Forrest K. Lewis

IOP

Grayson Accepts Position at Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Outgoing Institute of Politics Director C. M. Trey Grayson ’94 has accepted a position as president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Grayson announced earlier this week.

Faculty

Weatherhead Center Names Permanent Director a Year After Its Last Leader Resigned

Sociology professor Michele Lamont will become executive director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs beginning July 2015, the center announced Tuesday.

Protests

Ed School Students, Alumni Protest Convocation Speaker

According to the statement of protest, Johnston ”embraces a vision of education reform that relies heavily on test-based accountability while weakening the due process protections of teachers.”

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Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Transitions into Public Phase of $500 Million Campaign

The two-day launch event, called IDEASpHERE, signals the transition of the Kennedy School’s $500 million capital campaign from the quiet to the public phase.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Prepares for Public Campaign Launch Celebration

The Harvard Kennedy School is preparing to enter the public portion of its own $500 million campaign in a two-day celebration beginning Thursday.

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Politics

Rand Paul Discusses Republican Politics, Freedoms at IOP

Speaking for ten minutes to a room that had reached full-capacity, Paul called for serious reconsideration of the policies set forth by the previous two U.S. presidents.

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IOP

McCain Calls for Decisive Stance on Russia at Forum

Arizona Senator John McCain called the ongoing tension between the two countries “ludicrous,” declaring that the United States needs to come up with a course of action as soon as possible.

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IOP

5 Questions with Mike Huckabee

FM sat down with Huckabee to talk to him about same-sex marriage, higher education, and the 2016 race.

College

Tyrrell Named New Men’s Swimming Coach

After leading the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team to one of its most successful seasons in recent memory, Kevin M. Tyrrell—who served as interim head coach for the 2013-14 season following Tim D. Murphy’s departure last fall—has been named the permanent head coach, Director of Athletics Robert L. Scalise announced in a press release Tuesday.

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IOP

Ecuadorian President Downplays Controversy, Highlights Country’s Successes at JFK Forum

President of the Republic of Ecuador Rafael Correa told an audience at the John F. Kennedy Forum Wednesday night that the economic situation in Ecuador has improved rapidly over the last few years.

Trey Grayson Stepping Down
IOP

IOP Director Trey Grayson Announces Resignation

Institute of Politics Director C. M. Trey Grayson ’94 will step down from his current position on June 30, 2014. Grayson announced his plans to return to his home state of Kentucky following the end of the academic year in a letter posted on the IOP website Tuesday.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Former CIA and Mossad Directors Discuss Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Middle East Situation

Four days after Secretary of State John F. Kerry called for a “reality check” on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, former director of the CIA David H. Petraeus and Meir Dagan, former director of Israel’s intelligence service, the Mossad, analyzed the prospects for future peace in the Middle East at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Monday.

Men's Soccer

Former Manchester United Coach Hired by HBS

Sir Alex C. Ferguson will bring his 26 years of coaching and managing experience at Manchester United Football Club to the Harvard Business School this spring as a teacher for its Executive Education program.

Commencement

Samantha Power Will Return to Kennedy School To Give Class Day Address

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha J. Power will address 2014 graduates of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at the school’s Class Day on May 28.

Harvard Law School

New Report Explains Successes and Failures of Response to Bombing, Manhunt

According to a press release, the analysis serves to identify “those critical moments when planning, preparation and coordination paid off—as well as those occasions when performance left room for improvement.”

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Dare to Dye

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Dos Besos

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes