A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

Shutterstock If you think running a marathon is the quickest ticket to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn’t as good for your body as it seems. Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, […]

‘A mistake:’ Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning’s visiting fellow invitation following backlash

Harvard University has withdrawn a visiting fellowship title offered to Chelsea Manning after CIA director Mike Pompeo called the invitation to the intelligence expert a “shameful stamp of approval” and cancelled a talk at the university in protest. Read more In 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years of imprisonment, the harshest sentence in US […]

CIA director bails on Harvard speech after Chelsea Manning was selected as visiting fellow

Jacquelyn Martin/AP Following Harvard University’s decision to select Chelsea Manning, the transgender former US Army soldier who was convicted of leaking classified data, as a visiting fellow, CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday decided not to speak at a school-sponsored forum that was scheduled the same day. In a letter addressed to Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Director […]

Harvard may end fraternities, sororities, and final clubs by punishing students who join them

EllenSeptember/flickr (Slate) — An official Harvard University committee has recommended that the administration prohibit all students from joining exclusive, traditionally single-gender social clubs like fraternities, sororities, and so-called “final clubs.” After a damning report found that Harvard final clubs enabled a culture of sexual violence, the school moved last spring to force all final clubs—centuries-old, usually […]

These 3 types of supplements are ‘the most lawless’ of the industry, according to a Harvard researcher

Flickr/John Jeddore Their very name — supplements — makes them sound like a healthy addition to any diet. But most vitamins and dietary powders are unnecessary. Some can even be dangerous, according to Harvard Medical School professor S. Bryn Austin. Several supplements have been linked with an increase in certain cancers, for example, while others have been tied […]

‘Game of Thrones class’ aims to lure students to Harvard

Harvard University has announced a new ‘Game of Thrones class’ that it hopes will attract students to medieval studies and humanities courses in general. ‘The Real Game of Thrones: From Modern Myths to Medieval Models’ will draw parallels between the hugely popular HBO series and Eurasian history from c. 400 to 1500 AD. There will […]

VOTD: Harvard Honors John Williams with an A Cappella Medley of ‘Star Wars’, ‘Indiana Jones’ & More

It’s graduation season, and though we’ve already seen one spectacular musical performance as part of Will Ferrell’s outstanding commencement speech for this year’s graduates at the University of Southern California, we have a new favorite moment from this year’s round of college grads. Over at Harvard University, John Williams was given an honorary doctorate in […]

Mark Zuckerberg has returned to Harvard — Here’s how to watch his commencement address

Facebook 12 years after he famously dropped out of Harvard to run Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg finally returned on Thursday to receive his degree. Zuckerberg will give the commencement address for his alma mater’s class of 2017, making the 33-year-old CEO the youngest commencement speaker in Harvard’s history. You can watch Zuckerberg’s speech live at 3 pm […]