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College

Following Confirmations, Harvard Alumni Compose One-Third of Biden’s Cabinet

With the confirmation of Martin J. Walsh as labor secretary on March 22, President Joe Biden’s full slate of Cabinet secretaries have assumed office — and with five Harvard graduates, it has a decidedly crimson hue.

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Harvard Kennedy School

U.S. Reps Assess Biden’s Progress on Immigration at HKS Event

Lawmakers and immigration reform activists discussed the Biden administration's progress toward enacting its immigration agenda in a Thursday webinar organized by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center For Public Leadership.

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College Finance

Harvard Affiliates Troubled by Biden’s Stance on Student Loan Debt

Harvard students reacted with disappointment and frustration after President Joe Biden said on Feb. 16 he would not forgive more than $10,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower, singling out Harvard as an institution whose students did not require debt relief.

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Student Life

Harvard Graduate Council Reviews Covid-19 Academic Challenges, Signs Letters to Biden Administration

The Harvard Graduate Council reviewed survey data about the graduate student experience in the pandemic era, and also signed letters to the Biden administration co-written by the MIT Graduate Student Council during its second public meeting of the semester Wednesday.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Faculty and Students Celebrate Biden's Transgender Military Ban Lift

Harvard Law School students and faculty said they are encouraged by the Biden administration's announcement that it will lift a ban on transgender individuals joining the United States military.

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College

Conservatives on Campus Attempt to Find Their Footing As Trump Presidency Ends

As the sun sets on Donald Trump’s term, Republicans at Harvard hope to revive their party’s traditional emphasis on conservatism. At the same time, they believe the past four years have created a specter that will loom over them as they engage in campus discourse.

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Central Administration

Can a Biden White House Move Harvard Toward Divestment?

Joe Biden’s focus on environmental issues and his selection of a pro-divestment professor for a senior White House position have heartened Harvard divestment activists; however, questions remain about whether a new occupant of the White House will sway decisions made in Massachusetts Hall.

Title IX Office
Student Life

Biden Administration Expected to Reverse DeVos’s Title IX Regulations, Legal Experts Say

In early May 2020, former Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos released a controversial Title IX rule that drummed up controversy, criticism, and confusion at Harvard and beyond. How will the incoming Biden administration deal with the rule?

Bacow Letter to Washington
College

From ‘Outrageous Betrayal’ to ‘More Regular Order’: How A Pivot in American Immigration Policy Will Affect Harvard

President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to roll out a far-reaching overhaul of federal immigration laws Wednesday, his Inauguration Day, a relief to many Harvard affiliates who have spent four years fighting the Trump administration's harsh immigration policy.

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Front Middle Feature

Here are the 63 Biden Administration Officials with Harvard Ties

The Biden administration is set to include at least 63 Harvard-connected individuals as nominees or appointees, including 10 Cabinet-level officials.

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Central Administration

How Will Joe Biden Handle Trump's War on International Higher Education Collaboration?

As U.S.-China relations have slowly deteriorated across the span of a Trump presidency, academic exchanges have been caught in the crosshairs. In a 2020 seminar on academic security, FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich said the threat of Chinese academic espionage is one of the nation’s largest security challenges.

SFFA Protestors
Admissions

Video: Biden and the SFFA Lawsuit, Explained

Many education and legal experts expect President-elect Joe Biden's Department of Justice to extend support to universities — including Harvard — currently embroiled in legal challenges from anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions.

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Race

‘Complete Switch in Position’: Legal Experts Say Biden Likely to Back Harvard in Race-Conscious Admissions Suit

Many education and legal experts expect President-elect Joe Biden's Justice Department will extend support to universities — including Harvard — currently embroiled in legal challenges from anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions.

Title IX Office
Title IX

Video: Title IX Under Biden, Explained

In early May 2020, former Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos passed a controversial Title IX rule that drummed up controversy, criticism, and confusion at Harvard and beyond. How will the incoming Biden administration deal with the rule?

‘A Recipe for Instability’ As Multiple Harvard Unions to Seek Contracts Amid Pandemic
Labor

Grad Student Unions, Experts Expect Friendlier Climate for Labor Under Biden

With President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. taking office Wednesday, HGSU-UAW President Brandon J. Mancilla said he expects the “whole climate” for student unions to change.

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