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Former Kirkland House Tutor Wins Democratic Nomination in Western Mass.

Eric P. Lesser ’07 secured the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts State Senate seat for the 1st Hampden and Hampshire District.

City Politics

Now Working in the Mayor’s Office, Former Lecturer Reflects on Time at Harvard

Nearly two months after he left his position as a History and Literature lecturer to write speeches for newly elected Boston Mayor Marty J. Walsh, Eoin F. Cannon ’95 said he misses his time at Harvard but plans to stay at his post for the duration of Walsh’s term.

Meet and Greet
Harvard in the City

Attorney General Candidate Joins Supporters for Gathering at John Harvard’s

The afternoon event served as a gathering for her supporters, as well as a pre-game party for the NCAA men's basketball game later that evening.


Baker Secures Republican Nomination for Massachusetts Governor

Charles D. Baker ’79 clinched the Republican nomination for governor at the party convention Saturday, edging out Mark Fisher, a more conservative Republican candidate, for the gubernatorial nomination.


Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Baker '79 Breaks Out as Clear Republican Favorite

Former gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker ’79 has emerged as the likely Republican nominee for governor, trailing the Democratic frontrunner, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha M. Coakley, by 13 points, according to a recent poll.

Obama Visit

Demonstrators Flood Square for Obama’s Visit

President Barack Obama attended a roundtable discussion with Democratic Party supporters Wednesday afternoon at the Charles Hotel, where he was met by demonstrators from the Harvard Ukrainian Students Association and the Harvard Global Health and AIDS Coalition.

Gubernatorial Candidates

Kayyem Gains Early Student Support

With the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial caucuses coming to a close, Harvard students have thrown their early support behind Juliette N. Kayyem ’91, volunteering for her campaign and backing her in last month’s caucuses in Cambridge’s seventh and eighth wards where she gained the support of most delegates.

Gubernatorial Candidates
Front Feature

Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Education, Mental Health at IOP

The candidates, who include Joseph Avellone, Donald M. Berwick ’68, Juliette N. Kayyem ’91, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha M. Coakley, and State Treasurer Steven Grossman, fielded questions from students and discussed campaign details at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics Tuesday night.

Eric Lesser

Kirkland House Tutor Seeks State Senate Seat

Eric P. Lesser ’07, Kirkland House tutor and third year student at Harvard Law School, said that his Harvard education, both as an undergraduate and law student, has shaped his campaign in several ways and helped him appreciate “the power of a good idea.”


Coakley and Grossman Lead Democratic Candidates for Governor

Each of the candidates, with Coakley as the exception, studied at various Harvard schools, including the College, the Business School, the Law School, the Medical School, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Leland Cheung

Cambridge Councillor Launches Campaign for Lieutenant Governor

Cambridge City Councillor Leland Cheung, a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, launched a campaign for lieutenant governor Friday morning in Central Square.


Early Action Acceptance Rate Increases to 21 Percent for the Class of 2018

The pool from which this year’s early admits were drawn decreased in size by 3 percent after a 15 percent increase between 2011 and 2012.


Dean Acknowledges Early Admission Disparity

Despite several Harvard initiatives to recruit high-achieving, low-income students, the College’s early action program tends to advantage applicants from higher income brackets in the short run, a trend that is expected to “continue to be the case for the foreseeable future,” Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 told The Crimson in an interview Tuesday.


New Admissions Outreach Initiative Seeks To Encourage Low-Income College Applicants

The undertaking, called The Harvard College Connection, will seek to provide students with information about their options for college and financial aid by emphasizing social media and other online communications methods.

Anna Ivey
Admissions Blog

Admissions Expert Anna Ivey Gives Advice on Early Action and Early Decision

This week, the Admissions Blog conducted an interview with Anna Ivey, the founder of the college admissions consulting firm Ivey Consulting and co-author of the book, “How to Prepare a Standout College Application: Expert Advice that Takes You from LMO* (*Like Many Others) to Admit.”