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Young Voters Sour on Biden and Pick Trump to Lead on Israel-Hamas in Latest Harvard IOP Youth Poll

Young voters believe that former President Donald Trump is best suited to navigate the Israel-Hamas War, choosing him over President Joe Biden by 5 percentage points in the latest iteration of the Harvard Institute of Politics Youth Poll.

David Axelrod

Former Obama Adviser David Axelrod Discusses Possibility of Second Trump Presidency at IOP Forum

David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, discussed what he described as the “most fateful election” of his lifetime at a Harvard Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum held Monday evening.

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Former EPA Administrator Discusses Biden Administration’s Climate Policies at Harvard Weatherhead Lecture

Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator and first-ever White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy discussed President Joe Biden’s climate policies and obstacles to further legislation during a Wednesday lecture.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Biden Department of Energy Nominee Discusses ‘The President’s Vision’ at Law School Event

Jeff Marootian — President Joe Biden’s nominee for Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the Department of Energy — spoke about implementing “the President’s vision” and offered career advice at a Harvard Law School event Wednesday.

Joseph P. Kennedy III Senate Race

Joe Kennedy III to Remain on Harvard IOP Advisory Committee While Envoy to Northern Ireland

Former Massachusetts Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III will serve as special envoy to Northern Ireland, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken ’84 announced in a press statement Monday morning.

Harvard Medical School

Biden Selects Harvard Professor as National Cancer Institute Director

Monica M. Bertagnolli, a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, will become the first woman to lead the National Cancer Institute in its 85-year history.

Biden Youth Approval

Biden’s Approval Rating Continues to Slide Among Young Americans, Harvard IOP Youth Poll Shows

With midterms only six months away, President Joe Biden’s approval rating among young Americans fell to 41 percent in a new Harvard Institute of Politics youth poll released Monday.


Former Biden, Trump Pollsters Discuss the 2022 Midterms at IOP Forum

A pair of top political pollsters said Tuesday that the fast-moving foreign policy crisis in Ukraine and the uncertain trajectory of Covid-19 in the United States have cast uncertainty over the 2022 midterm elections, which will shape the latter half of President Joe Biden’s first term.


White House Correspondents Analyze Biden’s Presidency at First IOP Forum of 2022

Four veteran White House correspondents examined the challenges facing President Joe Biden after the first year of his presidency, ranging from foreign policy to the Covid-19 pandemic, during the Institute of Politics’ first John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum of the year.

Shelly Lowe
Humanities Division

Shelly Lowe

Harvard University Native American Program Executive Director Shelly C. Lowe was nominated by President Joe Biden Tuesday to serve as Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. If confirmed, she will be the first Native American to serve in the role.

Shelly Lowe

Harvard Native American Program Director Picked to Chair National Endowment for the Humanities

President Joe Biden nominated Harvard University Native American Program Executive Director Shelly C. Lowe to serve as the 12th chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities on Tuesday.

Trump Cabinet

Following Confirmations, Harvard Alumni Compose One-Third of Biden’s Cabinet

With the confirmation of Martin J. Walsh as labor secretary on March 22, President Joe Biden’s full slate of Cabinet secretaries have assumed office — and with five Harvard graduates, it has a decidedly crimson hue.

Immigration HKS Event
Harvard Kennedy School

U.S. Reps Assess Biden’s Progress on Immigration at HKS Event

Lawmakers and immigration reform activists discussed the Biden administration's progress toward enacting its immigration agenda in a Thursday webinar organized by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center For Public Leadership.

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College Finance

Harvard Affiliates Troubled by Biden’s Stance on Student Loan Debt

Harvard students reacted with disappointment and frustration after President Joe Biden said on Feb. 16 he would not forgive more than $10,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower, singling out Harvard as an institution whose students did not require debt relief.

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Student Life

Harvard Graduate Council Reviews Covid-19 Academic Challenges, Signs Letters to Biden Administration

The Harvard Graduate Council reviewed survey data about the graduate student experience in the pandemic era, and also signed letters to the Biden administration co-written by the MIT Graduate Student Council during its second public meeting of the semester Wednesday.