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Larry Lessig

Back at the Law School, Lessig Reflects on Failed Campaign

Back on campus, Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig said the campaign was a learning experience in the challenges affecting democracy in America. He said he sees businessman Donald J. Trump as the candidate with the best chance of enacting the campaign finance reforms he ran on.


Harvard Will Submit Comments on Changes to Research Approval Process

The federal government proposed major reforms to the "Common Rule," which mandates approval from an institutional review board for research proposals involving the use of human subjects.

Cherry A. Murray

Former SEAS Dean Confirmed for Energy Department Post

Cherry A. Murray, who served as dean of SEAS from 2009 until her resignation in 2014, was nominated by President Obama in August and has been awaiting Senate confirmation since then.


Professors Support Resolution To Boycott Israeli Institutions

Twenty-one Harvard faculty and graduate students have voted or signed a petition to place a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions on the American Anthropological Association’s spring ballot.

Stein and Students
Harvard in the City

Stein and Students

Presumptive Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein ’73 poses for a photo with students at Northeastern’s Million Student March in October.

Stein at the Million Student March
Harvard in the City

Stein at the Million Student March

Presumptive Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein ’73 speaks at Northeastern’s Million Student March in October.

Stein at the Million Student March
Harvard in the World

Harvard Grad Jill Stein Faces Uphill Battle for Presidency

Now in the thrust of her second campaign for Commander-in-Chief, Jill Stein ’72-’73​, a Green Party candidate, faces an uphill battle against the two mainstream parties.

Death by Demography Talk

Professor Uses Demography To Explain How States Collapse

Monica Duffy Toft described her emerging population transition theory, which posits that changes in state population configurations can portend civil conflict and destabilization.

Student Life

Harvard Affiliates in Paris Confirmed Safe

Several Harvard students were in the region during the time of the attacks, including James T.R. Loomos ’16, who said he stayed at a hostel about a mile away from the Bataclan music hall where 89 hostages were killed.

"Define American"

Activist Vargas Argues for Immigration Reform

“I’m not trying to be politically correct here. I am here illegally. If the cops wanted to show up and detain me, they can,” journalist Jose Antonio Vargas said. “But I as a person am not illegal. For me, the culture has to shift first, and unfortunately we’re not there yet.”

“We Need Peace”
Harvard in the World

“We Need Peace”

Alexandre Palagi, a PhD student at Harvard Medical School, hoists a French flag as a young vigil attendee holds a sign calling for peace.

Harvard Hackathon
Undergraduate Council

Photos of the Weekend (11/15/15)

Spring Break in Cuba

Embassy Open, Student Interest in Traveling to Cuba Spikes

Following the historic thawing of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, Harvard students have voiced renewed interest in traveling to Cuba.

Office of Career Services

Harvard Lands Fourth in Economist’s First College Rankings

Peter F. Lake ’81, a professor at Stetson University College of Law who specializes in higher education law, said he was unsure how this new system would hold “in a crowded field of metrics.”

2015 Nyhan Prize at the IOP

Lepore Challenges Premise of Polling in American Politics

While response rates to public opinion polls have plummeted from more than 90 percent in the 1930s to the low single digits today, professor Jill Lepore argued that polls are paradoxically affecting American elections more than ever.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes