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Alexandra A. Chaidez

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Mass Hall, Fall 2017

Harvard Faculty To Issue ‘Renewed Call’ For Fossil Fuel Divestment

Several Harvard faculty members will once again urge University administrators to divest the school’s holdings in the fossil fuel industry, according to an update on their website posted this month.

Climate Action
Harvard Kennedy School

Congress Members-Elect Descend on Cambridge for Harvard Kennedy School’s Bipartisan Orientation

Speeches from Harvard officials and protests from student organizers met the members-elect at the orientation, which was hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
Student Groups

Fossil-Fuel Divestment Petition Garners More than 150 Signatures

Continuing a years-long effort, an online petition calling on Harvard to divest its holdings in the fossil fuel industry had garnered 150 signatures as of Tuesday evening.

Widener Library

Three Harvard Affiliates Win International Rhodes Scholarships

Michael Liu ’19, Olga Romanova ’19, and T. Mattea  Mrkusic ’17 have been named Harvard’s three newest international Rhodes scholars.

Secretary of Education DeVos
College Administration

Student Groups Spring into Action Against 'Harmful' Proposed Changes to Title IX

Some students groups are drafting open letters and comments to respond to the Department of Education's proposed new Title IX regulations.

John Kerry at the IOP

John Kerry Offers Sharp Rebuke of Trump at Harvard IOP — And Says He Isn't Ruling Out a Presidential Run

Kerry criticized the current administration for its controversial foreign policy decisions and also hinted at a possible campaign for president in 2020.

Capitol Building

A Mass. Democrat’s Ascent in Congress May Not Bring the Endowment Tax Repeal Harvard is Hoping For

Even after the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives in this month’s midterm elections, Harvard may still contend with a tax on its multibillion dollar endowment for years to come.

Rhodes Winners 2019

Harvard Senior Becomes First DACA Recipient to Win Rhodes Scholarship

Two Harvard seniors — Brittany N. Ellis '19 and Jin K. Park '18-'19 — have won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Park is the first-ever beneficiary of DACA to become a Rhodes scholar.

Fenway Park

University Police, Health Services Chiefs Caution Students to Stay Safe Ahead of Harvard-Yale Game

Boston Police will have primary jurisdiction in the areas surrounding Fenway Park, while Harvard Police will be stationed on the University’s campuses during the Game.

The IOP's New Student Leaders
Student Groups

IOP Elects First All-Female Executive Board in More than a Decade

Newly elected Vice President Maya Jenkins '21, said the all-female team will show "other female students, other students who don't identify as male that the IOP is a place where we all deserve to have leadership positions."

Full house at IOP watch party

High Young Voter Turnout Crucial To Blue Wave, Per Harvard Analysis

Voters between the ages of 18 and 29 were absolutely crucial to the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives, according to a Harvard Institute of Politics analysis of the 2018 midterm elections.


Mumps Returns to Harvard Yet Again, Per Health Services Director

This is not the first time this year University affiliates have contracted the disease. Cases of mumps most recently were found among campus affiliates in February 2018.

HKS New Campus

Kennedy School Faculty Donated Overwhelmingly to Democrats Ahead of 2018 Midterms

Nearly 92 percent of all political donations from HKS affiliates in 2016 and 2018 went to Democrats.

Harvard Press Conference

‘Wolf of Racial Bias’ Returns to Courtroom on Final Day of Harvard Admissions Trial

Lawyers for both Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions approached the wood-paneled witness stand one after the other Friday to deliver impassioned closing statements and rebuttals that stretched for hours.

Faust Testifies

‘Your Honor, I’m Drew Faust.’ Former Harvard President Testifies in Trial

“I feel that my tenure has been committed in considerable part to expanding openness, access to Harvard,” Faust told the courtroom Thursday.