2016 Election

Larry Lessig
Politics

Lessig Arrested at Campaign Finance Protest in Washington

Police arrested Harvard Law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig last week during protests focused on campaign finance reform in Washington, D.C.

Politics

Harvard Democrats Continue Rally for Candidates

Ahead of next week’s New York primaries, Harvard’s Democratic student groups hope to gain momentum as they continue to their phone bank efforts for upcoming primary states.

Harvard Law School

Campaign Finance Reform Ignored in Election, Panelists Say

Panelists at a discussion on campaign finance reform at Harvard Law School asserted that candidates in this presidential election cycle have not emphasized reform initiatives, despite public support for amending campaign finance laws.

IOP

A Little Yellow House: The IOP Turns 50

​A little house, painted yellow, is where the Institute of Politics was born. The small stature of the building did not reflect the power nor the importance of the guests that came and continue to come to the Institute to engage with undergraduates.

Castro at the Institute
IOP

Castro Calls For Immigration Reform, Criticizes Trump

​United States Congressman Joaquín Castro discussed immigration, the current presidential election, and the status of Latinos in the U.S. in a talk moderated by CNN political analyst and Kennedy School professor David Gergen.

College

Away from Home, Undergraduates Vote Absentee in Primaries

As voters line up at caucuses and primaries across the nation during the contentious 2016 presidential election, some Harvard students cast their votes with stamps and an envelope, sending absentee ballots to their home states.

Student Groups

Disappointed Harvard Republicans Stall Campaigning

​Following the departure of Florida Senator Marco Rubio from the Presidential election, disillusioned Harvard Republicans are deliberating where to direct their efforts for the remainder of the election.

Central Administration

With Low Expectations, Overseers Candidate Launches Impromptu Senate Bid

Ron K. Unz ’83, a controversial outsider candidate for Harvard’s Board of Overseers, is setting his sights on an even more prestigious governing body: the United States Senate.

US Secretary of Homeland Security at the IOP
IOP

Homeland Security Secretary Discusses 'Building Bridges' at IOP

​Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson discussed both immigration and counterterrorism at the Institute of Politics’ John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Monday.

Super Tuesday
College

Cambridge Votes for Kasich Over Trump

Businessman Donald J. Trump may have won the Republican primary in Massachusetts last Tuesday, but in Cambridge, Ohio governor John R. Kasich was the winner.

Berning Questions
Student Groups

Super Tuesday Solidifies Clinton, Trump Leads, Harvard Affiliates Say

Several Harvard professors said they believe the Democratic and Republican nominees are likely finalized following Super Tuesday: former Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton and businessman Donald J. Trump.

IOP Super Tuesday Watch Party
IOP

IOP Super Tuesday Watch Party

Attendees of the IOP Super Tuesday Watch Party watch as projections are announced, with one student notably sporting a Clinton campaign t-shirt and another a shirt displaying a shirtless Former Governor Martin O’Malley, who suspended his campaign for the democratic nomination last month.

Super Tuesday Reactions
IOP

Super Tuesday Reactions

Attendees of the IOP Super Tuesday Watch Party watch as projections are announced for the 2016 presidential primary elections.

Super Tuesday
Politics

Super Tuesday

Signs direct voters to the polls located inside Quincy House. Massachusetts and 12 other states held their presidential primary elections on Tuesday.

City Politics

Ahead of Super Tuesday, Student Groups Campaign in Mass.

​Harvard political student groups are refocusing their energies on Massachusetts ahead of next week’s Super Tuesday, when 12 states will hold primaries and caucuses in the presidential election.