Timothy Patrick McCarthy is core faculty and director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at...
When Harvard and MIT announced that they would offer online courses free to the masses, they pledged $60 million to the effort. All for courses that, for now, won't bring in a penny in tuition revenue.
In more than one hundred and fifty interviews for this book -- lengthy conversations with scores of innovators and their parents, teachers, and mentors -- passion was the most frequently recurring word.
Despite occasional setbacks like what occurred in North Carolina on Tuesday, it is clear that the direction of cultural shift is toward marriage equality in America.
After getting my acceptances, I immediately called my mother and told her the great news. In the middle of her Bible class, she jumped up and down and cried tears of joy.
I'd never heard of a space conference for business majors before. How exactly would students in BU's School of Management or the equivalent elsewhere explore space?
General Colin Powell is arguably one of our nation's most respected public servants. He is a diplomat, a general, yet also a lifelong educator and proponent of schools and student successes through America's Promise Alliance.
Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard's 28th President and its first woman president, was in New York City on May 3 to celebrate Harvard's 375th year and reconnect with alumni.
Every now and then, you meet someone who changes your world. For me, that most recent someone is a remarkably wise and compassionate colleague, Christopher Germer.
Our campuses should be places where diversity leads to learning as students come to see differences among people as a deep resource for solving problems and seeking opportunities. Online education can complement this educational environment. But it does not replace the need for it.
While MIT has offered free access to course materials through its OpenCourseWare project for over a decade, Harvard's participation suggests that this model of free pedagogical content is finally a mainstream endeavor.
Louis Menand's book The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University asks hard questions about whether higher education's historical goals and structures are well-suited for today's world.
To those who care about such things, the silence of the media about the extraordinary events around Ron Paul's campaign is deafening. Some see conspi...
I find myself reflecting back on the whirlwind adventure that this current year of teaching NFTE has been. And to think, it all started with fast food and a formidable dream...
Taking the NFTE Business Class at my high school, I have become an entrepreneur. Recently, my class took a trip to Harvard to sit in an actual graduate business class. It further fueled my own determination continue with my own business.
While I'm incredibly sore that I couldn't be in New York today to see the Space Shuttle Enterprise arrive aboard NASA's carrier jet, living in Boston has allowed me to enjoy some first-rate experiences. The single luckiest event so far would have to be the Cambridge Science Festival.