Republicans

Republican Presidential Debate at the IOP
Politics

Harvard Republican Club Will Not Support Party Nominee Donald Trump

In the scathing statement, the largest conservative group at Harvard cited “both policy and temperamental concerns” about Trump and condemned his divisive campaign rhetoric they say “is poisoning our country and our children.”

Fifteen Questions

E.J. Dionne on The State of the Republican Party

“I think the Republicans could use a lot more of what Sarah Palin called, “'The Hopey Changey stuff.’”

Berning Questions
Student Groups

Student Groups Hone Focus As Primaries Progress

Harvard student groups are continuing to focus their efforts in Massachusetts for their respective candidates prior to Saturday’s caucuses in Nevada and upcoming primary elections in South Carolina.

Harvard Students for Bernie
Student Groups

Harvard Democrats Canvass in New Hampshire Ahead of Primary

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.

Iowa Caucus Watch Party
College

Students Gather at IOP to Watch Iowa Caucus Results

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.

Republican Presidential Debate at the IOP
IOP

Republican Presidential Debate at the IOP

Harvard students watch the Republican presidential nominee debate at the Institute of Politics on Wednesday evening.

Republican Presidential Debate at the IOP
College

Harvard Students, Cheering and Jeering, Gather for GOP Debate

While Donald Trump has fueled a media firestorm over the past several months, several Harvard students watching the debate Wednesday night said they were holding out for a more serious debate than the field has seen so far.

Democratic Watch Party
Student Groups

JFK Forum Draws Large Crowd for Democratic Debate

Perhaps the loudest and most unified response in the room was to Sanders’ declaration to Clinton that “the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn email,” which elicited widespread laughter and applause from the crowd.

 Nikki Haley Receives Harvard Foundation Honor
Race

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Honored for Flag Removal

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley received an award of appreciation for her calls to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol.

SEA OF BLUE
College

The Elephant in the Room: Conservatives at Harvard

It is not easy being a conservative at Harvard, surrounded by a sea of blue and the tradition of a school once called the "Kremlin on the Charles." Fear of judgment and misinterpretation cause many conservative students to remain quiet on their political beliefs, or crawl into a closet with regard to their beliefs.

GOP Primary Debate
Student Groups

GOP Primary Debate

Members of the Harvard Republican Club and other students watch the Republican primary debate on CNN. The event filled three rooms at the IOP.

GOP Primary Debate
College

At Republican Debate Watch Parties, Trump Steals the Spotlight

Donald Trump's animated performance at the Republican presidential debate triggered laughter and dismay at watch parties.

Clinton Signs "Hard Choices"
College

As Presidential Primaries Heat Up, Students Get Involved

Harvard students and recent graduates have flocked to the 2016 campaign trail this summer, knocking on doors around the country for the candidates of their choice.

Hanging Out with Harvard Republicans
College

Hanging Out with Harvard Republicans

Artur Davis
Politics

‘Government Geek’ Pursued His Political Ambitions

The diversity of thought and the rigor Davis found in his academic work at Harvard challenged him to consider the viewpoints of others in ways that have influenced his subsequent political career.