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Honoring Trailblazers in the Fight for Human Rights


In honor of this day, we’ve compiled a list of quotes from great leaders who have fought for the rights of marginalized groups. We hope they inspire you to stand up for someone’s rights today.

35 Courses to Pique Your Interest This Spring


Check out new additions to our course catalog since June. 

Get Your Pop Culture Fix in These Spring Courses


These spring courses use the lens of pop culture to study history, science, philosophy, and modern society.

A Look Back at Harvard’s First Distance Program


In the 1960s, we brought courses to US Navy service members aboard submarines. Learn the history. 

Kristen Strezo, Harvard Extension School, Master of Liberal Arts, Journalism '16

My Challenges and Triumphs on the Road to a Harvard Degree

Student Success Story

Kristen Strezo shares how she balanced life changes and rigorous coursework in pursuit of a degree.

How Cyberspace is Transforming International Security

Faculty Insight

An expert explores the complexities cyber introduces in the national security landscape.

How to Use Real Estate Trends to Predict the Next Housing Bubble

Faculty Insight

A real estate expert explains the predictability of the market.

Truman Capote's Black and White Ball: An American Exhibit


A strange and mesmerizing event took place in New York City on November 28, 1966. Hundreds of influential men and women of the day donned masks, slipped into their finery, and went to a ball hosted by…

John Paul Rollert Shares Lessons from the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Faculty Insight

Instructor John Paul Rollert discusses the role of ethics and empathy in politics and lessons from the presidential campaign.

Adapting Your Communication Style for the Classroom

Learn to more effectively interact with faculty and how to effectively communicate with fellow students.

Academic Coaching #5: Group Coaching Bootcamp - Creating Effective Action Plans That Work

Participants will experience group coaching that integrates research based strategies to help them succeed.