The Universe and the Big Picture
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The Universe and the Big Picture

  Yeilanise Noriega, a sixth-grader at Jackson/Mann K-8 School, recently experienced a course that changed her world perspective exponentially — so much so that she is now convinced life exists on other planets.   “I didn’t think so before, but I do now believe there is life elsewhere,” she said. “There are billions and billions … Continue reading

Connecting History and Art
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Connecting History and Art

Cambridge Rindge and Latin (CRLS) students are building a special connection to the Harvard Art Museums with the museums’ Graduate Student Teacher program, which the students say has changed the way they experience art and history. “In history class, we usually look at the pictures and talk about the context, but here we get to … Continue reading

Engagement in Annenberg
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Engagement in Annenberg

Jaouad Didi wanted to make his marriage proposal to Geneviève Harbec perfect. “I wanted the proposal to be a story, something unique and remarkable,” Didi says. “When I received the e-mail about the Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA) annual family holiday event in Memorial Hall, I knew that was where I wanted to propose.” With the … Continue reading

Striking a Strong Balance
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Striking a Strong Balance

Dalya Oprian, a junior high school student from Cleveland, Ohio, spent the summer of 2015 on Harvard’s campus in the Secondary School Program. Correspondent Jennifer Doody asked the track and field athlete about her summer experience, both in and out of the classroom.  Q: Tell us about your Harvard experience. I learned a lot in my … Continue reading

Creating Community in Harvard Housing
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Creating Community in Harvard Housing

When Adam and Sarah Palmer, who are both from Australia, moved to the area so Adam could his pursue his Ph.D. at the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School (from which he graduated in 2013), Sarah didn’t anticipate the feeling of isolation she would experience. It’s been eight years since the couple first … 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

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