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Alexandra A. Chaidez

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Loeb House

Harvard Board of Overseers, Alumni Association Candidates Announced

Harvard announced the slate of candidates in contention for positions on its Board of Overseers — the University’s second highest governing board — and elected directorships in the Harvard Alumni Association Thursday.

Drew Faust
Central Administration

Former Harvard President Drew Faust Named University Professor

Faust joins 24 prominent Harvard faculty with the distinction — including former University President Lawrence S. Summers, former Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow, and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Climate Action Protest

Lawmakers Call for Review of Harvard IOP Congressional Orientation

Following criticisms of an orientation for newly elected members of Congress hosted by Harvard’s Institute of Politics that featured a number of lobbyists, at least two lawmakers are calling for a review of the program in light of House ethics rules.

Student Groups

Institute of Politics Elects First Director of Diversity and Outreach

The Harvard Institute of Politics will add a Director of Diversity and Outreach to its student advisory committee next year, the Institute announced Tuesday.

Lawrence Bacow

Harvard Presidents Have Long Opposed Fossil Fuel Divestment. Bacow Offers A New Reason Why.

In an interview last week, President Bacow broke from his predecessor to offer up a new line of argument for sticking to the status quo: not only is divesting to compel change improper, he said, but it is also impractical and ineffective.

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."