Tag: Harvard University

Two Parents Are the First to Face Trial in College Admissions Scandal

Mr. Singer told investigators that although the daughter played basketball in high school, she was not good enough to be recruited. So, according to the documents, Mr. Abdelaziz helped Mr. Singer put together a basketball profile to submit to U.S.C. that included falsified honors. With the help of Donna Heinel, U.S.C.’s former senior associate athletic […]

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Harvard Says It Will Not Invest in Fossil Fuels

Harvard University has announced that it “does not intend” to make any future investments in fossil fuels, and is winding down its legacy investments because, the university’s president, Lawrence S. Bacow, said in an email to the Harvard community, “climate change is the most consequential threat facing humanity.” The announcement, sent out on Thursday, is […]

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The New Chief Chaplain at Harvard? An Atheist.

“When the pandemic hit I was like, ‘Greg, do you have time to talk about the meaning of life,’” Ms. Goldenberg recalled. “He showed me that it’s possible to find community outside a traditional religious context, that you can have the value-add religion has provided for centuries, which is that it’s there when things seem […]

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Steven Weinberg, Groundbreaking Nobelist in Physics, Dies at 88

Dr. Weinberg worked at Columbia University until 1959 and then at the University of California, Berkeley, until 1966, when he became a lecturer at Harvard and a visiting professor at nearby M.I.T. until 1969. M.I.T. then hired him, but he moved back to Harvard in 1973 to become the Higgins professor of physics, succeeding Julian […]

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#BlackGirlMagic: Atlanta Teens Become First Black Girl Duo To Win Harvard’s Debate Competition

NewsOne Featured Video Black scholars are reaching triumphant milestones and making history in the process. According to People, Atlanta teenagers Jayla Jackson and Emani Stanton took home the title at Harvard University’s summer debate competition. The win was historic as it marked the first time a Black girl duo has won the prestigious debate match. […]

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Double-Talk: Two Black Girl Debaters Make History at Harvard University’s Summer Competition

Photo: Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project No debate about it; Black female excellence won Harvard University’s annual summer debate competition this year. Sixteen-year-old Jayla Jackson and seventeen-year-old Emani Stanton just made history as the first Black female duo to win the Harvard Debate Council’s annual summer debate competition at Harvard University. Advertisement Per a press […]

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‘The Shadow Of Jim Crow’: Cornel West Rips Harvard In Letter Of Resignation After Tenure Controversy

NewsOne Featured Video Source: AFP / Getty Cornel West has made no secret of how he feels about Harvard University. The noted academic publicly chronicled his claims of the Ivy League school rebuffing his request for tenure before he just up and quit altogether. But on Monday night, West — whose tenure plight preceded that […]

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Cornel West Posts Scathing Resignation Letter to Harvard Dean

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Cornel West is tired. We don’t usually get to see what happens to superheroes once they get old. Imagine fighting racism every day just to do your job. Imagine waking up and being one of the smartest Black men in America and your job still won’t recognize this. Imagine Harvard […]

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Are ‘Heat Pumps’ the Answer to Heat Waves? Some Cities Think So.

Many climate experts say the long-term solution is to replace most of those fossil-fuel appliances with electric versions powered by a greener grid. But in practice, that’s difficult. While cities like Berkeley have rewritten building codes to ban new buildings from using gas, more than a dozen mostly red states have passed laws explicitly forbidding […]

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Verda Tetteh Won a $40,000 Scholarship. Then She Gave It Away.

For weeks, Verda Tetteh felt qualms about applying for the $40,000 merit scholarship her high school in Fitchburg, Mass., offered graduating students. She was bound for Harvard, which had agreed to pay her tuition and room and board. Her 4.9 G.P.A. had qualified her for other scholarships that would cover college expenses. Still, her guidance […]

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E.P.A. to Review Rules on Soot Linked to Deaths, Which Trump Declined to Tighten

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will reconsider federal limits on fine industrial soot, one of the most common and deadliest forms of air pollution, with an eye toward imposing tough new rules on emissions from power plants, factories and other industrial facilities. The announcement, made Thursday by Michael S. Regan, administrator of the Environmental Protection […]

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Cornelia Oberlander, a Farsighted Landscape Architect, Dies at 99

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, a German-born Canadian landscape architect who blended naturalistic designs with modernist ideals and recognized early on the urgency of climate change, designing public spaces to mitigate its effects, died on May 22 in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was 99. The cause was complications of Covid-19, said her daughter Judy Oberlander. Ms. Oberlander […]

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As Harvard Case Looms at Supreme Court, Study Tests Value of Diversity

“If diverse groups of student editors perform better than non-diverse groups, it lends credibility to the idea that diverse student bodies, diverse student organizations, diverse faculties, diverse teams of attorneys and diverse teams of employees generally could perform better than non-diverse teams,” the study concluded. The law reviews’ diversity policies were not uniform, but they […]

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Jerome Kagan, Who Tied Temperament to Biology, Dies at 92

Prof. Jerome Kagan, a Harvard psychologist whose research into temperament found that shy infants often grow up to be anxious and fearful adults because of their biological nature as well as the way they were nurtured, died on May 10 in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was 92. Jane Kagan, his daughter, said he had been […]

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