Posts tagged "harvard"

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

A List Of Suggested Workshops For “Sex Week” At Harvard (And Other Colleges)

This week, Harvard University is hosting their third annual, controversial "Sex Week," a “week of programming that is interdisciplinary, thought-provoking, scholastic, innovative and applicable to student experiences in order to promote a holistic understanding of sex and sexuality." This year, some of the workshops offered include "…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 5, 2014

Harvard’s Government School Orientation Will Now Have A “Check Your Privilege” Session

Last week, the dean of Harvard University's prestigious Kennedy School of Government agreed to include "power and privilege training" for every new student at orientation. As NYmag.com notes, activists like Reetu Mody, a first-year grad student at the Kennedy School, found themselves disturbed by how often their opinions, especially those suggesting a racial bias, were…
By: Claire Hannum / May 15, 2014

This Student Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old from Long Island, has a whole lot of options for his college career. This time of year usually brings handwringing for high school students as decision letters from universities roll in, but not for Enin. He was accepted to all eight schools in the Ivy League and now has his pick betwee…
By: Claire Hannum / April 2, 2014

Harvard Student Pens Open Letter About The School’s Non-Reaction To Her 2013 Sexual Assault

A Harvard student penned a heartbreaking open letter in the Harvard Crimson newspaper addressed to university administrators about the sexual assault she suffered nine months ago by one of her friends, who continues to live in the same dorm as her. The Harvard administration has reportedly shrugged this student off, claiming it didn't technically fall…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2014

Mother Seeks “Sugar Baby” To Take Her Son’s V-Card Before Heading to Harvard

Seeking a soulmate for your child doesn’t just happen in the movies, y’all! Like the scene in “Because I Said So,” where the mother posts an ad online secretly seeking a male partner for her daughter, a Philadelphian mom has taken notes and brought the helicopter mom to the next level. Looking for a “Sugar…
By: Daley Quinn / July 19, 2013

52 Years Late, Phyllis Richman Tells Harvard Admissions How She Had A Career And A Family

In June 1961, after applying to Harvard’s graduate program in city planning, Phyllis Richman received a letter from Harvard asking her exactly how she planned on having a career and a family. You see, Phyllis’s admission seemed like a waste of time to the admissions office. William A. Doeble, a professor in the department to…
By: Mary Odell / June 10, 2013

Harvard Students Protest Tyga’s Concert Over Sexist Lyrics

Rapper Tyga is booked for the Yardfest concert this month on Harvard's campus — but not if over 1,000 students, who have signed a petition requesting him not to perform for the school on the basis of his sexist and violent lyrics, get their way. In particular, the song "Rack City" is problematic for it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2013

Yes, Master! Harvard Students Now Have A BDSM Sex Club

They have the best and the brightest in the country and now they have a bondage, dominance and sadomasochism club, too. Harvard University students are in the early stages of convening an official campus club — like, say, the school paper or the French club — centered around a shared interest in BDSM kink, like…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2012

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Gives Harvard Business School 2012 Commencement Address

There's many commencement addresses delivered each year by celebrities, but too few of them are delivered by crazy-successful businesswomen who have us hanging on their every word. Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg delivered the 2012 address at her alma mater, Harvard Business School, this week. "Careers ... are not a ladder, they're a jungle gym," she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2012

Dawn Loggins Overcomes Homelessness To Attend Harvard

Dawn Loggins spent the summer before her senior year of high school at the prestigious North Carolina Governors School, but when the summer was over, nobody from her family came to pick her up. Her troubled parents, plagued by poverty and drug abuse, had abandoned her, and Dawn was left homeless. She was forced to…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2012

Amy Poehler Strongly Encourages Hand Holding

"No one is here today because they did it on their own…You’re all here today because someone gave you strength. Helped you. Held you in the palm of their hand. God, Allah, Buddha, Gaga—whomever you pray to … When you feel scared, hold someone’s hand and look into their eyes. And when you feel brave,…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 27, 2011

Amy Poehler And 14 Other Commencement Speakers We Wish We’d Had

Graduation speeches are tough. You have to avoid the usual cliches about how students are floating on the sea of life or opening the doors to their future, and that isn't easy. My college graduation speaker—some bigwig woman at the World Bank—hit both of those. Not that you could hear over the protesting of…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 6, 2011

The “Tiger Mother”‘s Daughter Accepted Into Harvard: Was Mom’s Strict Parenting Worth It?

Earlier this winter, Yale Law Professor Amy Chua published Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, a memoir about her strict parenting style rooted in her Chinese upbringing. A "Chinese mother" is a broad term to describe a sub-set of strict parents who expect excellence from their children and force them…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2011

The Frenemies Behind Harvard Race Email Scandal

Last week, the interwebs frothed over an email written by a Harvard Law student who is a member of their famed Law Review. The author of said email wrote that she could not rule out "the possibility that African Americans are, on average, genetically predisposed to be less intelligent." It's a statement even more extreme…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 4, 2010

Who Is Potential Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan, Anyway?

Ding dong, Justice John Paul Stevens is retiring! Surely you remember when President Obama nominated Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court last summer? Well, gird your loins, kiddies, because it's time to do it all again. White House gossips say Obama is considering about 10 possible replacements for Stevens and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2010

Harvard Launches Fancy-Pants Fashion Line

Camille from "NYC Prep" may not get accepted next year into her dream school, Harvard, but if she doesn't mind donning menswear — and something tells me she probably doesn't — she now has the chance to dress the part a little more easily. That's because the Ivy League school has curiously…
By: Wendy Atterberry / August 7, 2009

Harvard Endows LGBT Professorship Role

The Ivy League is making waves toward greater acceptance this week. First, Katie Couric was the first woman to give a commencement speech at Princeton. Now, Harvard University has become the first institute of higher education to create an endowed professorship in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies. Although other colleges and universitie…
By: Annika Harris / June 4, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Harvard Hates Harry Potter, Nudism, Women Voters, And Teen Sex On The Rise

Some Harvard grads were a little pissy that their Ivy League school invited Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling to speak at commencement rather than, say, Bill Gates. Get over it, nerds, J.K. rules! [NPR]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Jennifer Lopez On Reality TV, Norman Mailer’s Mistress, Cuddling Babies, And More

Jennifer Lopez plans to join the ranks of Jessica Simpson, Britney, Carmen Electra, and the Lohan family with a reality show. The show, on TLC, will document her trying to balance her career and motherhood. Will this be with or without the help of five nannies, an assistant, and a hair and makeup team? […
By: Catherine Strawn / April 24, 2008
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