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Pressley said rhetoric surrounding Massachusetts Senator Warren’s Native American ancestry deflects attention from more important conversations.
Amid turmoil in Washington over immigration reform, Harvard administrators are pushing for legislation securing legal protections for undocumented students and staff.
University President Drew G. Faust wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis last week urging him to allow transgender individuals to serve in the military.
“We really dodged a huge bullet on Friday, but it is definitely not over," one Massachusetts health care executive said.
“There is no more glaring threat to human rights or testing of democracy than our current punishment crisis," a Graduate School of Education professor said.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency listed Cambridge an “uncooperative jurisdiction” for refusing to comply with federal requests to detain individuals for possible deportation.
As Harvard administrators spoke out against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration executive orders, the University’s undocumented students say they are pleased with Harvard’s actions—like creating a website and appointing an immigration attorney—that aim to support them.
As Trump prepares to take office, immigration law experts clarified definitions of “sanctuary” spaces and offered legal advice to Harvard’s undocumented students.
Housing rights advocates interrupted an event featuring Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt at the Law School Monday evening, prematurely ending the event and prompting questions about security protocol at the school.
While both the U.S. District Court and the Court of Appeals have rejected the requests to relocate the Tsarnaev trial, Law School faculty members see reason behind them.
Harvard genomics researchers could see increased funding for their work should Congress approve a White House proposal to allocate millions more dollars to the research of medical treatments personalized to a patient’s genetic information.
Matriculated Harvard undergraduates can request and view the notes and comments penned by admissions officers on their applications because of a 1974 Department of Education act.
Professor Martin W. West urged members of Congress not to lose sight of the positive impacts of standardized testing requirements introduced by the No Child Left Behind Act, which some members of Congress hope to dismantle.
Funding from federal grants fell by 5 percent in 2014, the first full year after sequestration took hold. In the same period, non-federal funding rose 12 percent.
University President G. Faust wrote a letter to the Massachusetts House delegation critiquing an amendment that would roll back a key Obama administration immigration initiative.
Coakley filed a disclosure with the State Ethics Commission on Dec. 22 saying that she was being considered for a fellowship at a university in Massachusetts—people familiar with the plan told the Boston Globe that that university is Harvard.
Menino worked alongside four Harvard presidents and countless University employees assigned to massage Harvard’s relationship with the city. On Thursday, many of those Harvard officials remembered Menino as a unique politician.
Congressman David L. Camp’s tax reform plan could cost Harvard tens of millions of dollars in endowment taxes if passed.
A little more than two weeks after Congress repealed 2013 restrictions imposed on the National Science Foundation’s Political Science Program, Harvard political scientists said that their federal funding is on surer footing.
The spending bill that passed in Congress last week does not do enough to restore funding to scientific research, a University spokesperson said Friday.