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Student Life

Undergraduates Confront Mail-In Voting Obstacles as 2020 Election Nears

Harvard students across the country have confronted mail delays — along with signature rejections, defective envelopes, and other obstacles to mail-in voting — amid a pandemic-spurred flood of absentee ballot requests that is overwhelming local elections officials around the U.S.

HGSU Strike
Central Administration

HGSU-UAW Urges Harvard to Oppose Trump Visa Rule Change

Organizers for Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers are circulating a petition that calls on Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark C. Elliott and the Harvard International Office to act in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed visa policy change for international students.

Running For Office

Biden Leads Trump by 33 Points Among Likely Young Voters, IOP Poll Finds

Young people are far from enthusiastic about voting for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — but they may just hold enough disdain for President Donald J. Trump to do so in big numbers anyway.

Bacow Letter to Washington

Trump Calls Harvard’s Reopening Plan 'Ridiculous'

Amid a push to reopen schools nationwide, U.S. President Donald J. Trump called Harvard University’s plan for the fall semester “ridiculous” at a panel at the White House on Tuesday.

Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard IOP Poll Finds Biden Holds 23-Point Lead Over Trump Among Young Voters

An IOP Youth Poll found that young Americans broadly favor former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. over President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

Massachusetts Hall

Trump Says Harvard Will Have to 'Pay Back' CARES Funds

President Donald Trump said in a press conference Tuesday evening that he would request that Harvard return the nearly $9 million it was granted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Bacow Letter to Washington

Bacow Pens Letter to Trump Urging Reconsideration of Travel Ban

University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter on Jan. 27 to President Donald J. Trump, asserting concerns about expanding the travel ban — a policy announced in early 2017 that restricted entry to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries.

United States Capitol
Harvard Law School

Dershowitz’s Opening Statements in Trump Impeachment Trial Draw Mixed Reactions

Harvard Law School professor Alan M. Dershowitz’s defense of President Donald J. Trump in the impeachment trial has sparked mixed reactions from legal experts across the country.

United States Capitol

Harvard Professors Sign Letter Supporting President Trump’s Impeachment

Twenty-five Harvard faculty joined more than 1,500 historians to sign an open letter Monday denouncing President Donald J. Trump’s “numerous and flagrant abuses of power” and calling for his impeachment.

Kennedy School

IOP Poll Finds Majority of Surveyed Young Voters Favor Trump Impeachment

Fifty-two percent of surveyed voters between the ages of 18 to 29 and 58 percent of general election voters under 30 support the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, according to an Institute of Politics poll released Monday.


Harvard International Students Report Visa Delays Under Trump Administration

Some international students at Harvard report confronting additional hurdles in visa processing under Trump administration policies, complicating their efforts to get to campus, study abroad, and work over the summer.

Law School in The Summer
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Maintains 2018 Application Spike

Last year’s Harvard Law School application increase may not be a one-off — the high application numbers have stuck around for another cycle.

Harvard Kennedy School

Former Senator Bob Corker Discusses Trump, Primaries at Harvard Event

Former Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) discussed transitioning from the corporate world to politics and President Donald Trump’s foreign policy at an Institute of Politics event Monday evening.

CNN Town Hall

Democratic Presidential Candidates Field Questions from Young Voters at Town Hall Co-Hosted by CNN, IOP

Five prominent Democratic presidential candidates fielded questions about everything from student loans to climate change at a town hall Monday evening co-hosted by CNN and Harvard’s Institute of Politics that featured an audience of young voters from more than 30 states.

Warren and the College Dems

Harvard Democrats Divided Over Presidential Primary Candidates

Democrats at Harvard are divided over their early picks for the party’s 2020 primary, which is on track to feature the largest set of Democratic presidential candidates in history.