The Crimson reports on a sociology class where the professor brought in three homeless Harvard Square guys to talk about their experience.
The Crimson reports waiters at the Harvard Faculty Club and Loeb House filed suit last week, alleging mandatory "gratuity" surcharges added to bills there never go to them. The suit comes as the Harvard Club, a private institution across the river, agreed to a $4 million settlement over the same issue.
One sophomore, granted anonymity by The Crimson because she was afraid to be associated with a party that had been interrupted by police, was at the Delphic Saturday night when the police arrived. ... According to her, after word of the interruption spread, a few students shouted phrases like "fuck the police" and "it's... Read more
The woman, who initially reported the attack to Somerville Police, described the man as white, in his mid 20s, 5'6" with a thin build and dark, spikey hair. He wore dark pants.
Harvard University Police report a woman was raped in the Yard around 3:15 a.m. today.
The victim was grabbed as she entered the Yard through the Johnston Gate and was pulled behind Massachusetts Hall and attacked.
The victim described the offender as a very tanned, possible Hispanic male, mid-twenties, 5'7" in height, medium build, dark hair, wearing a white shirt.... Read more
The Crimson reports on a six-story, 300-apartment building with retail space proposed for Barry's Corner on what is now a Harvard parking lot and "a semi-underground" building. The Crimson dourly notes the structure would be taller than nearby Harvard Stadium.
Nature reports on some interesting work done by a team of researchers at Harvard and Mass. General, who found inspiration at the jellyfish exhibit at the New England Aquarium.
"We took a rat apart and rebuilt it as a jellyfish," one of the researchers said. But don't worry - they're not all sitting around in... Read more
The Harvard University police log has the following entry for July 18:
Officer dispatched to take a report of a stolen unattended and unsecured pair of fruit of the Loom underwear valued at $5.00.
F-Line to Dudley reports CSX is planning to open its new Worcester freight yards Sept. 1, which will mean a dramatic dropoff in traffic through Beacon Park in Allston - mainly train equipment needing repairs and a few trains going to a small number of customers inside 128 (such as the Houghton Chemical plant right next to the Allston yard).... Read more
Oh, Harvard: The Crimson reports a construction company doing work on campus has taken down a sign asking workers to "show respect for Harvard" and refrain from swearing, drinking and drug use while on the job, after future 1%ers protested that the sign was just so patronizing and patriarchal.
Avinaash Subramaniam '14 said that he was "shocked" by the sign and that it held... Read more
New memo straight from the top says construction on the Harvard science complex could resume in 2014, starting with a 500,000 to 600,000-square foot Health and Life Science Center.
The tree that has served as Winnie the Pooh's home for many years is scheduled to be cut down tomorrow.
Bahne reports an official looking sign - complete with an official Harvard University... Read more
Via DotRat, who suggests the students were maybe overthinking the concept of Dot Ave.
The Crimson reports on debates over the future of the school's libraries in this digital age, provides one professor's reason for preferring having to scoot around the university to do research:
Some of the books Staehli uses measure more than six feet in height, and the experience of handling these unique, highly-detailed books cannot be replicated on a computer screen, he says.
While it... Read more
The Crimson reports on Harvard's latest, still kinda vague plans for Barry's Corner, the Allston intersection it basically bought up back in the heady days when it was going to transform the whole area into the Harvard for the Next Millennium.
The Crimson reports on vague promises made by Harvard at a community meeting last night to maybe come up with a new plan for its stalled Allston science center and a grad-student apartment building in Barry's Corner:
"If, in October of this year, you are still not satisfied with what the University is telling you about the Science Complex, I guarantee you the mayor... Read more
Associated Press highlights the controversy over a caffeine inhaler invented by a Harvard professor. It got mixed reviews at Northeastern, where the company marketing the thing gave away free
fixes samples. The company says caffeine snorting is the perfect way "for people with active lifestyles to get their caffeine fix."