2012 Election

On Campus

Romney Emphasizes Importance of Private Sector Experience

“It is not that hard to move from the private sector to the public sector,” Romney said to a packed Milstein East Hall.

Foreign Policy From McCain

McCain Calls for Decisive Stance on Russia at Forum

Arizona Senator John McCain called the ongoing tension between the two countries “ludicrous,” declaring that the United States needs to come up with a course of action as soon as possible.

Reza Aslan

Today In Photos (09/27/2013)

Jonathan Alter

Jonathan Alter

Jonathan Alter ‘79 discusses his life and his experience of reporting about seven presidential elections, including Obama’s, at Kirkland House.

2012 Election


Romney supporters anxiously wait for incoming presidential election results at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Romney conceded the election on November 7.

Joe Kennedy at State of the city

Joe Kennedy at State of the city

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III visits Faneuil Hall to hear Mayor Thomas M. Menino give the State of the City. Kennedy was elected to Congress from Barney Frank ’61-’62’s Fourth District this past November when he defeated Sean Bielat by a nearly 20 percent margin.

Kerry Congratulates Warren

Patrick Expected To Appoint Interim Senator Wednesday

Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78 is expected to appoint an interim Senator to replace John F. Kerry, who resigned from his post Tuesday after easily winning Senate confirmation to become the next Secretary of State.


Frank Says He Wants To Serve as Interim Senator

Former Congressman Barnett "Barney" Frank '61-'62, who just retired from politics after representing Massachusetts’ Fourth District on Capitol Hill for 32 years, wants back in.

Warren at the Polls

Former Harvard Law Professor Sworn In

Former Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren took the oath of office at noon Thursday, becoming the first woman to ever serve Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate.


HSPH Researchers Analyze Election Polls for Voter Opinions on Public Health Issues

Based on analysis of polls conducted during the November elections, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have predicted tension in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and in future budget negotiations regarding Medicare funding,


Nicholas Rinehart — Vanity Article


State Politics

Massachusetts Election Results

On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Secretary of State certified what most people around the country already knew: the Bay State is weird. Even as the rest of the country showed near-record apathy on Election Day, Massachusetts voters came out in record numbers.


Professor Challenges Theories on Elections

Bartels used the annual social sciences lecture at the Radcliffe Institute on Tuesday to challenge commonly held beliefs about elections—all of which, he says, are false.


After Election, South Boston Remains Swing Area

BOSTON—Matt Leduc is a registered Independent. Sitting on his front stoop while awaiting a ride to the Patriots tailgate, Leduc, like many in South Boston, said he leans Democratic but votes both ways. In the hotly contested U.S. Senate race between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown, that meant supporting Brown.

The Game

Conversation Pieces for Thanksgiving Dinner

When the dinner table talk needs to be revitalized, use this Harvard-themed cheat sheet to get the conversation flowing without having to resort to Aunt Betsy’s toilet humor.