‘This Political Revolution’: 50 Years Later, Harvard Alumni Reflect on Opposition to Nixon, Vietnam War
In interviews with The Crimson, members of the Class of 1973 reflected on the tumultuous political atmosphere of the era and its impact on the trajectory of their lives half a century later.
A Legacy of Leadership in Dallas: Eric L. Johnson ’98
If Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson ’98 hadn’t met Robert Bridgeman — then the director of programs at the Phillips Brooks House Association — while walking across Harvard Yard in his freshman fall, his life of public service might not have been the same.
As Seniors Graduate Into Post-Dobbs World, Harvard’s Class of 1973 Recalls Landmark Legalization of Abortion
On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, guaranteeing the right to an abortion nationwide and reversing all state laws — including in Massachusetts — that completely banned the procedure.
Billionaire Ken Griffin ’89 Breaks with DeSantis on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Expansion Amid Criticism at GSAS
Republican megadonor Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 broke with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by opposing a new Florida law that expands a ban on teaching sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools.
Ban Ki-moon, Former UN Leader, Calls on Harvard Kennedy School Grads to Embrace Global Citizenship
Ban Ki-moon, who served as secretary-general of the United Nations between 2007 and 2016, slammed the Russian invasion of Ukraine and called on Harvard Kennedy School graduates to take action on the climate crisis during the school’s graduation address Wednesday afternoon.
As Bacow Departs, Political Tensions that Defined His Presidency Endure
During Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow’s five years in office, he encountered a unique convergence of challenges — one that reflected a higher education landscape under attack. Woven through all this was the pandemic, a crisis during which Bacow was forced to make consequential decisions without a blueprint.
What Critical Race Theory Was — and is — at Harvard Law School
How has the legal field of critical race theory been shaped by Harvard Law School, and how do its students and scholars view conservative attacks on the field?
Penny Pritzker ’81 Among Eight Harvard Affiliates Sanctioned by Russian Government
The Russian government sanctioned Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81 and seven other Harvard affiliates, the country’s ministry of foreign affairs announced in a Friday press release.
More Than Three-Quarters of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Identify As Liberal
This third installment of The Crimson’s survey of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences explores respondents’ political views on a range of issues, including academic freedom, race-conscious admissions policies, and more.
Harvard College Alum Ryosuke Takashima ’19-’22 Becomes Youngest Mayor in History of Japan
Following a decisive win in a unified local election on April 23, Harvard College alum Ryosuke Takashima ’19-’22 became the youngest mayor in Japanese history.
After Criticism Over Roth Veto, HKS Dean Elmendorf Stresses Importance of Discussing Difficult Issues
Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf, who earlier this year faced scrutiny for allegedly vetoing a fellow who was critical of Israel, stressed the importance of discussing difficult issues at Harvard and around the country in a Tuesday interview.
Harvard Affiliates Protest Book Bans, Laws Against Critical Race Theory
Roughly 30 Harvard affiliates rallied on the steps of Memorial Church Wednesday afternoon to denounce the banning of books and the elimination of educational curricula on queer theory, gender theory, and critical race theory in parts of the United States.
Bacow Defends Decision to Rename Harvard GSAS After Republican Megadonor Ken Griffin
Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended the decision to accept a $300 million donation from Republican Party megadonor Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 and rename the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in his honor during an interview on Monday.
Roughly Half of Young Americans Face Feelings of Depression or Anxiety, Harvard IOP Youth Poll Finds
Roughly 55 percent of Americans under 30 years old reported feeling “nervous, anxious, or on edge” and 47 percent reported feeling “down, depressed or hopeless” at least several days in the last two weeks in a new survey of young adults released by the Harvard Institute of Politics Monday.
Harvard Radcliffe Fellow Delivers Presentation on Fascism’s Roots in America
Radcliffe Fellow Omer Aziz, a lawyer and the former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, discussed fascism in America at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies presentation Wednesday.