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Alexandra A. Chaidez

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Edward Blum

Harvard, Students for Fair Admissions Do Battle Over Discrimination on Day One of Trial

The opening day of the highly anticipated Harvard admissions trial drew hordes of spectators and reporters — enough people to fill two courtrooms and a jury assembly room.

Central Administration

At Bacow’s Inauguration, Pomp and Protest

Friday afternoon marked a rare occasion as the last four Harvard presidents descended on the Yard to ceremonially welcome Lawrence S. Bacow to their ranks.

Elmendorf Announces CIA Director's No-Show
Harvard Kennedy School

In Wake of Diversity-Related Protests, HKS Implements Bias Trainings

The Kennedy School also plans to issue a second report on the status of diversity initiatives at HKS; the first report was released in May 2017 by the school’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.

Elmendorf Announces CIA Director's No-Show

Harvard Kennedy School Adopts New Vetting Process for Fellows After Year of Controversies

The new protocols will take into account a candidate’s “values” and his or her potential for engaging with the school. If a possible fellow proves divisive, the dean will convene a group to review the candidate.

HLS Library
Op Eds

40 Harvard Law Profs Sign NYT Op-Ed Demanding Senate Reject Kavanaugh

Forty Harvard Law School professors signed a New York Times editorial arguing the Senate should not confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Law School Dean John F. Manning '82 did not sign the letter.

President of Ecuador

President of Ecuador Moreno Visits Harvard, Talks Corruption

“It is the first time that I came to Boston and this prestigious university,”  Moreno said in his speech, which he gave in Spanish. “Ecuador is a small country, but it is enriched by its culture.”

Harvard-Yale Petition

Hundreds of Students Petition to Hold Tailgates On Campus Ahead of Harvard-Yale

More than 700 Harvard students and affiliates have signed a petition calling for the Harvard-Yale tailgate to be held in the athletics complex in the hours before The Game on Nov. 17, and not in a proposed space near Fenway Park.

Juan C. Varela
On Campus

President of Panama Speaks at Harvard, Meets with Bacow

President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela spoke at the IOP and met with Harvard affiliates from Central America as well as President Bacow Thursday.

On Campus

Typhoon Mangkhut Hits International Students' Homes

As Typhoon Mangkhut — so far labeled the most powerful storm of the year — struck Southeast Asia, Harvard students checked in with loved ones back home.

Activating the Youth Vote

Activists Talk Youth Voter Engagement at Harvard IOP

David Hogg, co-founder of March for Our Lives, was among those who spoke about young voter engagement at the IOP Monday night.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Beats Fundraising Goal By $200 Million

The Harvard Kennedy School closed out its capital campaign at more than $700 million, according to an August email sent to HKS affiliates by Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf.

Diversity Dean Chapman
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Students, Encouraged by Diversity Efforts, Say They’re 'Energized' to Push For More

The Harvard Kennedy School has taken a number of steps in recent months to address concerns students and faculty raised about diversity.

Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Launches Mentorship Program for College Students

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics has launched a new mentorship program that will partner undergraduate students interested in public service with graduate students at HKS.

Quincy Polling Center
City Politics

Kennedy School Ramps Up Voter Registration Efforts

HKS has introduced a University-wide voting challenge to encourage Harvard affiliates to register to vote before the Nov. 6 elections.

Harvard Kennedy School

'This is Not Normal': Harvard IOP Fellows Dissect The Trump Administration

The Kennedy School's fall Institute of Politics fellows took the stage at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Thursday to offer a shared conviction — that, under the Trump administration, America has strayed into a political Twilight Zone.