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By adamg - 7/12/22 - 5:25 pm

The BPDA board is scheduled to vote Thursday on the first phase of Harvard's proposed Enterprise Research Campus off Western Avenue that would include setting aside 25% of the 345 planned residences as affordable - almost twice what the city requires - and contributing $25 million to a new fund for increasing the affordable housing stock in Allston/Brighton. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 3:07 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a woman who sued Harvard University both to gain possession of four daguerreotypes of two of her ancestors ordered stripped half naked in 1850 by professor Louis Agassiz, whose contributions to geology were matched by the depths of his racism, has no right to the images, but that she does have the right to try to convince a jury that Harvard committed "negligent and indeed reckless infliction of emotional distress" by continuing to use the images for its own purposes even after she objected. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 9:44 am

The Harvard Gazette reports a global shortage of helium, caused in large part by sanctions on Russia, which ships much of the world's supply, is beginning to affect research in physics, engineering, chemistry, biology and medical research, all of which use the gas to cool things down to temperatures way, way below freezing. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 2:18 pm

In a new report out today, Harvard University acknowledges a history that included being run by slaveholders right from the start: Read more.

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By adamg - 2/25/22 - 12:23 pm

The Harvard Crimson reports campus police are investigating two slur-filled signs posted on the Adams House door of the Asian-American president of the undergraduate council. Separately, the Crimson reports "ongoing graffiti and offensive notes left in the elevator and on bulletin boards, windowsills, and walls," some of it racist, at Quincy House.

By Ron Newman - 2/10/22 - 8:30 am

A Harvard University shuttle bus was driven up onto the sidewalk and crashed into The Garage Mall near Tasty Burger last night, according to the Harvard Crimson. Authorities have not yet determined why this happened.

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 10:18 am

WCVB reports on the lawsuit, which focuses on actions of Professor John Comaroff.

Read the whole complaint: Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/22 - 11:57 am

The Harvard Gazette reports the court will consider whether Harvard's admission policy, which lets administrators consider race "as one of several possible criteria in deciding whom to accept" is an illegal quota. In 2020, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit concluded it was not and dismissed the case brought by a group founded by white people over alleged anti-Asian-American discrimination, but the group appealed.

By adamg - 12/26/21 - 11:12 pm

The Crimson won't be playing in Kansas on Wednesay because of what the team calls "COVID-19 concerns and safety protocols within the Harvard men's basketball program."

By adamg - 12/18/21 - 5:41 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard is ordering as many people as possible off campus for the first three weeks of January due to rising Covid-19 cases - 344 among students, faculty and staff over the past week.

Harvard's undergraduate spring semester is scheduled to start Jan. 24; the university says it will "monitor the situation" and decide whether students and professors can have in-person classes or whether they will have to start the semester remotely.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 4:42 pm

Harvard officials today notified students and staff that the school will require them to show proof of a Covid-19 booster for the spring semester. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 9:32 am

The Harvard Crimson reports Harvard had 195 new Covid-19 cases over the past week, the highest number of the pandemic so far. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 10:07 am

The Crimson provides an exhaustive look at how two leaders of a Bulgarian party that swept to power this month went to the Business School - including the attempt to smear them when Harvard College told some reporters the two hadn't gone there; the subtleties of the difference between the College and the Business School being lost on some outlets several thousand miles away.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 12:37 pm

Nobody evah said anything about not drunkenly driving yah pickup theyah. The Crimson reports.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 1:46 pm

Cambridge Police report the bomb squad responded to the Johnston Gate on Mass. Ave. around midnight yesterday on a report of a strange sound coming from a trash can there.

Upon arrival, officers set up a perimeter and conducted an investigation that was determined to be a wrist-watch alarm sounding. The watch was removed and disposed of.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 9:48 am

The Crimson reports.

By adamg - 9/26/21 - 5:51 pm

It's like March, 2020 again at the Harvard Business School, which has ordered a week-long return to remote-only education for first-year MBA students, because it seems too many future masters of the universe have been ignoring basic Covid-19 precautions - to the point where the business school made up two-thirds of new Covid-19 cases among Harvard students this month despite comprising only 9% of the total school population. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 2:53 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has shut its eponymous Yard to the public between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. through Oct. 11, partly for Covid-19 concerns, but more to provide some respite for the tender Harvard freshmen who live on the Yard.

The ban on non-Harvard students in those hours even applies to parents - the Crimson quotes one frosh who came back from a Target run with her parents only to learn they couldn't come up to her dorm with her, forcing to carry all of her purchases to her room by herself.

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