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Amy Poehler Roasted Her Hasty Pudding Roasters Right Back and It Was Glorious

At the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year roast, the Parks and Recreation star gleefully mocked Harvard’s elitist tradition.

Everybody’s favorite feminist unicorn, Amy Poehler, was presented with the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award at Harvard earlier today. Perhaps more delightful than the wacky parade she led around Harvard Square was the roast that followed. No, not the roast of Amy by students, Amy’s comeback roast. The Parks and Recreation star called the Ivy League club out on its sexist traditions, lack of diversity and more.

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America Dominates Those 'Best Universities in the World' Lists, But So What?

Does this reputation ranking mean that these are actually the best schools?


There's no denying it's been a rough few years for higher education in America. States have slashed budgets to the bone and passed costs on to students, resulting in soaring tuition and crushing student loan debt. Combine that with lackluster job prospects, it's no wonder 57 percent of Americans are disillusioned about the value of a college degree.

But despite all the angst over whether a degree is still worth it, according to the U.K. based Times of Higher Education's rankings of the top 100 research universities in the world, when it comes to reputation, schools in the United States are still the best.

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This Cleveland Honors Student Went from Homeless to Harvard

David Boone slept on park benches, but thanks to the interventions of caring educators, now he's a freshman in Cambridge.

Writer and education activist Jonathan Kozol reminds us that when it comes to education, we shouldn't "celebrate exceptionality of opportunity," and "charity is not justice." Sometimes, though, we need one of those beat-the-odds kinds of stories to remind us that it's still possible for kids to overcome even the direst circumstances.

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Harvard Looks Beyond Lectures to Keep Students Engaged

If the school's new effort is a success, the days of bored students checking Facebook during lectures could be over.

With some Harvard students saying they'd rather check Facebook in class than listen to another dry lecture, the university's faculty have been clamoring for better ways to engage students. Unfortunately, professors with serious academic expertise sometimes don't know the best teaching methods. And, given the pressure to publish or perish, many are forced to emphasize their research over instruction.

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