Kathryn Edin of Harvard Kennedy School explains why more and more American children are born out of wedlock.
The founder and alumni speak at Harvard.
Harvard’s initiative to enhance learning and teaching begins.
Study finds good teaching leads to lower teenage-pregnancy rates and greater college matriculation.
A major strength of Harvard is its ability to enable students to improve
their socioeconomic standing, and that should be preserved.
Harvard invests in its people in much the way that a venture capitalist
invests in a new business venture.
Harvard needs to structure its research and teaching around several of the
world’s leading social and economic problems.
Academic freedom for students should mean the freedom to study what they
want, without regard to categories or rigid boundaries and rules.
The House tutorial system effectively educates undergraduates on a small
intimate scale and should be strengthened.
In the future Harvard will serve nontraditional students, both on- and
off-campus, in much greater numbers than traditional ones.
Harvard could become a place where all talents find a welcome, and art
students of all stripes can study with masters.
Though China may surpass America as an economic power, Harvard can retain
its global leadership in higher education by maintaining its core strengths.
Harvard should teach its students earthy, practical skills as well as
The University is the top contributor among medium-sized schools.
The arts deserve central consideration in Harvard’s mission, not just
treatment as an embellishment.