Expansion and Gentrification

Resurgence Last year, Harvard embarked on its most ambitious construction project in decades, the Allston campus of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. On a 36-acre piece of land, this project will house offices, classrooms, research facilities, and spaces to foster and facilitate creativity in engineering and the applied sciences. … Read more

Connecting with Young People: An Interview with Symone Sanders

Symone Sanders is a Democratic strategist, communications consultant, and CNN Political Commentator. During the 2016 election cycle, she served as national press secretary to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, making her the youngest press secretary in U.S. history. Harvard Political Review: What did you learn about the country in the course of the campaign? Symone … Read more

Too Late To Ask: Benghazi

An HPR column about things you don’t really understand, and it’s just too late to ask. Benghazi Embassy Attack edition With headlines like “Hillary’s Legendary Lies,” Urban Dictionary defining Benghazi as a verb, and days long congressional hearings on the topic, it can be easy to get caught up. But before you accept Benghazi as a … Read more

Supporting Education: Interview with Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan served as Secretary of Education under former President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2015. He is a Managing Partner at Emerson Collective, a Palo Alto-based advocacy group. Harvard Political Review: What is your biggest regret from your tenure as Secretary of Education? What do you wish you had done? Arne Duncan: Lots of … Read more

Fifty Shades of Nude

A bin of crayons at an elementary school classroom.  The skin color crayon. Growing up in American white suburbia, it is a term I heard often as a child. I would sit in class, meticulously drawing flowers, animals, houses, and the like. When I had to draw people, I would sketch a figure, again and … Read more

Stealing in the Shadows: State-Level Political Corruption

It’s no secret that corruption lurks within the U.S. federal government. Throughout history, political machines and the spoils system have dominated U.S. politics, creating a culture of patronage that took decades to dismantle. Today, however, alternative forms of corruption have been on the rise. As University of Illinois at Chicago professor Dick Simpson told the … Read more

Where Are Harvard’s Female Professors?

Motivation Last fall, the Harvard Open Data Project, a student-faculty group that aims to increase transparency on campus using public Harvard data, published an article on gender disparity within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. In the investigation, Emma Ling ’20 revealed several disconcerting trends regarding gender disparity, including a wider gender gap … Read more