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Harvard IOP Launches New Fund to Support Public Service

The Harvard Institute of Politics last week launched the “IOP One Fund,” a new initiative that will provide support for College students and student organizations to engage in public service.


The Harvard Kennedy School’s Student Government Election was Plagued by Apathy and Tensions. Then it was Suspended.

The Kennedy School’s student government race had all the makings of a real-world election: tension, apathy, frustration, and IT issues.


Harvard Professors Call on Biden to Issue Posthumous Pardon for Reparations Advocate Callie House

Harvard professors and representatives from Black women’s rights organizations unveiled a petition for a posthumous presidential pardon for Callie G. House, who was described as “the foremother” of the slavery reparations movement during a press conference Wednesday.


Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.

Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. speaks at a press conference at the Harvard Kennedy School calling for President Joe Biden to issue a pardon for Callie G. House.


Harvard IOP Forum Honors Rodrigo Ventocilla, Discusses Global Trans Rights Movement

A month after Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, a transgender Harvard Kennedy School student, died in police custody in Indonesia, the Institute of Politics hosted a forum on the backlash to the global transgender rights movement.


Harvard Kennedy School Student Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla Remembered as a ‘Fighter’ for Trans Rights

Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, a Harvard Kennedy School student who died in police custody in Indonesia last month, was remembered as a “fighter” by those who knew him.


Ventocilla Rally 3

Vic Hogg, co-organizer of the rally for Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla and a student at the Harvard Kennedy School, speaks before the crowd gathered near the Peruvian consulate in Boston.


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Attendees at the rally for Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, a Peruvian Harvard Kennedy School student who died while in police custody in Indonesia on Aug. 11, march toward the Peruvian consulate in Boston.


In Reversal, Peruvian Government Calls for ‘Official Report’ from Indonesia About Harvard Student who Died After Arrest in Bali

In a sharp reversal, the Peruvian Foreign Affairs Ministry on Friday asked for an “official report” from authorities in Indonesia “to clarify the circumstances” surrounding the death of Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, a Peruvian Harvard Kennedy School student who died in police custody in Bali earlier this month.


Peruvian Government Rejects Allegations of Negligence from Family of Harvard Student who Died in Bali

The Peruvian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday rejected allegations that the country’s consular services in Indonesia failed to support Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, a Peruvian Harvard Kennedy School student who died in police custody in Bali this month.


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