Peter W. Kaplan, the former New York Observer editor who cast a sardonic lens on Manhattan’s ruling class while still evincing a romantic’s view of the city, has died, the New York Times reported. He was 59.
Evelynn Hammonds, the dean of Harvard College who authorized a probe of e-mails in a search for leaks after a student cheating scandal, is stepping down after five years to return to teaching and research.
Ben S. Bernanke, the world’s most- powerful central banker, says he doesn’t understand gold prices. If his peers had paid attention, they might have stopped expanding reserves that lost $545 billion in value since bullion peaked in 2011.
When the members of the class of 2015 arrived at Harvard College this fall, they encountered a novel bit of moral education. Their dorm proctors -- the grad students who live with freshmen to provide guidance and enforce discipline -- invited each student to sign a pledge developed by the Freshman Dean’s Office. It reads, in full: