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Ann Compton

Media, Politics, and Public Discourse: Rebuilding Trust in the Digital Age

Ann Compton, a former ABC News journalist and member of the White House Press Corps, to deliver Lowell Lecture.

Other Recent Articles

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Chocolate


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

The Economy of Roses

The Economy of Roses


Learn why the price of roses doubles around Valentine's Day in this infographic.

The Surprising Reason We Don’t Keep Our Resolutions (and How to Overcome It)


Harvard Graduate School of Education professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey offer a four step process for overcoming obstacles and achieving lasting change

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.

6 Tips for Service Members Going Back To School


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

Exploring Migration and Citizenship Around the World

Faculty Insight

A scholar looks at these topics through a global lens.

Why Inclusive Hiring Is Good for Business


Hiring people with disabilities is ethical—and strategic.  

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.

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.

How to Effectively Curate Your Career


By adopting the mindset of a curator, you can gather the professional skills and experiences you need to achieve your career goals.

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.

Revising and Editing Your Own Work

Learn how to be more effective at revising and editing your work - from academic papers to more in-depth research and thesis proposals.