Inside Extension

Passions and perspectives, inquiry and discovery, campus and community. Explore our alumni, student, and faculty stories; event listings; and career and academic articles.


The Power of Crowdsourcing Knowledge in Online Communities

Faculty Insight

Instructor David Weinberger shares insights on how online social networks have facilitated new discoveries, and discusses the challenges of crowdsourcing knowledge.

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain for a Food Startup

Student Success Story

Alum Brian Bauer proposes the use of Internet of Things technology to improve supply chain management for Algramo, a Chilean startup that provides affordable food options to low-income communities in…

How Cyberspace is Transforming International Security

Faculty Insight

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

The Declaration of Independence Day signed on July 4, 1776

The History of America’s Independence Day

Faculty Insight

Professor Robert Allison shares some facts about the history of Independence Day.

Buying Local: Do Food Miles Matter?

Faculty Insight

Gary Adamkiewicz, instructor of From Farm to Fork: Why What You Eat Matters, discusses the nuances of food miles and their impact on our climate.

Saint Patrick: The Cantankerous Hero of Ireland

Faculty Insight

Kate Chadbourne, Harvard Extension School instructor and scholar of Irish folklore, shares stories about St. Patrick, and how she likes to celebrate the Irish holiday.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Chocolate


Extension instructor Carla D. Martin shares surprising facts about the popular Valentine's Day treat.

Best of Inside Extension 2016

Editors’ Picks: Best of Inside Extension 2016


Of the over 40 articles we published in 2016, these are the stories that challenged and inspired us this year.

Why Inclusive Hiring Is Good for Business


Hiring people with disabilities is ethical—and strategic.