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
We might start seeing late-nigh ads like this:
Via Sex and the Ivy.
And a woman who knows his type is amazed.
After the disappointing news yesterday that two other universities (including evil arch-rival MIT) were scoring better press than Harvard, the Crimson sets our minds at ease with news that Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked Harvard numero uno in its seventh annual Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The Crimson reports the University of Michigan and, gasp, MIT, now get better media coverage than Harvard, according to some group that tracks that sort of thing.
The Crimson reports on the shame brought down on the Harvard Business School because of an altercation outside a party at a Lansdowne Street bar on Friday that ended with one student charged with assault and battery on a police officer and at least one injury: A "male student who badly cut his foot after removing his high heels."
Channel 4 reports; doesn't say if Gates and Crowley had a beer as they talked at River Gods for an hour.
"It is often noted that Harvard plans decades or even a century into the future," writes the broadsheet in a mind-blowing editorial this morning. "Allston residents, however, arenâ€™t in a position to look that far down the pike." And just think of the terrible consequences for Harvard of its predilection for thinking of the future - if only it had chosen instead to think... Read more
Floon finally realizes there are better backdrops for press conferences than City Hall, travels to the Brighton Mills Shopping Center this morning to denounce the way the BRA "steamrolls" neighborhoods.
Reacting to some insulting BRA e-mails about Allston/Brighton activists, Flaherty and Yoon will hook up with Allston/Brighton council candidate Alex Selvig and community activist Harry Mattison at the Harvard-owned mall, specifically in... Read more
Some Allston residents (including blogger Harry Mattison) have taken to picketing wherever they think politicians would show up (such as last night's at-large council forum in Brighton), to protest the way Harvard bought up much of the neighborhood and now is just letting it lie fallow.
Harry Mattison posts copies of BRA correspondence related to the Charlesview project that he got under a public-records request. As is usual with such stuff, the BRA gave him photocopies of printouts of the e-mail, rather than, oh, a CD with text.
Just in the first couple of pages, it's interesting to see BRA hostility toward a neighborhood group.... Read more
Faculty Meeting Lacks Usual Cookies (no, that is not an Onion headline):
The first Faculty meeting of the year kicked off without a regular staple: cookies to complement professors' tea and coffee.
"This is the first time in modern times with no cookies," Faculty Council member Harry R. Lewis '68 said as he held a white mug of tea. "We are sharing the pain... Read more
Capt. James Claiborne, who currently heads up Boston Police's B-3 district (Mattapan and parts of Dorchester and Roxbury), is retiring at the end of the month - and will take a job as deputy chief of the Harvard University Police Department.