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Honoring Trailblazers in the Fight for Human Rights

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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.

6 Tips for Service Members Going Back To School

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Adam Fullerton, Marine Corps reservist, offers advice on how to pursue a degree as an active military officer or veteran. 

35 Courses to Pique Your Interest This Spring

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Check out new additions to our course catalog since June. 

Get Your Pop Culture Fix in These Spring Courses

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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

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

Why Inclusive Hiring Is Good for Business

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Hiring people with disabilities is ethical—and strategic.  

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

Faculty Insight

A real estate expert explains the predictability of the market.

Exposing Bias: Race and Racism in America

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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

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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

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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.

Adapting Your Communication Style for the Classroom

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

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