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Dems Lobbying Day 2018
Harvard College Democrats

College Democrats Visit State House for Lobby Day

Around 30 students met with state legislators at the State House Thursday to advocate for five bills as part of the Harvard College Democrats’ semesterly Lobby Day.

Alumni

From Harvard to the Hill: Chuck Schumer’s Years at the College

Before he hobnobbed with the University's president, Schumer was just another undergraduate at the College.

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College

Harvard Undergrads Lobby Congress In Effort to Imperil Sanctions

The students are particularly lobbying around the PROSPER Act, a proposed update to the Higher Education Act that—if passed—could force Harvard to choose between millions of dollars in federal research funding and its social group penalties.

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Politics

Faust to Lobby for Endowment Tax Repeal

University President Drew G. Faust will meet with two members of Congress this week to discuss a proposed bipartisan repeal of the endowment tax passed in December.

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Student Life

Pro-Greek Life PAC Fights Against Sanctions, Adds Porcellian Grad to Board of Directors

A pro-Greek life political action committee is pushing for legislation that could imperil Harvard’s social group sanctions and has added a final club member to its board of directors.

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University Finances

Faust Joins 48 Higher Ed Leaders Seeking Endowment Tax Repeal

President Faust joined 48 other university leaders in penning a letter to congressional leaders Wednesday to object to the recently passed endowment returns tax.

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College

Final Club Grad Members Lobby Congress to Cancel Sanctions

The final club alumni hope to re-work the language of the law so it endangers the College’s social group penalties.

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Politics

Faust Continues Advocacy on Immigration, Higher Ed Act

​Amid turmoil in Washington over immigration reform, Harvard administrators are pushing for legislation securing legal protections for undocumented students and staff.

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Drew Faust

Faust Raises Concerns About Higher Ed Act’s Changes to Student Aid

As Congress moves to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, University President Drew G. Faust raised concerns about the bill’s impact on federal financial aid at a Faculty meeting Tuesday evening.

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Drew Faust

Faust Pens Letter Urging Congress to Protect TPS Holders

University President Drew G. Faust sent a letter to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle Friday, urging them to pass legislation protecting immigrants now vulnerable after the Trump administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status.

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Student Groups

Harvard in the Age of Trump

Donald Trump’s unexpected victory prompted many at Harvard, including University President Drew G. Faust, to increase advocacy efforts around political issues—like Trump's attempt to halt immigration from certain countries—affecting school affiliates.

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Politics

Harvard to Pay 'Unprecedented' Endowment Tax

An endowment tax like the one included in Congress's new tax plan—passed Wednesday—would likely have cost Harvard $43 million in fiscal year 2017.

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Central Administration

Faust Joins University Presidents’ Alliance Defending Undocumented Students

University President Drew G. Faust joined over two dozen university presidents to form a coalition to support undocumented and international students on U.S. campuses.

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Lobbying

With Looming Tax Bill, Grad Students Escalate Advocacy

Harvard graduate students have continued to advocate against Republican tax proposals that could hike their taxes and cut into the University’s endowment.

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Drew Faust

Faust Names GOP Tax Plan Top Lobbying Priority

Faust is making the fight against the Republican tax plan her “priority focus,” reaching out to lawmakers and Harvard alumni in conservative states to combat the bill’s most “dangerous” proposals.

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