Harvard Republican Club
Following the departure of Florida Senator Marco Rubio from the Presidential election, disillusioned Harvard Republicans are deliberating where to direct their efforts for the remainder of the election.
Harvard Republicans report “mourning” Jeb Bush’s candidacy as businessman Donald J. Trump continues to dominate the Republican field after successive wins.
Both elections were called at 8 o’clock, as soon as all of the polls had officially closed. The only tension that remained at the IOP was who would come in second and third place in the Republican race and the final margins of victory in both the Democratic and Republican races.
Four-star Air Force General Darren W. McDew discussed Reserve Officer Training Corps at Harvard and the task of attracting millennials to the military before an audience of students and professors at Quincy House Wednesday.
Political activists and enthusiasts from both ends of the political spectrum flooded into the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum to watch as the Iowa caucuses unfolded, marking the end of the year-long buildup to the 2016 presidential election.
“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.”
Matthew Moore ’19 delivers an argument for the Harvard College Democrats in the immigration debate hosted between the College Democrat and Republican student groups Wednesday night. Responding to a question about a lack of action on immigration reform by President Barack Obama during the first two years of the term, Moore said that “President Obama was reacting to a system that was completely broken”.
Harvard Republican Club members Cameron K. Khansarinia ’18 and former Crimson business associate Gwendolyn R. Thomas ’17 prepare for an immigration debate between the college Republican and Democrat student groups on Wednesday night. Debaters responded to a resolution on an expedited path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
While Donald Trump has fueled a media firestorm over the past several months, several Harvard students watching the debate Wednesday night said they were holding out for a more serious debate than the field has seen so far.
Perhaps the loudest and most unified response in the room was to Sanders’ declaration to Clinton that “the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn email,” which elicited widespread laughter and applause from the crowd.
South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley is presented with a Harvard “letter sweater” by Harvard Foundation intern Nuha Saho ‘18 at the conclusion of the dinner event where she was invited to make remarks Thursday night. Haley spoke with pride about the idea of a “New South” that promoted racial and economic equality and defended the Republican Party from accusations of racism and intolerance.