Year: 2009

  • Campus & Community

    Memorial service to honor Connors

    A memorial service will be held at the Memorial Church in remembrance of Harvard in-house attorney Frank J. Connors Jr.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Five from Harvard named Rhodes Scholars

    Two Harvard undergraduates and three recent graduates are among the 32 American men and women named Rhodes Scholars on Nov. 22. Each of the five will begin study next October at the University of Oxford in England.

    8 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    A comeback for the ages

    Crimson quarterback Collier Winters ’11 threw for 211 yards, ran for 51 yards, and threw two touchdowns on Nov. 21 as the Harvard football team came back from a 10-0, fourth-quarter to defeat the Yale Bulldogs,14-10.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Medicine Ball

    In an era when big-time college football too often is tarnished by tales of disrepute – Tennessee this week dismissed two players charged with attempted armed robbery – Murphy and seven Harvard teammates who are bound for medical school represent not only the glory of The Game but the spirit of amateur football as the…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Harvard Finds Kidney Stones, Malaria Among Global-Warming Risks

    Climate change from the burning of fossil fuels will add to risks to public health, said Paul Epstein, associate director of Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment in Boston. The center and groups led by the American Medical Association are presenting data at a briefing today in Washington as a call for action…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Harvard-Yale clash for 126th time

    On Nov. 21, the Harvard football team visits New Haven to face Yale in the 126th playing of The Game.

    1 minute
  • Arts & Culture

    Learning’s online fate

    Panel says higher education is freshened, expanded, and challenged in a networked age.

    6 minutes
  • Nation & World

    God and Walmart

    Author and scholar Bethany Moreton examines the success of the discount retail chain Walmart and its Christian corporate ethos.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Crimson dominate Ivy awards

    Crimson forwards Andre Akpan ’10 and Brian Rogers ’13 have been named 2009 Ivy Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, respectively.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    More members of middle class file for bankruptcy

    A new study by Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School Leo Gottlieb professor of law, and Deborah Thorne, Ohio University associate professor of sociology, finds that personal bankruptcy has become a largely middle-class phenomenon led by filers who are college-educated and owners of homes…

    1 minute
  • Nation & World

    Standing at center-right in America

    Norman Coleman Jr. states his case: America is a center-right nation, and the party that understands that wins elections.

    6 minutes
  • Science & Tech

    Just use less

    Energy adviser and former Honeywell executive Maxine Savitz says there are enormous energy savings available through increased efficiency, as much as 30 percent by 2030.

    5 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Cochran at 100

    The Harvard Statistics Department marked the centennial birth year of one of its founding members, William Gemmell Cochran, with a symposium celebrating his landmark scholarship.

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Uninsured trauma patients are much more likely to die

    Patients who lack health insurance are more likely to die from car accidents and other traumatic injuries than people who belong to a health plan — even though emergency rooms are required to care for all comers regardless of ability to pay, according to a study published today…

    1 minute
  • Arts & Culture

    Blowing his own horn

    Musician Fred Ho received the Harvard Arts Medal and performed the premiere of his piece, “Take the Zen Train,” with the Harvard Jazz Bands.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Penn damages football’s title hopes

    In a classic “win or go home” battle for the Ivy League Championship, Harvard and Penn went head-to-head for the 80th time on Nov. 14. In the end, Penn was not going home, defeating the Crimson by a score of 17-7.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Crimson edged in NCAA first round

    In a fight to the finish, the Harvard women’s soccer team fell to Boston College (B.C.) in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, 1-0.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Uninsured trauma mortality higher

    CHICAGO – Uninsured patients with traumatic injuries, from car crashes, falls and gunshot wounds, were almost twice as likely to die in the hospital as similarly injured patients with health insurance, according to a troubling new Harvard University study.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Men’s soccer pushes past Penn

    Needing one win to claim the Ancient Eight crown and an automatic NCAA playoff berth, freshman defender Richard Smith came up big for the Harvard men’s soccer team against Penn on Nov. 15, netting the game’s only goal in the 68th minute to power the Crimson to a 1-0 victory.

    2 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Forty years young

    In an interview, HGSE Lecturer Joe Blatt, Ed.M. ’77, director of the Technology, Innovation, and Education program, shares his thoughts on the amazing success of “Sesame Street” and its impact on education — and on the Ed School.

    1 minute
  • Nation & World

    Pelosi touts health care bill

    U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on the passage of the health care bill by her side of Congress.

    3 minutes
  • Science & Tech

    Harvard Medical School grad heads for International Space Station

    In an era when elementary schoolchildren can create exciting new worlds and explore them with the click of a computer mouse, will we again see bold explorers like Lewis and…

    4 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Spitzer calls for financial oversight

    Former governor of New York and Harvard Law School alumnus Eliot Spitzer returned to campus to offer his perspective on the topic of institutional corruption.

    3 minutes
  • Science & Tech

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute – First 5 years

    What has the Harvard Stem Cell Institute accomplished in its first 5 years?

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Harvard honors Mexico City bus system

    For decades, Mexico City’s 18 million people choked in the fumes of thousands of “peseros,’’ the privately owned minibuses that clogged the avenues crisscrossing the capital city. Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government last night honored the creators of an innovative bus system that has dramatically reduced traffic congestion and pollution in the city – and…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    University Libraries’ report issued

    Harvard must restructure its fragmented library system and establish shared administrative services in order to respond to the rapidly changing technological and intellectual landscape of the 21st century, according to a report released today by the Task Force on University Libraries.

    4 minutes
  • Nation & World

    A bell tolls for bravery

    On Veterans Day, Harvard President Drew Faust and Gen. George W. Casey Jr. dedicate a plaque to the University’s Medal of Honor winners.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    ‘Harvard lifts aspirations’

    Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig spoke before a Harvard Alumni Association audience about institutional ethics and alumna Linda Greenhouse interviewed President Faust about Harvard’s future during a Paine Hall event.

    4 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    Addiction: A Disorder of Choice

    A sobering book, sure to draw ire: This psychologist posits that addiction is voluntary.By analyzing buckets of research, Heyman offers insight on how we make choices, and how we can stop ourselves from going too far.

    1 minute
  • Arts & Culture

    Unlocking the Power of Networks: Keys to High-Performance Government

    Goldsmith and Kettl edit a posse of policy practitioners who argue for network-driven government practices. Presenting case studies from across the nation, these authors reveal how work gets done when forces join together.

    1 minute