Romney Emphasizes Importance of Private Sector Experience
“It is not that hard to move from the private sector to the public sector,” Romney said to a packed Milstein East Hall.
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.
Jonathan Alter ‘79 discusses his life and his experience of reporting about seven presidential elections, including Obama’s, at Kirkland House.
Romney supporters anxiously wait for incoming presidential election results at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Romney conceded the election on November 7.
Joe Kennedy at State of the city
Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III visits Faneuil Hall to hear Mayor Thomas M. Menino give the State of the City. Kennedy was elected to Congress from Barney Frank ’61-’62’s Fourth District this past November when he defeated Sean Bielat by a nearly 20 percent margin.
Patrick Expected To Appoint Interim Senator Wednesday
Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78 is expected to appoint an interim Senator to replace John F. Kerry, who resigned from his post Tuesday after easily winning Senate confirmation to become the next Secretary of State.
Frank Says He Wants To Serve as Interim Senator
Former Congressman Barnett "Barney" Frank '61-'62, who just retired from politics after representing Massachusetts’ Fourth District on Capitol Hill for 32 years, wants back in.
Former Harvard Law Professor Sworn In
Former Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren took the oath of office at noon Thursday, becoming the first woman to ever serve Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate.
HSPH Researchers Analyze Election Polls for Voter Opinions on Public Health Issues
Based on analysis of polls conducted during the November elections, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have predicted tension in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and in future budget negotiations regarding Medicare funding,
Professor Challenges Theories on Elections
Bartels used the annual social sciences lecture at the Radcliffe Institute on Tuesday to challenge commonly held beliefs about elections—all of which, he says, are false.
Massachusetts Election Results
On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Secretary of State certified what most people around the country already knew: the Bay State is weird. Even as the rest of the country showed near-record apathy on Election Day, Massachusetts voters came out in record numbers.
After Election, South Boston Remains Swing Area
BOSTON—Matt Leduc is a registered Independent. Sitting on his front stoop while awaiting a ride to the Patriots tailgate, Leduc, like many in South Boston, said he leans Democratic but votes both ways. In the hotly contested U.S. Senate race between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown, that meant supporting Brown.
Conversation Pieces for Thanksgiving Dinner
When the dinner table talk needs to be revitalized, use this Harvard-themed cheat sheet to get the conversation flowing without having to resort to Aunt Betsy’s toilet humor.
Panelists Hope for Bipartisanship in Education Reform
Though education reform did not play a prominent role in the discourse surrounding the 2012 presidential election, there is hope for bipartisan compromise on the issue during President Obama’s second term, according to panelists at a discussion at the Graduate School of Education on Thursday.
Study: Interest Groups Influence Ballot Initiatives
A new study conducted by Harvard Kennedy School assistant professor Todd T. Rogers revealed that campaign efforts by independent political organizations have a significant influence on the outcome of ballot measures.
Congressman Discusses Campaign Finance Reform
Democratic Congressman John P.S. Sarbanes discussed the dangers of money to democracy and his efforts to change campaign finance system.
Professors Urge Action on Climate Change
Affiliates at the Harvard Kennedy School said that President Obama can no longer ignore the environment in light of Hurricane Sandy.
Fate of Marijuana Law Unclear on Campus
The jury is still out about whether the new legislation means that the University will allow the use of the substance on campus once the law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
Professors Share Views on Election Win for Obama
On Wednesday, several Harvard professors said that while they reacted to Obama’s victory Tuesday with a level of enthusiasm similar to that in 2008, his win in 2012 was momentous for different reasons.
Medical Marijuana, Right to Repair Pass; Assisted Suicide Falls Short
Massachusetts residents voted on Tuesday to legalize medical marijuana and to pass the "Right to Repair" bill. The physician-assisted suicide measure was narrowly defeated.
Warren Wins US Senate Seat
Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren defeated incumbent U.S. Senator Scott Brown Tuesday night by a margin of eight points.
2012 Election Results
President Barack Obama won the 2012 Presidential election on Tuesday night, defeating former Governor Mitt Romney by a margin of 132 electoral votes. The Democratic Party maintained a majority of seats in the Senate, while the Republican Party held onto control in the House of Representatives.
Ed Markey Wins Fifth Congressional
Congressman Ed Markey won the Fifth Congressional seat once again on Tuesday night, beating Republican challenger Tom Tierney by a margin of about 3:1.