Harvard gets $400 million from Wall Street alum

Jun 4, 2015

Harvard gets $400 million from Wall Street alum

Harvard has received its biggest gift in school history: a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund billionaire and alumnus John Paulson, the university said Wednesday. The endowment from Paulson will support the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which has led technology ...

Feb 6, 2015

Harvard bans professors from having sex with undergraduates

Harvard University has instituted a total ban on professors having sex with undergraduate students, strengthening language it said didn’t reflect its expectations on appropriate relationships between faculty members and students. Harvard said in a statement released Thursday the change came as part of a ...

Gordon stars on big stage

Dec 17, 2014

Gordon stars on big stage

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In a marquee matchup of American quarterbacks, which likely led fans to expect an aerial game, running back Gino Gordon stole the show with his stellar performance on the ground. Gordon rushed for 112 yards and scored four touchdowns to guide the Fujitsu Frontiers ...

Apr 16, 2014

Harvard scholar who co-authored STAP papers says cells undoubtedly exist

Harvard University professor Charles Vacanti says STAP cells able to develop into various tissue undoubtedly exist. Vacanti, co-author of two Nature articles at the center of a worldwide controversy, made the remark at an international academic meeting in Kyoto on Tuesday, according to participants ...

Mar 19, 2014

U.S. scientist corrects Obokata's 2011 stem cell study

A U.S. scientist who assisted Haruko Obokata with what appeared to be groundbreaking stem cell research has corrected a paper she published in a U.S. magazine in 2011, citing an erroneous figure. Charles Vacanti, a professor at Harvard Medical School and former adviser to ...

Kumamon, governor tickle the ivies

Nov 13, 2013

Kumamon, governor tickle the ivies

Kumamoto Gov. Ikuo Kabashima on Tuesday took Kumamon to Harvard to give a lecture at one of America’s most prestigious universities on how the cuddly black bear mascot has helped “maximize the overall happiness” of the prefecture’s residents. Later at Fenway Park in nearby ...

Jul 19, 2013

Free study abroad prep in Kumamoto

by Masaaki Kameda

Kumamoto Prefecture will open a free cram school Sunday for junior high and high school students who want to enroll in universities overseas. “Students nowadays have options to attend universities abroad thanks to globalization,” said Makoto Kamei of the prefectural government’s private education promotion ...

High schoolers dream of Ivy League

Apr 19, 2013

High schoolers dream of Ivy League

by Sayuri Daimon

One March afternoon in Shibuya Ward, a group of high schoolers earnestly listened as students from Harvard University described life on their campus. “Who is interested in going to school in the U.S.?” one Harvard student asked. A host of hands shot up in ...