Ivy League http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29456/all en 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 Agence France-Presse 5743814 at http://www.globalpost.com Roots celebrates silver jubilee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/roots-celebrates-silver-jubilee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Roots School System DHA1 Flagship campus Islamabad celebrated it’s silver jubilee and high achievers’ award ceremony together with the students, parents, guests, members of the diplomatic community, social dignitaries of Islamabad &amp; Rawalpindi, corporate society, heads of NGOs, educationists and members of Rotary International.</p><P>The chief guests for the ceremony included Javed Laghari, Chairman HEC Pakistan, Chaudhry Qamar Zaman, Federal Secretary of Education &amp; Training and Barrister Feroze Jamal Shah Minister of Overseas Pakistanis, says a press release issued here on Th</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/roots-celebrates-silver-jubilee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ivy League Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:05:55 +0000 Asianet 5813413 at http://www.globalpost.com Stanford ranked top U.S. university on Forbes list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130724/stanford-ranked-top-us-university-forbes-list <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>NEW YORK (Reuters) - California schools bested East Coast universities in Forbes' annual ranking of top U.S. colleges on Wednesday, with Stanford University and Pomona College capturing the top two spots.</p> <p>Stanford, a research and teaching university in Northern California's Silicon Valley, ranked No. 1, jumping from third place last year after scoring high marks for retention rates and high graduate starting salaries. It has 19,945 students and annual costs are $58,846.</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/130724/stanford-ranked-top-us-university-forbes-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association of American Universities Human Interest Ivy League Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:34:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5892842 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard tops list of CEO producers. Guess who's No. 2 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130904/harvard-tops-list-alma-maters-ceos-followed-tokyo-univ <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Harvard has produced 25 current CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Harvard University of the United States is the world&#39;s top university in terms of educating company executives at global firms, followed by Japan&#39;s University of Tokyo, according to Britain&#39;s Times Higher Education journal.</p> <p>Harvard has produced 25 current CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 5 percent of the total. The University of Tokyo has produced 13, or 2.6 percent. Stanford University of the United States was third with 11, or 2.2 percent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</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/kyodo-news-international/130904/harvard-tops-list-alma-maters-ceos-followed-tokyo-univ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Education Human Interest Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges United States Kyodo News International Thu, 05 Sep 2013 01:47:00 +0000 Kyodo News International 5924790 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 Thomson Reuters 5940824 at http://www.globalpost.com Yale receives $250 million donation, largest in its 312-year history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130930/yale-receives-250-million-donation-largest-its-312-year-history <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) - An alumnus of Yale University, who in June retired from a large U.S. money manager, has given the elite university $250 million, the largest donation in the school's 312-year history.</p> <p>Yale said the donation from former Franklin Resources Inc chairman Charles Johnson leaves it just $80 million short of the funding it will need to begin work on two new residential colleges, where its undergraduate students live and eat.</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/130930/yale-receives-250-million-donation-largest-its-312-year-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association of American Universities Ivy League New Haven County, Connecticut Thomson Reuters Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:17:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5949294 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 The Canadian Press 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Agence France-Presse 6021655 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-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>Harvard University ordered an immediate evacuation on Monday over reports of possible explosives at four sites on the campus of the elite university in the northeastern United States.</p> <p>An alert on its website announced the evacuations at the Science Center, the Thayer dormitory, the Sever classroom and lecture hall and the Emerson building, home to the philosophy department.</p> <p>"Please evacuate those buildings now," it said.</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-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Harvard University Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges Technology AFP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:34:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6021680 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard evacuates, cancels exams over bomb scare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-evacuates-cancels-exams-over-bomb-scare <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>A bomb scare on Monday forced Harvard University to evacuate four buildings, call in police and cancel final exams underway at the elite US university in the northeastern town of Cambridge.</p> <p>An alert on its website announced the evacuations at the Science Center, the Thayer dormitory, the Sever classroom and lecture hall and the Emerson building, home to the philosophy department.</p> <p>"Please evacuate those buildings now," it said.</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-evacuates-cancels-exams-over-bomb-scare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Harvard University Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges Technology AFP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:46:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6021721 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard evacuates, cancels exams over bomb scare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/harvard-evacuates-cancels-exams-over-bomb-scare-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>A bomb scare forced Harvard University Monday to evacuate four buildings, call in police and cancel final exams underway at the elite US university in the northeastern town of Cambridge.</p> <p>The university ordered the evacuations at 9:02 am at the Science Center, the Thayer dormitory, the Sever classroom and lecture hall and the Emerson building, home to the philosophy department.</p> <p>Harvard tweeted that there had been "NO reports of explosions" but police were immediately scrambled to the sprawling, snowy campus where witnesses tweeted of helicopters circling overhead.</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-evacuates-cancels-exams-over-bomb-scare-0" 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 19:10:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6021838 at http://www.globalpost.com Debunking the myth of college rejection rates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131216/debunking-the-myth-college-rejection-rates <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 Liz Weston</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Getting into college is easier than you may think — and debunking the myths about college selectivity could be the key to a better deal on your education.</p> <p>People mistakenly believe that rejection rates are high because the media often focus on schools that are "insanely competitive," said Lynn O'Shaughnessy, author of "The College Solution."</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/debunking-the-myth-college-rejection-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> College admissions counseling in the United States Ivy League University and college admissions Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Dec 2013 02:17:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6022071 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard returns to normal after bomb hoax http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131216/harvard-returns-normal-after-bomb-hoax <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Dec 16 (EFE).- Harvard University is returning to normal after a bomb hoax on Monday forced authorities to evacuate four buildings on the Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus where final exams were being given.</p> <p>University police found no trace of the alleged explosives during their investigation and they were unable to verify any specific threat against the campus or students, and so the all clear was given for the university to return to its normal activities.</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.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131216/harvard-returns-normal-after-bomb-hoax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges Agencia EFE Tue, 17 Dec 2013 02:21:35 +0000 Agencia EFE 6022083 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard student charged with bomb threat hoax: U.S. officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/harvard-student-charged-bomb-threat-hoax-us-officials <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</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - A Harvard University student was charged with making a false claim that bombs had been placed at up to four buildings on the school's campus in a bid to get out of taking a final exam, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The prestigious Ivy League school a day earlier had evacuated four buildings from its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after receiving emails that U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday had been sent by the 20-year-old student, Eldo Kim.</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/131217/harvard-student-charged-bomb-threat-hoax-us-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Harvard University Ivy League New England Association of Schools and Colleges Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Dec 2013 03:32:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6023117 at http://www.globalpost.com