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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.

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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.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 5:19 pm

Harvard University has one insurance policy to protect it against the costs of lawsuits and a second policy to protect it if its costs exceed those of the first policy.

In its own lawsuit against one of its insurers, Harvard is seeking to get reimbursed for the "excess" costs of defending itself against an admissions lawsuit that the Supreme Court is currently deciding to whether to consider. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/21 - 2:23 pm

Starting Sept. 28, visitors above the age of 12 to the Harvard Art Museums will have to show either proof of full vaccination or paperwork showing a negative Covid-19 test within the past 72 hours. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/21 - 10:34 am

Cambridge Day reports on a bit of uproar surrounding Radcliffe Quadrangle: Nearby residents had long used the space as an unofficial dog park, but when a Harvard student started chasing dogs with a large stick last month, the university responded by banning unleashed dogs. Cambridge Day reports that when one dog owner confronted the H-Man and threatened to call police, he responded by calling his house dean.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:44 am

The Crimson reports Harvard researchers who hoped to release particles into the atmosphere to see if they could reduce the amount of sunshine hitting the earth were blocked by protests from the Saami Council, which represents Saami living in an area of Sweden where the tests were to be done.

The researchers are looking at sunlight blocking as a possible way to reduce global warming, not as a future plot of a James Bond movie.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 4:08 pm

The Crimson reports. Harvard follows Northeastern, BU and MIT.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 9:06 am

The Daily Free Press reports BU is planning to hold its May commencement in person, although it cautions: "The event is subject to change and will occur in accordance with city and state guidelines." Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 5:12 pm

Researchers at MIT report they've discovered that two sheets of graphene - an incredibly thin carbon hexagonal lattice - one layered atop the other, create an unusual "ferroelectric" property that could lead to "neuromorphic computing," which "could usher in new, faster information-processing paradigms." Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/21 - 2:52 pm

A New York real-estate firm says it will soon file detailed plans with the BPDA for a new mixed-use development at 100 Western Ave., behind the Sanofi Genzyme plant on land that Harvard had been using as a staging area for its other construction projects on this side of the Charles, but which the school had always meant to become the core of an "enterprise research campus." Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 9:14 pm
Bernie Sanders as statue of John Harvard

Bernie Sanders sits in for John Harvard in Harvard Yard, at least as imagined by kevinguiney.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 10:47 am

Last October, Stephen Brussard sued Harvard in federal court in Boston, alleging he was fired as a maintenance worker for blowing the whistle on managers having other employees work on their homes. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/20 - 9:29 am

Danielle Allen, director of the Harvard Ethics Center, is looking at running for governor in 2022, the Crimson reports.

By adamg - 12/12/20 - 1:05 pm

The Crimson reports the U made the decision to ensure people playing by Harvard Covid-19 rules on campus can use school facilities in reasonable safety.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 10:30 am
Bushy coyote

Harry Mattison spotted a coyote with a serious winter coat on the Harvard soccer field in Allston this morning.

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