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Cambridge Mayor Siddiqui Talks COVID-19 Response at Fast Forum

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui spoke about the challenges of leading through a crisis — as well as the “supportive” response of the City of Cambridge — in a virtual forum at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday.

Parents Teaching Remotely Find a New Set of Responsibilities at Home

The coronavirus crisis has forced Harvard to shift to remote learning, changing the way teachers communicate and students learn. But it has created unique challenges for instructors parenting young children.

IOP Director Talks Transition to Virtual Events, Uncertainty Of Summer Programs

Mark D. Gearan ’78, director of the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, said in a Tuesday interview that the IOP is working to transition its extensive programming to an online model.

Harvard Kennedy School Switches to Default Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grading

Harvard Kennedy School will switch to a default satisfactory-unsatisfactory grading policy, Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced in an email to the school’s students, faculty, staff, and fellows last week.

IOP Forums Transition to Live-Streamed ‘Fast Forums’

The Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics launched new virtual John F. Kennedy Jr. forums and introduced “Flashback Forums” Wednesday following the shuttering of on-campus life due to the coronavirus outbreak.

HKS Students Criticize Dean’s Response to Diversity Letter, Citing Police Brutality Simulation

Students at the Harvard Kennedy School criticized their dean’s response to an open letter sent by the HKS Equity Coalition earlier this month, advocating for a commitment from the school to “creating a culture and environment built on the principles of anti-racism.”