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Alexandra A. Chaidez

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Sean Spicer

Sean Spicer to Visit Harvard for Off-Record Study Group

Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer will visit the Institute of Politics Thursday to participate in an off-the-record study group with fellow Scott Jennings.

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Visual Arts

After ‘Shitty Architecture Men,’ GSD Students Hang Banners Against Misconduct

​Design School students hung banners denouncing sexual misconduct in the school’s main workspace last week after the circulation of a spreadsheet accusing affiliates of misconduct.

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Graduate School of Design

Design School To Hire Diversity Admin Following Misconduct Allegations

The Design School has “made plans” to hire a diversity and inclusion officer following allegations of sexual misconduct against more than a dozen school affiliates.

Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Professor Jane Mansbridge Wins Top Political Science Award

The committee chose to honor Mansbridge for her “field-defining contributions to our understanding of the theory and practice of democracy, political representation and deliberation as well as feminist theory.'


IOP Poll Predicts High Youth Turnout in Midterm Elections

More than 37 percent of young Americans said they “definitely will be voting” in the 2018 elections, a marked increase from the 23 percent of those surveyed in the 2010.

John Kasich at IOP

Students at HKS Petition for More International Speakers

The students requested that HKS replace John Kasich as the main addressee or add another speaker to the commencement program who better international students.

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Harvard Kennedy School

At Panel, Kennedy School Students Raise Concerns Over Sexual Assault Policies

Harvard Kennedy School students said they are concerned and confused by the school’s approach to sexual assault prevention and response at a panel Tuesday.

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Graduate School of Design

Anonymous Spreadsheet Entries Accuse GSD Affiliates of Sexual Harassment, Racist Acts

Harvard Graduate School of Design affiliates are circulating a spreadsheet that contains anonymous accounts of sexual misconduct and racist acts allegedly perpetrated by more than a dozen GSD students, faculty, and administrators.


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HKS Faculty Diversity
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Faces Dearth of Minority Faculty and Admins

In the span of just over six months, the Harvard Kennedy School lost three prominent African-American women leaders. The departures came amid increasing scrutiny of diversity at the school.

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Harvard Kennedy School

At Meeting, Kennedy School Students Raise Diversity Concerns

Kennedy School affiliates raised a number of diversity-related concerns Wednesday at the first meeting of the school’s diversity committee this semester.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Receives $2.5 Million for Economic Inequality Research

The funds will contribute to the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at the Kennedy School’s Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy.

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HKS Struggles to Recruit Minority Students

Per statistics laid out in a draft version of an internal report, the Kennedy School has struggled to admit and attract minority students for years.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Offers Fellowship Targeted at ‘Latino Issues’

The Harvard Kennedy School is launching a new fellowship aimed at students with a ‘strong commitment’ to Latino issues in honor of the late Lisa M. Quiroz ’83.

Parkland Students

Visiting Harvard, Parkland Students Demand Change

The high schoolers’ stop at Harvard follows weeks of television appearances, interviews with national publications, and high-profile advocacy on Twitter.