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Asher J. Montgomery

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Doxxed Harvard Students Decry ‘Heinous and Aggressive’ Online Harassment, Call for Greater Support from University

Since the release of a controversial Harvard student group statement the day of the deadly Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas, dozens of members of co-signing groups have experienced doxxing attacks and rescinded job offers. Despite efforts by the University, students said they have felt a lack of institutional support and have turned to other students for help.

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Misinformation Expert Joan Donovan Calls for Investigation Into HKS, Alleging Influence by Donors Tied to Meta

Misinformation expert Joan M. Donovan called for an investigation into the Harvard Kennedy School, alleging that the school terminated her project at the school and pressured her to leave under the influence of donors with ties to Meta.

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HKS Reports More Than 50 Percent Drop in Black and African American Students Since 2021

The Harvard Kennedy School saw a more than 50 percent drop in enrolled students identifying as Black or African American in 2023 as compared to 2021, according to an annual diversity report released by the school Tuesday morning.

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‘Step Up and Be Bold’: Beto O’Rourke Calls on Biden to Address Immigration Crisis at Harvard IOP Forum

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Texas Democrat turned political celebrity, called on President Joe Biden to work on policy that is “bold and politically challenging” ahead of the 2024 election during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday.

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For Some Harvard Kennedy School Students, ‘Crown Jewel’ Leadership Class Leaves Emotional Scars

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Adaptive Leadership courses are internationally renowned as a “life-changing” experience. But some students said the class goes too far, leaving lasting emotional damage.

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Harvard Kennedy School Issued Faculty Guidance to Discuss Hamas Attacks with Students

Two days after Islamist militant group Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, the Harvard Kennedy School urged faculty to address the ongoing events in their classes — before any public statement had been made by University President Claudine Gay or HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf.

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Larry Hogan Withdraws From Two Harvard Fellowships, Citing ‘Dangerous Anti-Semitism’ on Campus

Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday that he will withdraw from two Harvard fellowships, citing a wave of “dangerous anti-Semitism” on campus.

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‘The Eye of Every Storm’: Finding the Next Harvard Kennedy School Dean Amid Global Crisis

Six weeks after Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced he would step down, the search for his successor has begun in earnest. In the months to come, the search committee will have to consider backlash against the University, global conflict, and competing views over what the next dean should prioritize.

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Wexner Foundation Cuts Ties With Harvard After ‘Dismal Failure’ To Condemn Hamas

After 34 years of partnership, the Wexner Foundation will end its financial and programmatic relationship with Harvard and the Harvard Kennedy School, condemning the University’s response to the Hamas attack on Israel as a “dismal failure.”

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Says Hamas Attack May Lead to ‘Opportunity for Diplomacy’ in Middle East at IOP Forum

Former United States Ambassador to Israel and Syria Edward P. Djerejian said Hamas’ attack on Israel may lead to an “opportunity for diplomacy” in the form of an Arab-Israeli peace agreement at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Friday.

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Harvard Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day with Rap, Dance, and Arepas

Harvard affiliates and attendees celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day in front of Matthews Hall, decorated with dozens of colorful, hand-crafted signs calling for Indigenous pride and an end to injustice towards Indigenous populations.

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New Kennedy School Student Government Will Push for Larger Student Role in Dean Search

The newly elected Harvard Kennedy School Student Government will push for HKS students to play a substantial role in the ongoing search for a new dean.

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The Brattle Theater Features Lauren Groff: Process and Beautiful Language

On Sept. 19, the three-time National Book Award finalist returned to the Brattle Theatre, this time to talk about her new novel “The Vaster Wilds,” the story of a young girl’s survival after escaping the Jamestown settlement in 17th-century New England.

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Concert Review: Warpaint Brings Boston Their Eerie, Experienced, Seductive Sound

Singing together under pink stage lights, the four women of the psychedelic rock band Warpaint harmonized together in a melange of soft voices.