Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning, and its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities. The Harvard Corporation is its first chartered corporation.
  • A Harvard Professor Has Labelled Coconut Oil "Pure Poison"
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    A Harvard Professor Has Labelled Coconut Oil "Pure Poison"

    A Harvard professor has labelled coconut oil "pure poison". Professor Karin Michels' lecture, which took place last month but has just been translated by Business Insider Deutschland, was held at the University of Freiburg in Germany, where Michels is the director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumour Epidemiology as well as being a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. It was called "Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors".

  • 'Shark Tank' judge Kevin O'Leary to give speech at Harvard

    'Shark Tank' judge Kevin O'Leary to give speech at Harvard

    Mr. Wonderful is back in town. “Shark Tank'' judge Kevin O'Leary is set to give the keynote address at the Harvard Biotech Club's Fall 2018 Kick-Off Event on Thursday, in partnership with The Innovation Forum and Harvard GSAS Office of Career Services, according the the club's website. O'Leary, ironically called “Mr. Wonderful,'' has a “reputation as a ruthless, money-loving businessman,'' according to a Globe report of his 2014 visit to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he sat on a “Shark Tank'' style panel and helped pick four research projects to receive $50,000 grants. O'Leary will discuss entrepreneurship in his speech at Harvard Medical School, in keeping with the Harvard Biotech Club's mission to help students connect academia and business.

  • Here Are America's Top Colleges For 2018

    Here Are America's Top Colleges For 2018

    There are some changes at the top of Forbes' America's Top Colleges list this year. Harvard remains in the No. 1 slot, but Yale is No. 2 and Stanford, No. 3, switching places since last year. MIT and Princeton are No. 4 and No. 5, also switching from the 2017 list. But those are minor blips. More surprising is that for the first time a state school, the University of California, Berkeley, is as high as No. 14 (up from No. 29 last year), and that California makes such a strong showing near the top of the list. After Stanford, California Institute of Technology, a private STEM-focused school where 95% of undergraduates participate in research, ranks No. 6.  Private Pomona College is at No. 19,

  • The Perils Of Ending Affirmative Action At Harvard University
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    The Perils Of Ending Affirmative Action At Harvard University

    The name “Harvard” evokes a picture of an institution on the cutting edge, an image filled with brilliant academics and Supreme Court Justices; life-saving researchers and paradigm-shifting writers. Yet Harvard sits on the precipice of disaster as opponents of affirmative action seek to ruin the school’s ability to intentionally create a diverse learning environment that fosters the creativity, scholarship and leadership the university is famous for.

  • You can’t ask me that: Do you really want to live forever?
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    You can’t ask me that: Do you really want to live forever?

    Rudi Westendorp, professor of old-age medicine at the University of Copenhagen, recently suggested that a future 135-year-old had already been born. While in 2016, life expectancy for the average Brit was 79.5 years for men and 83.1 years for women, it was estimated that more than 20 per cent of those years would be spent in ill health. What it does take, according to a study by Harvard University, is not smoking, keeping an eye on your weight, exercising for 30 minutes each day, having no more than one glass of wine daily (hold that cab sav) and eating healthily.

  • Yale is preseason pick in Ivy football; Harvard third

    Yale is preseason pick in Ivy football; Harvard third

    One season removed from winning the Ivy League football title outright for the first time since 1980, Yale is the pick to defend its crown. The Bulldogs received 11 of 17 first-place votes Monday in a preseason media poll, followed by Princeton and Harvard. Yale (9-1, 6-1 Ivy in 2017) is eyeing back-to-back titles for the first time since its three-peat from 1979-81. The Bulldogs are favored thanks to the return of sophomore back Zane Dudek (1,133 yards), last year's Ivy Rookie of the Year and a preseason All-American. “Games are won on the field of play by the men who play it,” said Yale coach Tony Reno. “At Yale, our focus is on staying in the present, improving each day, and focusing on what

  • Why This Woman Is Leaving Harvard To Carry On A Menstrual Movement

    Why This Woman Is Leaving Harvard To Carry On A Menstrual Movement

    When Nadya Okamoto made the decision to take a leave of absence in the middle

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    College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Massachusetts 2018

    To identify the Best Colleges in Massachusetts for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Similar to what Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.

  • Yes, it's time for affirmative action to end -- finally
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    Yes, it's time for affirmative action to end -- finally

    The Supreme Court has held repeatedly that “all government racial classifications must be analyzed by a reviewing court under strict scrutiny.” Now, thanks to a pending lawsuit and a new presidential order, affirmative action is under strict scrutiny from an even higher court, the one of public opinion. Here's hoping this renewed attention marks the beginning of the end. Affirmative action has become the gateway drug to identity politics, or the breakup of America into antagonistic “oppressor” and “subordinate” groups constantly engaging in power relations. It suborns adolescents filled with angst about not getting into the right college into ticking the right box. But the government should have

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    UPDATE: An 80-year Harvard study claims to have found the gateway to happiness

    This study started tracking 268 Harvard sophomores in 1938 during the Great Depression There are some things that money can't buy. True friends and happiness are among them. In fact, an 80-year-long study at Harvard University claims good pals are the key to a happy life. Scientists began tracking the health of 268 Harvard sophomores in 1938, and have continued the study over the past eight decades. The original participants included President John F. Kennedy and longtime Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, according to the Harvard Gazette. The study originally only included men, as Harvard didn't admit women at that time, but the ongoing research has expanded, and now includes 1,300 of the original

  • Hunt for aliens boosted by discovery of hundreds of 'water worlds'
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    Hunt for aliens boosted by discovery of hundreds of 'water worlds'

    The chances of finding alien organisms have been boosted by the discovery of hundreds of “water worlds” capable of supporting life. New analysis by Harvard University estimates that one in three “exoplanets” outside our solar system that are larger than Earth are likely to contain an abundance of water. The scientists say the planets that are two to four times bigger than Earth that have the best chance of supporting life. Analysis of data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission indicates half their weight may be water - either flowing or frozen. In comparison, the amount of water on Earth makes up just 0.02 per cent of its complete mass. Lead researcher Dr Li Zeng, said: "It was a huge surprise to realise that there must be so many water-worlds." Exoplanets were first discovered in 1992 and since then about 4,000 have since been confirmed to exist. An impression of one of the Trappist exoplanets, whose discovery was announced in 2017 Credit: NASA Scientists believe they fall into two broad categories: those with a planetary radius averaging around 1.5 the size of Earth, or 2.5. Now the group of international scientists has developed a model of their internal structure. This is based upon their recent mass and radius measurements from the Gaia satellite. Dr Zeng said: "We have looked at how mass relates to radius, and developed a model which might explain the relationship." The model indicates the smaller planets tend to be rocky planets - with typically five times as much mass as Earth. In numbers | Kepler mission The larger ones have about 10 times more mass - and "are probably water worlds," said Dr Zeng. Presenting the findings at the Goldschmidt conference in Boston, he explained: "This is water, but not as commonly found here on Earth. "Their surface temperature is expected to be in the 200 to 500 degree Celsius range. "Their surface may be shrouded in a water-vapour-dominated atmosphere, with a liquid water layer underneath.”

  • A new skirmish in Harvard admissions case

    A new skirmish in Harvard admissions case

    Minority student and alumni groups at Harvard University are pushing back against what they consider an attempt to exclude their perspective from a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate race as a consideration in admissions, according to documents filed on their behalf this week. The case is brought by the group Students for Fair Admissions, which argues that Harvard limits the number of Asian-Americans it admits. Harvard has denied that it discriminates against Asian-American applicants and has sought to discredit the legal challenge to its admission policies in court. Thus far, the university has sought to keep much of its admissions information under wraps, citing protection of its students and the exposure of potential trade secrets about how it determines who among more than 40,000 applicants will be offered fewer than 1,700 seats each year.