We don't have a spare century--we need Harvard to do the right thing now, and not just in its physical plant or its research labs. The endowment is as much a part of the institution as the dining halls or the swimming pool.
The fossil fuel divestment debate at Harvard continues to intensify, with students performing their first sit-in at the office of Harvard's president last week.
Unsurprisingly, there are a number of uncertainties and undesirable side-effects with this plan and some oppose even studying geoengineering. To date, there has been no major publicly funded research program in geoengineering.
What happens to those Harvard professors who struck up romantic relations with students before the ban went into effect? Are those relationships also prohibited or will they be grandfathered in under the old policy which simply considered them "inappropriate?"
The way we structure community here doesn't just affect us in this place, at this moment. It affects the kinds of powerful, scarily driven, sleep-deprived, sometimes demagogic people we as an institution are putting out into the world.
Today is a snow day at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Amidst the recent blizzards in this historic New England winter, it is important for students to know that while yes, there are many feet of snow on the ground, at least it isn't graduation day.
I'm comfortable admitting I'm addicted to reading. I would spend my last dollar on a book, and I have no shame admitting that. I love all that I've learned through books, and the comfort it gives me.
Students, faculty, and alumni at over 400 colleges and universities in the U.S. are calling upon their institutions to divest from fossil fuels. Globally, over 100 institutions have thus far committed to divestment, but what about Harvard?
Did you know that working with a mentor is a critical component of your success? You probably know that a mentor can give you advice on how to get your feet wet in your unique area of interest. But do you know how to find one?
In this week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment we bring you Cesar Cruz, a man who never gives up. Cesar is the first Mexican immigrant male to attend Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership.
Simmons made history in 1995 when she became the first African-American woman to lead a top university and again in 2001, when she became the first African-American president of an Ivy League University.
Home may be temporary and it may be common, but it is also important. This feeling of belonging in a world with so many circles. Not knowing where my next home will be, I can only relish the time I have left in this one. Last one, best one.
Maybe not everyone had a Mr. Jaeger to open their minds to wonders they never knew existed, and to find gifts in their head, stamina in their gut and hopes in their heart they didn't know they had. But if you were lucky enough to have at least one teacher like that, I hope you were able to tell him or her how grateful you are before it turned out to be too late.
Do you consider your bank account to be an accurate indicator of your success in comparison to your fellow humans on planet earth? Well, then BRAVO! Well done! Because there are at least 3,500,000,000 people who survive (barely) on less that what you paid for your cup of coffee or tea this morning.
I escaped the cornfields to pursue more intense arts education at Interlochen Arts Academy, then, after college, I joined the Peace Corps. I had a very idealistic vision of how my service would change the world (I was 22, after all).
If you make a concerted effort to improve your ability to be mindful, the payoff is a life that is more effective, calm and joyful. Without being mindful, you can't truly realize your human potential, because it takes mindfulness to become fully aware of who you are.