Harvard

Harvard wants to ban elite social clubs to be more ‘inclusive’

Harvard is about to get a lot less exclusive.<p>Earlier this month, a faculty committee recommended that the university ban what it called “pernicious” …

Education

Harvard may end fraternities, sororities, and final clubs by punishing students who join them

(Slate) — An official Harvard University committee has recommended that the administration prohibit all students from joining exclusive, traditionally single-gender social clubs like fraternities, sororities, and so-called “final clubs.”<p>After a damning report found that Harvard final clubs enabled …

Education

Pivoting Isn't Enough: Principled Pragmatism and Strategic Reorientation in New Ventures

Working Paper | HBS Working Paper Series | 2016<p>Abstract<p>New technology ventures often experience deviations from their original plans that oblige them …

Harvard Business School

Cheaper, Better Health Care Is In Our Grasp. Why Don't We Grab It?

As 18 percent of the U.S. economy is absorbed by health care, we have little money for other health-promoting investments.

Health Care

Incredible Self-Folding Robots Work Without Batteries Or Wires

Inspired by the traditional Japanese art of origami, self-folding robots can go places and do things traditional robots cannot. A major drawback to …

Robotics

Ditch These 3 Common Foot Problems

When you have foot problems, the simple act of walking can become an ordeal. And foot pain is a common annoyance, especially for people on their feet …

Harvard Medical School

Top Republicans have waged war on the CBO. Now former CBO directors are fighting back.

The Congressional Budget Office — an independent body tasked with projecting the effects of legislative proposals — has become a Republican punching bag.<p>Unhappy with CBO’s reports estimating their GOP health bills would leave tens of millions more people uninsured, top Republican lawmakers have …

Kennedy School of Government

Here’s how Steve Bannon used angry white gamers to build himself up to Trump’s chief strategist

Joshua Green, author of "Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency," explains how "Seinfeld" residuals and online gaming contributed to Stephen Bannon's rise in politics and how he became Trump's chief strategist. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Bannon</i> …

Harvard Business School

5 Things to Know About Anthony Scaramucci, the New White House Communications Director

Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier and major Republican donor, has accepted the White House communications director position offered to him by …

Donald Trump

Want better muscles? More protein may help . . . up to a point

(Reuters Health) - People who regularly do resistance exercises may get stronger and build more lean muscle mass when they add more protein to their …

Harvard Medical School

Nutrition Science Isn't Broken, It's Just Wicked Hard

Stop freaking out.<p>My dad is an old-school rancher who uses a flip-phone, refuses to wear a seat belt and swears by the Atkins diet. Like many …

Research

Organizational Structures and the Improvement of Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains: Legalization, Participation, and Economic Incentives

by Yanhua Z. Bird, Jodi L. Short, and Michael W. Toffel<p>Overview — Suppliers face increasing pressure from the institutional environment as well as …

Harvard Business School

Trump’s new communications director has Boston-area ties

As of Friday, you can find him in the West Wing, but incoming White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci spent his formative years in the …

Harvard Law School

India faces an ‘epidemic’ of diabetes, heart disease

“In our 60 hospitals, an average of 20 per cent of heart attacks we attend to are in the 25-35 age group. Heart attacks have always been there, but …

Diabetes

Parking meter rates to rise in Harvard Square

Though no one in Boston actually “pahks the cah in Hahvahd yahd,” plenty of people park in Harvard Square, and that high demand is causing the price …

Cities

Harvard blues: Why high tuition for arts education is a lousy idea

Under the Obama administration in 2015, the Department of Education toughened up a set of rules known as the Gainful Employment Regulations. The rules were designed to protect students from being buried in debt by for-profit trade school programs that created far more student indebtedness than …

Education

Donald Trump and Russia Investigation: Can the President Pardon Himself?

The legal implications of pardoning aides may be off-putting to a president—but there could be an out for a commander in chief.

Harvard Law School

Seven Votes | News | The Harvard Crimson

University Hall.<p>At 9 a.m. on Friday, May 12, a small group of students, faculty, and administrators filed into the cream-colored McFadden Room in the …

Government

Jessica Magidson, Adam Ain

Jessica Frankel Magidson and Adam Sober Ain were married July 22 in Shelburne, Vt. Rabbi Jennifer Gubitz officiated at the All Souls Interfaith Gathering, a spiritual center.<p>Dr. Magidson, 32, is an assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and is a staff psychologist at …

Harvard Medical School

Donuts as “Dienuts”: 60 Years of Data Demand Banning Sweets from Hospitals and Home

The status of hospital food in most medical centers is intolerable. We have been dulled to seeing disease-causing crap in health centers dedicated to …

Coronary Heart Disease

Boston chefs love Maine sea urchin, only found in Maine's chilly waters

Sea urchin (aka <i>uni</i>) is considered a delicacy in traditional Japanese cooking, but the spiny, pin cushion-shaped creatures aren’t as ubiquitous in New …

Boston

Foods that can suppress appetite, aid weight loss

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether it's turning to supplements, juices or new challenging workouts, it seems everyone is looking for the magic weight loss bullet. But sometimes, losing weight may just be a matter of tweaking your diet -- and eating foods that work for you, not against you.<p>Though none of these foods …

Harvard Medical School

Don't Try To Make Your City The Next Silicon Valley

A visitor takes a photo of a prototype of the Sea Bubbles Flying River Taxi during the Viva Technology event dedicated to start-up development, innovation and digital technology, on June 16, 2017, in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images<p>Does your city suffer from Silicon Valley envy? If …

Harvard Business School

10 Tips for Job Seekers - What to Do, What to Avoid to Land that Dream Role

This column is authored by Dinesh Goel, Co-Founder & CEO, Aasaanjobs.com<p>A dream career or a dream job doesn’t come your way. You will have to find it …

Employment

A former federal prosecutor proposes radical criminal justice reforms to benefit black men

Paul Butler talks about breaking the “chokehold” on African American men.<p>Early on, in his recently published book, <i>Chokehold [Policing Black Men]</i>, …

Harvard Law School

Mind over matter

Can people warm or cool their bodies using only their thoughts? <b>Wency Leung</b> investigates the physiological effects of meditation and breathing techniques in extreme environments<p>Vitina Blumenthal rolled out her yoga mat on the back patio of the Nicaragua hotel, where she was recently leading a …

Harvard Medical School

How To Buy a Home With Bad Credit

Thinking that your bad credit will block you from buying a house? Think again! What still seems to feel like ‘not too long ago’, a crisis in the housing market lead to tighter lending standards leaving millions of consumers out of the home buying process. Today, although the lending market has …

Harvard Business School

Someday You Could Swallow This Wireless Robot Like A Pill

Battery-free robots are here–and they’re poised to affect everything from design to medicine.<p>In recent years, origami has become a focus and an inspiration for scientists developing light, foldable robots. But these delicate prototypes are often hampered by a serious design challenge: the need for …

Harvard Medical School

Here Are 4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Use Any Negotiation Advice

It happened again. Someone posted a video on salary negotiation for women, and they tagged me because I write about the topic. It might be a video saying “it’s too risky for women to ask for more” or a video claiming “women must demand more because they’re historically underpaid.” In either case, …

Carnegie Mellon University

Harvard Business School Announces Forward Fellowship - News - Harvard Business School

Beginning with the HBS MBA Class of 2020, Harvard Business School will award a new Forward Fellowship to support MBA students from lower-income …

Harvard Business School