Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox discussed his “Disagree Better” initiative with Harvard Kennedy School associate professor Julia A. Minson ’99 at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday.
On Jan. 6, Kenneth J. Chesebro was seen outside the Capitol wearing a red “Trump 2020” hat as rioters amassed around the building, according to CNN. But two decades earlier, in Bush v. Gore, Chesebro worked extensively under liberal legal scholar Laurence H. Tribe to craft a legal justification to recount votes in Florida.
College admissions has long been the battleground in the ongoing war over the future of higher education, and Harvard has faced nationwide scrutiny over its admissions practices for the last decade. After the Supreme Court ruled to end affirmative action this summer, Harvard is once again caught in the crossfire.
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Eight Others to Join Harvard’s Institute of Politics as Fall 2023 Fellows
Former National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice and eight other politicians and political journalists will serve as fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this fall, the IOP announced in a press release Wednesday.
Senator J.D. Vance Accuses Harvard, Other Universities of Planning to Defy Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action
Senator J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) warned Harvard of a potential congressional investigation if the University fails to comply with the Supreme Court’s restrictions on the consideration of race in university admissions in a letter addressed to former President Lawrence S. Bacow on Thursday.
Affirmative action supporters and counterprotesters clashed on Capitol Hill on Thursday following the Supreme Court’s decision effectively outlawing affirmative action in higher education.
‘Not a Normal Court’: Biden, Mass. Leaders Condemn Supreme Court After Anti-Affirmative Action Decision
The Biden administration, Massachusetts state officials, and local Cambridge leaders have condemned the Supreme Court’s decision to effectively ban affirmative action in higher education admissions.
‘This Political Revolution’: 50 Years Later, Harvard Alumni Reflect on Opposition to Nixon, Vietnam War
In interviews with The Crimson, members of the Class of 1973 reflected on the tumultuous political atmosphere of the era and its impact on the trajectory of their lives half a century later.
If Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson ’98 hadn’t met Robert Bridgeman — then the director of programs at the Phillips Brooks House Association — while walking across Harvard Yard in his freshman fall, his life of public service might not have been the same.
As Seniors Graduate Into Post-Dobbs World, Harvard’s Class of 1973 Recalls Landmark Legalization of Abortion
On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, guaranteeing the right to an abortion nationwide and reversing all state laws — including in Massachusetts — that completely banned the procedure.
Billionaire Ken Griffin ’89 Breaks with DeSantis on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Expansion Amid Criticism at GSAS
Republican megadonor Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 broke with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by opposing a new Florida law that expands a ban on teaching sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools.
Ban Ki-moon, who served as secretary-general of the United Nations between 2007 and 2016, slammed the Russian invasion of Ukraine and called on Harvard Kennedy School graduates to take action on the climate crisis during the school’s graduation address Wednesday afternoon.
During Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow’s five years in office, he encountered a unique convergence of challenges — one that reflected a higher education landscape under attack. Woven through all this was the pandemic, a crisis during which Bacow was forced to make consequential decisions without a blueprint.
How has the legal field of critical race theory been shaped by Harvard Law School, and how do its students and scholars view conservative attacks on the field?
The Russian government sanctioned Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81 and seven other Harvard affiliates, the country’s ministry of foreign affairs announced in a Friday press release.
This third installment of The Crimson’s survey of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences explores respondents’ political views on a range of issues, including academic freedom, race-conscious admissions policies, and more.
Following a decisive win in a unified local election on April 23, Harvard College alum Ryosuke Takashima ’19-’22 became the youngest mayor in Japanese history.
After Criticism Over Roth Veto, HKS Dean Elmendorf Stresses Importance of Discussing Difficult Issues
Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf, who earlier this year faced scrutiny for allegedly vetoing a fellow who was critical of Israel, stressed the importance of discussing difficult issues at Harvard and around the country in a Tuesday interview.
Roughly 30 Harvard affiliates rallied on the steps of Memorial Church Wednesday afternoon to denounce the banning of books and the elimination of educational curricula on queer theory, gender theory, and critical race theory in parts of the United States.
Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended the decision to accept a $300 million donation from Republican Party megadonor Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 and rename the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in his honor during an interview on Monday.
Roughly Half of Young Americans Face Feelings of Depression or Anxiety, Harvard IOP Youth Poll Finds
Roughly 55 percent of Americans under 30 years old reported feeling “nervous, anxious, or on edge” and 47 percent reported feeling “down, depressed or hopeless” at least several days in the last two weeks in a new survey of young adults released by the Harvard Institute of Politics Monday.
Radcliffe Fellow Omer Aziz, a lawyer and the former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, discussed fascism in America at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies presentation Wednesday.
The Department of Peace held its inaugural Cultural Impact Award ceremony Saturday, hosting philosopher and former Harvard professor Cornel R. West ’74 and presidential candidate Marianne D. Williamson at a two-hour long event at Sanders Theatre.
Harvard Law Professor Jody Freeman Faces Renewed Calls to Step Down from Board of Fossil Fuel Company
Harvard affiliates renewed calls for Harvard Law School professor Jody L. Freeman to step down from her position on the board of directors of ConocoPhillips following newly surfaced emails between her and a Securities and Exchange Commission official.
A group of more than 70 Harvard professors co-led by Psychology professor Steven A. Pinker has formed the Council for Academic Freedom at Harvard — an initiative to promote ideals of free speech and inquiry.