An off-court education

While in Atlanta, the men’s basketball team met former President Carter and visited Martin Luther King Jr.’s church and gravesite

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Theda Skocpol, Patriots superfan

Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol is passionate about comparative and American politics and social policy, and the Patriots

A vision for Houghton Library

A planned renovation will improve research and teaching facilities, expand exhibition spaces, and improve accessibility

A growing role as a living lab

The Arnold Arboretum is a 281-acre living museum holding more than 2,100 woody plant species from around the world


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Bloomberg Harvard City Initiative: Mapping Poverty in Laredo

Harvard students embedded themselves in mayors’ offices around the country in a new fellows program targeting local problems. In Laredo, Texas Santiago Mota helped officials understand why a third of households remain in poverty for generations.

Angela Merkel named Harvard Commencement speaker

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of the world’s most influential leaders since ascending to her country’s highest office in 2005, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Program of Harvard’s 368th Commencement on May 30.

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Happiness exercises boost moods of those recovering from addiction says MGH study

Reliving happy memories and anticipating pleasure boosted the moods of people recovering from addiction in a study conducted by researchers at MGH’s Recovery Research Institute who eye such …

‘Othello’ still resonates 400 years later

Professor Stephen Greenblatt sits down with Bill Rauch ’84, director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, to discuss a new production of “Othello” now at the A.R.T.

Harvard workshops explore data and computational science

Two Harvard events on data and computational science showcase the breadth of data experts and help meet the demand for training in the field.

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

In a new study, researchers found that African-Americans who experienced moderate to high financial stress had an increased risk of developing heart disease compared with those who did not report …

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Newsroom Ode #3: The last desk of defense

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of a series of odes that chronicle the legacy newsroom. Each is written from different first-person perspective. …

Bad breath: What causes it and what to do about it

Occasional bad breath is common, but persistent and noticeable bad breath (which a person may not be aware of) is likely to be caused by a dental problem such as a gum disease. …

The Best Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Ask for Help

Acknowledging your weaknesses can be a show of strength.

What to Do When a Work Friendship Becomes Emotionally Draining

Establish boundaries without hurting your colleague’s feelings.

Five In Double Figures Lead Men’s Basketball Over Howard, 84-71

Closing its non-conference action on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the nation’s capital, Harvard men’s basketball rolled past Howard, 84-71, at Burr Gymnasium. …

Harvard Announces The Friends of Harvard Women’s Basketball Head Coach Endowment

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Bob Scalise, the John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics, and Harvard University are pleased to announce the endowment of Harvard Athletics’ 23rd head coach …

Men’s Tennis Drops Bout with Buffalo, 4-3

In a close contest, the Harvard men’s tennis team fell, 4-3, to Buffalo in its spring home opener on Sunday. …