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.

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The Role of Fathers in Childhood Development

Faculty Insight

As we celebrate Father's Day, Dante Spetter, instructor of Human Development, shares insights on how a father or father-figure plays into a child’s life.

Harvard Extension Commencement 2016 Recap


Graduates, family, and fans captured Commencement 2016 via social media.

Commencement 2016 Award Winners


Announcing the recipients of the 2016 Commencement awards.


Brian Sullivan

Student Spotlight

How a brother-in-law's speech disorder inspired a Digital Media Design student's degree journey.

Philippe Cousteau

Philippe Cousteau Discusses the Resiliency of Marine Ecosystems


Philippe Cousteau spoke of finding hope in rebounding marine ecosystems.

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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


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

Harvard Is for (Library) Lovers


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.