Government

Harvard in the City

MassDOT Updates Plan to Straighten Highway on Harvard-Owned Land

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation detailed updates to the agency’s plans for straightening a portion of Interstate 90 that will cross Harvard-owned land in Allston during a public meeting Thursday.

Politics

Grady, a Harvard Alum, Considered for Trump Cabinet Position

Robert E. Grady '79 is in the running to serve on Donald Trump's cabinet, according to Politico.

Politics

Harvard Lecturer to Work on Trump’s Transition Team

Harvard lecturer and Dunster House resident dean Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo will advise President-elect Donald Trump during his transition to the presidency, Politico reported Friday.

FAS

Professors Shocked, Disheartened By Trump Victory

Some of Harvard’s authorities on American politics shared feelings of shock and warned of instability in the political system after Donald Trump became president-elect.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"
Politics

Faculty Analyze Climate Around Trump’s Victory

Three Harvard professors sat down to talk politics, economics, and demographics in the aftermath of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in Tuesday’s presidential election

Student Life

Researcher Discusses Work on Art Stolen By Nazis

Students and scholars gathered Monday to hear Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, a senior research associate at Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute, discuss her research on art stolen by the Nazis.

Harvard Professors on Trump
Government

The Rise of Trump: Harvard Professors Weigh In

​Three weeks before the presidential election, the basement of Boylston Hall is filled with John Oliver’s voice, blaring, “Make Donald Drumpf Again.”

College

Regardless of Question 4 Vote, Harvard Likely to Keep Marijuana Ban On Campus

Harvard students excited for the possibility of legalized marijuana in Massachusetts may find it sobering that, if Harvard follows the paths of other universities, the drug will likely remain banned on campus even if Massachusetts Ballot Question 4 passes.

Chuck Hagel at the IOP
IOP

Former Defense Secretary Hagel Calls Trump 'Not a Republican Leader'

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles T. "Chuck" Hagel lamented the current state of American presidential politics at the Kennedy School on Tuesday, chastising the GOP and its presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Mayor Walsh
City Politics

Mayor Walsh

Mayor Walsh outlines his efforts to drive inclusion in local government. The talk was moderated by Patricia S. Bellinger '83, the Executive Director of the Center for Public Leadership.

Debate at the Queen's Head
College

‘Disheartening’ Final Presidential Debate Draws Laughter, Gasps

With Election Day less than three weeks away, students both laughed and gasped while watching Democratic presidential nominee Hillary R. Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump go head to head in the final presidential debate Wednesday night.

College

Five Harvard Grads Running for Senate in 2016

With 34 U.S. Senate seats up for grabs in the midst of a tense 2016 election season, Harvard boasts its fair share of contenders with hats in the ring.

Politics

Jeb Bush to Join Kennedy School as Visiting Fellow this Fall

​Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will join the Kennedy School as a visiting fellow in the Program on Education Policy and Governance this fall.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
Central Administration

Faust Defends Tax-Exempt Endowment In D.C.

​University President Drew G. Faust traveled to Washington D.C. this week to advocate for maintaining the tax-exempt status of Harvard’s $37.6 billion endowment and increasing federal research funding.

Ralph Nader
Politics

In Crowded Overseers Race, Ralph Nader Stands Out

A five-time U.S. presidential candidate and longtime public figure, Nader—a Harvard Law School graduate who built his career on consumer protection activism and environmentalism—seemed an odd fit for a University governing board, much less as a member of Unz’s “Free Harvard, Fair Harvard” ticket.