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Tom Menino at Boston Calling
Politics

Menino, Longtime Boston Mayor, Left His Mark on Harvard

Menino worked alongside four Harvard presidents and countless University employees assigned to massage Harvard’s relationship with the city. On Thursday, many of those Harvard officials remembered Menino as a unique politician.

Politics

A Political Education: Harvard Grads on the Ballot

With midterm elections almost upon us, pollsters are predicting a tough fight for the Capitol—and as always, Harvard is well-represented at the polls. Two years ago, the election of the 113th Congress saw the number of Harvard graduates in Congress grow from 34 to 43. Many of these alums and their fellows in state government will now be defending their spots from a fresh group of challengers, several of whom also attended the University. Below, you’ll find some of the notable Harvard alumni involved in this year’s midterms.

Carrying The Weight
IOP

Today In Photos (10/30/2014)

Ambassador Rob Ford
Politics

Ambassador Rob Ford

Rob Ford, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria from 2010-2014, speaks in the Malkin Penthouse at the Kennedy School of Government on Wednesday.

IOP Poll - Control of Congress
IOP

IOP Poll - Control of Congress

Source: Institute of Politics

IOP POll - Voting Liklihood
IOP

IOP POll - Voting Liklihood

Source: Institute of Politics

IOP Poll - Approval Raitings
IOP

IOP Poll - Approval Raitings

Source: Institute of Politics

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.

DoubleTree Protest
IOP

Today in Photos (10/29/14)

Hong Kong Crisis
IOP

Hong Kong Crisis

The JFK Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics hosted a panel event on Tuesday evening on the future of Hong Kong with Chinese lawyer Chak Ming Chan, T.M. Chang Professor of China Studies William C. Kirby, College student Heather L. Pickerell '15, and moderator Anthony Saich.

Samarth Gupta
Undergraduate Council

10 Questions with Samarth Gupta, Freshman UC Rep

My friend is a liaison for Valerie Biden Owens's IOP Study Group. He was e-mailing her, but I thought he said he was e-mailing his girlfriend. So, I took his phone and sent an e-mail that just said "Miss u." I then e-mailed a lengthy apology and felt like a dunce until I met Valerie and could apologize in person. The following week I met her brother and one of my inspirations, Joe Biden, so that whole sequence of events was pretty great.

Mass Elections
Politics

Mass Elections

Veteran reporters Gabrielle Gurley and Jim O'Sullivan discuss the upcoming Massachusetts elections and referenda. The pair spoke Monday at the HKS.

Global Day of Action
Politics

Activists Rally for Universal Healthcare

The participants—including a Harvard contingent of around a dozen students and affiliates—marched the perimeter of the Common before listening to several speakers.

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.

Melissa Harris-Perry
Politics

MSNBC Host Advocates Political Inclusivity

Nearly 400 attendees crowded into the Radcliffe Institute’s Knafel Center to hear Harris-Perry’s talk, given as this year’s Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture.

Hockey
Men's Ice Hockey

Hockey Preview 2014

The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint
Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?