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Books

Levitsky, Ziblatt To Talk Trump as Part of New Gov. Dept. Program

​Government professors Stephen R. Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt will discuss their bestselling book, “How Democracies Die," at a "Gov Books" event on Wednesday.

Dick Durbin Scene
IOP

Dick Durbin Scene

Harvard affiliates fill the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics to hear Senator Dick Durbin speak Thursday evening.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Professors Speak Out Against Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment

Several HKS affiliates said President Trump’s recent comments were not only disappointing but damaging for the future of institutions like the Kennedy School

Social Sciences Division

Government Department Hires Two Senior Faculty from Princeton

Princeton political science professors Christina Davis ‘93 and Kosuke Imai will be joining Harvard’s Government department next year as full professors.

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College

After Trump, Some Undergraduates Reassess Government Career Plans

After a controversial political year and this week's government shutdown, several undergraduates said they are rethinking their interest in pursuing government careers.

To Serve Better Thy Country
Government

Faust Asked Congress to Resolve DACA Before Gov. Shutdown

University President Drew G. Faust sent a letter to House and Senate leadership asking for “immediate attention” to protections for undocumented youth.

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Politics

Students Criticize Proposed Elimination of Loan Deductions

Graduate students say they are concerned about the tax plan’s “devastating” elimination of deductions for interest on student loans.

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College

UC Hosts Phone Bank Against GOP Bill's Proposed Endowment Tax

UC representatives urged fellow students to call and advocate against a provision in the Congressional tax bill that would cost the University millions.

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Politics

Business School Study Finds Handgun Waiting Periods Reduce Gun Violence

Laws instituting a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a gun reduce gun-related homicides by 17 percent, a Business School study says.

Donna Shalala
Health

Former Clinton Administrator Reflects on Career

Shalala said that the failure of the Clinton Administration to pass healthcare reform was among her regrets as Health and Human Services secretary.

Sally Q. Yates
IOP

Former Deputy Attorney General Yates Criticizes Trump At IOP Event

“Our standard for our president shouldn’t be, ‘Anything short of a felony is okay,'" she said.

Law School Gavels
Harvard Law School

Report Criticizes Law School’s Alleged Corporate Focus

Five-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader said the Law School is "not addressing the broader need around the country for legal services.”

Massachusetts Hall
Government

Harvard Facing Three Federal Title IX Investigations

Harvard is facing two previously unreported federal investigations into its compliance with anti-sex discrimination Title IX.

Events

China Experts Analyze 19th Party Congress

Chinese President Xi Jingping may continue to centralize his power even as the country’s ideological balance remains constant, experts predicted at the event.

Faust at the Economic Club
Central Administration

Harvard Signs Letter Urging Legislative Support for 'Dreamers'

The letter claimed that universities were “ready to work with Congress in a bipartisan manner” to protect undocumented students.

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