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Am I Harvard?

By Anonymous As I am sitting here in the Harvard Kennedy School Forum looking at the new banners hanging around me announcing “You are HKS… You belong… We are all…

StudyBuddy – The next big app on campus that will solve all your study problems

StudyBuddy – The next big app on campus that will solve all your study problems

By Howard Cohen, MPP 2018, CEO & Co-Founder of StudyBuddy The background story My childhood friend, Nathaniel Blumer, and I were in the library one day, struggling with assignments and…

Ask What You Can Do—in Trump’s America

Ask What You Can Do—in Trump’s America

By Libby Whitbeck (MPP 2017) and Wilson Tong (MPA 2018), Co-Chairs of the HKS Democratic Caucus Welp…here we are everyone! Trump’s America. Now a month into the United States’ 45th…

Fighting Finance: The Fiduciary Rule

Fighting Finance: The Fiduciary Rule

Simplified portfolio construction process. A “manager” mixes stocks and bonds into a fund, and an “advisor” combines funds together to create a portfolio. Each step results in fees charged to…

Recalibrating U.S. Foreign Policy

Recalibrating U.S. Foreign Policy

Photo Credit: The Economist By Ali Wyne, MPP 2017 Donald Trump’s presidency challenges the Truman-esque orthodoxy that has underpinned U.S. participation in world affairs for nearly three quarters of a…

HKS Should Employ Grade Non-Disclosure

By Anonymous Many top business schools, including the one across the river, practice grade non-disclosure, meaning that employers do not take students’ grades into consideration when recruiting. Although implementation varies…

My Experience at a Trump Rally

Anonymous submission When a classmate of mine asked if I wanted to go to a Trump rally in New Hampshire, I was hesitant. I didn’t support Trump and I was…

Being Republican at Harvard

Being Republican at Harvard

By Ivan Rahman, MPP 2018 I am jealous of Republicans at Harvard. I am jealous because, being the political minority at Harvard, they get to have their views fundamentally challenged…

Donald Trump’s Victory and the Generational Divide within the Asian American Community

Donald Trump’s Victory and the Generational Divide within the Asian American Community

Photo Credits: NBC News and LA Times By Hudson Leung (MPA/MBA Tuck, 2019) and Wilson Tong (MPA/MBA Wharton, 2018) It was 5:30AM on Election Day, and we were both awake…

A Defense of Safe Spaces or What’s the Point of an Affinity Group Anyway?

A Defense of Safe Spaces or What’s the Point of an Affinity Group Anyway?

Photo credit: HKS Magazine By Andy Vo, MPP 2017 In response to “You’re Already in a Safe Space” by Zouhair Mazouz, MPP 2017 “What’s the point of a Chinatown anyway?”…