Harvard

By - 4/6/14 - 9:51 pm

UPDATE, Monday morning: The Crimson reports the student died.

The Crimson reports a Harvard sophomore is in critical condition at Mass. General tonight after he fell from a building early Sunday.

The Crimson said Harvard and Cambridge police declined to say where he fell, except that it was not at Harvard or in Cambridge.

Brian D'Amico and Boston EMS Incidents report... Read more

By - 3/7/14 - 7:32 am

The Crimson reports Harvard, Cambridge and State Police will be patrolling the areas around Harvard upperclass residences next Wednesday to keep freshmen from getting bombed as part of the annual celebration of housing assignments:

Dingman cited safety as a primary motivation for the increased security, recalling dangerous acts performed by intoxicated students in recent years. He further criticized the role River Run plays in

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By - 12/17/13 - 6:20 pm

A Harvard sophomore allegedly got his wish: He didn't have to take finals yesterday. But Eldo Kim might be facing a sterner test: He's been charged with calling in the bomb threats that shut four Harvard buildings where finals were being given.

According to one profile of him, from last term, Kim was helping a professor analyze taunting:

Eldo Kim is a freshman

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By - 12/16/13 - 9:18 am

Harvard University sent out an alert around 9:10 a.m.:

Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now.

By - 12/3/13 - 8:12 pm

No, not Lake Woebegon, but Harvard, where the Crimson reports the median undergraduate grade is A-, and:

The most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.

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By - 11/24/13 - 12:34 pm

The Globe reports on the apology by a Christian student group that had posted an essay, allegedly by a Jewish convert to Christianity, about how his former co-religionists really suck and, yeah, the Holocaust was part of God's plan.

In the apology, the Christian Ichtus writes:

The writer holds nothing but love for his heritage and feels very deeply for the welfare of

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By - 11/16/13 - 5:59 pm

And the building best known for the Au Bon Pain and the outside chess tables will get an extensive, if unspecified, remake.

By - 8/23/13 - 9:40 am

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor who developed the Creative Commons alternative to traditional copyright, yesterday sued an Australian music company that got YouTube to block a video of a lecture he gave because it included five seconds of music from one of its artists.

In his suit against Liberation Music, filed yesterday in US District Court, Lessig said the brief segment in... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 12:54 pm

Maybe not Science Center big anymore, but not just fallow land, either. Banker & Tradesman reports on the U's 10-year master plan for all its land in Allston, including a 200-room hotel, a 3,000-seat basketball arena and a six-to-nine story "Gateway Project" at the old Barrys Corner and either new housing for grad students or an office building.

Over at Allston Brighton Community... Read more

By - 6/30/13 - 9:26 am

Ed. note: Federal lawsuit filings have "summary" pages that list a specific amount the plaintiff demands. When I looked it up yesterday, the "demand" field read $10 billion (actually, "$10000000000"). This morning, it reads only $9,990,000.

A man who got his PhD at Harvard says the university and the professor he worked with tried to cheat him out of royalties on his work to develop... Read more

By - 5/30/13 - 2:43 pm

Menino receives degree. Don Harney for City of Boston.Menino receives degree. Don Harney for City of Boston.

Awarded honorary doctor of laws degree at Harvard today.

Meanwhile, the Dorchester Reporter talks to Dr. Hizzona about the importance of Dorchester:... Read more

By - 5/3/13 - 8:49 am

Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have created what they're calling RoboBees - robots smaller than a penny that can fly.

Inspired by the biology of a fly, with submillimeter-scale anatomy and two wafer-thin wings that flap almost invisibly, 120 times per second, the tiny device not only represents the absolute cutting edge of micromanufacturing and control systems, but is an aspiration that has impelled

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By - 5/2/13 - 8:04 am

The sweet science at Harvard

R.S.Y. Buchanan took in the fights at Harvard last night. Yes, Harvard.

The Crimson reports the 11 fights on the card made up the fifth Kenneth Moskow Memorial Fight Night, this time held in a tent... Read more

By - 3/12/13 - 8:24 am

The Globe reports on Harvard's sorry-not-sorry explanation for scanning headers on e-mail from deans. The Crimson reports university President Drew Faust says she had no idea.

By - 2/20/13 - 9:39 am

The Crimson reports on some petitions for improving student life submitted to the university, including one for a "a designated nap room in the Yard." Some students who favored the proposal said, however, they would be concerned about cleanliness - could they trust beanbag chairs some other student had just snoozed on?

By - 2/18/13 - 11:09 pm

Harvard University Police report an undergraduate student walking in the Quincy House courtyard around 1:35 a.m. was attacked by two men:

The victim stated that while walking through the courtyard she was grabbed by two males who attempted to pull her back towards the building. The suspects did not say anything to the victim. She fought with them and was able to flee

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By - 2/6/13 - 8:05 am

Not that, in the greater scheme of things, that's as earth-shattering as, say, secretly buying up large swaths of the neighborhood right under the mayor's nose or anything, but in ten years of proposing plans and canceling them, the U has never once said anything about moving the engineering school across the river and now, boom, they'll be in 02134 instead of 02138 within... Read more

By - 1/22/13 - 8:33 am

Der Spiegel interviews a Harvard professor who thinks we're nearing the point where we could implant Neanderthal DNA in a human egg. Of course, that would take a woman willing to carry a Neanderthal to term. Actually, several women, because what's the point of growing just one?

No, you would certainly have to create a cohort, so they would have some sense of identity.

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By - 12/20/12 - 8:57 am

The Crimson reports on a recent meeting of a Harvard/Allston community task force. It did not go well.

By - 12/9/12 - 7:45 pm

WBUR rounds up the top highest salaries for college presidents in Massachusetts.

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