In a debate hosted by the Harvard Political Union, Simone Abegunrin ’18 stands to give a qualification in support of political correctness. “Political correctness is a new concept, and with new concepts come growing pains and mistakes along the way.”
Conservative and Democratic Harvard affiliates had mixed feelings following Monday night’s Iowa caucuses and the role they will play as the 2016 Presidential race unfurls.
Students gather at John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum to watch the results come in for the Iowa caucuses, the first election of the presidential election year. Admission was only given to Harvard student ID holders.
Political activists and enthusiasts from both ends of the political spectrum flooded into the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum to watch as the Iowa caucuses unfolded, marking the end of the year-long buildup to the 2016 presidential election.
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.
There are many ways to describe Donald Trump...we won’t go into the details, or else we would go on longer than the Harvard Leads email chain. But whatever your preferred adjectives to describe “The Donald,” his decision to dip out of this week’s GOP debate may cause many to liken Trump’s behavior to that of a small child. Albeit, a very rich, very gullible, child with...interesting hair.
Back on campus, Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig said the campaign was a learning experience in the challenges affecting democracy in America. He said he sees businessman Donald J. Trump as the candidate with the best chance of enacting the campaign finance reforms he ran on.
The focus on Tribe stemmed from a widely-cited op-ed he penned in The Boston Globe earlier this month titled “Under Ted Cruz’s own logic, he’s ineligible for the White House.” In the article, Tribe calls into question Cruz’s consistency in interpreting the Constitution.
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 gift by investor Robert A. Belfer and his family—for whom the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has been named since 1997—brings the Kennedy School's capital campaign total just short of its $500 million goal.
Elmendorf emphasized the importance of helping the school adopt modern teaching methods, fundraising for the capital campaign, seeing the construction of the HKS campus through to its completion, and keeping the cost of the Kennedy School low.
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.
Last week, the College outfitted a number of dining halls with laminated guides printed with what purports to be advice for students discussing issues related to race and diversity with family members. Aaron I. Henricks ’16 said he found the publication of the placemats by an official Harvard office “beyond inappropriate and arrogant,” criticizing their one-sided presentation of “highly debateable subjects.” The placemats offer a single response to each proposed question.
Last week, the College outfitted a number of dining halls with laminated placemats described as "[guides] for holiday discussions on race and justice with loved ones." Aaron I. Henricks ’16 said he found the publication of the placemats by an official Harvard office “beyond inappropriate and arrogant,” criticizing their one-sided presentation of “highly debateable subjects.” The placemats offer a single response to each proposed question.