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Harvard Horizons 2014

The Harvard Horizons experience will culminate in the much-anticipated Harvard Horizons Symposium, tomorrow evening at 4:15pm in Sanders Theater.  Presented by GSAS and the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard Horizons is a showcase of the interesting research being performed by Harvard’s graduate students.  We hope you will join us; in the meantime,…

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Book Review: Why Teach? by Mark Edmunson

The current climate in higher education is host to a great debate about the purpose of a college education.  Are schools responsible for turning out a thoroughly-prepared, pre-programmed workforce, or it is the responsibility of educators to shape thoughtful, reflective humans without regard for how future employers will view them?  

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Modernist Writing Exercises

Today’s writing lesson comes from American expatriate and arch-modernist Ezra Pound (1885-1972).  Though an accomplished poet and translator in his own right, he may be best known as the guy who cut nearly 400 lines from T.S. Eliot’s original draft of The Waste Land.