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'Who Owns Marco Rubio?'

It really is a shame that Lessig won't make it into the debates (because his ideas are worth a wider audience) but at least he can still release ads like this: Harvard Law professor and Democratic presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig...Show More Summary

Harvard Debate Team Lost To Prison Inmates Who Argued Against Illegal Immigration

Apparently arguing against illegal immigration is a winning issue, or at least it was for a prison debate team that beat Harvard Law School students. A group of New York

Harvard Business School grad explains why he gave up a successful career to fight doping and help USA Cycling get past the Lance Armstrong era

Cycling's got problems, and Derek Bouchard-Hall wants to solve them. The sport is still coming to terms with its dirty past and rampant doping. Riders are still testing positive for PEDs. And like a ghost, Lance Armstrong, sports' persona non grata, continues to be a dark presence. Show More Summary

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. NPR had a nice profile of an evaluation of whether teaching girls in Zambia Harvard Business School’s negotiation tools can help them navigate the many challenges to staying in school. In clinical trials … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Reasons Why Discussing the Prison Debate Team's Victory Over Harvard is Important

Last years' world champions, the Harvard debate team recently loss to three men currently incarcerated at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility. The story is being covered by several media outlets. You may have read about it, and even enjoyed it. Show More Summary

This Tool Turns Your Vague Goals Into Actionable Tasks

To reach your goals, it helps to break them down into a series of actionable tasks. This tool from Harvard Business Review can help you organize the process to come up with an easy-to-read plan. Read more...

With the most-edited genomes of all time, Harvard’s pigs could spark a transplant revolution

By smashing the prior gene-editing record in pig embryos, scientists have taken a big step toward a much-needed revolution in medicine.

Defenses Won't Protect Law Industry From Bottom-up Disruption

An insightful Harvard Law Today article, that rounds up the state of play as the legal profession stares uneasily at its own disruption is worth noticing for the almost-existential question it almost asks, which is: at what point will we let software make the really big decisions for us? And the slightly [...]

Same-Sex Domestic Violence Remains on the Down Low

Every Monday morning Alex (name changed for anonymity) and I met for breakfast at our favorite dive in Boston's Harvard Square. I would notice visible bruises and cuts on his face, arms, and legs, but assumed the black and blue marks...Show More Summary

In-Person Visit vs. Telehealth Visit? Time Is Money

A recent study released by Harvard Medical School (HMS) published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that the average total visit time for typical in-person medical visits was 121 minutes. This total time spent includes 37 minutes in travel time and 84 minutes in the clinic waiting and filing in paperwork. Of the 84 minutes, only... Read More

Sony's Michael Lynton: Amy Pascal Exit "Didn't Have Anything to Do With Emails"

"Any connection between the two is invalid," Lynton said of Pascal's leave from Sony during an open discussion that took place at Harvard University on Thursday. "It was as much about the performance of the film unit as [anything else]." read more

The Whitest Protest Movement in Global History

People who need to reconsider their priorities: It’s nothing personal, says Ben Ewen-Campen, he just doesn’t think French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is much of a painter. Monday, the Harvard postdoc joined some like-minded aesthetes for a playful protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts. The rally, which mostly bewildered passersby, was organized by Max Geller, […]

Harvard lands a commitment from top 100 point guard

Bryce Aiken adds to an already strong recruiting class for the Crimson.

Bryce Aiken to Harvard

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The Bryce Aiken Sweepstakes is over and he’s headed to Harvard. In the end, the 5-foot-11 point guard from the PSA Cardinals and Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick chose the Crimson over in-state Seton Hall and glamorous Miami because of the allure of an Ivy League education. “It’s the No. 1 school in the world,” Aiken previously […]

Eviction and inequality in America

In the 5-minute lecture below, the Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner, Matthew Desmond, discusses the role of eviction in exacerbating poverty. He studied Milwaukee, a city that sees 1 out of every 14 renter-occupied households in its urban centers evicted every year. The system is biased in favor of landlords, even negligent ones, and the […]

Harvard Launches User Research Center

In August, Harvard Library opened its User Research Center (URC), where library staff can discuss, design, and implement in-person and device-based user experience research. According to Susan Fliss, Associate University Librarian for Research, Teaching, and Learning and Director and Librarian of Monroe C. Show More Summary

The problems of Harvard economics?

Here is an article in The Crimson, with many interesting bits, including about Raj Chetty.  In turns out space is also a problem, even back in the mid-1980s I thought Littauer was not impressive.  It has not improved: Economics faculty also say that the kind laboratory work common in modern economics—and exemplified by Chetty’s work […]

“Hoping to Be Invited to the Debate, Lawrence Lessig Waits by the Phone”

NYT: In the meantime, Mr. Lessig said he and his family had been scraping by since kicking off his campaign last month. Harvard cannot pay his salary while he is on leave to seek office, and campaign finance rules say … Continue reading ?

Lessig Waits for Debate Invite

“The Democratic nominating contest is getting lonely for Lawrence Lessig. Mr. Lessig, the Harvard law professor who rails against unfairness in campaign finance, shifted his message to the unfairness in the debate selection process and the fact that he had [...]

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