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Mass Elections
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Mass Elections

Steven Poftak, of the Rappaport Institute, moderates a conversation between veteran reporters Gabrielle Gurley and Jim O'Sullivan. The pair discussed the upcoming Massachusetts elections and referenda Monday at the HKS.

City Politics

Campaign Roundup: Baker Has Slight Lead in Gov. Race

With Election Day just ten days away, polls show Republican Charles D. Baker ’79 with a narrow lead over the veteran Massachusetts Democrat and Attorney General Martha M. Coakley in a heated race for governor.

Unveiling West Station

MBTA To Build Commuter Rail Station on Harvard Property in Allston

Harvard will contribute a third of the $25 million needed to build the new West Station in Allston, MBTA officials announced at Beacon Park Rail Yard.

EPS Field Trip

EPS Field Trip

Wilson W. Kuhnel '16 explores the geological features of the Squantum Head coastline. Earth and Planetary Sciences 21: "The Dynamic Earth" took a field trip to North Quincy to identify minerals and sketch rock structures.


Voters Headed to Polls for Numerous Primaries on Tuesday

Primaries for the state of Massachusetts take place on Tuesday.


With Turnpike Project Meeting Approaching, Allstonians Hope for Positive Changes

With the first community meeting regarding the Massachusetts Turnpike realignment scheduled for next Thursday, Allston residents said they hope the $260 million construction project will produce positive changes in the community.


Baker Secures Republican Nomination for Massachusetts Governor

Charles D. Baker ’79 clinched the Republican nomination for governor at the party convention Saturday, edging out Mark Fisher, a more conservative Republican candidate, for the gubernatorial nomination.

Gubernatorial Candidates

Kayyem Gains Early Student Support

With the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial caucuses coming to a close, Harvard students have thrown their early support behind Juliette N. Kayyem ’91, volunteering for her campaign and backing her in last month’s caucuses in Cambridge’s seventh and eighth wards where she gained the support of most delegates.

Gubernatorial Candidates

Gubernatorial Candidates

The Democratic candidates for Massachusetts governor met at the Institute of Politics on Tuesday evening for a discussion moderated by Harvard College Democrats President Daniel Ki ‘15.

Gubernatorial Candidates
Front Feature

Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Education, Mental Health at IOP

The candidates, who include Joseph Avellone, Donald M. Berwick ’68, Juliette N. Kayyem ’91, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha M. Coakley, and State Treasurer Steven Grossman, fielded questions from students and discussed campaign details at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics Tuesday night.

Lieutenant Governor Campaign
Harvard Kennedy School

Lieutenant Governor Campaign

Leland Cheung canvases Cambridge neighborhoods for his City Councillor re-election bid. Cambridge City Councillor Leland Cheung, a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, launched a campaign for lieutenant governor Friday morning in Central Square.

FlyBy Blog


Ylvis' new music video.


In Ylvis, An Anthem for Harvard Students

Just in time for the World Series, Norwegian band Ylvis has released a perfect paean to the Massachusetts loyalty that Harvard students harbor. In their new music video for “Massachusetts,” the long-tressed, Euro-pop trio—famous for their zoological philosophizing in “What Does the Fox Say?”—go on a Bay State road trip that takes them to the Boston Library, Nelson Mandela’s home, and a homoerotic moment in a truck near Massachusetts Bay.

Food and Drink

Flyby’s Guide to Apple Picking, 2013 Edition!

To all of you bookworms sweating in Lamont at 2:00 a.m., wouldn’t you rather find some real apples to burrow into? Autumn is the perfect season to fall into the habit of apple and pumpkin picking, and this weekend is the kick-off! If you are a freshman, RSVP to the Freshman Dean’s Office’s invitation to go apple picking at Carver Hill Orchards this Sunday, September 29 from 12:30 – 4:30pm. If you are a year or two riper than a freshman, check out an orchard or two on your own! Here are some suggestions, updated from our last guide.

Harvard in the City


Kelsey A. Beck '14 celebrates after being crowned Miss Lakeville on March 10.

Men's Ice Hockey

Hockey Preview 2014

The Oval

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy

Where Did All The Ideas Go?