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Why We Celebrate Patriots' Day

Faculty Insight

Robert J. Allison, expert in the history of Boston and colonial America, shares the origin and evolution of Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts.

Addressing the Orphan Crisis in Ethiopia

Student Success Story

A psychology graduate student works for the well-being of orphans in her home country of Ethiopia.

Extension Student Proposes in Annenberg Hall

Article

Jaouad Didi wanted to make his marriage proposal to Geneviève Harbec perfect. …

Harvard Is for (Library) Lovers

Article

Take a photo tour of some of our favorite spaces to curl up with a book.

Cut the Clutter: 17 Phrases to Omit from Your Writing Today

Faculty Insight

The ability to write effectively gives anyone a competitive edge in their career. Learn one trick for honing these skills. 

Three Facts from African-American History You May Not Know—But Should

Faculty Insight

A Harvard professor sheds light on three facts and figures from African-American history.

6 Tips to Start Your Extension Semester Off Right

Article

Whether you're taking a class online or studying on campus, these tips—suggested by our advisors and current students—can help set yourself up for success this semester.

6 Tips for Getting The Most Out of Your On-Campus Experience

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Your guide to navigating Harvard Yard and beyond during your on-campus course.

To Conquer Stress: Manage Mood, Mindset, and Sleep

Article

A life coach explains how an understanding of the mind/body connection can help mitigate stress.

Keys to Success During Finals

Article

A life coach offers tips for making it through finals week.

Global Affairs and Game Shows: A Conversation with Instructor Tom Nichols

Faculty Insight

The national affairs scholar discusses childhood during the Cold War, nuclear proliferation, teaching, and a stint on Jeopardy!

Brian Mast looks out into Harvard Yard

A Veteran Sets His Sights on Harvard, and Congress

Student Success Story

Here, the air was cold and clean, the walls lime green and somehow familiar. Where were his men? “Do you know where you are?” said a soft voice in an East Coast accent.

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