Harvard University

  • India likely to grow at 6 per cent in 201415: Harvard professor July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian economy is likely to grow at six per cent in 201415 and if the new government delivers on its promise of good governance, reversion to a growth rate of around 78 per cent can occur in coming years, Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath said. "Let's just say...
  • Threat call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard University July 6, 2014

    Cambridge: A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said. The Ivy League school...
  • Harvard University will be dropping SAT subject tests for undergraduate admissions May 23, 2014

    Harvard University has announced on its website that it is dropping a requirement to take SAT subject tests for applicants to undergraduate college. The website states that it will still require applicants to take SAT and ACT entrance exams, but without two subject tests. The website states: 'While we normally...
  • Harvard to adopt student honesty pledge May 9, 2014

    New York: The prestigious Harvard University is set to adopt a student honesty pledge in which pupils will promise not to plagiarise or cheat in their coursework and exams, according to a media report. It will be the first time the US university has asked students to make a public commitment...
  • Alex Ferguson to become a Harvard lecturer April 4, 2014

    Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will be swapping the dugout for the lectern after agreeing a long-term teaching position at Harvard University. The 72-year-old Scot, who ended his glittering reign at Old Trafford last year after 26 years in charge, will share his wisdom as an academic in a new...
  • Buildings evacuated at Harvard after report of explosives December 16, 2013

    Harvard University on Monday evacuated four buildings at the heart of its centuriesold campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after warning students of unconfirmed reports that explosives had been planted. The Ivy League school said it evacuated the Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson Halls. "Out of an abundance of caution, the buildings...
  • The Good Road: India's Oscar entry to be screened at Harvard University December 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Gujarati film 'The Good Road', India's official submission for the foreign language film category at the 86th Academy Awards, will be screened at Harvard University's Cambridge campus in Massachusetts, US. A production by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), the film will be shown Dec 9 at Harvard University's South...
  • Kanye West gives speech at Harvard, proud fiance Kim tweets picture November 19, 2013

    Los Angeles: Rapper Kanye West gave a lecture about designing at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The 36yearold 'Stronger' hitmaker spoke at the Ivy League university as a part of his design company's DONDA Design Lecture series, reported Us magazine. West, who talked about the design said, "Just wanted to...
  • Malala Yousafzai who was shot by Taliban honoured at Harvard September 28, 2013

    A Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban is being honoured as Harvard University's humanitarian of the year. Malala Yousafzai is an outspoken proponent for girls' education. She was at Harvard on Friday to accept the 2013 Peter J Gomes Humanitarian Award. Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust says...
  • Indian-origin scientist, team successful in controlling human brain via Internet August 28, 2013

    Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have conducted the world's first non-invasive human-to-human brain interface in which one person was able to control the motions of another person via Internet. Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao, a University of Washington professor, sent a brain signal...
  • US: Obama to name Jason Furman as chief economist June 10, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate longtime adviser Jason Furman to be his new chief White House economist, an administration official said. Furman, who will replace economist Alan Krueger as chair of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), has a Ph.D in economics from Harvard University and...
  • US' Hopkins University invites UP minister for lecture May 9, 2013

    Lucknow: After Harvard University's invitation to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, his uncle and senior Cabinet Minister Shivpal Yadav has been invited by John Hopkins University, US, to deliver a lecture on flood control, official sources said here. "Yadav, who besides others holds portfolio of Irrigation Department has been invited by Hopkins...
  • 'Tired' Ekta Kapoor set to study at Harvard University April 8, 2013

    Mumbai: TV and film producer Ekta Kapoor, who has backtoback projects 'Ek Thi Daayan', 'Shootout At Wadala', and 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' lined up for release, is tired and says that she will take a break to attend a summer entrepreneur course at the Harvard University. "I am planning...
  • Ekta Kapoor all set to study at Harvard University April 7, 2013

    Mumbai: TV and film producer Ekta Kapoor, who has backtoback projects 'Ek Thi Daayan', 'Shootout At Wadala', and 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' lined up for release, is tired and says that she will take a break to attend a summer entrepreneur course at the Harvard University. "I am planning to...
  • Oprah to deliver commencement address at Harvard March 5, 2013

    Boston: Talk show host, entrepreneur and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey will deliver this year's graduation address at Harvard University, the Ivy League school said on Monday. "Oprah's journey from her grandmother's Mississippi farm to becoming one of the world's most admired women is one of the great American success stories," Harvard President...
  • Cheating scandal: Harvard forces 60 students to withdraw February 2, 2013

    Boston: Harvard University said on Friday it issued academic sanctions against approximately 60 students who were forced to withdraw from school for a period of time in a cheating scandal that involved the final exam in a class on Congress, drawing criticism from a highprofile alumnus. The school implicated as...
  • Maha Kumbh Mela now a Harvard case study January 20, 2013

    New York: The Maha Kumbh Mela, considered the largest public gathering in the world, will be the subject of a case study at Harvard University, which will study the logistics and economics behind it and the "popup megacity" that comes to life in Allahabad during the religious event. A team of...
  • 2 Indians among Forbes' top 15 education innovators list November 10, 2012

    New York: Indianorigin CEO of Datawind, the maker of India's lowcost tablet Aakash, Suneet Singh Tuli and Massachusettes Institute of Technology professor Anant Agarwal have been named by Forbes magazine among the 15 "classroom revolutionaries" who are using innovative technologies to reinvent education for students and teachers globally. The Forbes...
  • Harvard doctor 'visited' heaven while in coma October 11, 2012

    Washington: In a bizarre claim, a Harvard neurosurgeon has said that he visited heaven when he slipped into a coma after contracting a rare disease. In his new book, 'Proof of Heaven', Dr Eben Alexander says he took a journey to the afterlife when he slipped into a coma in...
  • Harvard in mass cheating controversy, orders probe September 1, 2012

    Harvard officials are investigating claims that nearly half the students in one undergraduate class may have cheated on their final examination. ...
  • Mass cheating probe on in Harvard University September 1, 2012

    Cambridge: Harvard University will consider instituting an honour code as it investigates whether at least 125 undergraduates cheated by working together on a take-home exam in the spring. Officials said they intend to start broad conversations about academic honesty, including why it is vital to intellectual inquiry, in the wake...
  • MIT, Harvard link up with free online courses May 3, 2012

    Boston: Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both academic heavyweights and often neighborly rivals, are joining hands in a new partnership to offer courses online and for free. The two schools, located near each other in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are teaming up on an initiative called edX only five months after...
  • Harvard meet on where India heads in next decade March 24, 2012

    Boston: International leaders from government, business, non-profit, media and entertainment sectors are meeting in Boston over the weekend to discuss where India stands currently and where it is headed over the next decade. The discussions are part of the 9th Harvard India Conference with the theme of India: The Next Frontier,...
  • Swamy's courses removal part of norm: Harvard December 9, 2011

    New York: A day after Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy said Harvard University should have approached him first before deciding on removing his courses, the American institution said it was a norm for the faculty to annually "amend" and vote upon the course list for its summer school sessions. Harvard's Faculty...
  • Harvard removes courses taught by Swamy December 8, 2011

    New York: The Harvard University has removed economics courses taught by Janta Party leader Subramanian Swamy. The decision was taken following a heated debate after two Indian students on campus submitted a petition with 450 signatures against him. The uproar is over an op-ed article Swamy wrote in the DNA newspaper in...
  • In developing world, poor still means thin: Study November 4, 2011

    New York: 'First world' health problems such as obesity and heart disease may be gaining ground in developing nations, but they are mostly afflicting the rich and middle class while poor people remain undernourished and underweight, a study said. Researchers who looked at more than 500,000 women from 37 mid- and...
  • Harvard invite for Mamata Banerjee September 4, 2011

    Kolkata: Months after forming the West Bengal government by defeating the communists, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received an invitation from Harvard University to give a lecture on the politics and culture of the state, officials said. Sources close to Banerjee said the formal invitation from the hallowed institution was received...
  • Harvard most discussed university on Web: survey August 31, 2011

    Los Angeles: Harvard regained its top spot on a list of most talked-about US universities on the Internet, beating its rivals just in time for a return to fall studies, according to a survey released on Tuesday. Harvard conquered stiff competition from runners-up Northwestern University and the University of California,...
  • Indian Muslims have Hindu ancestry: Swamy August 14, 2011

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. In a recent article in DNA Subramanian Swamy has said that Indian Muslims must either proudly accept and acknowledge their Hindu ancestors and legacy or be disenfranchised. To many that feels like hateful, communal prejudice. But how does Doctor Swamy defend himself....
  • Harvard students upset with Subramanian Swamy July 28, 2011

    Washington: Upset over his recent article on Islamic terrorism in an Indian newspaper, a group of Harvard students are urging the varsity authorities to sever ties with the Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, who teaches economics at this prestigious University every summer. "We demand that the Harvard administration repudiate Swamy's remarks...