Inside Extension

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Exposing Bias: Race and Racism in America


Journalist Robert Fieseler discusses American race relations as a social construct with Harvard Extension instructors and anthropologists, Michael Baran and James Herron.

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…

10 Soft Skills Every IT Professional Should Develop


If you're struggling to advance in your IT career, it may be time to stretch yourself beyond technical expertise.

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.

The Freestyle Life: Lane Changes and Intersections

Student Success Story

An Extension alumnus has found success and satisfaction as a triathlete, professor, artist, and advocate.

Harvard Extension School Announces Collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution


The Harvard Extension School’s graduate program in Museum Studies is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution of Washington, DC.

Father playing with son

The Role of Fathers in Childhood Development

Faculty Insight

As we celebrate Father's Day, Dante Spetter, instructor of Human Development, shares insights on how a father or father-figure plays into a child’s life.

Harvard Extension Commencement 2016 Recap


Graduates, family, and fans captured Commencement 2016 via social media.

Commencement 2016 Award Winners


Announcing the recipients of the 2016 Commencement awards.


Brian Sullivan

Student Spotlight

How a brother-in-law's speech disorder inspired a Digital Media Design student's degree journey.

Philippe Cousteau

Philippe Cousteau Discusses the Resiliency of Marine Ecosystems


Philippe Cousteau spoke of finding hope in rebounding marine ecosystems.