Harvard University http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29446/all en Dozens suspended in Harvard cheat scandal: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/dozens-suspended-harvard-cheat-scandal-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Around 60 students at Harvard University have been suspended and others disciplined in a mass cheating scandal at the elite college, a report in the campus newspaper said Friday.</p> <p>The Harvard Crimson quoted an email from Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Michael Smith that said more than half of the cases heard by administrators in the scandal, which erupted last year, had resulted in suspension orders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/dozens-suspended-harvard-cheat-scandal-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> College newspapers Harvard University Harvard University The Harvard Crimson AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:45:26 +0000 5743801 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens suspended in Harvard cheat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/dozens-suspended-harvard-cheat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Around 60 students at Harvard University have been suspended and others disciplined in a mass cheating scandal at the elite college, the administration said Friday.</p> <p>Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Michael Smith told staff and students at the university near Boston that "somewhat more than half" of the cases under investigation ended with students being required "to withdraw from the college for a period of time."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/dozens-suspended-harvard-cheat-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Harvard University Ivy League Politics AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:30:22 +0000 5743814 at http://www.globalpost.com 34 injured in bus accident in Boston: media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/34-injured-bus-accident-boston-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thirty-four people were injured late Saturday when a charter bus traveling on a highway hit an overpass in Boston, Massachusetts, US media reported.</p> <p>NBC News said the accident happened on Soldiers Field Road about 7:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday).</p> <p>The bus was returning to Pennsylvania from Harvard University with 42 people on board, the network said.</p> <p>The injured have been taken to local hospitals. One them is reported to have life-threatening injuries.</p> <p>mk/pvh</p> Disaster Harvard University AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:47:04 +0000 5744497 at http://www.globalpost.com Biden, law enforcement to attend Boston memorial for slain officer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/boston-bomb-probe-focuses-bags-and-pressure-cooker <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone and Samuel P. Jacobs</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of law enforcement agents from around the country plan to attend a memorial on Wednesday for a campus police officer who authorities say was slain by the accused Boston Marathon bombers, and Vice President Joe Biden is slated to speak at the ceremony.</p> <p>The service at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology honours 26-year-old Sean Collier, who police say was shot and killed by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the MIT campus on Thursday night.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/boston-bomb-probe-focuses-bags-and-pressure-cooker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Yusuf Azzam Anwar al-Awlaki Arizona Barack Obama Biology Bombs Boston Boston Marathon Boston Police Department Business Cambridge Police Department Caucasus Caucasus Emirate Charles River Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Chechnya Conspiracy theories Counter-terrorism Crime in the United States Criminal law Dagestan Disaster Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Education Environment Explosives Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation First Chechen War Geography of Massachusetts Harvard University Health Islam Islam in Russia Islamic terrorism Israeli–Palestinian conflict Janet Napolitano Joint Terrorism Task Force July 2005 London bombings Kenneth Feinberg Labor Law Law enforcement Lectins Luo people Massachusetts Murder National security Politics Politics of Russia Proteins Ramzan Kadyrov Religion Reuters Ricin Russian apartment bombings Second Chechen War Security September 11 attacks Shootout Social Issues State governments of the United States Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Technology Terrorism in Russia United States United States Department of Homeland Security War Watertown, Massachusetts Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:00:22 +0000 5818335 at http://www.globalpost.com Police officer shot to death at Massachusetts Institute of Technology http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/gunshots-heard-massachusetts-institute-technology-campus-school <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - A police officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was shot to death on Thursday night at the school's Cambridge campus, touching off a manhunt for a suspect or suspects in a community on edge just days after the Boston Marathon bombing.</p> <p>MIT police were sweeping the campus early on Friday, according to a campus alert. Massachusetts State Police and Cambridge police said they were assisting in the investigation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/gunshots-heard-massachusetts-institute-technology-campus-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cambridge Police Department Cambridge, Massachusetts Charles River Financial data vendors Harvard University Massachusetts Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:00:47 +0000 5819886 at http://www.globalpost.com Opposition mounts to Summers as possible Fed chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130726/opposition-mounts-summers-possible-fed-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Pedro da Costa and Mark Felsenthal</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could be months away from announcing his pick to replace Ben Bernanke at the Federal Reserve, yet critics are already making an unusual public effort to stop one contender in the race - former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130726/opposition-mounts-summers-possible-fed-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academia Business Environment Fellows of the Econometric Society Harvard University Health Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Jul 2013 05:03:15 +0000 5894196 at http://www.globalpost.com Summers withdraws from race to succeed Bernanke at Fed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130915/summers-withdraws-race-succeed-bernanke-at-fed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former US treasury secretary Larry Summers withdrew Sunday from the race to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve, in a surprise announcement.</p> <p>President Barack Obama said in a statement he had accepted Summers' decision to withdraw his name from consideration for the pivotal economic post, in a telephone conversation following weeks of speculation over the appointment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130915/summers-withdraws-race-succeed-bernanke-at-fed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academia Business Environment Fellows of the Econometric Society Harvard University Health Politics AFP Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:46:13 +0000 5935059 at http://www.globalpost.com Summers quits race to succeed Bernanke at Fed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130916/summers-quits-race-succeed-bernanke-at-fed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Faced with bitter opposition, former US treasury secretary Larry Summers abruptly withdrew from the race to lead the Federal Reserve, potentially opening the door for the bank's first woman chair.</p> <p>Sunday's surprise announcement came after weeks of speculation and no little ire over his bid to succeed Ben Bernanke, but his candidacy was ultimately felled by a lack of support from key senators.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130916/summers-quits-race-succeed-bernanke-at-fed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academia Business Environment Fellows of the Econometric Society Harvard University Health Politics AFP Mon, 16 Sep 2013 06:02:40 +0000 5935233 at http://www.globalpost.com Summers quits race to succeed Bernanke at Fed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130916/summers-quits-race-succeed-bernanke-at-fed-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Faced with bitter opposition, former US treasury secretary Larry Summers abruptly withdrew from the race to lead the Federal Reserve, potentially opening the door for the bank's first woman chair.</p> <p>Sunday's surprise announcement came after weeks of speculation and no little ire over his bid to succeed Ben Bernanke, but his candidacy was ultimately felled by a lack of support from key senators.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130916/summers-quits-race-succeed-bernanke-at-fed-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academia Business Environment Fellows of the Econometric Society Harvard University Health Politics AFP Mon, 16 Sep 2013 06:03:20 +0000 5935239 at http://www.globalpost.com Schumer says Obama should nominate Yellen as Fed chair http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/schumer-says-obama-should-nominate-yellen-fed-chair <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Charles Schumer on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen as the next chief of the U.S. central bank.</p> <p>Speaking at a news conference, Schumer, a New York Democrat who serves on the Senate Banking Committee, said that he had previously supported either Yellen or former White House adviser Larry Summers to succeed Ben Bernanke as the head of the U.S. central bank next year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/schumer-says-obama-should-nominate-yellen-fed-chair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academia Business Environment Fellows of the Econometric Society Harvard University Health Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:04:00 +0000 5937795 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard seeks $6.5 billion in record fundraising drive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130921/harvard-asks-donors-65-billion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard, the richest university in the United States, said on Saturday it would seek to raise some $6.5 billion in donations to fund new academic initiatives and bolster its financial aid program.</p> <p>The fundraising drive by the Cambridge, Massachusetts, institution is the university's biggest and believed to be the most ambitious ever undertaken by a university, ahead of one concluded last year by Stanford University in California that raised $6.2 billion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130921/harvard-asks-donors-65-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 21 Sep 2013 21:17:07 +0000 5940824 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard's endowment up 11.3 per cent, surges to $32.7B, yet well below pre-recession levels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130925/harvards-endowment-113-cent-surges-327b-yet-well-below-pre-r <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard University's endowment earned an 11.3 per cent gain on investments in the most recent fiscal year to surge to $32.7 billion, university officials said.</p> <p>The endowment for the nation's wealthiest university for the fiscal year that ended June 30, however, remains well below the high-water mark of almost $37 billion reached in 2008 before the worldwide financial crisis cost Harvard about $11 billion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130925/harvards-endowment-113-cent-surges-327b-yet-well-below-pre-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic history Education Harvard University Jane Mendillo The Canadian Press Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:48:18 +0000 5944115 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard's deficit soars to $34 million and finance officials plan better cost management http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131109/harvards-deficit-soars-34-million-and-finance-officials-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON - Harvard University finance officials are pledging to manage costs better and pursue innovative revenue strategies after its deficit soared to $34 million in the most recent fiscal year, compared to a $7.9 million shortfall the previous year.</p> <p>A financial report released Friday says the school saw revenues jump 5 per cent to $4.2 billion, due largely to the increased annual distribution from its hefty $32.7 billion endowment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131109/harvards-deficit-soars-34-million-and-finance-officials-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Harvard University Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges The Canadian Press Sat, 09 Nov 2013 20:15:51 +0000 5984852 at http://www.globalpost.com Buildings evacuated at Harvard after report of explosives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131216/harvard-warns-unconfirmed-reports-explosives-campus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Lovering</p> <p>CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Harvard University on Monday evacuated four buildings at the heart of its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after warning students of unconfirmed reports that explosives had been planted.</p> <p>The Ivy League school said it evacuated the Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson Halls. "Out of an abundance of caution, the buildings have been evacuated while the report is investigated," Harvard said on its Web site.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131216/harvard-warns-unconfirmed-reports-explosives-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Geography of Massachusetts Geography of the United States Harvard Square Harvard University Ivy League Massachusetts New England Association of Schools and Colleges Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:16:15 +0000 6021648 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard University evacuates over explosives report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-university-evacuates-over-explosives-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Harvard University ordered an immediate evacuation on Monday over unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on the campus of the elite university in the northeastern United States.</p> <p>An alert on its website said there were unconfirmed reports of explosives at the Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson buildings. "Please evacuate those buildings now," it said.</p> <p>The incident comes less than a month after Harvard's great rival Yale went on a four-hour lockdown after an anonymous caller said his roommate was planning to shoot people on the campus.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-university-evacuates-over-explosives-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harvard University Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges Technology AFP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:17:00 +0000 6021655 at http://www.globalpost.com