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Brandeis Center Accuses Harvard of ‘Deliberately’ Ignoring Antisemitism in Lawsuit

The Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and Jewish Americans for Fairness in Education accused Harvard of “deliberately” ignoring antisemitism on campus and creating “an unbearable educational environment” for Jewish students in a lawsuit filed last week.

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Commencement

The Harvard Kennedy School is Getting More International. Its Offerings Are Not Keeping Pace.

In interviews with The Crimson, HKS affiliates raised concerns that the school’s curriculum, faculty, and financial aid programs have not kept pace with its growing international student population despite some efforts from leadership.

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College

‘Our Forever President’: Black Harvard Graduates Celebrate Claudine Gay at Affinity Ceremony

Two Harvard graduates presented an award for faculty who show “a strong commitment to social justice” to former Harvard President Claudine Gay during the University-wide celebration of Black graduates on Tuesday evening in Sanders Theatre.

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Student Groups

CNN Commentator, Harvard IOP Board Member Alice Stewart Remembered for ‘Extraordinary Commitment’ to Students

In the summer of 2023, Alice Stewart — a Republican political adviser and CNN commentator who served on the Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee — invited Abigail L. Carr ’25 to go on a walk near Stewart’s home in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Harvard IOP Student Board Condemns Suspensions But Omits ‘Palestine Exception’ Reference After Contentious Meeting

The Harvard Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee issued a statement condemning the College’s decision to suspend students that participated in the encampment in Harvard Yard.

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IOP

Alice Stewart, CNN Political Commentator and Harvard Institute of Politics Board Member, Dies at 58

Alice Stewart, a Republican political adviser and CNN commentator who was best known at Harvard for her dedication to undergraduate students as a member of the Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee, died early Saturday morning. She was 58.

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Crime

Harvard Grad Students Charged Following Confrontation at October Pro-Palestine Protest

Two Harvard graduate students are facing criminal charges and up to 200 days in jail following their involvement in a confrontation with an Israeli student at a Pro-Palestine protest at the Harvard Business School in October.

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Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center Launches Global LGBTQI+ Human Rights Program

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights launched the Global LGBTQI+ Human Rights Program on May 1 to research and address issues affecting LGBTQ+ individuals around the globe.

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Harvard Kennedy School

‘Fresh Perspective’: Harvard Kennedy School Students, Faculty Hopeful About New HKS Dean Jeremy Weinstein

Harvard Kennedy School students and faculty members expressed hope for Stanford political scientist Jeremy Weinstein’s upcoming tenure as the dean of HKS, praising his professional record and urging him to rebuild trust at the school.

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Central Administration

Jeremy Weinstein Will Serve as Next Harvard Kennedy School Dean, Garber Confirms

Jeremy M. Weinstein, a political scientist at Stanford University who previously served as chief of staff to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will serve as the next dean of the Harvard Kennedy School. ​​​​​​

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IOP

Former Secretary of the Navy Talks National Security at IOP Forum

Former Secretary of the Navy and former Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus urged greater investment in the U.S. military and continued financial support for Israel during a Harvard Institute of Politics Forum on Wednesday evening.

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Politics

Protesters Disrupt Address by Chinese Ambassador Xie Feng at Harvard Kennedy School Event

Six people disrupted an address by Xie Feng, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, at the Harvard Kennedy School Saturday morning to protest China’s stance on Tibet, Hong Kong, East Turkestan, and Taiwan.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Jeremy Weinstein Was Offered the Harvard Kennedy School Deanship. Who Is He?

By offering Jeremy Weinstein the Kennedy School deanship, interim President Alan Garber has selected one of Stanford’s top scholars on international development and a professor praised for his innovative teaching initiatives that integrate multiple disciplines.

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Young Americans Support Biden, Ceasefire in Gaza in Latest Harvard IOP Youth Poll

Young Americans supported a permanent ceasefire in Gaza by a five-to-one ratio, according to the latest iteration of the Harvard Institute of Politics Youth Poll.

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IOP

‘A Season for Governing’: Former Louisiana Governor Talks Political Divides in IOP Forum

Former Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards discussed political partisanship and overcoming ideological divides at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday.

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