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University Hall
College

Seventy-Two Harvard College Seniors Awarded 2019 Hoopes Prize

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences awards Hoopes Prizes annually to a select number of nominated student projects. The prizes aim to honor College seniors by “recognizing, promoting, honoring, and rewarding excellence in the work of undergraduates and their capabilities and skills in any subject.”

University Hall
Student Groups

Harvard Junior Salma Abdelrahman Named Truman Scholar

Salma Abdelrahman ’20 was sitting in a Phillips Brooks House Association meeting when she found out she was one of 62 students across the country named 2019 Truman Scholars, a graduate scholarship for college students committed to public service.

University Hall
College

Phi Beta Kappa Welcomes 24 New Harvard Juniors

Twenty-four College juniors learned Wednesday afternoon of their selection as inductees into the Alpha Iota chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society.

Missing Absentee
Student Life

Days After Midterm Elections, Some Students Still Hadn’t Received Ballots

Some students' absentee ballots failed to arrive in the mail — and in the election’s aftermath, those students continue to search for answers.

Joy at the IOP Election Watch Party
College

Taking in Midterm Election Results, Harvard Students from Both Parties Claim Victory

On a rainy Tuesday in Cambridge, midterm election races across the United States kept undergraduates and faculty members on the edge of their seats throughout the night.

Graphic Midterm Elections
Politics

Midterms See Mass. Incumbents Re-elected, Democrats Win Control of House

Incumbent Mass. Governor Charlie Baker and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren cruised to victory, while Democrats gained a U.S. House majority.

Polling Place
Cambridge

Here's What You Need to Know About the 2018 Midterm Elections

Cambridge residents can cast their votes Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. in one of 29 local polling places, including Quincy House.

Quincy House Voting
Politics

The Three Questions On The Massachusetts Ballot, Explained

This election day — in addition to casting votes for political figures — the Massachusetts electorate will tackle three questions at the bottom of their ballots. Here's what you need to know.

Graham & Parks Voting
IOP

Harvard Students Take Time Off to Campaign Ahead of Midterms

A handful of Harvard undergraduates have taken leaves of absence to work on political campaigns ahead of the 2018 midterm elections next month. “I want to be wherever I can make the biggest impact in 2020,” one said.

Jay Gonzalez
Endowment

Obama Endorses Democrat Jay Gonzalez for Governor

Former President Barack Obama endorsed Mass. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez Monday, as Gonzalez prepares to face popular Republican incumbent Charlie D. Baker ’79 at the polls in November.

New HUDS Hours
College

Dining Halls Will Open for Lunch 30 Minutes Earlier To Accommodate New Class Schedule

Harvard’s student dining halls will now open 30 minutes earlier for lunch on weekdays to accommodate the new academic schedule adopted by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Quentin Palfrey on Primary Night
Politics

From Harvard to Beacon Hill: Quentin Palfrey ’96 Makes a Bid for Lieutenant Governor

Quentin A. Palfrey ’96 always knew he wanted to serve others. Now, drawing on Harvard role models ranging from Theodore Roosevelt to his parents, he's running to serve as Massachusetts's next lieutenant governor.

Meena Venkataramanan
Arts

Pink, Reconceived

In many ways, Melanie Martinez’s “Cry Baby” is the pink of my childhood.

Harvard Square

Hydraulic Spill Causes Police Cordon, Road Closures along Mt. Auburn Street

The Cambridge Police and Fire Departments were hard at work Wednesday afternoon to respond to a reported hydraulic leak in Harvard Square.

Quentin Palfrey
City Politics

Political Newcomers, Harvard Affiliates See Victories in Massachusetts Primaries

In a primary upset in Massachusetts’s 7th Congressional District, Ayanna S. Pressley defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Michael E. Capuano.

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