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Linkage: Beautiful Houses of Worship; a Mansion Near Harvard; More!

Photo via Arch Digest · 19 beautiful houses of worship around the world. · Could there be gondolas in D.C.? · Designing hospitals to help patients recover faster. · Artist's black cube home sells at full price. · Crazy new...

Harvard under fire

IN 1978 the Supreme Court, in the Bakke case, struck down racial quotas in higher education. Summing up, Justice Lewis Powell called the undergraduate admissions policy at Harvard University an “illuminating example” of a better approach. Show More Summary

Suing For An Affirmative End To Affirmative Action

The anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions is suing Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill, claiming that their admissions policies discriminate against Asian students: The lawsuit filed against Harvard cites an Asian-American...Show More Summary

Who let this through at HBR?

Harvard Business Review online often has interesting and thoughtful pieces, but this one is so self-serving as to make me gag--and wonder about the editorial policies that allowed its publication. The title seems innoucous enough--"Teaching...Show More Summary

College GameDay On The Clock – Harvard

With a slate of really, really bad football on Saturday, perhaps the biggest upset of the day came on the set of College Gameday, set this week on the historic grounds of Harvard University for “The Game”, Harvard vs. Yale. This wasShow More Summary

The 'Little House On The Prairie' Star Who Left Hollywood For Harvard (VIDEO)

From Melissa Gilbert to Jason Bateman, there were more than a few child stars in the cast of "Little House on the Prairie" in the early 1980s. While several pursued acting well into adulthood, there was one young actress in particular...Show More Summary

Tax Farming: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors

Adnan Q. Khan (London School of Economics), Asim I. Khwaja (Harvard) & Benjamin A. Olken (MIT), Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors: Performance pay for tax collectors has the potential to raise revenues, but might come at a cost if taxpayers face undue pressure from...

The Real Reasons Why Women's Careers Stall After Parenthood

A new study from Harvard Business School sheds light on what happens after graduation, and the answer isn't what you'd expect. It's no secret women are conspicuously absent from boardrooms across the country, and for years one of the main reasons given for this phenomenon was that they were choosing to stay home to raise families. Show More Summary

Harvard And Yale's Football Rivalry Is Like No Other In College Sports

This past Saturday, the Harvard and Yale football teams met for 131st time in what has become one of college football's most storied rivalries. Over 30,000 students and fans filled the Harvard Stadium for the sold-out game, enduring freezing cold temperatures to cheer on their chosen team. Show More Summary

Europe's Challenge: A 'Twilight Zone' in Russia's Shadow, or a 'World of Rules?'

This comment is excerpted from a speech at Harvard's Center for European Studies late last week. In Harvard Yard, on 5 June 1947, on the steps of Memorial Church, momentous words were said. It is logical that the United States should...Show More Summary

New Nanomaterial Quickly Solidifies to Stop Severe Bleeding

Having just written about a young inventor’s rapid hemostasis gel that can apparently stop severe bleeding, we learn of another material developed by researchers at Texas A&M, MIT, and Harvard that also works to rapidly cease the free flow of blood from a wound. Show More Summary

The Harvard Crimson Comes Out Against Hosting 2024 Olympics – Why Can’t the Stanford Daily Do the Same Thing?

TweetWell, here it is, the Harvard Crimson coming out against the idea of Boston hosting the 2024 Olympics. So why can’t the Stanford Daily come out against the idea of San Francisco hosting the very same Olympics? I’ll tell you, the United States Olympic Committee is going to be all over the Bay Area over the next […]

Excessive contact between cellular organelles disrupts metabolism in obesity

Boston, MA - Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found a novel mechanism causing type 2 diabetes that could be targeted to prevent or treat the disease. The research highlights a previously unrecognized molecular...Show More Summary

Pain in a dish

After more than six years of intensive effort, and repeated failures that made the quest at times seem futile, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) and Harvard's Department of Stem Cell and...Show More Summary

Special Optics Allow Us (And Our Cameras) To See Air Flow With The Naked Eye

This is pretty awesome. Scientists at Harvard Science Demonstrations put out a video earlier this year that let’s us see air moving without naked eye. The team assembled some Schlieren optics (which we’ve talked about before) by reflecting a light source from a concave mirror onto a razor blade. The optics are setup in front [...]Show More Summary

If Your Career Stalled Because of Your Husband, Call It Like It Is

Of all the people you'd expect could nail down this whole work-life balance thing, Harvard Business School MBAs would easily make the short list—smart, ambitious, well-educated people who, if nothing else, have the money to fix the problem of gender inequity when it comes to having kids. But no. Read more...

I will honor my patients by hearing them out

Since the first day of medical school, I was in breathless anticipation of my third year. I came to Harvard with a background in creative writing and the big draw of medicine for me lay in its compendium of human stories. In college, I volunteered at local hospitals where my primary responsibility was to go […]

Nudity, Veganism, and Lee Corso at Hysterical Harvard Stadium

BOSTON—The Only Game That Matters really, really mattered this year. A full house of 31,062 at Harvard Stadium, $30 tickets peddled for $120 by guys in track suits boasting neither Harvard nor high school degrees, and ESPN’s College GameDay trekking from Bristol to Boston all acknowledged as much. Show More Summary

We Remember: Yale Pranks Harvard Fans to Say 'We Suck'

The rivalry between the Harvard and Yale football teams has gone on for quite some time, and although the Crimson got the 31-24 win on Saturday, the Bulldogs will always have this to look back on. In 2004, a group of supposed Yale students disguised as a Harvard pep squad passed out signs to fans in the stadium. Show More Summary

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