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Conor J. Reilley

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Michael Crichton '64, Novelist and Screenwriter

While an undergrad at Harvard, J. Michael Crichton ’64 had a passion for writing, though he did not turn his full attention to these pursuits until later in his career.


School of Public Health Study Finds Coffee Lowers Risk of Diabetes

A study released by the Harvard School of Public Health has confirmed a direct relationship between the amount of coffee a person drinks and a lowered risk for type 2 diabetes.

One Year Later

In Panel, Boston Leaders Assess Aftermath of Marathon Bombings

The IOP hosted a panel featuring, among others, former police commissioner Edward Davis, Wednesday to discuss last year’s Boston Marathon attack.

Mike Huckabee

Huckabee Discusses State of Politics, Future Political Career

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee discussed the possibility of seeking the Republican presidential nomination once more in 2016 at the IOP Monday evening.

City Politics

Now Working in the Mayor’s Office, Former Lecturer Reflects on Time at Harvard

Nearly two months after he left his position as a History and Literature lecturer to write speeches for newly elected Boston Mayor Marty J. Walsh, Eoin F. Cannon ’95 said he misses his time at Harvard but plans to stay at his post for the duration of Walsh’s term.

Meet and Greet
Harvard in the City

Attorney General Candidate Joins Supporters for Gathering at John Harvard’s

The afternoon event served as a gathering for her supporters, as well as a pre-game party for the NCAA men's basketball game later that evening.


Baker Secures Republican Nomination for Massachusetts Governor

Charles D. Baker ’79 clinched the Republican nomination for governor at the party convention Saturday, edging out Mark Fisher, a more conservative Republican candidate, for the gubernatorial nomination.

Boston Wants You
City Politics

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Diagnosed With Cancer

Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who has worked closely with Harvard on its projects in Allston and the Longwood Medical Area, has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer that has spread to his liver and lymph nodes.


Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Baker '79 Breaks Out as Clear Republican Favorite

Former gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker ’79 has emerged as the likely Republican nominee for governor, trailing the Democratic frontrunner, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha M. Coakley, by 13 points, according to a recent poll.

Obama Visit

Demonstrators Flood Square for Obama’s Visit

President Barack Obama attended a roundtable discussion with Democratic Party supporters Wednesday afternoon at the Charles Hotel, where he was met by demonstrators from the Harvard Ukrainian Students Association and the Harvard Global Health and AIDS Coalition.

Gubernatorial Candidates

Kayyem Gains Early Student Support

With the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial caucuses coming to a close, Harvard students have thrown their early support behind Juliette N. Kayyem ’91, volunteering for her campaign and backing her in last month’s caucuses in Cambridge’s seventh and eighth wards where she gained the support of most delegates.

Gubernatorial Candidates
Front Feature

Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Education, Mental Health at IOP

The candidates, who include Joseph Avellone, Donald M. Berwick ’68, Juliette N. Kayyem ’91, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha M. Coakley, and State Treasurer Steven Grossman, fielded questions from students and discussed campaign details at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics Tuesday night.

Eric Lesser

Kirkland House Tutor Seeks State Senate Seat

Eric P. Lesser ’07, Kirkland House tutor and third year student at Harvard Law School, said that his Harvard education, both as an undergraduate and law student, has shaped his campaign in several ways and helped him appreciate “the power of a good idea.”


Coakley and Grossman Lead Democratic Candidates for Governor

Each of the candidates, with Coakley as the exception, studied at various Harvard schools, including the College, the Business School, the Law School, the Medical School, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Leland Cheung

Cambridge Councillor Launches Campaign for Lieutenant Governor

Cambridge City Councillor Leland Cheung, a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, launched a campaign for lieutenant governor Friday morning in Central Square.