Federal State Relations
Amid turmoil in Washington over immigration reform, Harvard administrators are pushing for legislation securing legal protections for undocumented students and staff.
Session’s decision comes just days after the first-ever medical marijuana dispensary opened in Harvard Square.
University President Drew G. Faust wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis last week urging him to allow transgender individuals to serve in the military.
“We really dodged a huge bullet on Friday, but it is definitely not over," one Massachusetts health care executive said.
“There is no more glaring threat to human rights or testing of democracy than our current punishment crisis," a Graduate School of Education professor said.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency listed Cambridge an “uncooperative jurisdiction” for refusing to comply with federal requests to detain individuals for possible deportation.
As Harvard administrators spoke out against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration executive orders, the University’s undocumented students say they are pleased with Harvard’s actions—like creating a website and appointing an immigration attorney—that aim to support them.
As Trump prepares to take office, immigration law experts clarified definitions of “sanctuary” spaces and offered legal advice to Harvard’s undocumented students.
Housing rights advocates interrupted an event featuring Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt at the Law School Monday evening, prematurely ending the event and prompting questions about security protocol at the school.
Applicants to colleges and universities will be able to apply for federal financial aid starting Oct. 1 next year.
While both the U.S. District Court and the Court of Appeals have rejected the requests to relocate the Tsarnaev trial, Law School faculty members see reason behind them.
Harvard genomics researchers could see increased funding for their work should Congress approve a White House proposal to allocate millions more dollars to the research of medical treatments personalized to a patient’s genetic information.
Matriculated Harvard undergraduates can request and view the notes and comments penned by admissions officers on their applications because of a 1974 Department of Education act.