State Politics

State Politics

Massachusetts Legalizes Marijuana, Denies Expansion for Charter Schools

Massachusetts voters opted to legalize marijuana and denied a proposed lift in the state's charter school cap that was contentious among state Democrats, along with handing Hillary Clinton an overwhelming majority in the state.

Politics

Harvard Students Mirror Mass. Split on Charter School Question

Harvard Democrats and Republicans have ramped up efforts to sway the large percentage of undecided Massachusetts voters on the contentious charter school ballot question

College

Sexual Assault Bill Author Encourages Youth Activism

Amanda N. Nguyen ’13, founder and president of advocacy group Rise, criticized the lack of support the legal system affords sexual assault victims and emphasized young people’s ability to change that system during an address in Currier House Monday.

Debating Charter Schools
University

Panelists Spar Over Mass. Charter School Ballot Measure

At the Graduate School of Education Tuesday, experts clashed over ballot measure Question 2, which would "approve up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools each year."

IOP

Former Mass. Congressman Named Interim IOP Director

William D. “Bill” Delahunt, a former U.S. Representative for Massachusetts, will serve as the interim director of the Institute of Politics.

Super Tuesday
College

Cambridge Votes for Kasich Over Trump

Businessman Donald J. Trump may have won the Republican primary in Massachusetts last Tuesday, but in Cambridge, Ohio governor John R. Kasich was the winner.

Berning Questions
Student Groups

Super Tuesday Solidifies Clinton, Trump Leads, Harvard Affiliates Say

Several Harvard professors said they believe the Democratic and Republican nominees are likely finalized following Super Tuesday: former Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton and businessman Donald J. Trump.

IOP Super Tuesday Watch Party
IOP

IOP Super Tuesday Watch Party

Attendees of the IOP Super Tuesday Watch Party watch as projections are announced, with one student notably sporting a Clinton campaign t-shirt and another a shirt displaying a shirtless Former Governor Martin O’Malley, who suspended his campaign for the democratic nomination last month.

Super Tuesday
Politics

Super Tuesday

Signs direct voters to the polls located inside Quincy House. Massachusetts and 12 other states held their presidential primary elections on Tuesday.

City Politics

Ahead of Super Tuesday, Student Groups Campaign in Mass.

​Harvard political student groups are refocusing their energies on Massachusetts ahead of next week’s Super Tuesday, when 12 states will hold primaries and caucuses in the presidential election.

City Politics

Organization Looks to Support ‘Service Veterans’ Seeking Office

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.

Social Justice Over Dinner
College

Social Justice Over Dinner

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.

Lessig
Politics

In Change of Plan, Lessig Says He Would Stay on As President

​In response to widespread confusion and disapproval surrounding his unconventional bid for the United States presidency, Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig has fundamentally altered his campaign strategy, pledging to remain in the position instead of vacating it as he had previously promised.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill Talks “Plenty Ladylike”
College

McCaskill Talks Ambition and Sexism with Harvard Democrats

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill discussed sexism in politics, her marriage, and her new memoir alongside her husband at Harvard on Wednesday.

 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.