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Politics

Study Proposes Excise Tax on Harvard’s Endowment

If implemented, the tax would generate approximately $5 billion of revenue, according to the study published this month by the Nexus Research and Policy Center.

College

Obama Unveils 'Student Aid Bill of Rights'

President Barack Obama announced several new initiatives to make higher education more affordable and to help students repay debts on Tuesday.

Health

Supreme Court Will Likely Uphold Affordable Care Act, Law Profs Say

For his part, University Professor Laurence H. Tribe ’62 predicted a 6-3 decision in favor of upholding the healthcare law.

A Few Questions with Jeffrey DeLaurentis
Politics

7 Q's With Jeffrey DeLaurentis

Following the historic announcement on Dec. 17 that diplomatic relations would be restored between the U.S. and Cuba, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, chief of mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, recently sat down with Fifteen Minutes for a conversation about U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba.

Vivek Murphy
Politics

Senate Approves Med School Prof. Murthy as Surgeon General

Though President Barack Obama nominated Murthy for the position in Nov. 2013, conservative members of Congress objected to his history of political activism.

College

Undergrads Welcome Obama Immigration Order with Reservations

Many Harvard students drew on personal experiences in the days following the announcement to argue that the new program will have a positive impact on undocumented students and families.

Politics

Faculty React to U.S.-China Climate Agreement

Several Harvard faculty members said the announcement of new U.S. and China targets for carbon emissions signifies first step for international cooperation to combat climate change.

Designer Jewelry
Obama

Get Out: Thrift Shops

It's time to swap your old duds for some vintage finds.

IOP Poll - Control of Congress
IOP

IOP Poll Finds Declining Support for Obama among Millennials

Those figures reflect a eight percent shift since 2010, when only 43 percent were for the Republicans and 55 percent of the cohort indicated that they would prefer Democratic control.

Harvard Law School

Law Professors Talk Obama’s ISIS Strategy

Two Harvard Law School professors critiqued the legal grounds of President Obama’s military strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria during a lecture Monday.

Senior Survey Cover
Undergraduate Council

Interactive Feature: The Class of 2014, By the Numbers

The Crimson’s annual survey of the graduating senior class, presented in words, graphs, and numbers.

Student Groups

ACA Has Little Impact on University Health Plan Enrollment

Barreira noted in his email that since UHS does not ask for the reason why a student elects to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, it is difficult to know how the Affordable Care Act impacted that decision.

Commencement

Samantha Power Will Return to Kennedy School To Give Class Day Address

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha J. Power will address 2014 graduates of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at the school’s Class Day on May 28.

Health

School of Public Health Launches Two New MOOCs

To address public confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act and new applications of big data, the Harvard School of Public Health has developed two new courses slated to launch April 7 on HarvardX.

Politics

Amid Opposition, White House 'Recalibrating' Approach for Harvard-Affiliated Surgeon General Nominee

The White House is “recalibrating” its efforts to appoint Vivek H. Murthy ’98, a Harvard Medical School instructor, as Surgeon General in response to strong opposition by the NRA and Congressional conservatives.

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard