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Edward Snowden Interviewed by Lawrence Lessig

At Harvard Law School’s Ames Courtroom on Monday, October 20, Furman professor of law and leadership Lawrence Lessig interviewed Edward Snowden in Russia via video conference. Using a question-and-answer format, the professor raised issues of institutional corruption and the role of whistle-blowers with the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who revealed last year that the agency routinely conducts mass surveillance of American citizens. Snowden now lives in Russia as he seeks asylum in the European Union. Lessig, who directs the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard and is also the founder of Rootstrikers, an organization dedicated to fighting government corruption, opened by asking Snowden about his ideological background. “I come from a government family,” Snowden replied, noting that his father and grandfather both served in the military, that his ...
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Finding the depths of “pool (no water)” at OBERON

Ianthe Demos goes deep into the darkness of "pool (no water)" at A.R.T.'s OBERON.
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Harvard Arts Blog

Creating “tappiness” with choreographer Michelle Dorrance

The OFA Dance Program hosted tapper Michelle Dorrance in a master class. Our two-minute video tap your heart away.
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An Arts Advance

President Drew Faust and Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) dean Michael D. Smith have announced a central-administration-funded initiative to develop an undergraduate concentration in theater, dance, and media. The proposal must undergo the formal review required for any new concentration, according to the announcement, but its proponents hope courses might begin next fall, with the concentration proper to begin at the end of 2015. The concentration proposal, as reported, has been developed by Martin Puchner, Wien professor of drama and of English and comparative literature, who joined the faculty in 2010. The work has been under way for several years, reflecting lively undergraduate engagement with theater; the fact that Harvard is one of the few major colleges without such an academic program (see “The Future of Theater,” January-February 2012); and ...
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Harvard Magazine

Football: Harvard 24, Lafayette 14

There were 7,177 people at the Stadium on Saturday to watch the football game between Harvard and Lafayette. This was only about 193,000 fewer, give or take 100,000,  than the throng lining the banks of the nearby Charles River to view the Head of the Charles regatta. Picking up on the theme of the day, the Crimson footballers encountered some choppy waters near the finish of a workmanlike 24-14 victory over the plucky Leopards. The win completed an undefeated half-season for Harvard, which is now 5-0. It also was the Crimson’s eleventh straight nonconference victory, and will be its last in 2014; the five remaining games are all Ivy League contests. “It’s hard to be undefeated at this time of year, so mission accomplished,” said Harvard coach Tim Murphy afterward. That said, “the only ...
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Harvard Art Museums: Teaching machines of the 21st century

President Drew Faust gathered a panel of experts to talk about the role of museums on university campuses in the 21st century.
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Two Harvard Graduates are Trying to Crowdfund Their Way to Making Tomato Paste in Nigeria

When Mira Mehta moved to Nigeria in 2008 for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, she started spotting tomatoes rotting out in the fields. Rural farmers were struggling, their crops spoiling before reaching consumers. But Nigerians love...
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“Little Murders” breaks the fourth (third, second and first) wall

A 1960s stage classic is transported to the future with the HRDC's 2014 Visiting Director's Project.
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Is Harvard's New Sexual Assault Policy Reflective of the Views of the Community?

Harvard announced a new, university-wide policy in July to combat sexual harassment. Twenty-eight faculty members from Harvard Law School are now voicing their objections, however, urging the university to rethink a policy they think "will do...
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A Pair of HBS Students are Bringing More Meaning to the Average Greeting Card

In an age of non-stop texting and frantic Facebook messaging, snail mail feels like an ancient artform. It's the very artform, however, that inspired Harvard Business School students Wombi Rose and John Wise. The pair originally met at the...
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Harvard Gazette

Heenan to step down in February

Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications Christine Heenan, who pushed Harvard communications fully into the digital age and led government and community affairs through federal budget cutbacks, the reboot of Harvard’s Allston relations, and other challenges, will step down as vice president in February, the University announced.
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Faust and Cohen mark new $12.5M fund for arts

President Drew Faust and Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, are celebrating a $12.5 million fund to enhance the creative arts at Harvard, it was announced today. As part of the fund, Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson ’57 and Rupert H. Johnson Jr. contributed a $10 million gift on behalf of their family.
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Harvard Gazette

Stephen Blyth to lead Harvard Management Company

Stephen Blyth will become the next president and chief executive officer of Harvard Management Company, Harvard University announced today.
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Harvard Gazette

Iran: Where Do We Go from Here?

CGIS, Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Thu., Sep. 4, 2014, 4 – 6 p.m. This event is open to the public; no registration required. This event is off the record. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited. Gazette Classification: Lecture, Social Sciences Organization/Sponsor: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies Speaker(s): Gary Sick, executive director, Gulf 2000, adjunct professor of international and public affairs, senior research scholar, Columbia University Contact Info: lgmartin@fas.harvard.edu More info: cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu…
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Harvard Gazette

Middle East Seminar: Iran: Where Do We Go from Here?

CGIS North Building, 1737 Cambridge St., Room k262, Cambridge, MA 02138 Thu., Sep. 4, 2014, 4 – 6 p.m. Gazette Classification: Lecture, Social Sciences Organization/Sponsor: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Speaker(s): Gary Sick, executive director of Gulf 2000; adjunct professor, Columbia University Cost: Free and open to the public Contact Info: mivanova@wcfia.harvard.edu
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HarvardX Open House

HarvardX HQ125 Mt Auburn Street - 4th Floor Thu., Sep. 4, 2014, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Gazette Classification: Special Events Organization/Sponsor: HarvardX Speaker(s): HarvardX team Cost: Free and open to the Harvard community Ticket Web Link: www.eventbrite.com… Contact Info: michael_rutter@harvard.edu More info: harvardx.harvard.edu…
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