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Students Adjust as Rosh Hashanah Overlaps with Shopping Week

As members of the Harvard community prepare to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah—which begins at sunset Wednesday and restricts all work, including writing—students and professors are working to accommodate those observing the holiday.


Iran-Contra Affair Fails to Stir Campus

Though the furtive affair captivated the nation, Harvard’s fairly liberal campus seem insulated from much of the buzz surrounding the scandal.

Commencement 2012

Theodore J. Kaczynski

Theodore J. Kaczynski ’62 entered Harvard in the fall of 1958 at the age of 16 as a shy, Chicago-raised mathematics prodigy. Twenty years after he took his first class in the Yard, he would mail his first home-made pipe bomb.

Harvard College Democrats

Students Elected to College Democrats of Massachusetts Exec Board

Two Harvard undergraduates will serve on the executive board of the College Democrats of Massachusetts, the college branch of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.


Students Seek Spot on Democratic State Committee

Two Harvard undergraduates will contend for seats on the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee in an election on April 14. David H. A. LeBoeuf ’13 and Will F. Poff-Webster ’14 will compete against two other college candidates for the two seats set aside for undergraduate males registered in the Democratic Party.

Harvard Kennedy School

Students Reflect on Time Detained in Israel

Just over a week after Israeli security personnel detained a group of Harvard students and affiliates, many said the experience gave them a small insight into the everyday tension between Israel and Palestine.


Students Dispute Israel Detainment

After 55 Harvard students were briefly placed in custody by Israeli security personnel last week, students involved in the incident disputed the border police’s reported reason for detaining the students’ bus.

Student Groups

Israeli Security Personnel Detain 55 Harvard Students in West Bank

Israeli border security personnel placed 55 Harvard students in police custody Tuesday during a trip to al-Walaja, a Palestinian town in the West Bank, which was organized by students at the Harvard Kennedy School.


Early Female Leaders of Harvard Organizations Speak

Trailblazing female alumnae who served as leaders in their undergraduate days engaged in a panel discussion with current female campus leaders for an event that was sponsored by the Women’s Initiative in Leadership at the Institute of Politics.


IOP Launches Series of Tech Initiatives

The Institute of Politics has launched a series of technology initiatives to create a more unified online community and to integrate technology with services and programs that the IOP already provides.

City Politics

IOP Hosts Premiere of HBO Film

On Thursday night, the Institute of Politics hosted the premiere screening of “Game Change,” an HBO film based on the best-selling book that chronicles the 2008 presidential race.

Portrait for Office
City Politics

College Junior Vies for State GOP Seat

He’s a junior. He’s a classics concentrator. Now he might be a political representative.


IOP Fellows Charted Twisting Career Paths out of Harvard

The at-times unpredictable career trajectories of these individuals—from Harvard students to Harvard IOP fellows—reveal a common theme: being flexible and embracing unexpected opportunities can open many doors.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Irish Prime Minister Optimistic About Economy

Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny discussed the recovery of Ireland’s economy at a talk at the Institute of Politics on Thursday.


Occupy Harvard Unites Boston Student Movements

More than 80 students from 18 college campuses around the Boston area gathered on Sunday for the Occupy Boston Student Summit held in Emerson Hall.