The reason that Kwasi's success doesn't depend on which school he attends is because Kwasi has cracked the "big secret" that I hope to instill in every one of my students: ultimately, the power to succeed lies in you.
If you know any seniors and/or parents suffering from rejection-induced despair, here are five tips to help guide them through the month of April.
Whenever a woman said that she did not know what to paint, I would tell her to paint "hope." Through my art groups, I helped women build strength, realize their talents, and develop more self-confidence.
I, too, went to Harvard, and years later (when I least expected it), I was raped. Ever since that day in April 2008 -- when I was pushed into the mud by a violent 15-year-old boy -- I've been thinking a lot about how our society handles the problem of rape.
Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.
Only elite runners have a shot of winning, but all 36,000 entrants can dream, can't they? By this Walter Mitty standard, each entrant is more than five times more likely to win the Boston Marathon than to die running it.
In the aftermath of his commentary about butter in the New York Times, Mark Bittman and I -- along with several others, including Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian from Harvard, one of the authors of the study that set this all in motion -- were invited to discuss the health effects of butter on the NPR program, "On Point," this morning.
Just as the top college basketball teams are competing their way towards the April 7 National Championship Game, so are high schools seniors as they learn which colleges have accepted, waitlisted or rejected them.
As someone who works with many dozens of hopeful high school seniors every year, yesterday, waiting for the Ivies to make their announcements, was a stressful day.
Campaigns always seem to care more about what the senior citizens say. Why? Because they vote.
An analysis of five-year trends conducted by the Harvard Public Opinion Project has found that young American's support of Democrats is actually on the decline. Democrats will struggle to elect any candidates in 2014, 2016 and beyond without strong support in this key demographic.
Sydney, Australia, and New York are superman destinations, wrestling for attention and flying onto the world's front page. Boston and Melbourne? They're more like spectacled Clark Kents. And each is secretly glad.
Young men and women all over the world should be in charge of telling their own stories.
In short, active impact investing markets are built on substantial policy foundations.
The most diverse place on campus is a shiny, happy spot that exists in two dimensions: the brochures, viewbooks and annual reports that colleges and universities produce for public consumption.
As the crisis in Ukraine unfolds and is described as the most important and dangerous moment for Europe since the end of the Cold War, I regretfully only have a vague conception of what that might actually entail.