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.
More than 50 Harvard College Democrats braved the snow to join the fray—and occasional ornery residents—to canvass for their chosen candidate across the mom-and-pop shop lined streets of New Hampshire’s second-largest city.
From left: Justin G. Curtis ‘19, Sarah A. Welsh ‘19, and Graham W. Bishai ‘19 phone voters to garner support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday evening. With Iowa caucuses set for the following day, students participated in the phone bank throughout the weekend.
As Iowans head to caucus Monday for the first primary of the election cycle, some Harvard College Republicans are apprehensive about the prospect of Republican front-runner and businessman Donald J. Trump leading their party.
Six new resident fellows, including Christopher W. Smart, former special assistant to the President for international economics, and Annise D. Parker, former mayor of Houston, Tex., will join The Institute of Politics and host weekly study groups this spring.
The non-partisan organization, New Politics, is guiding 13 candidates, at least five of whom have ties to Harvard, through elections for a wide range of political offices.
The 28th edition of the poll surveyed just over 2,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 about their views on the Islamic State, the American dream, and the upcoming presidential election.
Jose A. Vargas, Founder of the Define American foundation, speaks to the Harvard Republican Club on Tuesday evening. The Pulitzer Prize recipient visited Harvard to encourage conversation about undocumented immigrants.
“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.”
Disputing the fundamental ethics of federal funding for abortion, student group representatives squared off in what most spectators described as a notably civil debate hosted by the Harvard Political Union on Monday.
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.
Jan Devereux, a first-time candidate for City Council, will be the only newcomer to the body, replacing current vice mayor Dennis A. Benzan.
As of Thursday, two tickets of juniors have declared their intentions to run for UC president and vice president: Shaiba Rather ’17 and Daniel V. Banks ’17, as well as William A. Greenlaw ’17 and William F. Morris IV ’17.