The Power of ‘We’
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The Power of ‘We’

Bob Moses, A.M. ’57, the Civil Rights leader who conceived and shaped the effort in 1964 to connect black Mississippi citizens with more than 1,000 out-of-state volunteers in a grassroots voter-registration drive — Freedom Summer, as it would come to be known — returned to his alma mater to receive the eighth annual Robert Coles … Continue reading

Recognizing Harvard’s Exceptional Women
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Recognizing Harvard’s Exceptional Women

In 2012, when a journalist asked the White House about Israeli authorities withholding SAT exams intended for Palestinian students in the West Bank, it was a question that had been prompted by an op-ed written by two Harvard students. “Israel vs. No. 2 Pencils” by Lena Awwad ’13 and Shatha I. Hussein ’14 argued that … Continue reading

Sharp Work, in Substance and Delivery
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Sharp Work, in Substance and Delivery

Distance learning is typically thought of as a relatively modern innovation — accelerated through the Internet and online classes. But Hansun Hsiung, a Ph.D. student in East Asian languages and civilizations, isn’t convinced. As part of the Harvard Horizons symposium on May 6 at a packed Sanders Theatre, Hsiung argued that distance learning began significantly … Continue reading

Social Entrepreneurs Aim High for President’s Challenge
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Social Entrepreneurs Aim High for President’s Challenge

This week at the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) 10 teams of students from across Harvard demonstrated their projects as finalists in the President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship. The winner and up to three runners-up selected later this month will take shares of the $100,000 purse and continue their residencies at the i-lab. President Drew Faust … Continue reading

Faith Not in God, But in Humanity
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Faith Not in God, But in Humanity

Moments after receiving the sixth annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism at Harvard’s historic Memorial Church, Emmy-award winning comedian, actor, and aspiring politician Eddie Izzard delighted in sharing a typo on his award with the audience. “There’s an E missing!” he said, grinning wolfishly, of the award presented by the Humanist Community at … Continue reading

Six from Harvard Win Rhodes
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Six from Harvard Win Rhodes

The six Harvard seniors study widely diverse fields, including computer science, Chinese studies, human migration, economic development, global health science, and math and science education. What they have in common is that they’re all incoming Rhodes Scholars. They were named Sunday as recipients of the prestigious academic awards, among only 32 scholars selected nationally. Aidan C. … Continue reading