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Central Administration

House Committee on China to Probe Harvard’s Handling of Anti-CCP Protest at HKS

The House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party launched a probe on Monday into Harvard's handling of an anti-CCP protest during a speech by Chinese Ambassador to the United States Xie Feng at the Harvard Kennedy School in April.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Incoming HKS Dean Says School Should Focus on Technology, Local Politics at Alumni Talk

Incoming HKS Dean Jeremy Weinstein said he hopes to increase the School’s focus on studying the intersection of technology and politics at an alumni event on June 11.

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Central Administration

‘An Important Counter Space’: How Radcliffe Officially Joined Forces with Harvard

Radcliffe College officially merged with Harvard in April 1999, after months of closed-door meetings that left students and alumni in the dark about the future of Radcliffe.

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‘Connection You Can Cling To’: Harvard Celebrates Latinx Graduates at Affinity Event

Harvard Law School Professor Andrew M. Crespo ’05, the first tenured Latino faculty member at HLS, urged graduates to remember the contributions of their families during a Latinx affinity graduation celebration Tuesday morning.

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The Harvard Kennedy School is Getting More International. Its Offerings Are Not Keeping Pace.

In interviews with The Crimson, HKS affiliates raised concerns that the school’s curriculum, faculty, and financial aid programs have not kept pace with its growing international student population despite some efforts from leadership.

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‘Aspiration of Future Generations’: Harvard Celebrates First-Generation, Low-Income Graduates at Affinity Event

Harvard celebrated first-generation, low-income students in the graduating Class of 2024 at an affinity group event held Monday afternoon.

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Student Groups

CNN Commentator, Harvard IOP Board Member Alice Stewart Remembered for ‘Extraordinary Commitment’ to Students

In the summer of 2023, Alice Stewart — a Republican political adviser and CNN commentator who served on the Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee — invited Abigail L. Carr ’25 to go on a walk near Stewart’s home in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Harvard IOP Student Board Condemns Suspensions But Omits ‘Palestine Exception’ Reference After Contentious Meeting

The Harvard Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee issued a statement condemning the College’s decision to suspend students that participated in the encampment in Harvard Yard.

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Alice Stewart, CNN Political Commentator and Harvard Institute of Politics Board Member, Dies at 58

Alice Stewart, a Republican political adviser and CNN commentator who was best known at Harvard for her dedication to undergraduate students as a member of the Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee, died early Saturday morning. She was 58.

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Harvard Motions To Dismiss Alumni Lawsuit Alleging Devaluation of Degrees Due to Antisemitism

Harvard asked a federal judge in Boston to dismiss a lawsuit by alumni alleging that antisemitism on campus has “significantly diminished” the value of their degrees in a Monday afternoon filing.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center Launches Global LGBTQI+ Human Rights Program

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights launched the Global LGBTQI+ Human Rights Program on May 1 to research and address issues affecting LGBTQ+ individuals around the globe.

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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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Harvard Square

Harvard Innovation Labs Co-Founder Jodi Goldstein To Serve as Coop CEO

Harvard Innovation Labs Co-Founder Jodi Goldstein will serve as the next chief executive officer of the Harvard Cooperative Society, a joint MIT-Harvard clothing and gift store, the organization announced on Monday.

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Harvard Kennedy School

‘Fresh Perspective’: Harvard Kennedy School Students, Faculty Hopeful About New HKS Dean Jeremy Weinstein

Harvard Kennedy School students and faculty members expressed hope for Stanford political scientist Jeremy Weinstein’s upcoming tenure as the dean of HKS, praising his professional record and urging him to rebuild trust at the school.

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Central Administration

Jeremy Weinstein Will Serve as Next Harvard Kennedy School Dean, Garber Confirms

Jeremy M. Weinstein, a political scientist at Stanford University who previously served as chief of staff to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will serve as the next dean of the Harvard Kennedy School. ​​​​​​