at the state or country level, reviews of the studies by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Injury Control Center have consistently found that places with more guns have more deaths after controlling for variables like socioeconomic factors and other crime. “Bernie Sanders, Gun Nut” was the headline in the liberal online publication Slate.

Former Apple engineer creates incredible new furniture design

When former Apple engineer Brad Sewell moved from California to Boston to attend Harvard Business School, he quickly became frustrated with the state of the furniture market. “I had this taste in quality, Sewell told Entrepreneur, “but a budget that was like ‘graduated IKEA’. Show More Summary

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