Federal State Relations
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.
Harvard University will receive nearly $9 million in aid from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Department of Education announced last week.
Pressley said rhetoric surrounding Massachusetts Senator Warren’s Native American ancestry deflects attention from more important conversations.
Amid turmoil in Washington over immigration reform, Harvard administrators are pushing for legislation securing legal protections for undocumented students and staff.
Session’s decision comes just days after the first-ever medical marijuana dispensary opened in Harvard Square.
University President Drew G. Faust wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis last week urging him to allow transgender individuals to serve in the military.
“There is no more glaring threat to human rights or testing of democracy than our current punishment crisis," a Graduate School of Education professor said.
“We really dodged a huge bullet on Friday, but it is definitely not over," one Massachusetts health care executive said.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency listed Cambridge an “uncooperative jurisdiction” for refusing to comply with federal requests to detain individuals for possible deportation.
As Harvard administrators spoke out against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration executive orders, the University’s undocumented students say they are pleased with Harvard’s actions—like creating a website and appointing an immigration attorney—that aim to support them.
As Trump prepares to take office, immigration law experts clarified definitions of “sanctuary” spaces and offered legal advice to Harvard’s undocumented students.
Housing rights advocates interrupted an event featuring Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt at the Law School Monday evening, prematurely ending the event and prompting questions about security protocol at the school.
Applicants to colleges and universities will be able to apply for federal financial aid starting Oct. 1 next year.