Millenial Must Read: Looking for Home: Latinos in the United States

By Ignacio Arbona

Journalist, trailblazer, leader. These are just some of the words I could use to define Jorge Ramos, a man who I had the tremendous opportunity to interview at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard University. For those of you who may not have heard of him, where have you been? Ramos is Univision’s Noticiero news anchor, host of the Sunday-morning political show, Al Punto, and host of America, a new, millennial-focused, news show on Fusion. He began his career as a journalist in Mexico but, after facing censorship in 1983, he decided to immigrate to the United States and has stayed here ever since. He is known for his tough interviews, unique style, and strong advocacy for Latino and immigrant rights in the United States.

Millenial Must Read: How to (Help) Grow Potatoes

This past Saturday, Team Hagan endeavored on a mission. Team Hagan (Senator Hagan, her husband and her liaisons) set out to volunteer for the Food Project, an organization committed to building sustainable food systems and supporting their local community. Senator Hagan is passionate about increasing accessibility to nutritious foods and educating youth to live and eat healthy, so we were really excited to find the Food Project and learn about all of their awesome youth programs. Our Saturday was spent at their Lincoln Farm by Walden Pond, where we helped their "Dirt Crew" plant potatoes. So, without further adieu, Team Hagan presents how to (help) grow potatoes.

Results of the Presidential March Madness: Funniest Slam Dunks from the Commander-in-Chief

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first IOP Presidential March Madness event. Our winner is Lyndon B. Johnson by 11 votes!

"If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim." - Lyndon B. Johnson

Millennial Must-Read: The Future Of Politics: One Line of Code At A Time

By Alex Wirth and Jonathan Marks

In Washington D.C. there are over 30,000 people who every day run, staff, and influence the legislative process without being able to take advantage of modern technology. These individuals rely on experience, intuition, and guesswork to make strategic decisions. They look for information about the legislative process across hundreds of different websites, often manually tabulating votes and bills to find trends. They compare different versions of bills with a highlighter and use Excel to track their outreach.

The future of politics is one where all the information necessary to plan and implement a legislative strategy is in one easy to use website with easily understood quantitative insights and 21st century productivity tools. This is why we built Quorum, Washington’s next generation legislative strategy platform.

Final of Presidential March Madness: Funniest Slam Dunks from the Commander-in-Chief

Do you like March Madness? Do you like presidents? Then you should vote in the IOP’s “Presidential March Madness: Funniest Slam Dunks from the Commander-in-Chief.” We’ve picked sixteen of the funniest one-liners from the forty-four presidents and sorted them into four regions: On Being President, On Dogs, Founding Fathers, and Facial Hair. The final four voting will then close on April 6th with the top two vote-getters advancing to the championship. Finally, championship voting will close on April 9th and the completed bracket will be posted for all to see, post, Tweet, criticize, and debate. Follow us on Twitter (@HarvardIOP) and Facebook so you don’t miss your chance to vote in the three rounds!

Surviving and Thriving in DC: Career Roundtable with Torie Clarke

Authored by Internships and Career Services Committee member Caroline Hunsicker '17

On March 9th, Torie Clark, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs at SAP spoke at a Career Roundtable event called Surviving and Thriving in DC. Clarke is an IOP Senior Advisory Committee member and a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. She gave a unique perspective on the relationship between the private and public sectors, and spoke to the benefits of working in both.

Final Four of Presidential March Madness: Funniest Slam Dunks from the Commander-in-Chief

Do you like March Madness? Do you like presidents? Then you should vote in the IOP’s “Presidential March Madness: Funniest Slam Dunks from the Commander-in-Chief.” We’ve picked sixteen of the funniest one-liners from the forty-four presidents and sorted them into four regions: On Being President, On Dogs, Founding Fathers, and Facial Hair. The final four voting will then close on April 6th with the top two vote-getters advancing to the championship. Finally, championship voting will close on April 9th and the completed bracket will be posted for all to see, post, Tweet, criticize, and debate. Follow us on Twitter (@HarvardIOP) and Facebook so you don’t miss your chance to vote in the three rounds!

Presidential March Madness: Funniest Slam Dunks from the Commander-in-Chief

Do you like March Madness? Do you like presidents? Then you should vote in the IOP’s “Presidential March Madness: Funniest Slam Dunks from the Commander-in-Chief.” We’ve picked sixteen of the funniest one-liners from the forty-four presidents and sorted them into four regions: On Being President, On Dogs, Founding Fathers, and Facial Hair. First round voting will close on March 31st and the winners from each region will advance to the Final Four. Final four voting will then close on April 4th with the top two vote-getters advancing to the championship. Finally, championship voting will close on April 7th and the completed bracket will be posted for all to see, post, Tweet, criticize, and debate. Follow us on Twitter (@HarvardIOP) and Facebook so you don’t miss your chance to vote in the three rounds!

Spare Change

Authored by 2015 Spring IOP Fellow Martha Coakley.

Just as I was planning my study group this Spring to encourage students to think about ways to make change, a young woman walks into my office. She is on a mission, because she believes that the Massachusetts law regarding forensic evidence in assault cases is outdated and unfair to her and others. She wants to change it. She has spoken to advocates, legislators, and filed a bill. But it is HER voice - her story about the unfairness that affected her- that will make her a champion. She is willing to devote time and energy to something she really cares about, and is using tools available to try to make that happen. Brava! I am encouraged that change and progress might have a future.

Millennial Must-Read: Women in Politics

Authored by HPOP Chair Ellen Robo.

As a member of Harvard Public Opinion Project (HPOP), I have poured over thousands of poll question crosstabs. I have learned a lot about my generation. We view community service (70%) as a lot more honorable than running for office (31%) and as a result we are much more likely to be involved in community service (31%) than in political or government groups (7%). We care less about marijuana legalization (44% support) than student debt (57% major problem) or income inequality (52% major problem).

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