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How to save the third wave of technology from itself

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at The Harvard Kennedy School. As The New York Times recently profiled, new startups are arising to solve the housing crisis. These startups disrupt what ex-AOL CEO Steve Case calls the “Third Wave,” industries with large social impact. Think: housing, healthcare and finance. To survive, t...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Column, Opinion, Startup, Tech, Harvard University, Aol, Citigroup, Brazil, Steve Case, LendingClub, Legaltech, China California, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, RegTech


Harvard University Sued For Allegedly Profiting Off Images Of Slaves

Harvard University is being accused of profiting off images of slaves from the 1850s.
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Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of enslaved people, descendant claims in lawsuit

A descendant of enslaved people has sued Harvard University, alleging that the Ivy League institution has “shamelessly” profited from photos of her ancestors. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, claims that Harvard has ignored requests to surrender images of a man named Renty, whom she says is her great-great-great grandfather, and his daughter Delia. Lanier is suing Harvard for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of the images, asking the university to return the photos to he...
Tags: News, Harvard, Harvard University, Ivy League, Norwich Connecticut, Tamara Lanier, Delia Lanier


Sherlock Biosciences launches with $35 mln capital

Sherlock Biosciences said March 21 that it has launched with $35 million in committed capital. This includes a $17.5 million non-dilutive grant and an investment from the Open Philanthropy Project. Sherlock, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an engineering biology company that seeks to make testing better, faster and more affordable. PRESS RELEASE Sherlock Biosciences Launches to Provide Better, Faster and More Affordable Diagnostic Testing Worldwide Through Engineering Biology CRISPR and Syntheti...
Tags: Trends, Mit, Harvard University, Sherlock, Crispr, Illumina, James, James Collins, Massachusetts General Hospital, Broad Institute of MIT, Harvard Medical School, Brigham, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Broad Institute, Cambridge Massachusetts, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


CRISPR Diagnostic Race Heats Up as Sherlock Bio Launches With $35M

The high-stakes race to use CRISPR gene editing technology to create medicines has been underway for years now, and human trials are just starting. But the idea of using CRISPR as a tool to detect and diagnose a disease has been gaining traction, too, and the launch of a new startup today called Sherlock Biosciences marks the latest step.Sherlock has been formed around technologies licensed from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, dubbed “SHERLOCK” and “INSPECTR,” respectively, t...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Boston, Trends, Vc, Harvard University, Sherlock, Crispr, Illumina, Life Sciences, Jim Collins, Broad Institute of MIT, Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, Feng Zhang, David Walt


Lawsuit alleges Harvard profited from photos of slaves

A lawyer says Harvard University has the opportunity to "remove the stain from its legacy" by honoring a Connecticut woman's request to turn over photos of two South Carolina slaves she says are her ancestors. (March 20)            [Author: AP]
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Harvard ‘Shamelessly’ Profiting Off 1850s Photos of 2 Slaves, Says Woman Who Claims to Be Their Descendent

(BOSTON) — Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict…
Tags: News, Education, Boston, Uncategorized, Harvard University, Ivy League, Norwich Connecticut, Onetime, Harvard ` Shamelessly, Tamara Lanier


Suing archives...the next trend?

Harvard University sued over allegedly profiting from what are believed to be the earliest photos of American slaves. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ty/3213537002/
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Who Should Own Photos of Slaves? The Descendants, not Harvard, a Lawsuit Says

A woman is suing the university for photographs taken 169 years ago of slaves she says are her ancestors. The images were taken as part of a racist study.
Tags: Photography, News, Harvard, Harvard University, Genealogy, Blacks, Reparations, Race and Ethnicity, Slavery (Historical, Peabody Museum


Harvard University sued over allegedly profiting from what are believed to be the earliest photos of American slaves

A direct descendant of a slave featured in photos owned by Harvard is seeking an unspecified amount of damages from the university. She's also demanding Harvard give her family the images.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Lawsuit: Harvard ‘Shamelessly’ Profits from Photos of Slaves

The suit says Harvard has capitalized on the photos by demanding a "hefty" licensing fee to reproduce the images.
Tags: News, Harvard, Harvard University, Slavery, Harvard ` Shamelessly


Researchers discover previously unknown mechanism by which cells can sense oxygen

Researchers from the University of Oulu and Harvard University have found a previously unknown mechanism by which cells in the body sense oxygen. Lack of oxygen had a direct influence on the functioning of genes, and prevented cell differentiation.
Tags: Health, Harvard University, University of Oulu


Harvard’s Semitic Museum: Exploring the Ancient Near East

The Harvard University campus — the whole Boston area, in fact — is filled with world class museums. The Fogg, the Busch Reisinger, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardiner: you’ve heard of and perhaps been to these. Do you know about the Semitic Museum, though? The Semitic Museum is part of the Harvard campus in Cambridge. Though it’s equally world class with those...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories The Easter Rising: Ireland and HistoryGlasgow in Six Statues...
Tags: Travel, Boston, Massachusetts, History, Harvard, Ireland, Harvard University, Museums, Middle East, Cambridge, Archaeology, New England, Us Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Kerry Projects, Near East


DealBook: How Executives Vote With Their Wallets

A Harvard study found that executives donate more heavily to Republicans. But the gap is surprising.
Tags: Cook, News, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporations, Harvard, Harvard University, Campaign Finance, Business Roundtable, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government, Timothy D


Alan B. Krueger, economic adviser to Clinton and Obama, dies at 58

Princeton University economist Alan Krueger, who served as chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and was one of the profession’s top experts on the labor market, died over the weekend. He was 58. The New Jersey school announced his death in a statement on its website Monday, without giving a cause. The university didn’t immediately respond to a request for additional information. Krueger, who had been a professor at Princeton since 1987, served in Obama’s White House ...
Tags: Business, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Harvard University, New Jersey, Bill Clinton, Princeton, Clinton, Princeton University, Treasury Department, CEA, Council of Economic Advisers, Krueger


Psychedelics pioneer Ralph Metzner, RIP

Pioneering psychonaut Ralph Metzner who co-led the seminal psychedelic research at Harvard University in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) and co-authored The Psychedelic Experience, has died at age 82. (Above image, Metzner at left with Leary.) Through his life, Metzner helped a great many people through his psychotherapist practice, spoke frequently on eco-consciousness, and also composed visionary ballads. (Erowid) Pioneering psychedelic researcher Ralph Met...
Tags: Post, News, Drugs, Harvard, Harvard University, Consciousness, Mondo, Lsd, Psychedelics, Timothy Leary, Metzner, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert Ram Dass, Leary Through, Timothy Leary Richard Alpert


14 of the most important early Facebook employees — and where they are now

On March 14, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the departure of two key executives: chief product officer Chris Cox and head of WhatsApp Chris Daniels. Cox and Daniels join a long list of Facebook employees who have left the company. We took a look at where 14 of the most important Facebook employees throughout the company's history are now. On March 14, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the departure of Chris Cox , chief product officer and longtime employee of Facebook. Cox joined th...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Trends, Harvard, Harvard University, New York Stock Exchange, Chris Hughes, Andrew Bosworth, Zuckerberg, Cox, Dustin Moskovitz, Daniels, Chris Cox, Angelo




Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it's understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here's a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, Washington, White House, China, India, New York City, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, United States, Harvard University, International Space Station, House, Antarctica


Potential presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg visits West Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD — South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, expressed optimism about his chances for victory Thursday night in West Hollywood. “The path is narrow, but I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t see a path,” Buttigieg told Fox11 at what his staff called a “meet and greet” at Bar Lubitsch. “What we found is, if we get in front of people, they respond.” The not-yet-a-candidate’s name is pronounced “BOOT-edge-edge.” The appr...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Cnn, Afghanistan, Soccer, Harvard University, Beverly Hills, Warren, Smith, Los Angeles City Council, Presidential Election


America needs stronger ties to Germany now

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her commencement speech in May at Harvard University, a child of an Auschwitz survivor, Harvard President Lawrence Bacow, will sit right behind her. Yet Germany's leader will also give her speech in a country in which four out of 10 people do not even know what Auschwitz is, or what happened there, according to a 2018 study. The figure for millennials is more shocking still.
Tags: News, Germany, Angela Merkel, America, Harvard, Harvard University, Stories, Auschwitz, Lawrence Bacow


America needs stronger ties to Germany

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her commencement speech in May at Harvard University, a child of an Auschwitz survivor, Harvard President Lawrence Bacow, will sit right behind her. Yet Germany's leader will also give her speech in a country in which four out of 10 people do not even know what Auschwitz is, or what happened there, according to a 2018 study. The figure for millennials is more shocking still.
Tags: News, Germany, Angela Merkel, America, Harvard, Harvard University, Stories, Auschwitz, Lawrence Bacow


Bio Roundup: Golumbeski’s Legacy, CRISPR Moratorium, Rebate Week & More

While all eyes in the biopharmaceutical world are currently trained on Bristol-Myers Squibb’s proposal to buy Celgene for $74 billion, it wasn’t that long ago that another company’s gaze was fixed on the Summit, NJ, drug maker.In the early 2000s, before the FDA approved Celgene’s flagship multiple myeloma drug lenalidomide (Revlimid), Novartis (NYSE: NVS considered buying the company. It passed, unwilling to risk billions on an unapproved drug. Those details came from biopharma dealmaker George...
Tags: Deals, Startups, China, Ipo, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Merck, Colorectal Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Harvard University, Health Insurance, Astrazeneca, Center For Medicare And Medicaid Services, Fda, National


Using organ-on-a-chip technology to reduce side effects of radiation therapy

The debilitating side effects of radiotherapy could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a breakthrough by University of South Australia and Harvard University researchers.
Tags: Health, Harvard University, University of South Australia


Matter: A History of the Iberian Peninsula, as Told by Its Skeletons

With an analysis of DNA from nearly 300 fossilized remains, scientists are peering into human prehistory in the region.
Tags: Europe, News, Spain, Harvard University, Portugal, Oxford University, Reich, Iberian Peninsula, Genetics and Heredity, Skeletons, Archaeology and Anthropology, Current Biology (Journal, Basques, David E (1974-, Your-feed-science


The College Admissions Scandal Is Peak White Privilege — & It's Nothing New

I went to one of the top public high schools in Washington State — and most of the students were rich and white. My family was middle-class; my mother is an immigrant, my father was raised in poverty, and neither inherited wealth. And though I did grow up with economic privileges that I don’t seek to deny, the degree of wealth that surrounded me in my youth baffled me. Many of the families in my community had boats (some even private planes) and summer homes. If one of my classmates received a ...
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Using 3D models to reduce side effects of radiotherapy

The debilitating side effects of radiotherapy could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a breakthrough by University of South Australia (UniSA) and Harvard University researchers.
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Summit Partners promotes five

Summit Partners has promoted five of its staffers. Peter Francis is now managing director; Matt Curtis has become a portfolio manager; and Gus Phelps is now a principal. Also, Chris Bon and Jono Pagden were promoted to senior associate. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON, MA; MENLO PARK, CA and LONDON, UK – Summit Partners, a leading alternative investment firm, today announced the promotion of five professionals globally across the firm’s growth equity, credit and public equity teams. Peter Francis was promo...
Tags: Europe, London, Boston, Trends, People, Harvard University, Anthem, North America, University of Toronto, Peter Francis, Cornell University, Chris, Peter, UBS Investment Bank, Trinity College, Matt


Birmingham’s Jonovan Smith headlines 2019 Daily News All-Area boys wrestling team

BOYS WRESTLER OF THE YEAR Jonovan Smith, Birmingham, Senior Noted Sports Performance coach Dr. Kevin Elko, who counts the University of Alabama football team as one of his many clients, offers up a theory that to be successful in life, “You must be bold. Be different from the rest of the crowd.” The word “bold” best describes Birmingham’s talented senior wrestler Jonovan Smith. He speaks with a vocabulary that would be best suited for a student who plans to attend Harvard University rather than ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Harvard University, Birmingham, Royal, Smith, Valencia, High School Sports, University Of Alabama, Simi Valley, San Fernando, Palisades, San Fernando Valley, Duran, Greco


As the Harvard Admissions Case Nears a Decision, Hear From 2 Asian-American Students on Opposite Sides

Michael Wang has closely followed the trial over admissions at Harvard University, hoping it will change the college application process for future generations of Asian-American students. Wang, the son of Chinese immigrants, had an SAT score of 2230 (out of a possible 2400) and a 4.67 weighted GPA when he was waitlisted, and then rejected,…
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Harvard University, Wang, Michael Wang, Onetime, Harvard Admissions Case Nears