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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.

IOP National Campaign
College

Students Discuss Civic Engagement at Politics Institute Summit

​Student representatives from 27 colleges participated in a two-day conference focused on issues of voter registration and civic involvement.

Senator Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Forum
College Finance

Senator Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Forum

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, talks about how to deal with the problem of college funding in the United States. "Most schools face no consequences for failing to serve their students or for wasting federal financial aid dollars," she said.

City Politics

Institute of Politics Names Six Fall Resident Fellows

The IOP announced on Thursday its fall class of resident and visiting fellows, which will include Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman and longtime CNN anchor Candy A. Crowley.

Deval Patrick Receives Honorary Degree
Commencement

Deval Patrick Receives Honorary Degree

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick '78 receives an honorary degree during Commencement on May 28.

Deval Patrick at Commencement 2015
On Campus

Deval Patrick at Commencement 2015

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick '78 received an honorary degree during Commencement on May 28.

Politics

Panelists Discuss Changes to Ballot Initiatives

Panelists spoke about Massachusetts House Bill 561, which would create a program to analyze ballot initiatives that would be modeled on the Citizens' Initiative Review currently in place in Oregon.

Politics

Study Proposes Excise Tax on Harvard’s Endowment

If implemented, the tax would generate approximately $5 billion of revenue, according to the study published this month by the Nexus Research and Policy Center.

Coakley Shares Insight With Freshmen
College

Coakley Shares Insight on Press, Trials with Freshmen

While there is a need to protect the right of the press, the former state attorney general argued, media coverage can influence the actions of both juries and attorneys.

Eric Lesser
Harvard Law School

Lesser Is More Than Meets the Eye

Since his days as an undergraduate at Harvard, Eric P. Lesser ’07 has worked on the Obama presidential campaign and at the White House, securing a spot in the State Senate last month.

Eric Lesser
Politics

Former Kirkland Tutor To Become State Senator

On Tuesday, former Kirkland House tutor Eric P. Lesser ’07 secured the Massachusetts State Senate seat for the First Hampden and Hampshire District.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes