The Crimson reports that Forrest N. Blackwelder-Baggett, formerly of the class of '11, was arrested last week on charges he tried to rob a Texas restaurant at gunpoint. The paper notes:
Blackwelder-Baggett, who viewed himself as an outsider at Harvard, "intoxicated" his freshman-year friends with his "Dionysian" persona, his belief in pursuing individual happiness and discarding traditional notions of success and ambition, and his... Read more
Allegedly of course, and with the purpose of getting into the registrar's grading system, the Crimson reports. The article doesn't specify what he did, exactly, but sounds like he set up a phishing site to get the instructors to give up their log ins for the registrar system.
The Crimson has the latest on that e-mail by a Harvard Law Review editor.
The Crimson reports Harvard is listening to residents not looking forward to a decade of living near a crater:
The proposal - the result of the Allston Development Group' s collaboration with the Boston Redevelopment Association - consists of removing the current scaffolding around the perimeter of the construction site and replacing it with a more permanent wood fence. The site would be surrounded... Read more
J.L. Bell recounts the shelling of Harvard by Redcoats before the British evacuated Boston:
... One day, during the siege of Boston, a shell thrown by the British from Copp's Hill struck the ground in the square near the President's house. The fuze was yet burning; and a soldier went and stamped it out, at the risk of his life. ...... Read more
A company founded by a Harvard professor is rolling out inhalable coffee, the Crimson reports:
In celebration of the official launch, a group of 30 Le Whif employees and fans gathered yesterday in Cambridge restaurant Tory Row to sample the newly released inhalable coffee lipstick-sized tubesâ€”each of which contains the same amount of caffeine as one shot of espresso.... Read more
The Crimson reports vodka is the drink of choice for students who want to "pregame" (i.e., get sloshed before a rousing sporting contest against Yale):
"We have an inordinately high percentage of students that report drinking hard alcohol," Travia said. "Virtually every single student we see at [the infirmary] is hard alcohol. Most of the time it's shots - and if you want to... Read more
The Crimson reports record numbers of Harvard students are showing up at the university clinic dead drunk - the economy is to blame, of course - and that college officials are worried about an upcoming event that mixes "alcohol and fire," which they are thinking is not the best of ideas.
Meanwhile, Harvardians tired of spoiling their own nest (vomit is so hard... Read more
Sam Baltrusis has a write-up and photos from her Hasty Pudding visit today.
My Southborough reports the U, whose medical school runs a primate lab in town, has pledged $50,000 over three years for a new ladder truck the town is buying. The New England Center for Children pledged $120,000 over ten years; St. Mark's and the Fay School both committed to $100,000 over ten years. As in Boston, the non-profits pay no taxes in Southborough.... Read more
Seems Mary Tripsas, a Harvard Business School professor, accepted a free flight to 3M's headquarters, then wrote about how wonderful its "innovation" center in her New York Times column. Only problem, as NYTpicker points out, The Times says freelancers aren't supposed to accept free trips from companies they write about. Prof says she was invited because she teaches at Harvard, not because she writes... Read more
While playing his match, Cohen, the Harvard squash player, was told he had small genitals and asked if he liked bagels, a phrase his mother viewed as a reference to the family's Jewish surname.
Meanwhile, Dartmouth man has trouble dealing with Wellesley women.... Read more