Harvard offers myriad programs to alleviate the inequality gap within the University, from neighboring communities to overseas.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority gave final approval Thursday to Harvard University’s Life Lab in Allston, which is scheduled to open this fall. As part of the Harvard Innovation Labs, the Life Lab will offer shared laboratory space for high-potential life sciences and biotech startups established by Harvard faculty, alumni, students, and postdoctoral scholars.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Harvard President Drew Faust at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston on Thursday to honor the latest Harvard Allston Partnership Fund (HAPF) grant recipients. Grants totaling $100,000 were awarded to 12 local nonprofits that support programs in the Allston-Brighton community.
Every House is best: The Class of 2019 learns their housing fate.
Harvard Ed Portal filled its Cultural Connections evening with student groups that performed for an enamored audience in Allston.
At an Ed Portal discussion, Harvard Professor Donald Goldmann challenged his audience to be curious about how they do everyday tasks, helping them explore “improvement science.”
Juniors Fatima Bishtawi and Amanda Mozea made lasting connections through the Best Buddies program.
Magnetic Interviewing founder and CEO Philip Blackett, an M.B.A. candidate at Harvard Business School, shared his failures and what can follow with students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin.
Cambridge opens a stand-alone, year-round public toilet for Harvard Square
During semester break, a Harvard freshman tells urban middle schoolers to dream big when applying to college.
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Harvard Law School Professor Charles Fried drew from his HarvardX course, “Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract,” at the Harvard Ed Portal as part of its
Combating pregnancy discrimination. Reducing racial disparities in obesity rates. Working on the front lines of the opiate epidemic. These are a few of the experiences undertaken by Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellows. The deadline to apply for the 2016 fellowships is Feb. 8.
Local high school students looked at life in the deep sea as they explored the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s “Marine Life” exhibit. The visit was part of Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Marine Science Internship Program.
Inaugural study shows that Harvard alumni worldwide create vast businesses and nonprofit organizations, accounting for millions of jobs, economic impact, and volunteering success.
Principal for a Day program allows local leaders, including Harvard Vice President Paul Andrew, to see the changes that have occurred in the way students learn. Andrew visited Thomas Edison K-8 School in Brighton.
A Your Harvard gathering in Atlanta probed the ways in which the nation’s educational system has fallen short in promoting equality in learning.
To bring that dream of opportunity to Boston, Harvard undergrads, local educators, and parents from Allston, Brighton, and Cambridge gathered at the Harvard Ed Portal on Oct. 29 to explore paths to college.
During an Ed Portal discussion, Harvard Professor Ashish Jha examined where the global health system failed when Ebola began to spread.
Harvard has filed its Institutional Master Plan Notification Form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston.
The nation’s first student-run overnight shelter for 18- to 24-year-olds is the brainchild of two Harvard graduates.
Guests from Allston-Brighton and Cambridge attended a Harvard football game and festivities as part of Community Football Day.
Harvard University Dining Services’ Crista Martin was named a Cambridge Food Hero at City Hall last week. She shared the award with Food for Free’s Executive Director Sasha Purpura.
A midmonth charity arts showcase called Karisma has raised $20,000, which will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Nepali hurricane relief efforts according to Karisma president and founding director Meenakshi Krishna ’17.
Harvard President Drew Faust tells U.S. mayors’ panel that addressing inequality nationally begins with investing in education.
Harvard’s Michael Sandel and an all-star panel engaged in a “Justice” style dialogue to kick off HUBweek.
More than 450 Harvard students, staff, and faculty crossed the Charles River on Sunday to run in the Brian J. Honan 5K, an event that has become a tradition for the Harvard community.
As one of four sponsors, Harvard will be a major player in HUBweek, hosting 18 presentations celebrating Boston area innovation.
Harvard, Cambridge mayor host 40th annual senior picnic.
At the Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy, students stretch their minds through science.
In summer, the Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program, sponsored by the Phillips Brooks House, provides campers with a focus.
Local children learn the scientific principles behind cooking food.
Local students learn how the body talks to the brain — by making bugs dance — at the Harvard Ed Portal.
The Digital Literacy Project, run by Harvard undergraduates, is helping to drive computer learning among Boston middle schoolers.
High school students have a chance to see how science works, and a role in research, through the CRLS Marine Science Internship program at Harvard.
Cambridge eighth-graders immersed themselves in science’s future during their visit to Harvard.
A young students’ leadership group from Boston celebrates its success stories during a commencement gathering at Harvard.
Students with disabilities explain how they got to Harvard in a book by Professor Thomas Hehir, Ed.D. ’90, and co-authors, including Laura Schifter, Ed.D. ’14, an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Hehir and Schifter shared some of the stories in a recent talk at the Ed Portal.
Grants from the President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences are helping faculty members plan and develop a suite of new study-abroad experiences for students.
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.
Awards given after New Venture Competition celebrate entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School.
Harvard runners training for the Boston Marathon found ways to train throughout this season's record snowfall.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and Harvard’s Public School Partnerships brought local students to campus to view, and share thoughts on, A.R.T.’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3).”
Harvard University recently launched an effort to address chronic hunger among its neighbors in Cambridge and Boston by partnering with the local nonprofit Food for Free to donate nearly 2,000 nutritious meals each week to families in need.
The reimagined Harvard Ed Portal, a 12,000-square-foot space devoted to teaching and innovation, opened its doors Feb. 21 at Western Avenue and North Harvard Street in Allston.
Photo gallery: Harvard staff members keep the campus running throughout record snowfalls.
More than 750 students from two Allston schools packed the stands at Lavietes Pavilion to watch the Harvard women’s basketball team in action and learn about student athletes.
Harvard’s Online Learning gateway houses the University’s open online learning opportunities under one roof for the first time, and anyone can access the breadth and depth of Harvard’s learning content.
Harvard undergrads joined a showcase of work they helped develop as part of the Ed Portal’s mentoring program.
Harvard will partner with Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and The Boston Globe for a new, weeklong festival of big ideas and bold solutions next October.
This past fall, more than a dozen Boston sixth- and seventh-graders got a taste of life as journalists. Participating in a program called Project Lede, the students learned just how much hard work goes into creating and publishing a newspaper, thanks to Project Lede founders who hail from Harvard and the University of Delaware.