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Studying Sustainability at a Distance

Student Success Story

Q&A with Molly Smith, a candidate for the Master of Liberal Arts in the field of sustainability.

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Hiring people with disabilities is ethical—and strategic.  

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.

John Whippen

The Sound of Success: From Center Stage to a Fortune 100 Tech Company

Student Success Story

After success as a musician, this alumnus found his next career path while an undergraduate at the Extension School.

Statue of James Joyce

Why You Should Try to Read Ulysses—Again

Article

It's never too late to mount another effort to read the Irish classic. 

5 Tips for Healthy, Loving Relationships

Article

Romantic relationships, in all of their complexity, are a fundamental component of our lives. And as the poet Rainer Maria Rilke mused, “There is scarcely anything more difficult than to…

A Passion for Food and Technology

Student Success Story

Natali combined her passion of technology and food in her app.