After Senate Republicans blocked four of President Barack Obama’s nominees to the major federal appeals court in the District of Columbia, political experts have raised doubts about the successful confirmation of Harvard Law School Professor David J. Barron ’89, a nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act website, there has been a lot of criticism about its workability. Some active internet commenters have been pretty outspoken about how they think it's the worst site in the history of the interwebz. Harvard students beg to differ. Students spend hours trying to traverse the maze that is the Harvard University Portal. To name just a few of these nearly impossible to navigate websites:
A month after the Obama administration launched a fault-ridden website for healthcare services, technology and politics expert Clay Shirky pointed out errors in the planning and implementation of HealthCare.gov.
The Harvard Political Review released the Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report of the U.S.A. last week, offering an analysis of the federal budget and challenges facing American spending policy. Coincidentally, the report was published just hours before Congressional leaders announced that they had hammered out a deal to end the federal government shutdown, which began on October 1. Flyby took a look at the numbers and decided that the best way to make sense of them was to put them in terms of three things we care about and think you probably do too—Ted Cruz, the Affordable Care Act, and the government shutdown.
As the government shutdown enters its second week, students at the College and the graduate schools say that the closure of government-run websites has negatively impacted their ability to do research and classwork and expressed concern for family members affected by the furlough of federal workers.
University President Drew G. Faust criticized President Barack Obama’s proposal to tie federal financial aid to government-created college rankings, a legislative goal that Obama has championed as a key step to making college more affordable.
Jonathan Alter ‘79 discusses his life and his experience of reporting about seven presidential elections, including Obama’s, at Kirkland House.
David J. Barron ’89 must have his confirmation approved by the Senate before he can take a seat on the First Circuit bench.
Harvard has once again reached that heralded moment in democracy: the time when students vote for their Undergraduate Council representatives. Although the freshmen candidates have been enthusiastically campaigning, most students have been underwhelmed by their options so far. Neither the professionally printed posters nor even the creative use of a disco ball by one candidate have bolstered student confidence in the abilities of their classmates. Thankfully, the international community has heeded the call for help, and several new candidates have thrown their hats into the ring at the last minute. This fall, several world leaders have set their sights on Harvard, and they want more than a gig at the IOP. The unique experience and perspective that these candidates bring will surely bolster the strength and capabilities of the UC. In no particular order, we present the newest crop of candidates and, if they were running, what they might say to promote their candidacies to Harvard students.
You've probably heard by now that Former University President Larry Summers has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Chairmanship of the Federal Reserve. But you may be wondering why so many people at Harvard care, or perhaps you're just curious about what the Fed Chair does, anyway. You shouldn't have to ask those questions out loud, so Flyby's asked them for you here; and better yet, we've provided answers.
Former University President Larry Summers, pictured in a Crimson file photo, has withdrawn his name from consideration for Federal Reserve Chair.
Fifty-five percent of an audience disagreed with President Barack Obama’s proposal to intervene militarily following the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government after hearing a panel of experts discuss the proposal at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Wednesday evening.
With the term of current chair Ben S. Bernanke ’75 drawing to a close, former University president Larry Summers is likely to be nominated as the next Federal Reserve chairman, a source close to the Obama administration told CNBC last week.
President Barack Obama laughs with Robert Putnam as he awards him the the 2012 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room of White House on Wednesday.