Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Harvard Crimson Quotes Peter Wood on Political Imbalance

May 05, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

A new study shows that in half of Harvard's colleges, all faculty political donations are to Democrats, and none are to Republicans.

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Fueling Lawsuits

Nov 26, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Harvard students sue to divest from fossil fuels.

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Have MOOCs Replaced the Classroom?

Jan 28, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Now, Massive Open Online Courses serve as a supplement to classroom learning, and it seems that colleges are more eager to produce them than to use them. But what happens when colleges embrace the MOOC?

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Why People are Losing Trust in Higher Education

Jan 15, 2014 by George Leef |

Exhorbitant presidential salaries have promoted misuse of power and undermined the effectiveness of leadership, leading to distrust among students, faculty, and leaders, writes Harry R. Lewis.

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The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

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A Very Weak Argument For Discrimination

Oct 23, 2013 by George Leef |

Harvard Law professor Randall Kennedy's new book concluding in favor of continuing racial preferences fails to be persuasive.

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Mansfield Cites Bowdoin Report

May 20, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

Harvey Mansfield analyzes the implications of What Does Bowdoin Teach? in his article “The Higher Education Scandal.”

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The Lack of Intellectual Diversity at Law Schools

Apr 19, 2013 by Michael Toscano |

The Harvard Federalist Society held an important conference on Intellectual Diversity and the Legal Academy.

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Becoming Right—Another Load of Useless Academic Research

Mar 06, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Becoming Right.

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Two Commencement Talks That Got Attention

Jun 20, 2012 by Jonathan Imber |

Jonathan Imber contrasts two prominent commencement addresses with a more obscure one.

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Bell Epoque

Mar 20, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood evaluates the reactions to the release of a video evincing Barack Obama's friendship with Dr. Derrick Bell, and he considers whether it matters that the U.S. President was influenced by a scholar who championed critical… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Will Harvard Stop Trying to Impose Orthodoxies?

Jan 05, 2012 by Harvey Silverglate |

FIRE co-founder Harvey Silverglate applauds the Harvard student newspaper for defending free inquiry at the University, where the faculty is increasingly inclined to enact political orthodoxy.

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Harvard Prof Loses Summer Session Courses Because of “Offensive” Op Ed

Dec 09, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

We learn from this IHE piece that Harvard economist Subramanian Swamy was apparently pretty distressed by last summer's hotel bombing in Mumbai, India by Muslim extremists. Swamy gave full vent to his feelings in a… Continue Reading | 5 Comments >

Harvard Crimson Staff Skeptical of Dining Hall Workers’“Sustainability”…

Sep 13, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

The Harvard Crimson recently published an editorial raising an eyebrow at demands by the University's unionized dining hall workers when they asked for longer hours and more “sustainable” food production,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Final Destination for Harvard Finals…No Comment

Jul 16, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Chester Finn (Harvard '65) and Mickey Muldoon (Harvard '07) lament the end of final exams in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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