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Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf
Harvard Kennedy School

Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf

Douglas W. Elmendorf is the dean of the Harvard Kennedy School.

Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf
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Harvard Kennedy School Dean Apologizes to Students Negatively Affected By Enrollment Services Overhaul

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf apologized to students who have been negatively affected by an overhaul of the school’s admissions and financial aid departments in an interview Wednesday, but said the school “will be better off in the future” because of the change.

Grad Council Elections
Harvard Law School

Harvard Graduate Council Elects New Executive Board

The Harvard Graduate Council elected Carlos A. Gonzalez Sierra, a joint-degree student at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School, as its new president on Monday. Harvard Divinity School student Mayank D. Kumar will serve as vice president of the body.

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Race

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Discusses the Legacy of Reparations at HKS

U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) discussed the future of reparations and the importance of learning from the legacy of Black women in leadership at a Monday talk hosted by the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

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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.

IOP Forum
IOP

Panelists Discuss Journalism, Activism as Arab Americans at Harvard IOP Forum

Noor Tagouri, a journalist and podcast producer, and James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, spoke about their experiences with storytelling and political activism as Arab Americans at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Monday evening.

HKS Financial Aid Office
Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Financial Aid Office

The financial aid office for master's programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government is located on Mount Auburn Street.

HKS Financial Aid Office
Harvard Kennedy School

Since the Harvard Kennedy School Overhauled its Financial Aid Team, Students Say Services Have Suffered

The Harvard Kennedy School restructured its admissions and financial aid teams in 2021, laying off almost all of its enrollment services staff. But the restructuring, more than a dozen students said, has often left them in the dark about the state of loans, financial aid, and other basic student services.

IOP with Guest Speaker Peter Hessler
College

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.

Tang Harvard Yard
Graduate School of Design

Harvard is Home to 13,000 Workers. Some of Them are its Students, Too.

When he’s not working shifts as a custodian at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Luis M. Toribio — a native Spanish speaker — takes classes on the weekends through Harvard to hone his English skills and practice pronunciation. Two years ago, he said, he struggled to communicate in English — but today, he proudly exclaims he can now do an entire interview in English.

IOP JFK Jr. Forum
IOP

Economist Robert M. Greenstein Discusses Social Safety Net Programs at IOP Forum

Founder of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Robert M. Greenstein ’67 discussed the relative merits of social safety net programs during the annual Godkin Lecture at the Harvard Institute of Politics on Tuesday.

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.

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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.

Harvard Divinity School
Harvard Kennedy School

Divinity School Hosts Conversation on Peace and Power in Palestine

Kennedy School lecturer Marshall L. Ganz ’64-’92 and Noura Erakat, an associate professor at Rutgers University, discussed power and decolonization in Palestine and Israel at a Divinity School event Wednesday.

Cornell William Brooks - IOP Forum
IOP

At IOP Forum, Harvard Celebrates 150th Birthday of Civil Rights Icon William Monroe Trotter

In celebration of the 150th birthday of civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter, University President Lawrence S. Bacow, historian Keisha N. Blain, and family members of Trotter spoke at an IOP forum Thursday.

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