THE TODAY SHOW
Mom of 11 follows her dream at
Current Extension School student Allyson Reneau, an Oklahoma businesswoman and mother of 11, was featured on the Today Show's "Education Nation." Allyson flies once a week from Oklahoma to take her first course on campus in Cambridge and expects to apply to the ALM program in the future. Watch the video.
Reneau was also featured on NECN's The Morning Show. Watch "Mother of 11 takes a bold step."
Is a forest worth more than a gold mine?
Sustainability and environmental management graduate Jason Sohigian, ALM '11, posed this question during a recent TEDx Yeravan, Armenia talk, where he presented research from his graduate capstone project. Jason joined a former US ambassador, news correspondents from ABC News and Bloomberg, and others. Watch the presentation and read more at National Geographic's NewsWatch site.
FROM THE SPARK
An econ professor on the fiscal crisis
Professor Siddiq Abdullah (ECON E-10a Principles of Economics) agreed to provide us with some insight into the current financial crisis in America—and to share his sense that the economy will indeed recover. MORE>
A Tale of Two Plates
Dr. P. K. Newby (ENVR E-129 From Farm to Fork: Why What We Eat Matters) discusses the challenges posed by the new USDA and Harvard food plates and helps us all figure out: What should I eat for dinner? MORE>
The Business Behind the NBA LockoutStephen Greyser (MGMT E-5500 The Business of Sports ), a longtime Celtics season ticket holder, discusses the conflicts within the NBA and the current lockout. MORE>
IN THE NEWS
Protecting sensitive data
According to Latanya Sweeney, ALB '94, medical data sold to analytics firms could potentially be used to track identities.
Sweeney, founder and director of Harvard’s Data Privacy Lab, aims to expose the weaknesses in existing privacy laws and security mechanisms in order to improve them.
Read "You're not so anonymous" in the Harvard Gazette.
PHOTO: Caroline Perry
FROM HARVARD MAGAZINE
Harvard Square: Then and Now
Harvard Magazine explores how Harvard Square has changed over the last quarter century through the eyes of three local business owners in this 375th anniversary-inspired video.