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  • Stanford Creates Vice Provost For Online Learning To “Fundamentally Reshape Education”

    Stanford Creates Vice Provost For Online Learning To “Fundamentally Reshape Education”

    Stanford University announced the creation of an Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning today, appointing computer science professor John Mitchell as the office’s inaugural head. In the past 20 years, Stanford has only established two Vice Provost offices, for undergraduate and graduate education, both of which “fundamentally reshaped education at Stanford.”… Read More

  • Watch Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Deliver Her Speech To Harvard Business School Graduates

    Watch Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Deliver Her Speech To Harvard Business School Graduates

    It has been a week since the Facebook IPO, with a whole lot of drama in the aftermath about the glitch with Nasdaq (and the legal implications), and questions about how much traders have lost as a result, while the share price has fallen: from a start of $38 it is now $32.79 in pre-market trading. But in a speech earlier this week to the 2012 graduating class of Harvard Business School… Read More

  • Harvard, MIT Will Bring Classes To The Masses With Their ‘edX’ Online Learning Initiative

    Harvard, MIT Will Bring Classes To The Masses With Their ‘edX’ Online Learning Initiative

    Distance learners rejoice! Harvard University and MIT jointly announced their new non-profit edX online learning initiative in Cambridge earlier today, which aims to both enhance on-campus teaching and make courses from both schools available to people around the world for free. “This is the single biggest change in education since the printing press,” said Anant Agarwal… Read More

  • Harvard Hawking Online Cialis? Welcome to the New Era of “Web Snatchers”

    Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Michael Markson, VP of Marketing for internet search engine Blekko, Inc. Previously, Markson was founder and VP of Business Development of news site Topix. In the 1956 classic horror film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the citizens of the fictional town of Santa Mira, California are replaced by perfect physical duplicates, simulations… Read More

  • Foursquare Follows The Facebook Model, Takes Its Game To Harvard

    As part of its goal to expand beyond a simple location-based gaming service among friends, Foursquare has been cutting partnerships left and right. Some of these are for good causes, some are for potential business relationships, and some are just interesting. The latest deal between Harvard and Foursquare, falls into the latter category. Harvard is the first university to use Foursquare to… Read More

  • Harvard Medical School Launches Swine Flu iPhone App

    As the threat of the swine flu (otherwise known as H1N1) pandemic become more serious and President Obama declares a national emergency over the rapidly spreading virus, Harvard Medical School is hoping to help educate people with its new iPhone app. The Swine Flu app, which is currently available on the app store, costs $1.99. The Swine Flu Application includes videos, animations and text… Read More

  • RIAA Sends Nasty Letter to 23 Colleges, Save Harvard, Demanding Money

    The RIAA continues fighting the good fight, saving its clients from starvation and abject poverty. It just sent letters to 23 colleges around the country demanding that the war criminals who have downloaded music pay $3,000. In addition to getting a rather large sum of money for the average college student, the scheme works out such that, should you cooperate, the RIAA would then have all… Read More

  • Harvard Really Hates The RIAA

    Recently, an article was published in a monthly newsletter at Harvard Law called “Universities to RIAA: Take a Hike.” If the title isn’t a complete giveaway, the article details how the RIAA is bullying students in college into lawsuits for file-sharing. Harvard feels that a university’s duty is to follow its own mission, not to cater as messenger for the messenger to… Read More