Harvard

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

Parenting

Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.<p>The more intense scrutiny of the applications …

Immigration

Harvard CEO Says 8.1% Return Signals ‘Deep Structural Problems’

Harvard University’s endowment reported an 8.1 percent annual investment gain, a lagging performance its new manager said was “a symptom of deep …

Business

First Look at New Research and Ideas, September 19, 2017 - HBS Working Knowledge - Harvard Business School

• September 2017<br>• Management Science<p>By: Gallino, Santiago, Antonio Moreno, and Ioannis Stamatopoulos<p>Abstract—We study the effects of the introduction of …

Harvard Business School

Boston’s 10 most walkable neighborhoods, explained

Cambridge, Somerville included<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to determine which has the best …

England

College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Time was when renting an apartment in one of this college town's funky triple-deckers or two-family homes wouldn't cost an arm and a leg.<p>Now, renting in Cambridge can feel like that — something critics say is made tougher by short-term rental websites like Airbnb, through …

Business

Statins Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Statins cut risk of death from heart disease by 28 percent in men.<p>That’s according to a new study — the longest ever conducted of its …

Diabetes

Harvard’s mistake on Ms. Manning

Regarding Molly Roberts’s Sept. 17 PostPartisan blog excerpt, “This fiasco says a lot about Harvard”:<p>I voted for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, have no link to the CIA and served in the U.S. military more than a half-century ago. Harvard University is to be commended for …

Opinion

Sleeping on a plane during a change in altitude could damage your hearing

You snooze, you lose, right?<p>Well, according to research published by Harvard Medical School, snoozing really could mean losing something: your …

Harvard Medical School

Harvard alumni calling to rescind fellowship invitations to Spicer and Lewandowski

More than 600 Harvard University alumni have signed a letter calling to rescind fellowship invitations to Corey Lewandowski and Sean Spicer.<p>The letter claims giving fellowships to both former aides of President Trump provides “intellectual and moral legitimacy” to those who have “done much to …

Donald Trump

The Rejection of Michelle Jones is Harvard’s Loss

By turning away Jones, what message is Harvard sending to my students about the possibilities for their own futures?

Education

A Jolt for the African Coffee Industry

01 Sep 2017<p>The challenges of creating a café culture in Nigeria<p>by Sasha Issenberg<p>Topics:<p>Illustration by Jonathan Bartlett<p>In an era of artisanal …

Coffee

Teaching T cells to fight cancer

• Research health conditions<br>• Check your symptoms<br>• Prepare for a doctor's visit or test<br>• Find the best treatments and procedures for you<br>• Explore options for …

Cancer

An Invitation to Market Design

by Scott Duke Kominers, Alexander Teytelboym, and Vincent P. Crawford<p>Overview — Effective market design can improve liquidity, efficiency, and equity …

Harvard Business School

Harvard Medical School Aims to Take Leading Role in LGBTQ Health Care

Seeing a Harvard Medical School diploma hanging up in your doctor’s office may in itself be impressive, but now, for some LGBTQ patients, the degree may now provide some additional comfort. With a new LGBTQ elective course, the incorporation of LGBTQ health needs into existing courses and an …

Health Care

America's coming campus conflagration

In the late 1960s and early '70s, America's college campuses exploded with widespread protests and sometimes-violent unrest.<p>It's about to happen …

Milo Yiannopoulos

More than 1,000 sign petition to boot Spicer, Lewandowski Harvard invites

More than 1,000 Harvard alumni have signed onto an open letter urging the universi...

Donald Trump

Chelsea Manning Scorches Harvard for Rescinding Fellowship Offer Under Pressure from the CIA

Chelsea Manning has accused Harvard University of caving into pressure from the CIA in reversing its invitation to her to become a visiting fellow, …

Chelsea Manning

Donna Brazile, Ava DuVernay and more to be honored at Harvard University

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Microsoft chairman of the board John W. Thompson alongside actor and recording artist LL …

Donna Brazile

What parents should know about tattoos

<i>Follow me on Twitter</i> @drClaire<p>These days, tattoos are increasingly common. According to a 2015 Harris poll, three in 10 American adults have a tattoo …

Tattoos

Senior Lecturer John Macomber Wins Prize for Excellence in Sustainable Business Education - News - Harvard Business School

BOSTON—Harvard Business School senior lecturer John Macomber has been named co-winner of the 2016 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for …

MBA

Harvard’s Organ Chip Project Aims to Develop New Influenza Therapies

Researchers over at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have been working on a new project that involves the development …

Medicine

Higher levels of fluoride in urine linked to lower IQ scores in children

For years, many communities have added fluoride to drinking water to help reduce cavities. But a new study that has found a link between fluoride …

Canadian News

Column: What’s wrong with the Harvard Business School and American business

Students walk on campus at the Harvard Business School. File photo by Brent Lewin/Bloomberg<b>Editor’s note:</b> Professor emeritus Bruce Scott was a …

Harvard Business School

Networks Pass on Sean Spicer for Paid Contributor Role

The big five news organizations have passed on offering former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer a job as an exclusive paid contributor, network sources confirmed to NBC News Tuesday.<p>Since Spicer exited the White House, his representatives have been holding individual conversations about the …

Donald Trump

What Happened? We Elected An Idiot. But Why?

The cause of Clinton's loss and Trump’s victory were not triangulation or campaign errors or the flaws of other people in one moment of bad judgement or action.<p>In her new book, <i>What Happened</i>, Hillary Clinton agonizingly reviews why she lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump. No stone goes unturned …

Elections

Sean 'Spicy Facts' Spicer is on a Crusade to Change History's Account of Him. So Why is Liberal White America Providing the Stage?

2. He’s not only a liar, but he’s an Olympic-level liar who lied on a national stage and wasn’t even good at lying.<p>3. He’s not a friend of the …

African-American News

Harvard's endowment CEO disappointed with 8.1 percent gain

The chief of Harvard University's endowment says he's disappointed with the school's latest investment results.<p>An annual report released Tuesday says …

Business

What DACA's End Could Mean for Colleges

The potential cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program raises questions about the future of undocumented students in higher education.<p>Colleges have recently been inserting themselves into the conversation on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program …

Higher Education

The Engine announces investments in first group of startups

The Engine, founded last year by MIT, today announced investments its first group of seven startups that are developing innovations poised for …

Materials Science