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The Clemente Course in Humanities Among 2014 National Humanities Medal Recipients

The Clemente Course in Humanities Among 2014 National Humanities Medal Recipients

September 9, 2015

The White House has announced the distinguished recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal, and a program Tim McCarthy, adjunct lecturer in public policy is heavily involved with, is among the honorees.

For the last 15 years McCarthy has made the eight-mile trek, on Monday and Wednesday nights, to Codman Square in Dorchester for The Clemente Course in the Humanities program to teach American history.

Iran steps back

Iran steps back

July 14, 2015

After 20 months of fitful negotiations, a coalition of world powers led by the United States announced Tuesday that it had reached a deal with Iran to limit that country’s capacity to a build nuclear bomb for at least a decade. In exchange, the international community will lift harsh sanctions that have had dire effects on Iran’s economy.

One for the ages

One for the ages

June 26, 2015

Harvard analysts see fundamental shift in ruling legalizing gay marriage nationally

Disabilities, pushed to the side

Disabilities, pushed to the side

June 1, 2015

Thomas Hehir, Ed.D. ’90, the Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), spent much of his career helping children with disabilities, including a decade teaching in Boston Public Schools. But when he came to Harvard to teach, he found a surprising number of students with disabilities of one sort or another in his own classes.

Nigeria at the crossroads

Nigeria at the crossroads

April 30, 2015

Nobelist Wole Soyinka decries violent fundamentalism, urges countering by those ‘on the side of life’