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Humblebraggers Are Better Off Just Bragging, Say Harvard Researchers

Coined by the late writer Harris Wittels, the word “humblebrag” is used to describe an instance of “false modesty.” People humblebrag when they don’t want to annoy people with an overt brag, but a team of researchers from Harvard have just discovered that those attempts at humility actually do more harm than good. »4/27/15 2:50pm4/27/15 2:50pm

A Q&A with Peter Slevin, Author of Michelle Obama's New Biography


Before Michelle Obama was the First Lady, a position defined by partnership and parenting, she was a career woman with twenty successful years under her belt before her husband dreamed of running the country. In fact, when Barack pitched her the idea, he had to enlist her family to convince her. Peter Slevin, author… »4/15/15 5:00pm4/15/15 5:00pm

Ivy League Admissions Are a Sham: Confessions of a Harvard Gatekeeper

I graduated from Harvard in 2006, and have spent eight of the last nine years working as an admissions officer for my alma mater. A low-level volunteer, sure, but an official one all the same. I served as one of thousands of alumni volunteers around the world—a Regional Representative for my local Schools Committee,… »3/18/15 2:47pm3/18/15 2:47pm

Why Haven't All Colleges Banned Student-Professor Fucking?

Harvard University has put an official ban on romantic and sexual relationships between professors and undergraduates, Bloomberg reports. That means all professors are banned from having sex/dating all undergraduate students. No fucking a student you met at nickel shots night off campus and certainly no fucking anyone… »2/06/15 11:30am2/06/15 11:30am

​Harvard Students Receive Apology After Death Threat Targets Asian Women

This weekend, hundreds of Harvard students and affiliates received a terrifyingly ominous email, threatening to carryout a mass shooting at the Ivy League school and "kill you individually." But now it looks like the sender has backtracked, apologizing for the email and blaming a family member for the email. »10/05/14 2:55pm10/05/14 2:55pm

Colleges Silence and Fire Faculty Who Speak Out About Rape

In institutions of higher learning nationwide, college administrations are silencing faculty for speaking out about the campus rape crisis. Faculty members from four colleges and universities spoke exclusively to Jezebel about the professional retaliation they've faced due to their support of survivors of sexual… »6/13/14 11:40am6/13/14 11:40am

This Sexual Assault Survivor's Letter to Harvard Is a Punch in the Gut

An anonymous Harvard student writes about her sexual assault and the complete lack of help that the Harvard administration gave her. Entitled, "Dear Harvard: You Win," the open letter heartbreakingly portrays the indifferent and perfunctory way with which America's Best University dealt with her assault. »3/31/14 5:30pm3/31/14 5:30pm

How To Talk Your Girl Friends Out of Going to Business School

Working a shit job in a cube zoo hell-Labyrinth is a soul-sucking way for a woman to spend her twenties; attending graduate school so she can compose a thesis on menstrual shaming in early Gaelic literature is a money-sucking way for a woman to spend her twenties. But there's one way a woman can waste a few years of… »9/17/13 5:40pm9/17/13 5:40pm

Accomplished Lady Finally Replies to Crap Letter from Harvard C. 1961

When former Washington Post restaurant critic and Very Accomplished Woman Phyllis Richman applied to Harvard University’s City Planning graduate program in 1961, she received a letter from an assistant professor asking how she could possibly balance a career with her "responsibilities" as a wife and future mother.… »6/07/13 7:00pm6/07/13 7:00pm