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Faust at the Economic Club
Politics

Faust Calls Republican Tax Plan ‘Blow at the Strength of American Higher Education’

“It seems to us a blow at the strength of American higher education, the excellence of American higher education, and the competitiveness of American higher education."

Harvard to the Hill
Features

John Harvard Goes to Washington

Come June, Faust's successor will need to continue to advocate for American higher education on a national stage.

Faust at the Economic Club
University Finances

Faust Lobbies Congress to Maintain Research Funding Levels

On her most recent trips to Washington, Faust has added yet another pressing, albeit more quotidian, item to her lobbying agenda: keeping the lights on in Harvard’s labs.

Reinstament
Federal State Relations

Faust Opposes Military Transgender Ban in Letter to Mattis

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.

Faust at the Economic Club
Drew Faust

In Letter to Trump, Faust Urges Continuation of DACA

​As President Donald Trump weighs a decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, University President Drew G. Faust implored him in a letter Monday to preserve it.

University President Drew G. Faust
Politics

Faust Met with Pence on D.C. Trip

University President Drew G. Faust met with Vice President Mike Pence last week on her fourth lobbying trip to the nation’s capital in 2017.

A Line To The Capitol
Politics

A Line To The Capitol

Research

Spending Bill ‘Bodes Well’ for Research Funding, Faust Says

"I think the Congress spoke with a rather bipartisan, resolute voice in favor of the things that I’ve been arguing for, so that was a very good sign," Faust said.

The FAS Dean
Research

Professors, University Decry 'Devastating' Trump Budget Proposal

​A University spokesperson harshly condemned President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget as “devastating” and “unprecedented” Monday.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
Politics

Med School Professors Worried About Federal Budget

As Congress begins formulating a new budget, some professors and researchers at Harvard Medical School are concerned about potential cuts in federal funding.

University President Drew G. Faust
Politics

Faust Met with Paul Ryan, Other Legislators on D.C. Trip

University President Drew G. Faust met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other members of Congress on a trip to Washington, D.C. last week.

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
Government

Sharpening Critiques of Trump's Policies, Faust Talks Federal Policy at Bloomberg Event

​University President Drew G. Faust traveled to Washington D.C. Monday for the second time this year, promising at a media roundtable to continue lobbying lawmakers on Harvard’s key policy priorities under the Trump administration.

University President Drew G. Faust
Politics

News Analysis: In the Age of Trump, Faust Treads Cautiously

As Faust has taken a more active approach to national politics, her position as president of one of the most renowned universities in the world has both limited and enabled her ability to push for change.

GSAS

In Second Meeting, GSAS Action Network Plans Advocacy Events

The GSAS Action Network, a graduate student advocacy group, will attend public meetings with members of Congress to discuss labor and environmental policies in the coming weeks, the group decided Monday.

Central Administration

Harvard Spent Over Half a Million Dollars Lobbying Congress in 2016

Harvard spent over half a million dollars lobbying the federal government in 2016, a number that has held relatively steady for the past five years.

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