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Students involved in the Institute of Politics and political groups such as the Harvard College Democrats and the Harvard Republican Club said that they plan to connect their members to the election through internships and other programming.
College Democrats and Republicans said they believed their last-minute campaigning could have an important impact on election night outcomes.
The four members of the panel conversation, Reform Conservatism: The Future of the Republican Party?, held in the JFK Jr. Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. This conversation panel discussed the new concept of Reform Conservatism and the role it should play in the future of the GOP.
Ramesh Ponnuru, center, shares his definition of reform conservatism with the attentive crowd in the JFK Jr. Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on Thursday night.
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.
Former gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker ’79 has emerged as the likely Republican nominee for governor, trailing the Democratic frontrunner, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha M. Coakley, by 13 points, according to a recent poll.
Voter registration numbers are according to the City of Cambridge. Residence numbers are according to the Harvard College Facebook. Residence registration rates were calculated as the number of individuals registered at a location relative to the number of current residents of that location
The last time voter turnout from Harvard students for a municipal election spiked was during the 2003 race when Matthew DeBergalis, a MIT graduate, was running for Cambridge City Council.
Turnout for the presidential and congressional elections spiked in 2012 during the Obama-Romney, Brown-Scott, and Ed Markey races.
In the last decade, Harvard students have turned out for elections of national importance but have neglected those at the city level. In Tuesday's Cambridge City Council election, 'Get Out the Vote' efforts push for student voice.
Audience members at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Monday night watched a political advertisement in which a middle-aged man from Indiana recounted the loss of his job. Aided by sorrowful background music and black-and-white stills of a closed power plant, the man explained that 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s firm, Bain Capital, made $100 million off of his personal tragedy.
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.
The three Republicans vying for Massachusetts’ open Senate seat debated gun control regulations at the WBZ-TV studios in Allston Wednesday night, hours after news outlets reported a bipartisan Senate compromise on the issue.
With three weeks to go until the primaries, the three Republicans vying for the underdog spot in the upcoming special election for Secretary of State John Kerry's former Senate seat will debate at WBZ-TV studios in Boston starting at 7 p.m. tonight.