From this morning's Boston Globe, page B2, "Harvard puts out warning after robbery":
Harvard health officials are urging students to stay away from "blackout in a can;" turns out some Harvard students required medical attention after drinking the stuff, the Crimson reports:
The advisory issued by Harvard followed a similar announcement made to students at Boston College last week, prompting one Harvard College administrator to "wonder if we're behind the curve in not being more vocal against its negative effects," according to an e-mail thread forwarded to a House list.
The Allston Civic Association narrowly voted to oppose plans for an upscale pizza place at what is now an abandoned Citgo station on Western Avenue because family restaurants shouldn't serve beer or wine, the Crimson reports.
The Crimson reports Harvard University recently spent $21 million to buy a 4,000-acre dairy farm in New Zealand.
The Crimson reports on the morning incident:
Katherine C. Mentzinger '14, a resident of Thayer Hall, said that she saw the body from her friendâ€™s room in the dorm and heard one gunshot.
"From my friend's window, I could see him in a pool of blood," she said.
The Crimson reports a male undergraduate walking down Garden Street early Sunday was taunted as "fag" and "queer" by three men, who then chased him down a side street and demanded his wallet and cell phone. According to a Harvard Police report, when the three saw the wallet was empty, they threw it and the phone on the ground, threw his keys over a fence and left.
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As Harry Mattison explains, there's nothing wrong, per se, with a McDonald's, except that it goes in the area where Harvard kept insisting it needed to build multi-story buildings to achieve the sort of density required by great projects. Think of it as the reverse of Boylston Street in the Fenway, where the McDonald's is giving way to something a lot taller.
The Crimson interviews classmates of JFK School of Government grad student and alleged Russian spy Donald Heathfield. Most express surprise, etc., etc., but one classmate recalls something particularly odd about him:
Classmate Jeff P. Katz said that he "really didn't know the guy," but had attended a few parties where Heathfield - who claimed to be a Canadian-born U.S. citizen - was present and even noticed a "funny accent" that lacked the Canadian "eh."
A Saudi dentist charges professors at Harvard School of Dental Medicine did everything they could to keep her from getting a doctorate there - including charging her with plagiarism on a test when, she says, she was just using memorization techniques taught to all Saudi students.
Ons Alkhadra filed her suit yesterday in US District Court in Boston. She is seeking unspecified damages as well as reimbursement of her tuition money.
The U is opening a batting cage and mini-golf course in a former garage on Western Avenue that will be open to the public for free on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays:
The site was host to a temporary ice skating rink last winter. The new use is part of Harvardâ€™s ongoing commitment to strengthen the active stewardship of its properties and improve community vitality in Allston.
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:
Of course, Adam Wheeler's alleged sins are far worse, in part because they're so much more extensive (all she did was plagiarize stuff for a book) and because they were committed against the U.
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.