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The Harvard Crimson
Student Groups

The Crimson Faces Backlash Over Editorial Endorsing BDS Movement

The Harvard Crimson is facing backlash from campus Jewish groups, along with some high-profile Harvard faculty and alumni, after the newspaper’s Editorial Board last month endorsed the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, which calls on Western institutions to cut ties with Israel.

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College

Students Hold Dueling Abortion Rallies Following Leaked Draft Opinion on Roe

Harvard students staged a series of rallies about abortion this week in response to a report that the Supreme Court is on the brink of striking down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

Biden Youth Approval
IOP

Biden’s Approval Rating Continues to Slide Among Young Americans, Harvard IOP Youth Poll Shows

With midterms only six months away, President Joe Biden’s approval rating among young Americans fell to 41 percent in a new Harvard Institute of Politics youth poll released Monday.

Harvard Kennedy School
Race

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Discusses the Legacy of Reparations at HKS

U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) discussed the future of reparations and the importance of learning from the legacy of Black women in leadership at a Monday talk hosted by the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

Harvard Law School - HLS
On Campus

Neuroscience and Law Experts Discuss Cannabis and Public Policy at Harvard Law School Panel

Experts in neuroscience and law discussed the legalization of cannabis and highlighted its implications for public policy at a virtual panel hosted by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics on Wednesday.

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FAS

WGS Department Hosts Event About Gender Nonconforming Activism in Brazil

The Harvard Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department hosted a virtual event discussing minority rights in Brazil on Thursday.

IOP Forum
IOP

Authors Call for the U.S. to Implement Universal Voting at Harvard IOP Forum

Political columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. ’73 and former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles S. Rapoport ’71 laid out the case for universal voting at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday evening.

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College Life

At IOP Forum, Rep. Jamie Raskin ’83 Says Jan. 6 Committee Has ‘Made Tremendous Progress’ Investigating Capitol Attack

United States Representative Jamie B. Raskin ’83 (D-Md.) discussed the state of American democracy and the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday evening.

Jamie Raskin at the IOP
IOP

Jamie Raskin at the IOP

United States Representative Jamie B. Raskin ’83 (D-Md.), middle, pictured during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday.

IOP Forum
IOP

U.S. Representative Ro Khanna Discusses Big Tech at Harvard IOP Forum

United States Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) spoke about the role of technology in the future of the American economy while discussing his new book at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Monday evening.

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Politics

Harvard Alum Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 Confirmed to Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court on Thursday, making her the first Black woman in history to sit on the bench.

Janai S. Nelson
On Campus

NAACP Defense Fund President Discusses Voting Rights at IOP Forum

Janai S. Nelson, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, discussed the judicial system’s role in fighting racial inequality at a forum hosted Wednesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics and the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project.

IOP Forum
IOP

At IOP Forum, Sen. Tim Scott Says He Will Announce Decision Soon on SCOTUS Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92

United States Senator Tim Scott said he would announce by mid-week whether he will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Friday evening, saying he was not yet ready to do so.

IOP Forum
IOP

Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro Talks Future of Democratic Party at IOP Forum

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro discussed the future of the progressive movement in the Democratic Party Thursday evening.

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FAS

Danielle Allen, Set to Return to Harvard, Debriefs Her Run for Governor

Following her recent campaign for Governor of Massachusetts, Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen is set to return to as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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