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Ed Markey Speaks

Markey and O’Connor Differ on Court Packing, Environmental Issues at Boston Youth Voter Town Hall

United States Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) reiterated his support for exploring the expansion of the U.S. Supreme Court at a youth voter town hall.

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The Harvard Crimson

Harvard, The Crimson Move to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed by Former University Employee Eric Clopper

Harvard University and The Crimson both filed motions to dismiss a lawsuit brought in federal court by former University employee Eric Clopper.

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.

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IOP Pollster Della Volpe Takes Leave to Advise Biden Campaign

John Della Volpe, who has steered the Harvard Institute of Politics’s polling initiatives for the last 20 years, is taking leave from his main role at the IOP in order to consult for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign.

Ed Markey at Senate Forum

Markey Defeats Kennedy in Race for Democratic U.S. Senate Nomination

Incumbent United States Senator Edward J. Markey took down primary challenger U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III Tuesday after a vigorous defense of his legislative record throughout the campaign that captured the energy of the state’s energized and youthful progressives.​​​​​​​

Polling Place
City Politics

A Guide to Tuesday's Massachusetts Primaries

A primary season that has been full of unwelcome surprises will come to a much-anticipated conclusion Tuesday — although just shy of 1 million voters have already cast their ballots.

Markey and Kennedy

Kennedy, Markey Debate for Final Time Ahead of Sept. 1 Primary

U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) participated in their last debate before the September 1 primary.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge School Committee Approves Plan for Remote Fall for Grades 4-12

In a marathon meeting Thursday night, the Cambridge School Committee approved a proposal for remote-only learning for most Cambridge Public School students in grades 4-12, allowing preschool through third-grade families to opt for some in-person learning.

Markey and Kennedy

Kennedy, Markey Clash over Voting Records as Primary Looms

Incumbent U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) struggled to meaningfully differentiate themselves Sunday night in a crucial debate.

The Crimson Building

Former Harvard Employee Eric Clopper Sues University, The Crimson

Eric Clopper, a former systems administrator at Harvard, filed a lawsuit against the University, The Harvard Crimson, and 10 unnamed “donors and alumni” in federal court Monday over the school’s response to a 2018 performance that he held at Sanders Theatre and the newspaper’s coverage of the event.

Kennedy Markey

Kennedy, Markey Clash Over Progressive Credentials in Third U.S. Senate Debate

In a debate that marked a shift in a sometimes somnolent campaign, Kennedy and Markey sparred over their respective records and progressive credentials. The normally mild-mannered Markey went after his youthful opponent from the opening bell, accusing him at one point of being “a progressive in name only.”

Athletics Complex
Student Life

Athletics Department Review Finds Disconnect Between Department and Faculty of Arts and Sciences

A review of the Harvard Athletics Department released Friday by Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay found that while the Department provides a strong sense of community, many staff and student-athletes feel a sense of removal from FAS as a whole.

Kennedy Markey

Kennedy, Markey Reveal Few Policy Differences at First Debate in Months

Eight months after United States Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) announced he was running for the U.S. Senate, he and incumbent U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) still can’t find much to disagree about.

Taking Care of Business
Women's Squash

A ‘Quiet Warrior’: Gina Kennedy, Female Athlete of the Year

For many athletes, elevated expectations come with crippling performance challenges. But as Harvard squash champion Gina Kennedy went from being one of the top performers in the country to becoming the player to beat in all of women’s college squash, she dazzled under the spotlight.

Kennedy Collage
Commencement 2020

The Kennedy Connection

Eighty years later, JFK’s political dynasty is still alive at the school that helped spur it — thanks, in part, to a family-University relationship unlike any other.