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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.

Protest and Counterprotests
Obama

Protest and Counterprotests

Protesters and spectators alike gather outside of the Kennedy School as President Barack Obama makes his way out of the Charles Hotel.

Protesting Obama
Obama

Protesting Obama

Protesters gather in front of the Charles Hotel Wednesday, March 5, to call on the U.S. to take a more aggressive stance against the Russian presence in the Crimean region. President Obama arrived in Cambridge during the afternoon to raise money for the Democratic National Committee.

Obama Visit
Cambridge Police

Obama Visit

Police offers line up in front of the Charles Hotel as President Obama attends a fundraiser.

Goldsmith Awards
Harvard Kennedy School

Today in Photos (03/06/2014)

Protesting Obama
Politics

Demonstrators Flood Square for Obama’s Visit

President Barack Obama attended a roundtable discussion with Democratic Party supporters Wednesday afternoon at the Charles Hotel, where he was met by demonstrators from the Harvard Ukrainian Students Association and the Harvard Global Health and AIDS Coalition.

Obama at MIT
Politics

Obama Is Coming to Harvard (Square)!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5, President Obama will be in town for the afternoon to attend a "DNC Roundtable" at 4:50 p.m. at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. According to Boston Magazine, the event will have 25 attendees, each of whom have donated up to $32,400 to the Democratic Party.

Harvard Medical School

HMS Professor Faces Senate Confirmation

Three months after President Barack Obama announced his decision to nominate Harvard Medical School instructor of medicine, Vivek H. Murthy ’98, for the position of U.S. Surgeon General, Murthy began the process of Senate confirmation last Tuesday.

State of the Union
IOP

Institute of Politics Hosts State of the Union Watch Party

Tuesday’s annual viewing party was open to the public and co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics, the Harvard College Democrats, and the Harvard Republican Club.

David J. Barron
Harvard Law School

HLS Professor Faces Confirmation Battle for Appeals Court Nomination

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.

Health

What's Worse: The ACA Website or Harvard Websites?

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:

IOP

Shirky Discusses Potential of Web-based Government Services

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.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance