Politics


Cambridge Leaders Look to Biden Administration for Renewed Local Support in Growing Crises

During a tumultuous four years under the administration of Donald J. Trump, local leaders have dealt with the fallout of how its policies trickled down into the lives of Cambridge residents. While Covid-19 and economic fallout raged nationally, the city’s top issues — homelessness, food insecurity, and small business erosion — have all been exacerbated.


Can a Biden White House Move Harvard Toward Divestment?

Joe Biden’s focus on environmental issues and his selection of a pro-divestment professor for a senior White House position have heartened Harvard divestment activists; however, questions remain about whether a new occupant of the White House will sway decisions made in Massachusetts Hall.


Harvard and the Biden Administration

As Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president Wednesday, a team of Crimson reporters explored how the Biden administration will affect international students, admissions, labor, and everything in between at Harvard. Here's a look at how the Biden administration will reshape the University — and what role Harvard will play in shaping it.


Amid Political Uncertainty, Harvard Students Greet Senate Flip with Elation, Cautious Optimism

Following narrow victories for Raphael G. Warnock and T. Jonathan “Jon” Ossoff in the runoff elections for Georgia’s Senate seats, Harvard students met the news of a Democratic-controlled Senate with a mix of elation, regret, and tempered anticipation.


70 Harvard Organizations Demand Law School Graduate's Brother Be Released from Chinese Detention Camp

More than 70 Harvard student organizations from across the University signed a statement demanding the release of Ekpar Asat — the brother of Rayhan Asat, Harvard Law School’s first Uighur graduate — from a Xinjiang internment camp.


Government Professor Calls on Harvard to Adopt ‘Minimum Standards’ for Affiliation Following Capitol Riots

Harvard Government professor Ryan D. Enos called on the University to adopt “minimum standards” for affiliation with Harvard that “include supporting free elections and not encouraging violence” in a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow on Sunday.


‘We Anticipated This’: Shorenstein Center Faculty and Researchers React to Riots on Capitol Hill

Faculty and researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy said the role of digital platforms in catalyzing the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol Wednesday exposed an acute need for media accountability.


Hundreds Petition for IOP to Sever Ties With U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik ’06

Nearly 700 Harvard affiliates petitioned for Harvard’s Institute of Politics to disaffiliate with U.S. Representative Elise M. Stefanik ’06 (R-N.Y.), a supporter of efforts to overturn Electoral College votes in favor of President Donald Trump.


‘So Deeply Wrong’: Undergraduates in D.C. React To Capitol Hill Riot

Undergraduates living in Washington, D.C. said they felt shock, frustration, and worry as a mob waving Trump flags violently stormed the Capitol building during the Electoral College vote certification process on Wednesday.


Ten Stories That Shaped 2020

The past twelve months were a year like no other for Harvard and the world. Under the backdrop of a once-in-a-century pandemic, students took classes from all over the globe, while pushing for social change at the University and on the political stage. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined 2020 at Harvard.


Trump and Harvard Spar Over Immigration, Relief Funding

Policies enacted by the Trump administration during the coronavirus pandemic brought tensions between the administration and Harvard to a head, culminating in a lawsuit Harvard filed against the federal government in July.


Chemistry Chair Arrested on Federal Charges

Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber — a University Professor renowned for his contributions to nanotechnology — was charged in federal court in January for failing to disclose funding from the Chinese government.


Incoming Members of Congress Participate in Virtual Orientation Hosted by Harvard Kennedy School

Newly elected members of the 117th Congress convened virtually earlier this month for a bipartisan orientation hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.


Danielle Allen Campaign

Harvard University Professor Danielle Allen is mulling a run for Massachusetts Governor in 2022.


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