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John N. Peña

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Harvard Law School Affiliates Call for Redistribution of Potential Loan Repayment Program Savings

Almost 200 current and former Harvard Law School students signed onto a letter last week calling on the school to redistribute any savings it receives from President Joe Biden’s loan forgiveness program to alumni in low-paying jobs.


Harvard Medical School Researchers Develop Genetic Risk Scores for Six Common Diseases

A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals have developed genetic risk scores — which have the potential to aid screening and prevention in high-risk patients — for six common diseases and applied them clinically.


Journalist Peter Hessler Discusses China’s Rise at IOP Forum

Author and journalist Peter B. Hessler spoke about his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in China while delivering the 2022 S.T. Lee Lecture at the Harvard Institute of Politics on Wednesday evening.


IOP with Guest Speaker Peter Hessler

At Wednesday's IOP Forum, journalist Peter Hessler discussed his research in Fuling, China, detailing the changes he observed in the geography, economy, and people as a result of China’s urbanization.


NAACP Defense Fund President Discusses Voting Rights at IOP Forum

Janai S. Nelson, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, discussed the judicial system’s role in fighting racial inequality at a forum hosted Wednesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics and the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project.


At IOP Forum, Sen. Tim Scott Says He Will Announce Decision Soon on SCOTUS Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92

United States Senator Tim Scott said he would announce by mid-week whether he will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Friday evening, saying he was not yet ready to do so.