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IOP Forum
IOP

Authors Call for the U.S. to Implement Universal Voting at Harvard IOP Forum

Political columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. ’73 and former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles S. Rapoport ’71 laid out the case for universal voting at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday evening.

IOP Forum
IOP

U.S. Representative Ro Khanna Discusses Big Tech at Harvard IOP Forum

United States Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) spoke about the role of technology in the future of the American economy while discussing his new book at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Monday evening.

Harvard Kennedy School
Central Administration

Protesters Stage Walkout of Event with Israeli Ambassador at Harvard Kennedy School

Chanting “end the occupation” and “apartheid has got to go,” Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine protesters disrupted an event with Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Herzog, at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday.

Danielle Allen Campaign Launch
FAS

Danielle Allen, Set to Return to Harvard, Debriefs Her Run for Governor

Following her recent campaign for Governor of Massachusetts, Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen is set to return to as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Center for Government and International Studies
Government

Center for Government and International Studies

Harvard's Knafel building, which houses the Center for Government and International Studies, is located on Cambridge St.

HKS course
Race

Students Say Required Harvard Kennedy School Class on Race and Racism Left Without Adequate Resources

Students say the Kennedy School has failed to provide enough institutional support for one of the race and racism requirement’s two flagship courses, “Race and Racism in the Making of the United States as a Global Power,” taught by Professor Khalil G. Muhammad.

Nidhi Patel ’22 and Marissa G. Sumathipala ’22
College Life

Two Harvard Seniors Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Neuroscience concentrators Nidhi Patel ’22 and Marissa G. Sumathipala ’22 were among 23 students in the United States tapped for the 2022 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Gates Cambridge announced in early February.

Boston City Hall
Harvard in the City

PILOT Action Group Hosts Forum to Call on Tax-Exempt Institutions to Invest in Cities

The Massachusetts “Payment in Lieu of Taxes” Action Group hosted a virtual statewide forum Tuesday to discuss the group’s commitment to calling on tax-exempt institutions to invest in city development.

Danielle Allen Campaign Launch
Politics

Harvard Professor Danielle Allen Suspends Campaign for Governor

Harvard Professor Danielle S. Allen announced the end of her campaign for governor of Massachusetts on Tuesday.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Denied By Administrators, HKS Class of 2022 Petitions for Additional Term on Campus

Members of the two-year degree programs at HKS said the virtual 2020-2021 school year and this year’s reduced in-person programming left them with an inadequate HKS experience. Since October, more than 160 members of the Class of 2022 have signed a petition for an additional “flex” semester.

Capital
Central Administration

Congressional Bill Seeks to End Legacy Preferences in College Admissions

United States Senator Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-Ore.) and U.S. Representative Jamaal A. Bowman (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation last week that would ban consideration of legacy status in higher education admissions.

After the Airlift Event
Politics

Scholars, Journalists Discuss U.S.-China Relations, Afghanistan Withdrawal on Virtual Panel

The panelists primarily spoke about the consequences of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East following the withdrawal of U.S. troops in August 2021 and how the rise of China has undermined the long-time dominance of the United States in the region.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Harvard Board of Overseers President Helena Foulkes ’86 Announces Bid For Rhode Island Governor

Helena G. Buonanno Foulkes ’86, the president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers, is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Rhode Island.

Harvard Kennedy School
Politics

Assistant U.S. Health Secretary Rachel L. Levine ’79 Discusses Pandemic-Fueled Public Health Challenges

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services assistant health secretary Rachel L. Levine ’79 discussed public health challenges in the age of a pandemic at a forum event hosted by the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics on Tuesday evening.

David Rockefeller Center
Politics

DRCLAS Panel Explores Changing Abortion Politics in Modern Latin America

Experts discussed changing social, cultural, and political norms on abortion access in Latin America at a virtual panel hosted by Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies on Tuesday.

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