Harvard in the World
University President Drew G. Faust is “ramping up” advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., where she will make the case for protecting undocumented immigrants and safeguarding research funding after Donald Trump’s unexpected ascension to the presidency.
Neurobiologists at Harvard Medical School have discovered the first link between a bone growth gene and cognitive functioning in humans and nonhuman primates.
Elaine L. Chao, a Harvard Business School alumna and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve in his cabinet as the next Transportation Secretary.
Some Harvard professors have questioned Law School professor Lawrence Lessig’s call for the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton instead of President-elect Donald Trump.
For students from regions that leaned more heavily toward Donald Trump, dealing with a politically polarized country in the aftermath of the election has come with new challenges.
University President Drew G. Faust joined over 100 college and university presidents in signing a letter in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
A handful of Harvard students took time off from school to work for Clinton’s campaign. In light of Trump’s unexpected victory, they say they have readjusted their plans for the future.
Donald Trump won the presidential election in an upset victory fueled by populist rhetoric, but it may have been less of a surprise for Kennedy School lecturer Pippa Norris.
Many of Harvard’s schools, including the College, report that none of their students list Syria as their primary country of citizenship. But the records do not account for students of Syrian origin with other legal statuses or citizenships, and they do not consider faculty or visiting scholars. These Harvard affiliates’ lives, families, and identities have been directly, irrevocably impacted by the Syrian crisis.
Experts looked at connections between environmental protection and workers' rights and honored a fellow panelist for her work promoting safer conditions in nail salons.