The fact of climate change caused by human beings is emphatically not political. It is rather an issue of science, humanity, and morality. The science is clear, just ask any reputable scientist, including many at Harvard. Our actions will supply the humanity and morality -- or lack of those qualities.
I have long husbanded the conviction that the well-being of any animal is far more dependent on its nurture than on its nature. Its lifelong environmental encounters are much more determinative than its pedigree.
Who would want me now?" is the question I've been asked by hundreds of women -- stay-at-home Moms for 10 years or more -- who have fear and trepidation about transitioning to a paid job.
Just as you have a duty to look out for Harvard's academic mission, the City of Seattle must look out for our employees, who rely on our pension system for a secure retirement. We also share a greater and overlapping responsibility -- one to our planet and to future generations.
What message are we sending our young people if we over-edit their essays so much that their originality and authenticity fade away?
For elite alumni, the search for the perfect host or trusted tenant just got a little bit easier.
I just got back from my 30th college reunion -- the anniversary of an event that seems like a lifetime ago, if only because so many of my classmates now have children sleeping in the same dorms we once shared.
Our conversation covered a wide range of topics and as we stopped before pieces that caught our eyes, we were treated to Janetta's encyclopedic knowledge of all things medieval.
Jellyfish Take Over As Humans Overfish And Change Climate notes Tim Flannery at the New York Review of Books. These zombie-like, sometimes lethal crea...
When it happened in the spring of 2012, the Jeremy Lin phenomenon -- commonly referred to as Linsanity, from which the new documentary takes its name -- was startling for its prevalence.
Though online courses have existed for some time, recently they have become more broadly accepted by students as a reputable way to learn.
Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis is already within striking distance in the race for Texas Governor, even though she still hasn't jumped in. That'...
Now there is a generation of students, who in the past would have attended top business schools such as Harvard, HEC, INSEAD, and LSE, who are looking for more from their careers than simply bringing home a large paycheck. They want to give back from the start.
installation shot of my work in the Visiting Faculty Exhibition at The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard. Fall 2013 This Fall I am teac...
From one bizarre academic microcosm to another, the Dean's Address at Harvard was all too much for this British onlooker. Two weeks ago I moved to the U.S., and all of the bizarre oddities I've encountered pale in comparison to this one, extraordinary experience.
The thing I needed to fix in my book: Something's gone wrong in David's marriage, and his wife has moved out. His law partner assures him that Blair will return; if he's smart, he won't ask her about the weeks she's been gone. Easy to say, hard to do. Then he remembers a Seamus Heaney poem.