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Harvard b-school professor focuses on black MBAs

2/17/2017

Steve Rogers, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, is working to increase the diversity of the case studies produced by the school to highlight more black MBA graduates who have started businesses. Rogers has written 14 such case studies after estimating that only 1% of Harvard's nearly 10,000 case studies focused on black entrepreneurs.

Universities challenge immigration ban

2/17/2017

Seventeen higher-education institutions this week signed an amicus brief taking issue with President Donald Trump's executive order barring citizens from certain countries from entering the US. The signatories -- which include Harvard, Stanford and Yale Universities -- cited "damaging effects" of the order already suffered by US institutions.

Ruling: Gene-editing patents belong to MIT's Broad Institute

2/16/2017

The US Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and not the University of California at Berkeley, owns the patents for the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9. The case was widely followed because the technology holds the promise of creating new kinds of treatments for diseases.

Paper airplane record-holder shares tips with Harvard students

2/7/2017

John Collins set the paper airplane world record for distance in 2012 with a flight of 226 feet. On Wednesday, he spoke about airplane design with a group of Harvard students, touching on glide ratios, center of gravity, center of lift and more.

Researchers devise metallic hydrogen material

1/31/2017

Harvard University researchers produced atomic metallic hydrogen, a material that could lead to the development of room-temperature superconductors, among other applications. "Metallic hydrogen is predicted to be meta-stable," Harvard's Isaac Silvera said.

Time crystals that move without energy developed

1/30/2017

Time crystals that perpetually move without energy have been created by research teams from the University of Maryland and Harvard using an outline created by University of California at Berkeley scientist Norman Yao and published in Physical Review Letters. Time crystals break time symmetry by oscillating in their ground state without stopping.

Voter list in union election was accurate, Harvard says

1/19/2017

Harvard University provided an accurate voter list to organizers attempting to form a union of research and teaching assistants, university officials said in a filing this week with the National Labor Relations Board. Abhinav Reddy, an organizer with the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers, said "multiple inaccuracies within the voter list" marred the November election, which remains too close to call and which will be the subject of an NLRB hearing on Feb. 21.

Harvard grad students await unionization's potential next steps

1/17/2017

More than 60% of eligible Harvard graduate students showed support for unionization last February, but an initial election at the end of the year yielded a majority of ballots against forming a union. The National Labor Relations Board will hold hearings to determine the fate of more than 300 remaining challenged ballots.

Which b-schools have the highest yield rates?

1/13/2017

Top-rated business schools at Harvard and Stanford universities have high yield rates, meaning students accepted to the programs actually enroll. However, data show many lower-ranked schools, such as West Texas A&M University, also have top yield rates.

Which b-schools have the highest yield rates?

1/6/2017

Top-rated business schools at Harvard and Stanford universities have high yield rates, meaning students accepted to the programs actually enroll. However, data show many lower-ranked schools, such as West Texas A&M University, also have top yield rates.