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Cambridge Leaders Look to Biden Administration for Renewed Local Support in Growing Crises

During a tumultuous four years under the administration of Donald J. Trump, local leaders have dealt with the fallout of how its policies trickled down into the lives of Cambridge residents. While Covid-19 and economic fallout raged nationally, the city’s top issues — homelessness, food insecurity, and small business erosion — have all been exacerbated.

‘Complete Switch in Position’: Legal Experts Say Biden Likely to Back Harvard in Race-Conscious Admissions Suit

Many education and legal experts expect President-elect Joe Biden's Justice Department will extend support to universities — including Harvard — currently embroiled in legal challenges from anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions.

Biden Administration Expected to Reverse DeVos’s Title IX Regulations, Legal Experts Say

In early May 2020, former Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos released a controversial Title IX rule that drummed up controversy, criticism, and confusion at Harvard and beyond. How will the incoming Biden administration deal with the rule?

How Will Joe Biden Handle Trump's War on International Higher Education Collaboration?

As U.S.-China relations have slowly deteriorated across the span of a Trump presidency, academic exchanges have been caught in the crosshairs. In a 2020 seminar on academic security, FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich said the threat of Chinese academic espionage is one of the nation’s largest security challenges.


Can a Biden White House Move Harvard Toward Divestment?

Joe Biden’s focus on environmental issues and his selection of a pro-divestment professor for a senior White House position have heartened Harvard divestment activists; however, questions remain about whether a new occupant of the White House will sway decisions made in Massachusetts Hall.


Conservatives on Campus Attempt to Find Their Footing As Trump Presidency Ends

As the sun sets on Donald Trump’s term, Republicans at Harvard hope to revive their party’s traditional emphasis on conservatism. At the same time, they believe the past four years have created a specter that will loom over them as they engage in campus discourse.


From ‘Outrageous Betrayal’ to ‘More Regular Order’: How A Pivot in American Immigration Policy Will Affect Harvard

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has vowed to roll out a far-reaching overhaul of federal immigration laws Wednesday, his Inauguration Day, a relief to many Harvard affiliates who have spent four years fighting the Trump administration's harsh immigration policy.


Will Joe Biden Deliver on His Promises to Alleviate Student Loan Debt?

President-elect Joe Biden pledged multiple times on the campaign trail to alleviate debt. Many of Biden’s supporters, however, remain skeptical as to whether the incoming administration will deliver on its promise to alleviate the financial anxiety facing millions of Americans.


City of Cambridge Creates Task Force to Examine ‘Future of Public Safety’

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale launched a task force composed of Cambridge officials and residents earlier this month to examine the future of public safety in Cambridge following a national reckoning in policing.


Ivy League: Competition Will Not Take Place Without ‘Significant Changes' in Pandemic

As the United States enters the most dire stage of the coronavirus pandemic yet, the Ivy League told student-athletes and coaches in a Thursday email that it has yet to determine whether the spring sports season will occur.

Can a Biden White House Move Harvard Toward Divestment?

Joe Biden’s focus on environmental issues and his selection of a pro-divestment professor for a senior White House position have heartened Harvard divestment activists; however, questions remain about whether a new occupant of the White House will sway decisions made in Massachusetts Hall.

Conservatives on Campus Attempt to Find Their Footing As Trump Presidency Ends

As the sun sets on Donald Trump’s term, Republicans at Harvard hope to revive their party’s traditional emphasis on conservatism. At the same time, they believe the past four years have created a specter that will loom over them as they engage in campus discourse.

From ‘Outrageous Betrayal’ to ‘More Regular Order’: How A Pivot in American Immigration Policy Will Affect Harvard

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has vowed to roll out a far-reaching overhaul of federal immigration laws Wednesday, his Inauguration Day, a relief to many Harvard affiliates who have spent four years fighting the Trump administration's harsh immigration policy.

Here are the 63 Biden Administration Officials with Harvard Ties

The Biden administration is set to include at least 63 Harvard-connected individuals as nominees or appointees, including 10 Cabinet-level officials.

Will Joe Biden Deliver on His Promises to Alleviate Student Loan Debt?

President-elect Joe Biden pledged multiple times on the campaign trail to alleviate debt. Many of Biden’s supporters, however, remain skeptical as to whether the incoming administration will deliver on its promise to alleviate the financial anxiety facing millions of Americans.

City of Cambridge Creates Task Force to Examine ‘Future of Public Safety’

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale launched a task force composed of Cambridge officials and residents earlier this month to examine the future of public safety in Cambridge following a national reckoning in policing.

Ivy League: Competition Will Not Take Place Without ‘Significant Changes' in Pandemic

As the United States enters the most dire stage of the coronavirus pandemic yet, the Ivy League told student-athletes and coaches in a Thursday email that it has yet to determine whether the spring sports season will occur.