Rapper IDK Will Teach a Music Business Crash Course at Harvard

At 28, Jason Aaron Mills, known professionally as IDK, has already seen a lot of what life can throw at a person. Before landing a major label deal, the rapper-producer was incarcerated and struggling to find a purpose. But music propelled him.

IDK — short for “Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge” — wants to ensure the next person in similar shoes doesn’t have to fight so hard. In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, IDK announced the launch of “No Label Academy,” a 10-day music business course curated for aspiring industry leaders who aren’t born with silver spoons in their mouths or record-executive relatives.

IDK’s team will pluck just-starting-out musicians, managers, publicists, A&Rs, and others from around the U.S. and invite them to gather at Harvard University’s Boston campus. The rapper and a number of celebrity guests will teach topics including financial literacy, contract negotiations, networking, social media strategy, and mental

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Harvard Law School Lecturer and Alum Ronald A. Klain Named Biden’s Chief of Staff | News

Harvard Law School lecturer and alumnus Ronald A. Klain was appointed President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s chief of staff earlier this month.

In a Nov. 11 announcement, Biden appointed Klain as White House Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President. Klain — who is no stranger to the White House, managing contagious disease outbreaks, or navigating contested elections — will be responsible for overseeing the Executive Office of the President and serving as a senior advisor.

He previously worked alongside Biden as his first Chief of Staff in 2009. The two had worked together during Biden’s tenure as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee when Klain was the committee’s Chief Counsel.

Klain also played a role during Biden’s 1988 and 2008 campaigns. Most recently, he served as a senior advisor in Biden’s 2020 campaign.

“Ron has been invaluable to me over the many years that we have worked together,

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