akio:

I have to say that the single most important lesson I learned in 25 years talking every single day to people was that there is a common denominator in our human experience. Most of us, I tell ya, we don’t want to be divided. What we want—the common denominator that I found in every single interview—is that we want to be validated. We want to be understood.

I’ve done over 35,000 interviews in my career, and as soon as that camera shuts off everyone always turns to me and inevitably in their own way ask this question: “was that ok?”

I heard it from President Bush. I heard it from President Obama. I’ve heard it from heroes and from housewives. I’ve heard it from victims and perpetrators of crime. I even heard it from BE-YON-CÉ in all of her Beyoncé-ness. She finishes performing, hands me the microphone, and says “was that ok?” [x]

moocworld:

CS50 is Harvard College’s intensive introduction to computer science, which has been available in OpenCourseWare format for some time now. On October 15, 2012, it began as a fully fledged MOOC on the edX platform.

harvardeducation:

Looking for a new study spot on campus this year? Try out the Gutman Library roof deck on the 4th floor.

harvardeducation:

Looking for a new study spot on campus this year? Try out the Gutman Library roof deck on the 4th floor.

flavorpill:


Yesterday evening, Fox announced that it had given a put-pilot order to a sitcom called DeTour, from Psych creator Steve Franks. You may be wondering: what’s a put-pilot, and why should I care until this show actually gets a series order? Well, first off, a put-pilot is the kind most likely to reach your TV: a network must pay a hefty fee if they do not air the pilot. And secondly, you should care if you’re a music fan: Franks’ inspiration is the life of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, specifically the singer’s 11 years of on-and-off study at Harvard, and Cuomo himself is directly involved with the show.

Rivers Cuomo’s Harvard Life Seems Ripe For TV

flavorpill:

Yesterday evening, Fox announced that it had given a put-pilot order to a sitcom called DeTour, from Psych creator Steve Franks. You may be wondering: what’s a put-pilot, and why should I care until this show actually gets a series order? Well, first off, a put-pilot is the kind most likely to reach your TV: a network must pay a hefty fee if they do not air the pilot. And secondly, you should care if you’re a music fan: Franks’ inspiration is the life of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, specifically the singer’s 11 years of on-and-off study at Harvard, and Cuomo himself is directly involved with the show.

Rivers Cuomo’s Harvard Life Seems Ripe For TV

aigoogle:

Look at how pretty the colors of the Italian ice are at the HGSE School-Wide Party!

aigoogle:

Look at how pretty the colors of the Italian ice are at the HGSE School-Wide Party!

aigoogle:

First day of grad school! Clearly I’m only here for the swag

aigoogle:

First day of grad school! Clearly I’m only here for the swag

aigoogle:

Deep cleaning my room and for some reason I have 30-year-old Harvard Magazines? This ad was found in the Sept-Oct 1980 issue. I don’t even know what cooking with a Harvard accent would entail, but it sounds hilarious.

aigoogle:

Deep cleaning my room and for some reason I have 30-year-old Harvard Magazines? This ad was found in the Sept-Oct 1980 issue. I don’t even know what cooking with a Harvard accent would entail, but it sounds hilarious.

harvardeducation:

Want to read an original script from the first episode of Sesame Street? Look no further than Gutman Library’s Special Collections | http://bit.ly/19XUp5u

harvardeducation:

Want to read an original script from the first episode of Sesame Street? Look no further than Gutman Library’s Special Collections | http://bit.ly/19XUp5u

#we never joke about legally blonde #like really let’s just #first: obvious girl power message about how we don’t need no man and how you can do what you want with hard work #including the things people say are quote hard like get into harvard law (see photoset) #second: genuinely clever #like seriously clever wonderful well-written comedy that doesn’t stoop to low brow type humor #oh no sir no one is slipping and falling on a banana or making jokes about sex here #third: GIRLS CAN BE FRIENDS AND NOT HATE EACH OTHER #elle is so nice to even vivien who she probably is allowed to not like #she asks in the movie how could she be so mean #she genuinely does not understand cruelty how WONDERFUL ELLE WOODS IS WONDERFUL #FOUR: REESE WITHERSPOON LITERALLY IN THIS FILM MAKES YOU CRY WITH LAUGHTER #and then cry with tears #over a dumb girl comedy #that’s the best part because it’s all about some dumb cali girl majoring in fashion merchandising and people expected that #and they got one of the best movies in recent memory

gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.

Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 

I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. 

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