Mass. Lawmakers Consider Bill Guaranteeing Medical Civil Rights in Police Encounters
Massachusetts legislators reintroduced a bill Friday to establish a civil right to request medical care during encounters with police.
Current, Former Secretaries of State Discuss Election Denial at IOP Forum
Following the 2022 midterm elections, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and former West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant discussed election security, former U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and the politicization of their office at an Institute of Politics forum held Tuesday evening.
Anti-Gerrymandering Tool Developed by Harvard Researchers Used in Supreme Court Proceedings
Redist — a tool developed by Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty — could impact the fate of a Supreme Court case involving allegations of racial gerrymandering in Alabama.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin Poll Site
Voters enter a polling site at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.
Massachusetts Voters Will Head to the Polls Tuesday. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Here’s what you need to know going into the Massachusetts midterms.
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker Calls for a Social Media ‘Timeout’ at IOP Godkin Lecture
Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 called for a “timeout” on social media during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday evening.
Healey Rakes in Cambridge Cash in Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race
Maura T. Healey ’92 has raised more money in the race for Massachusetts governor from the ZIP code encompassing Harvard Square than almost any other, raking in more than $89,000 from the area since the start of the year.
Senator Markey Discusses the Future of American Democracy at IOP Forum
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) called for young voters to participate in the upcoming midterm elections in a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday, saying that “democracy is on the ballot in 2022.”
Advocates Discuss Voting Rights at Harvard Panel Hosted by Vice Provost for Advances in Learning
Voting rights advocates discussed ongoing litigation at the intersection of racial justice and voting rights at a virtual event hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning on Tuesday.
Healey Holds Commanding Lead Over Diehl in Massachusetts Governor’s Race
Two weeks after the Massachusetts state primary, Maura T. Healey ’92 appears to be the governor-in-waiting.
Candidates Make Final Push Ahead of Massachusetts Primaries — Including at Harvard
On the final weekend ahead of the Massachusetts state primaries on Tuesday, State Senator Eric P. Lesser ’07 returned to his old stomping grounds.
Democratic Attorney General Race Takes Center Stage as Mass. Primary Nears
With Massachusetts voters set to head to the polls Tuesday for a statewide primary election, the Democratic race for attorney general has emerged as one of the most competitive contests in the state, with a pair of high-profile progressives seeking to replace Maura T. Healey ’92, who is running for governor.
‘No Other Choice’: Harvard Affiliates March With Thousands Across the Country for Gun Control
Harvard affiliates rallied with thousands across the country for gun control Saturday, calling for more robust state and federal legislation.
Danielle Allen, Set to Return to Harvard, Debriefs Her Run for Governor
Following her recent campaign for Governor of Massachusetts, Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen is set to return to as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Harvard Professor Danielle Allen Suspends Campaign for Governor
Harvard Professor Danielle S. Allen announced the end of her campaign for governor of Massachusetts on Tuesday.
Harvard Alumni Flood Race for Top Mass. Posts
Massachusetts faces the possibility of having Harvard College alumni serve simultaneously as governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general for the first time since 1894.
Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race Heats Up as Attorney General Maura Healey ’92 Enters Field
The race for Massachusetts governor intensified last week as Attorney General Maura T. Healey ’92 announced her candidacy, emerging quickly as a front runner.
With Wu’s Inauguration, Allston Residents Look to the Future of the Neighborhood
Allston residents said they are optimistic about Michelle Wu's plans to reconfigure urban development and city planning in Boston will positively benefit the neighborhood as it handles an influx of Harvard development projects.
Legal and Bioethics Experts Discuss Future of Abortion at Law School Panel
Legal and bioethics experts convened to discuss the future of abortion amid efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade at a virtual panel held by the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School on Wednesday.
Political Journalists Address the Connections Between Local and National Politics at IOP Forum
Washington Post journalist Seung Min Kim and Cook Political Report Editor-in-Chief Amy E. Walter discussed the intersection between national and local politics in a forum hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics on Tuesday evening.
Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark Discusses Democratic Agenda at JFK Jr. Forum Event
United States Representative Katherine M. Clark (D-Mass.) discussed her career in public service, the Democrats’ “Build Back Better” agenda, and current challenges to U.S. democracy at an Institute of Politics event Thursday.
Resident Fellows Discuss Democracy at First In-Person IOP Forum Since March 2020
The six resident fellows — including former U.S. Representative William M. “Mac” Thornberry (R-Texas) and former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Sarah I. Gideon — discussed issues such as partisanship in politics and civic engagement.
Mass. State Reps. Introduce Bill Seeking To Compel Harvard To Divest From Fossil Fuels
Massachusetts State Reps. Michael L. Connolly and Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven introduced a bill this week that would seek to use the state’s constitutional oversight authority to compel Harvard to divest its holdings in the fossil fuel industry.