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How They Got to Harvard
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How They Got to Harvard

Thomas Hehir, Ed.D. ’90, the Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences at the Harvard Graduate School of Education(HGSE), spent much of his career helping children with disabilities, including a decade teaching in Boston Public Schools. But when he came to Harvard to teach, he found a surprising number of students with disabilities … Continue reading

The Scholarship of Things
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The Scholarship of Things

Addressing an audience at the Harvard Ed Portal, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, the 300th Anniversary University Professor and a Pulitzer Prize winner for history, said that many objects in Harvard’s collections defy easy categorization. Consider, she said, the tortilla. “It’s one of my favorite objects in Harvard’s museums,” she said of the University’s 118-year-old tortilla, which … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Mahler

Speaking to an audience at the Harvard Ed Portal, Federico Cortese, senior lecturer on music and director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, wondered why Americans have such a unique relationship with Gustav Mahler, the composer who conducted both the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic before his death in 1911. When he came to the … Continue reading

Earning Degrees of Freedom
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Earning Degrees of Freedom

Jonathan Haber earned his bachelor’s degree, in chemistry, from Wesleyan University in 1985. Nearly three decades later, he decided to earn another bachelor’s, this one in philosophy. He also resolved to complete his studies in just one year, entirely online, for free. Haber documented those 12 months on the website Degree of Freedom, detailing his … Continue reading