As part of HUBweek, Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel led a civic dialogue on the value of democracy and civic life on the night of the first presidential debate.
When incoming freshman Kevin Yang learned he was accepted to Harvard College, he quickly wrote and thanked one of the people who helped him the most — Tri Huynh. As a Harvard student, Huynh, now a teacher in California, tutored Yang once a week at Harvard’s Education Portal in Allston.
With a wide array of events at the intersection of science, technology, arts, and ethics, HUBweek returns to Boston for a second year. Harvard, one of HUBweek’s founders, will host 14 of the 115 events.
As part of the first-ever Summer Explorations program at the Harvard Ed Portal, students enriched their learning experience. The program helps halt summer learning loss, which many experts say is a key step in closing the achievement gap.
The College’s new Harvard Presidential City of Boston Fellowship will create paths to meaningful public service opportunities in Boston City Hall.
A field guide to the coffee joints in Harvard Square.
Profile of George Li as part of a new series on the impact of humanities studies in and out of the classroom.
After working as a research economist, Pedro Spivakovsky-Gonzalez applied to Harvard Law School, where he found his calling.
Wearing sun hats and armed with selfie sticks, iPhones, and video cameras, tourists from all over the world visit Harvard Square and Harvard University ...
A College senior interns on an urban farm, and learns to grow friendships as well as crops.
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Harvard’s “Science and Cooking for Kids” program showed local children the snap behind the chocolate and the role chemistry plays in the process.
Students from the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing came to campus for an ice cream-oriented science lesson.
Former SBA administrator Karen Mills spoke about innovation and small business growth as part of her Ed Portal lecture, encouraging local small business owners to use the resources available at Harvard.
A project between Harvard and Boston Public Schools through the WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors Program is inspiring young students to get involved with science and explore more than just outer space.
Harvard Divinity School master’s candidate Nestor Pimienta launched a program for students to tutor children of Harvard workers, hoping to build stronger bonds among students, workers, and their families.
Young and old travel from near and far to the Radcliffe sunken garden to sit and enjoy this splendid oasis in the city.
At a pair of events, Cambridge eighth-graders presented projects they researched while at Harvard.
The Allston Brighton Adult Education Collaborative brings together social services and organizations to help local residents improve their lives and prospects.
Native Americans from many tribes make up a small but vital segment of the Harvard community.
Cambridge’s Irving Street has been the inspirational home to, among others, a famed psychologist, poet, chef, historian, chemist, and physicist.
During an instructive session at the Harvard Ed Portal, elementary school students learned the benefits of helpful spiders.
Project Teach brings local middle-school students to Harvard's campus to help them learn about the college experience and explore their options.
Educators gathered at the Harvard Ed Portal for Data Wise, a new HarvardX course that will transform classroom dynamics and build “collaborative inquiry” among teachers. The Data Wise Leadership Institute will begin in June.
Seven area residents were honored at the annual Allston-Brighton Legislators’ Breakfast by local elected officials and the Allston-Brighton Adult Education Coalition for their ongoing work in the community.
Harvard Business School, the Ed Portal, and the Harvard i-lab gave 30 local high school students front-row seats to how entrepreneurship works.
Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership hosted a day of service for students to give back to veterans in the community.
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) offers local teenagers the chance to work at Harvard, and offers Harvard departments a way to fill temporary staffing needs while strengthening its connection to the community.
The Italian word “chiaroscuro” means roughly “light and dark.” As in film noir, visual attributes play a starring role. Blacks are like coal, and shadows are long and dramatic.
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.
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.