Higher Education


Amid Impeachment Inquiry, Bacow Uncertain About Timeline for Higher Ed Bills

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Tuesday that it is “unclear” how quickly higher education legislation will make it through Congress given the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.


U.S. Rep. Stefanik Blasts Harvard Sanctions As Committee Considers Legislative Rebuff

United States Rep. Elise M. Stefanik ’06 denounced Harvard’s social group sanctions as discriminatory and argued in favor of legislation protecting college students’ freedom of association during a committee hearing Wednesday.


Affirmative Action Can Limit the Influence of Money in Higher Education, Harvard Ed School Dean Says

Graduate School of Education Dean Bridget Terry Long said in a Tuesday interview that while money and other advantages skew access to higher education in the United States, research conducted at the Ed school may help alleviate its effects.


Harvard Division of Continuing Education Collaborates on Digital Credentials Project

Harvard's Division of Continuing Education has partnered with eight universities from around the world to develop a shared infrastructure standard for digitally verifying academic credentials in a project called Digital Credentials announced last week.


Laibson and Furman to Take Over Ec10, Increase Number of Lectures

The two professors will replace Economics Professor N. Gregory Mankiw as course heads of Ec10, the department’s year-long flagship introductory course and one of Harvard’s largest undergraduate courses. Mankiw announced in early March that he will step down from teaching the course at the end of the semester to pursue “new pedagogical challenges.”


Harvard General Counsel Iuliano to Lead Gettysburg College

Iuliano — who oversees Harvard’s legal strategy in the midst of multiple high-profile lawsuits — will begin his new role in Gettysburg, Pa. on July 1 after the school’s current president, Janet M. Riggs, retires, according to a statement posted on Gettysburg College’s website.


Harvard Law School Professors Issue Comment on Title IX Changes

Law School faculty members Jeannie Suk Gersen, Nancy Gertner, and Janet E. Halley submitted their response praising and critiquing U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s proposed Title IX rules. The faculty members’ contribution came shortly after Harvard offered its own commentary


In Forum, Ed School Alumni Wrestle with Global Challenges

Fernando M. Reimers, a professor at the Graduate School of Education who moderated the event, opened the panel with remarks on the “global significance” of education in a time when he said some people doubt its value.


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