Former EPA Administrator Discusses Biden Administration’s Climate Policies at Harvard Weatherhead Lecture
Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator and first-ever White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy discussed President Joe Biden’s climate policies and obstacles to further legislation during a Wednesday lecture.
Biden Department of Energy Nominee Discusses ‘The President’s Vision’ at Law School Event
Jeff Marootian — President Joe Biden’s nominee for Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the Department of Energy — spoke about implementing “the President’s vision” and offered career advice at a Harvard Law School event Wednesday.
Joe Kennedy III to Remain on Harvard IOP Advisory Committee While Envoy to Northern Ireland
Former Massachusetts Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III will serve as special envoy to Northern Ireland, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken ’84 announced in a press statement Monday morning.
Biden Selects Harvard Professor as National Cancer Institute Director
Monica M. Bertagnolli, a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, will become the first woman to lead the National Cancer Institute in its 85-year history.
Biden’s Approval Rating Continues to Slide Among Young Americans, Harvard IOP Youth Poll Shows
With midterms only six months away, President Joe Biden’s approval rating among young Americans fell to 41 percent in a new Harvard Institute of Politics youth poll released Monday.
Former Biden, Trump Pollsters Discuss the 2022 Midterms at IOP Forum
A pair of top political pollsters said Tuesday that the fast-moving foreign policy crisis in Ukraine and the uncertain trajectory of Covid-19 in the United States have cast uncertainty over the 2022 midterm elections, which will shape the latter half of President Joe Biden’s first term.
White House Correspondents Analyze Biden’s Presidency at First IOP Forum of 2022
Four veteran White House correspondents examined the challenges facing President Joe Biden after the first year of his presidency, ranging from foreign policy to the Covid-19 pandemic, during the Institute of Politics’ first John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum of the year.
Harvard Native American Program Director Picked to Chair National Endowment for the Humanities
President Joe Biden nominated Harvard University Native American Program Executive Director Shelly C. Lowe to serve as the 12th chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities on Tuesday.
Harvard University Native American Program Executive Director Shelly C. Lowe was nominated by President Joe Biden Tuesday to serve as Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. If confirmed, she will be the first Native American to serve in the role.
Following Confirmations, Harvard Alumni Compose One-Third of Biden’s Cabinet
With the confirmation of Martin J. Walsh as labor secretary on March 22, President Joe Biden’s full slate of Cabinet secretaries have assumed office — and with five Harvard graduates, it has a decidedly crimson hue.
U.S. Reps Assess Biden’s Progress on Immigration at HKS Event
Lawmakers and immigration reform activists discussed the Biden administration's progress toward enacting its immigration agenda in a Thursday webinar organized by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center For Public Leadership.
Harvard Affiliates Troubled by Biden’s Stance on Student Loan Debt
Harvard students reacted with disappointment and frustration after President Joe Biden said on Feb. 16 he would not forgive more than $10,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower, singling out Harvard as an institution whose students did not require debt relief.
Harvard Graduate Council Reviews Covid-19 Academic Challenges, Signs Letters to Biden Administration
The Harvard Graduate Council reviewed survey data about the graduate student experience in the pandemic era, and also signed letters to the Biden administration co-written by the MIT Graduate Student Council during its second public meeting of the semester Wednesday.
Harvard Law School Faculty and Students Celebrate Biden's Transgender Military Ban Lift
Harvard Law School students and faculty said they are encouraged by the Biden administration's announcement that it will lift a ban on transgender individuals joining the United States military.
‘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.
Grad Student Unions, Experts Expect Friendlier Climate for Labor Under Biden
With President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. taking office Wednesday, HGSU-UAW President Brandon J. Mancilla said he expects the “whole climate” for student unions to change.
Harvard and the Biden Administration
As Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president Wednesday, a team of Crimson reporters explored how the Biden administration will affect international students, admissions, labor, and everything in between at Harvard. Here's a look at how the Biden administration will reshape the University — and what role Harvard will play in shaping it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Video: Title IX Under Biden, Explained
In early May 2020, former Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos passed 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?
From ‘Outrageous Betrayal’ to ‘More Regular Order’: How A Pivot in American Immigration Policy Will Affect Harvard
President-elect Joe Biden 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.