Institute of Politics

Alumni Call on IOP to Drop Lewandowski and Spicer

More than 600 Harvard alumni have signed an open letter calling on the IOP to retract its fellowships for Corey Lewandowski and Sean Spicer.

Black Students Association Condemns Assault of Cornell Student

“If it could happen at Cornell, it could happen here at Harvard,” said Hasani A. Hayden ’19, the President of BSA.

Panelists Strike an Optimistic Tone on Artificial Intelligence

“You invent new technologies, those new technologies create new kinds of jobs, but they also make us richer," said Jason Furman, the former chair of the CEA.

Clover Debuts Meat-Free Meatball Sandwich

Impossible Foods has faced regulatory hurdles as it seeks to brings its genetically-engineered “meat” product to a wider market.

Harvard’s Endowment Returns, Explained

Harvard’s endowment posted an 8.1 percent return on its investments for the fiscal year. Here’s what that means, and why it matters.

Act on a Dream Ramps Up During Trump Presidency

Act on a Dream—a student group that advocates for immigration rights—has lately grown in size and scope amid an outpouring of support.

In Presidential Search, Calls for Diversity

Over the course of four centuries, Harvard has seen presidents of many stripes. But to date, all have been white. And, until current University President Drew G. Faust, male.

LL Cool J, Ava DuVernay to Receive Du Bois Medal

Harvard will honor rapper and actor LL Cool J, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and several others with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal next month.

Over 15,000 Sign Petition Condemning Manning Decision

“Harvard's motto is ‘veritas,’ commitment to the truth," said one alumnus challenging the University's decision to retract its fellowship offer to Chelsea Manning.

Football

Football Freshman Undergoes Surgery for Neck Injury

Defensive back Ben Abercrombie suffered the injury on Saturday in a game at Rhode Island.

Libraries

Maps Exhibit at Pusey Library to End Next Week

The Harvard Map Collection’s exhibit on ink-drawn-maps will come to a close next week, ending a display of antique maps that has been open to the public in the Pusey Library since May.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Forum Spotlights Path Forward for Global Economy

Executive Chair of the World Economic Forum Klaus M. Schwab went on to present an optimistic view of what he termed the “fourth industrial revolution.”

IOP

Souza, Former White House Photographer, Reflects on Obama Administration

Pete Souza, the official photographer of the the Reagan and Obama administrations, discussed his new book and shared some of the iconic images of his time at the White House at the Institute of Politics Wednesday.

University Finances

Harvard Returns 8.1 Percent in ‘Disappointing’ Fiscal Year 2017

Harvard returned 8.1 percent on its investments in fiscal year 2017, a “disappointing” performance the firm’s CEO called “a symptom of deep structural problems at HMC.”

Government

Visiting Professor Discusses Japanese Space Program

College

36 Seniors Will Compete for Class Marshal Positions

Undergraduate Council

Freshmen Praise CharlieCard HUID Integration

IOP

Outcry After Chelsea Manning Dropped from IOP Fellowship

House Life

With House Renewal, Students Move In and Cockroaches Move Out

Crime

Harvard Officials Receive Non-Credible Bomb Threats

​Several University officials received emailed bomb threats Wednesday afternoon, though HUPD says they are not credible and no buildings have been evacuated.

GSAS

Grad Student Who Obtained Restraining Order Against Adviser Expelled

The Harvard graduate student who obtained a restraining order against his adviser has been expelled, though his battle in court continues.

Harvard Square

Smith Center Construction Takes a Toll on Local Businesses

The constant din of Smith Center construction has posed challenges to neighboring businesses—even prompting a recently-closed locale to sue Harvard.

Drew Faust

Students Named to Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Third-year Law student Jyoti Jasrasaria ’12 will chair the 18-member committee, which includes at least one representative from each of Harvard’s 12 degree-granting schools.

Race

Journalist Criticizes Media’s Role in Trump-Era Politics

"We like to say things that make us feel good about calling out the affect of racism without doing anything about the actual muscle of racism," Vann R. Newkirk II said.

Harvard Medical School

Medical School Raises $706 Million

College

Athletics Department Pilots Student Marketing Program

Politics

Public Health School Student Sues Trump Over DACA

SEAS

Harvard Kicks Off Data Science Initiative With Seminar

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Talks Lighting, Urban Wildlife at Weekly Meeting