Political Groups

Counterprotester Holds Sign at May 10 Rally

Student Who Sued Harvard Over Antisemitism to Speak at Republican National Convention

Shabbos “Alexander” Kestenbaum, a recent Harvard Divinity School graduate who emerged as one of the University’s most fervent critics after he sued the school for its alleged failure to combat campus antisemitism, will speak at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

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Student Groups

Harvard Republican Club Endorses Donald Trump in 2024 Presidential Election

The Harvard Republican Club endorsed former U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, the second time the club has endorsed Trump.

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City Politics

‘This Is What Democracy Looks Like’: Democracy Center Affiliates Rally to Protest Closing

Nearly 100 organizers, affiliates, and Cambridge residents gathered on Mount Auburn St. Sunday afternoon to protest the July 1 closing of the Democracy Center, a meeting place for activists and nonprofit organizations.

Tom B. Cotton ’99

‘He Liked to Provoke’: Foreshadowing Tom Cotton ’99

More than 25 years ago, Tom B. Cotton ’99 helped organize Harvard Model Congress. But playing pretend apparently wasn’t enough.

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200 Pro-Palestine Protesters Rally For Rafah, Stage Sit-in on Peabody Street

More than 200 pro-Palestine demonstrators rallied against Israel’s offensive in Rafah and condemned the repression of student activism at a heavily policed Saturday afternoon march from the Science Center Plaza through Harvard Square.

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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.

Bernie Sanders IOP

‘Awful, Awful Leader’: Bernie Sanders Condemns Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at Harvard Talk

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for a two-state solution to end the war in Israel and Gaza and condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for waging war “against the Palestinian people” during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Friday.

IOP Forum

Young Politicians Share Experiences, Advice on Running for Office at Harvard IOP Forum

Four young politicians discussed connecting with voters and offered advice for aspiring politicians in a panel at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics on Wednesday.


Student Protesters Accuse Harvard Administrators of Surveillance at Palestine Vigil

Pro-Palestine student protestors accused Harvard administrators of attempting to surveil and identify students participating in a Friday afternoon vigil for more than 100 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces while awaiting humanitarian aid.

Massachusetts Primary Joe Biden

Massachusetts Voters Will Head To Polls on Tuesday. Here’s What Experts Are Saying.

Massachusetts voters are set to head to the polls on Tuesday along with 16 other states and territories holding presidential primary elections on what is known as Super Tuesday.

Steve Kornacki IOP Forum

Kornacki Says Trump Conviction Won’t Be Windfall for Dems at Harvard IOP Forum

NBC political analyst Steve J. Kornacki said swing voters are likely to keep supporting former President Donald Trump even if he is convicted of a felony at a Wednesday Institute of Politics Forum.

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Student Groups

Nearly 200 Harvard Students Hold ‘Die-In’ Protesting Airstrikes on Rafah

Nearly 200 students gathered on Widener steps to stage a “die-in” demanding that Harvard disclose and divest its financial ties to “companies complicit in human rights abuses towards Palestinians” on Monday afternoon.

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Harvard College Dean Khurana Stresses Value of Intellectual Vitality, Condemns Doxxings Amid Campus Turmoil

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana condemned student doxxings and stressed the importance of free idea exchange amid a period of campus turmoil around the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza in a Friday interview with The Crimson.

Harvard Yard Widener Library

Harvard Students Doxxed, Groups Withdraw Signatures Amid Continued Backlash to Israel Statement

Amid continued national backlash, multiple Harvard student groups have withdrawn their signatures from a controversial statement calling Israel “entirely responsible” for the ongoing violence, and group members have faced doxxing attacks.

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City Politics

Harvard IOP State of the Union Watch Party Filled with Cheers and Laughs

President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address evoked applause, jeers, and laughter from attendees at a Harvard Institute of Politics watch party on Tuesday night.