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Harvard, MIT sue Trump gov't over order revoking visas for foreign students

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:12 PM

The lawsuit is in response to a July 6 announcement by the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement that the affected students must leave the country or transfer to a school offering in-person tuition

Trump says Harvard move to online courses due to virus 'ridiculous'

Jul 08, 2020 - 3:26 PM

'I think it's ridiculous. I think it's an easy way out. And I think they ought to be ashamed of themselves,' US President Donald Trump say at a White House roundtable discussion

US President Donald Trump holds a meeting on the opioid epidemic in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) / ALTERNATIVE CROP

'Intermittent social distancing' better than one-off implementation – Harvard study

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Staggered distancing measures can 'maintain critical demand within threshold' and will less likely burden hospitals

Coronavirus: Top U.S. universities move classes online

Mar 11, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The US government has refrained from imposing an official ban so the often privately run institutions are each grappling with how best to deal with the fast-moving outbreak

ONLINE CLASSES. In this file photo a gate in front of Harvard Yard at Harvard University is viewed on August 30, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. File photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images North America/AFP

U.S. charges Harvard chemistry head for stealing trade secrets for China

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:21 AM

Another scientist, a cancer researcher, is accused of trying to smuggle vials containing biological research out of the US in his socks

IVY LEAGUE. Pedestrians walk past a Harvard University building on August 30, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Harvard, UST, KBP to award best student-produced content on disaster resilience

Jan 25, 2020 - 7:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The competition, called 'PMAC Student Awards,' welcomes entries in the form of short video documentary, public service announcement, and radio jockeying, with 'Filipinos’ resilience to hazards' as the theme

Study shows Mindanao residents don't have 'go bags' for disasters

Nov 02, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Money is the biggest barrier to disaster-preparedness for the households in Mindanao, the study shows

QUAKE, Patients and residents rest outside a hospital in Makilala, North Cotabato on October 17, 2019, after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the island. Photo by Geonarri Solmenaro/AFP

Harvard university wins race discrimination case

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:59 AM

The US judge says that while Harvard's admissions process is not perfect, it is right, for now, to factor in race to form a diverse student body

CAMBRIDGE, MA - AUGUST 30: Pedestrians walk past a Harvard University building on August 30, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The U.S. Justice Department sided with Asian-Americans suing Harvard over admissions policy. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Research group urges more accessible earthquake information to Filipinos

May 03, 2019 - 3:21 PM

A survey from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative shows that Filipinos, especially the less educated ones, are hardly prepared for an earthquake

Despite experience with typhoons, most Filipinos 'not prepared for disasters'

Feb 10, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Lack of money is the main barrier preventing people from preparing for disasters, according to a study by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Jansen Romero/Rappler

Scientists push back against Harvard 'alien spacecraft' theory

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:04 PM

'It is impossible to guess the purpose behind Oumuamua without more data,' Avi Loeb, chairman of Harvard's astronomy department, is quoted as saying.

 MYSTERIOUS VISITOR. The first confirmed object from interstellar space is a rocky, cigar-shaped object with a reddish hue. The asteroid 'Oumuamua is up to a quarter mile (400 meters) long, and 10 times as long as it is wide. Image courtesy of NASA

Trump gov’t backs lawsuit vs Harvard for ‘anti-Asian admissions policy’

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:03 AM

In a stinging criticism of the Ivy League school, the U.S. justice department accuses Harvard of manipulating the racial makeup of incoming classes

Graduation at Harvard in May 2018. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

3 Pinays rock it at Harvard

Jul 29, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Meet Geraldine Acuña Sunshine, Myrish Cadapan Antonio, and Genevieve Clutario

Alumni elect Filipina to Harvard's governing body

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine makes it to the university's Board of Overseers, a much-coveted seat

WATCH: Robredo's vlog on daughter Aika's Harvard graduation

Jun 04, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo herself shoots footage inside Harvard University and surrounding areas days before her daughter graduated with a master's degree in public administration

MOTHER-DAUGHTER TIME. Vice President Leni Robredo shoots a vlog featuring the Harvard graduation of her eldest daughter Aika. Screenshot from Robredo

Aika Robredo at Harvard: In her own time

May 24, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Vice President's daughter finishes her master's degree in public administration – and more

VP Leni Robredo and daughter Aika on their way to the 367th commencement of Harvard University on Thursday, May 24. Aika finished her master in public administration at the Kennedy School of Government.

Robredo wishes Harvard graduate daughter will devote life to Filipinos

May 24, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Aika Robredo says she plans to work in the Philippines after completing the master's program in public administration at the Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government

STAGE MOM. VP Leni Robredo adjusts the cap of her daughter Aika before they made their way to the 367th commencement of Harvard University on May 24, 2018. All photos by Rappler

Filipina chosen to speak for her Harvard class

May 23, 2018 - 9:11 PM

'It's time to go back and fight our battles,' says Clare Amador to the graduating mid-career class at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Healthcare in U.S. costs almost twice as much as other rich nations

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:58 PM

The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) compares the US health system to 10 other high-income countries – Britain, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Switzerland

HEALTHCARE IN THE USA. A healthcare mural by artist APEXER is displayed on the exterior of HealthRIGHT 360 on November 6, 2017 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

UP, AdMU, DLSU join world's top universities in 2018 subject rankings

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The University of the Philippines ranks in 4 out of 5 broad subject areas, while the Ateneo de Manila University and the De La Salle University rank in two

File photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, AdMU and DLSU Facebook pages

Harvard design students to help in Manila urban planning

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The students will present their findings in September 2018 on redesigning the Baseco Compound, the Manila Port Area, the Pasig River edges, and Intramuros

DEAN. Mohsen Mostafavi speaks to reporters before the Manila: Future Habitations forum at the Ayuntamiento de Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Harvard design professor asks: Don't Metro Manila commuters know they deserve better?

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:46 PM

A Harvard design and architecture professor asks why Filipinos keep on enduring horrible commutes in Metro Manila

DESIGN EXPERT.  Špela Videčnik delivers an introductory speech at the Ayuntamiento de Manila in Intramuros. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Malacanang on Carandang, Rule of Law Index, Nieman Fellows on SEC ruling | Midday wRap

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:38 PM

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2018 Nieman Fellows condemn SEC order vs Rappler

Feb 01, 2018 - 10:10 AM

The Nieman class of 2018 urges the Philippine government and President Rodrigo Duterte to 'respect media freedoms and independence'

'STAND WITH RAPPLER.' The 2018 class of fellows at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism issues a statement condemning the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke Rappler's license to operate. File photo from the Nieman Foundation website

Gaita Fores wows Harvard with ‘balut’

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:00 PM

For the second time, one of Asia’s most renowned chefs is invited to Harvard’s popular Science and Cooking class

Police arrest Harvard, Boston school professors at DACA protests

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:36 AM

University students faculty and staff march to protest the end of an amnesty program that protects about 800 000 young immigrants in the US

Protest rally at Harvard for DACA. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 23 Agustus 2017

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:12 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Hands-on mom Robredo helps daughter settle in U.S.

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo makes a side trip to Massachusetts to help clean and fix the apartment of her daughter who will study in Harvard for a year

STAGE MOM. Vice President Leni Robredo helps her daughter Aika settle in her new apartment in the US. Photo from Leni Robredo's Facebook page

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, May 22-28, 2017

May 28, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Must watch videos from this week

ANOTHER FIRE. Black smoke billows from burning houses near the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol in Marawi. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

WATCH 12 highlights: Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard commencement speech

May 27, 2017 - 8:31 AM

Here are some of the funny and inspiring moments from the Facebook chief s half hour long graduation address at his alma mater

WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard commencement speech

May 26, 2017 - 9:56 AM

Our challenge is to create a world where everyone has a sense of purpose the Facebook founder tells Harvard s graduating class Read the full text of his speech here too

GRADUATION DAY. Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at the Alumni Exercises at Harvard's 366th commencement exercises on May 25, 2017 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Zuckerberg studied computer science at Harvard before leaving to move Facebook to Paolo Alto, California. He returned to the campus this week to his former dorm room and live streamed his visit. Photo by Paul Marotta/AFP

13 years after quitting, Zuckerberg gets honorary Harvard degree

May 26, 2017 - 8:49 AM

In his address Mark Zuckerberg urges graduates of his alma mater to build great things

HONORARY DEGREE. Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at the Alumni Exercises at Harvard's 366th commencement exercises on May 25, 2017 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images/AFP

Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria named Nieman Fellow at Harvard

May 02, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Managing editor Glenda M Gloria joins 23 other journalists from all over the world who will be members of Nieman class of 2018

Robredo 'proud mom' as daughter gets into Harvard, Oxford

Apr 03, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo who is facing impeachment threats says the good news came just at the right time

PROUD MOM. Vice President Leni Robredo together with her daughters Aika, Patricia and Jillian during her inauguration. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

WATCH: Rihanna accepts Harvard humanitarian award

Mar 02, 2017 - 1:52 PM

So I made it to Harvard Rihanna says as she accepts her Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award

RIHANNA. The singer accepts Harvard's Humanitarian of the Year award. Screengrab from YouTube/HarvardFoundation

Harvard names Rihanna its humanitarian of the year

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Rihanna is recognized for building a center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in a Barbados hospital

HRW on war on drugs: PH needs 'international intervention'

Feb 20, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Describing the Philippine situation as a human rights calamity Human Rights Watch Deputy Director Phelim Kine says the Philippines needs an urgent international intervention to address human rights violations

HUMAN RIGHTS. Human Rights Watch Deputy Director Philem Kine says that the human rights problem in the country require international intervention. Photo by Marvin Tandayu

Raih gelar juara umum, UGM kalahkan Harvard

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:27 PM

UGM memenangi kompetisi Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Meet FDI

2016 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to pair for work on contract theory

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED Economists Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström are awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on contract theory

NOBEL LAUREATES. Bengt Holmstrom and Oliver Hart. Photos courtesy MIT, Harvard

Banned Sharapova to sharpen business skills at Harvard

Jun 28, 2016 - 1:39 PM

The Russian star a savvy businesswoman indicates on social media that she will be attending a Harvard Business School course

BUSINESS SCHOOL. Tennis star Maria Sharapova, banned for two years, will be spending time studying at Harvard Business School. Photo from Sharapova's Facebook page

Federalism in PH: 81 senators, 11 federal states?

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Former Senate president Aqulino Pimentel Jr suggests increasing the number of senators for a proposed federal Philippine government and adding disputed areas to the country s territory

FEDERALISM PROPOSAL. Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr outlines his proposal for a federal form of government in the Philippines. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

In US gun control, not all laws are equal – study

Mar 11, 2016 - 9:15 AM

According to a paper in The Lancet medical journal conducting a background check on every single gun buyer could more than halve the national gun death rate in the US from 10 35 to 4 46 per 100 000 people

US GUN CONTROL. A file photograph showing guns on display at a press conference announcing the bust of a gun trafficking ring at Police Headquarters in New York, New York, USA, October 27, 2015. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

The human cost of coal

Feb 19, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Our societal addiction to coal has also resulted in a public health crisis that kills people’s lives widens the health divide and curtails human rights

Image courtesy Mara Mercado / Rappler. Coal and lungs image from Shutterstock.

Employers urged: Offer free mental health screening

Dec 12, 2015 - 11:13 AM

A Harvard Business Review report says depression a common and treatable condition is affecting the productivity and performance of up to 9 5 of adults in the US

Who is the 31-year-old entrepreneur part of Jokowi's US entourage?

Oct 28, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Nadiem Makarim is a young Harvard graduate and the founder of what might be called the Uber of the motorcycle world

Foto dari id.techinasia.com

Chad Michael Murray, Bill Goldberg coming to Manila for Asia Pop Comic Con

Sep 11, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Chad Michael Murray of Agent Carter and pro wrestler Bill Goldberg join Allison Harvard Colton Haynes and Paul Bettany at APCC 2015

APCC 2015. Pro wrestler Bill Goldberg and actor Chad Michael Murray fly to Manila for Asia Pop Comic Con 2015. Photos courtesy of Asia Pop Comic Con

Paul Bettany coming to Manila for Asia Pop Comic Con

Sep 04, 2015 - 7:41 PM

The actor who plays Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron joins Jason Momoa Allison Harvard and Colton Haynes at APCC

Photo courtesy of Asia Pop Comic Con

Jason Momoa, Allison Harvard and more at APCC Manila 2015

Aug 23, 2015 - 11:58 AM

The Asia Pop Comic Con brings in a host of celebrities artists toys and cosplayers to Manila this September

APCC MANILA 2015. The Asia Pop Comic Con features artists, a cosplay competition, and celebrity guests. Photo courtesy of Asia Pop Comic Con

Back in MNL: Harvard's largest student conference in Asia-Pacific

Aug 06, 2015 - 12:55 PM

After a 21 year absence the Harvard – Asia conference goes back to Manila with the theme Confronting Asia s Development Challenges through innovation

Filipino-French civic leader Henry Motte-Muñoz named Asia 21 Young Leader

Jul 15, 2015 - 5:16 PM

UPDATED He follows one of the first few Filipino awardees Paolo Benigno Bam Aquino IV currently the youngest member of the Philippine Senate