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10,000 (Wo)men of Harvard. Oprah Winfrey at Commencement, May 30, 2013 and I am proud to be there for “bye and bye” has come at last.

Author’s program note. I knew I would go to Harvard Commencement this year after I read a disconcerting article in The Boston Globe some months ago. It cited the opposition of certain alumni to having Miss Oprah Winfrey as this year’s principal speaker and honorary degree recipient, Harvard’s chief honor. Their argument went something like …

Harvard and MIT to offer free online classes. What it means for you, what it means for the world, what it means for education.

May 10, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Education

Author’s program note. Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) was the first of the mega rich American tycoons. He made his money in transportation… first with boats ferrying freight and passengers between Staten Island and Manhattan, then by combining America’s 13 railroad systems into the massive New York Central railroad, with which he controlled America’s crucial and …


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