2016 Election


Khizr Khan

Khizr M. Khan discusses the letter that inspired him to take the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention at the JFK Jr. Forum at the Harvard Institute of Politics Wednesday night.


At Conference, Students Reflect on Tense Political Climate

​Undergraduates from across the country convened at Harvard’s Institute of Politics to look back at the November presidential election and reflect on the nation’s political climate.


Young People See American Politics as Less Civil, IOP Survey Finds

American young people agree that political discourse has become less civil in the last five years, according to an Institute of Politics survey.


‘An Encounter of Two Worlds’

Jonathan S. Roberts ’17 and Emily M. Hall ’18 both stood within a few thousand yards of the president. Both had traveled to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration—but they came for very different reasons.


Donald Trump Sworn In as 45th President

Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Capitol Hill Friday morning, becoming the commander-in-chief after a campaign that defied political norms and expectations carried him to the nation’s highest office.


Lecturer Diaz Rosillo Will Join Trump Administration

Government lecturer and Dunster House resident dean Carlos E. Diaz Rosillo has accepted a position in Donald Trump’s administration and will not teach at the College this semester.


'Harvard Student Power Network’ Mobilizes Students Against Trump

​Some Harvard students have banded together after the presidential election to form the “Harvard Student Power Network,” a group intended to unite activists at the University against President-elect Donald Trump.


Kennedy School's Shorenstein Fellows Will Study Press, Politics

Six new fellows—including several prominent journalists, an MIT professor, and a former adviser to Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign—will join the Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy this semester to study the influence of the press on governments.


Hundreds of Harvard Students and Alumni to Join Women’s March on Washington

​When thousands descend on the United States Capitol Jan. 21 to join the Women’s March on Washington, a demonstration planned around Donald Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni will walk among them.


In Symbolic Gesture, Walton Declares Memorial Church a ‘Sanctuary’

Reverend Jonathan L. Walton declared Memorial Church a “sanctuary” space for Harvard affiliates two weeks after University President Drew G. Faust said she would not adopt the label for Harvard's campus.


Russian Hackers Sent Phishing Emails From Fake Harvard Email Address

In the days after the 2016 presidential election, a group of hackers tied to the Russian government launched a phishing scheme through a fake Harvard email address in an attempt to spread malware to American think tanks and nonprofits.


Law School Professor Says 20 Republican Electors May Vote Against Trump

​Continuing years of long-shot efforts to reform the American electoral system, Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig said Tuesday that at least 20 Republican members of the Electoral College may not cast their votes for President-elect Donald Trump.


Kennedy School Dean Elmendorf Reflects in Aftermath of Trump’s Election

Kennedy School of Government Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said his faculty will continue to analyze policies and produce evidence with a steadfast belief in their process.


In Uncertain Political Times, Faust Steps Up Advocacy

​University President Drew G. Faust is “ramping up” advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., where she will make the case for protecting undocumented immigrants and safeguarding research funding after Donald Trump’s unexpected ascension to the presidency.


Activists and Undocumented Students Disappointed By Sanctuary Campus Decision

Some students said they are disappointed by University President Drew G. Faust’s decision not to label Harvard a "sanctuary campus" although they remain optimistic about many of her proposals to protect undocumented immigrants.


Tiffany Trump Spotted at HLS

With a string of recent athletic, social, and political misfortunes, many Harvard students have been left slightly dazed and confused about the outcome of 2016. Well, our lives may be sad and miserable at the moment (with reading period and imminent exams the cherry on top of a long year), but Tiffany Trump’s life definitely isn’t.


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