Opinion

HESP October 5, 2018

We all know someone who scored Straight A’s in college, lead multiple student clubs, volunteered at homeless shelters, nailed their research papers, landed high-paying jobs and gave a killer graduation speech. No, I’m not talking about your Uncle John nor I’m talking about passionate generalists who dabble into varied interests from time to time. Polymaths […]

HESP October 5, 2018

Several years ago, a cousin of mine was tragically killed in an automobile accident. “Laura” was a recent college graduate, and was engaged to be married, and her death was a crushing blow to her many friends, family, and her fiancée. She had always been adored by her parents, certainly more than her younger brother […]

HESP August 1, 2018

Overview of Microfinance in India Born out of the need to provide access to savings and credit services, Microfinance in India started in 1970s through the emergence of informal self-help groups. Post-1991, Indian Microfinance posted strong growth numbers due to the liberalization of the economy and increased lending by private sector organizations. Due to strong […]

HESP July 2, 2018

Well, we did it!  We students of Harvard Extension School class of 2018 have finally achieved our goal of graduating college …and it feels amazing! Each one of us that graduated has a different narrative as to the why we chose this path and the challenges and obstacles that we have overcome to be a […]

HESP July 2, 2018

The 9mm is the most used weapon in US mass shootings, not AR-15   To the left, 9mm semi-automatic handgun. To the right, AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Images sources via: https://www.impactguns.com/data/default/images/catalog/535/ati_cs9.jpg https://cdn3.volusion.com/j4enh.r2en5/v/vspfiles/photos/BCM%20Carry%20Handle%20AR-15-3.jpg?1456827038   A line of men of various ages stand in front of Collector Rifle & Ammo gun store in Hopewell Junction, New York at […]

HESP July 2, 2018

  Dutchess County Court House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Twitter post: Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – A driver who injured a married couple in a vehicle accident was intoxicated more than three hours after the accident, an expert, the theatre worker that served him alcohol, and others testified against him. Trial adjourned […]

HESP June 3, 2018

This is part two of our new series on public health. America offers citizens suffering from end stage renal disease (ESRD) comprehensive health coverage. However, kidney disease and ESRD in undocumented peoples present major financial and moral issues for American policy makers and care givers. Each state offers a different system to treat patients who […]