Harvard Gazette: Academic boot camp

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Harvard has been entwined with the American military since its start. In 1775, Gen. George Washington quartered the first Continental Army in Harvard Yard. On April 19 that year, British troops retreating from Concord and Lexington killed a graduate of the College, the first to die in combat, near present-day Porter Square. This week, Harvard […]

First Public Service Venture Fund ‘Seed Grant’ recipients challenge debtors’ prison in Alabama

Supreme Court To Rule On California’s Overcrowded Prisons

  Until last month, scores of destitute people—virtually all of them African Americans— languished in the city jail of Montgomery, Ala., for unpaid traffic tickets they couldn’t pay off, sentenced to one day in jail for every $50 they owed. They could earn another $25 credit daily by providing free labor, scrubbing blood and feces […]

Three from HLS named Ford Fellows; Harris is keynote speaker

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Three graduating Harvard Law School students, Samuel Weiss ’14, Catherine B. Cooper ’14, and David Baake ’14, recently received Ford Foundation Law School Public Interest Fellowships. The fellowship is designed to identify and help develop new leaders in social justice. Weiss will work to end mass incarceration as a legal fellow at the American Civil […]

Congressman Sarbanes proposes Government By the People Act as way to limit influence of money in politics

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Just days after the Supreme Court decided McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which struck down aggregate limits on individual campaign contributions, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes ’88 (D-Md.) delivered a keynote address at a Harvard Law School symposium on proposed legislation to reform campaign finance and dilute the influence of major donors.