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By adamg - 9/11/19 - 9:50 am

No, not John Quincy Adams, but Charles Adams. J.L. Bell is recounting Good Time Charlie's problems while attending Harvard. Why, at one pre-Thanksgiving feast, he was one of several students who were "extremely disorderly and riotous, making tumultuous and indecent noises, breaking the windows of the Hall, throwing the benches out of the windows into the yard &c."

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 7:48 pm

And will start classes tomorrow, the Harvard Crimson reports. The Crimson doesn't say how Harvard convinced the Trump administration to change its mind and let Ismail Ajjawi back into the US.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 7:44 pm
Haviland

Federal prosecutors will recommend a 21-month prison sentence for Matthew Haviland, 29, of North Kingstown, who admitted today he sent numerous threatening messages to both a Harvard professor and a department there in which he graphically described how he would kill the professor for writing articles in favor of abortion rights and against President Trump and would bomb the school. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/19 - 10:56 am

A federal judge yesterday ruled that two Harvard undergraduates can continue their federal lawsuit that the school is ruining their futures and discriminating against them by effectively barring them from membership in male-only "finals" clubs in Harvard Square, but only if they drop their "John Doe" pseudonyms and reveal their true names. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/19 - 2:54 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit against Harvard and the Harvard Law Review by groups that claim they want to restore "meritocracy" to American higher education because their suit failed to provide the most minimal of details that even a first-year law student should have included. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 9:10 am

The Harvard Lampoon vows to be more careful in the next school year, the Harvard Crimson reports.

By adamg - 4/16/19 - 11:03 pm
Charles Ogletree

UPDATE, 11:45 p.m. Cambridge Police report he was found, OK, in Boston.

Cambridge Police are seeking help finding Charles Ogletree, 66, who has Alzheimer's and who was last seen at his Pemberton Street home around 5:40 p.m. today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/19 - 8:57 am

The Crimson reports the sophomore admits he was drunk, but denies he was drugged up, and says he initially approached the "resident tutor" at his residence hall for help with his inebriation but, according to campus police, wound up beating him up instead - and tried to do the same with police officers who responded. The student tells the Crimson everything's been cleared up, although he still has to travel all the way to Medford - the current home of Cambridge District Court - to face criminal charges that include assault and battery.

By adamg - 4/2/19 - 1:16 pm

The Harvard Gazette reports Harvard scientists have figured out how to make robots made completely out of soft materials - with even their core logic embedded in rubber, rather than microchips. They're relatively simple for now, but the researchers are looking at future applications that go beyond creating rubber octopuses that could crawl across a desert, as cool as that might be: Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/19 - 9:10 am
Sackler Building at Harvard with new, temporary name

Ray noticed a new, if temporary, name for Harvard's Arthur M. Sackler Building, named for the donor and patriarch of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/19 - 8:06 am

The Harvard Crimson reports the U has decided the dining hall at Lowell House will no longer feature a portrait of Abbott Lawrence Lowell, who banned black students from Harvard Yard residences, instituted a quota for Jews and led a purge of gay students. But actually renaming Lowell House? Nah.

By adamg - 3/1/19 - 9:24 am

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports an Arizona man who was offended by the idea of black Harvard students celebrating their impending graduation admitted yesterday he posted threats on Instagram to travel to Harvard and kill blacks and bomb the school. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/19 - 5:16 pm

The American Repertory Theater reports it will be moving from Cambridge to Allston thanks to a $100-million donation to Harvard to build "a state-of-the-art research and performance center" in Allston - although it will remain in its current home in the Loeb Drama Center for several years. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/18 - 10:28 am

The Harvard Crimson reports "recent cases of mumps and infectious mononucleosis" at the school.

By adamg - 10/19/18 - 9:02 am

The Crimson rips the lid off the story: Not all Harvard students really want to see a football game and are trying to earn some bucks by selling their Game tickets even though they're not supposed to. Prices have gone up because Fenway has assigned seats, unlike when the Game is at the Stadium. Deans have gotten involved; students are being warned they face possible disciplinary action.

By adamg - 9/25/18 - 3:24 pm

The Harvard Gazette reports on the recent opening of the Smith Campus Center in Harvard Square, which oldtimers might remember as the Holyoke Center. The brutalist concrete structure has been updated with more color and more hipsterish fare than the old Au Bon Pain.

By adamg - 9/21/18 - 9:05 am

Won't you help? Harvard upperclassmen haven't been able to get hot food for breakfast since the U eliminated it to save money during the Great Recession in 2009. The Crimson issues a plaintive plea for help:

After eating a full, healthy breakfast, students will be more prepared for the classes they have that day. Students are better equipped to get the most out of their education when they are not distracted by hunger, and more enticing breakfast options could help promote regularized eating schedules.

By adamg - 9/17/18 - 8:46 am

The Crimson reports six women were chosen to perform in this year's Hasty Pudding productions.

By adamg - 8/24/18 - 11:54 am
Turkey at a polling place

Roving reporter Christine April spotted this bird hurrying into the polling place at the Harvard Graduate School of Design this morning, only to slowly walk away with a dejected look after learning she'd have to return on Sept. 4 to vote. Read more.

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