Harvard Square

By - 4/8/16 - 7:56 am
Red Line crowd

Plenty of space if you're going outbound from Davis. Photo by Mark Novak.

The Grim Reaper harvested a train at Harvard Square this morning and now hundreds of Red Line riders are stacking up like cordwood waiting for inbound trains that just aren't coming.

Meaghan O'Malley reports she got on at Davis at 7:30 a.m. and hadn't even reached Harvard by 7:57.

By - 4/5/16 - 7:43 am

The Crimson reports the U is looking at how to give students enough time to get from Class A to Class B when the undergraduate campus extends across two counties. One proposal includes simply spacing out classes more in general through "de-compression of the instructional week" - ending the current practice of scheduling as few classes on Fridays as possible.

By - 3/31/16 - 6:14 pm
Au Bon Pain in Harvard Square is no more

Ron Newman watched workers begin to take apart the Au Bon Pain minutes after it closed forever at 2 p.m. today.

In addition to shutting the sandwich place, Harvard has also chopped down the trees in the little plaza and plans to get rid of the chess tables as it prepares to embiggen what oldtimers still call the Holyoke Center.

By - 3/25/16 - 9:00 am

The Crimson reports a total of 16 confirmed mumps cases at Harvard, with some cases now also reported at Tufts and BU.

By - 3/24/16 - 12:47 pm

This morning I witnessed a person assaulted on Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square. It happened on Mass Ave. inbound near the intersection of Everett St arond 8:50 am. The driver got out of his car and punched the bicyclist hard in the face. The victim was covered in blood, and sent to the hospital. Police showed up and took multiple statements. Read more.

By - 3/24/16 - 12:25 pm

This morning I witnessed a person assaulted on Mass Ave. It happened on Mass Ave. inbound near the intersection of Everett St arond 8:50 am. The driver got out of his car and punched the bicyclist hard in the face. The victim was covered in blood, and sent to the hospital. Police showed up and took multiple statements.

This was an act of road rage. The driver yelled at the bicyclist as the bike passed his car (which was parked). Not sure what happened before that, but another witness said they saw the driver try to drive the bicyclist into the curb.

By - 3/16/16 - 2:01 pm

On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.

By - 3/3/16 - 8:07 am

In addition to the six cases confirmed as mumps, Harvard has another 14 suspected cases of the viral infection, according to Dr. Philip Lederer, who adds:

The six confirmed cases have documentation of two doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and the majority of the suspected cases are believed to have had two doses of MMR.

By - 3/2/16 - 6:07 pm

Harvard now has a total of six mumps cases, the university reported in a memo to the campus community. Read more.

By - 3/1/16 - 7:29 am

The Crimson reports Panera's Boston-area retrenchment claimed another victim yesterday:

Michael A. Kikukawa '17 was unaware of Panera’s closing when he ordered dinner through the restaurant’s mobile app. Only after completing his order did Kikukawa realize that it was being fulfilled at Panera’s Porter Square location.

“I was horrified,” Kikukawa said.

By - 2/29/16 - 10:29 pm

Harvard University alerted students and staffers tonight that an undergraduate student and a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School have confirmed cases of mumps.

In a memo, Dr. Paul J. Barreira, director of Harvard University Health Services, said the school is working with city and state public-health officials "to identify the cause and scope of the infection." Read more.

By - 2/17/16 - 9:56 am

A woman who graduated Harvard last year says the university violated a federal equal education law by not educating students about sexual assault and harassment - and by failing to protect her after she complained about the actions of a former boyfriend who also attended the school. Read more.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:18 pm

The T reports it's busing Red Line riders between Alewife and Harvard due to a power problem at Harvard. Word came right after Gov. Baker, in a snow news conference, said, "The T actually had a pretty good morning."

By - 12/1/15 - 11:03 pm

The Crimson reports Yenching Restaurant on Mass. Ave. is no more, after 40 years. No word if it will be replaced by a bank or a chain burrito place.

By - 11/27/15 - 11:40 am
No acid or detergent used in Harvard Square building cleaning

Ryan Walsh wonders about this sign in Harvard Square today.

By - 11/24/15 - 7:49 am
Harvard shark?

The Globe reports one of the U's exclusive men's clubs held a party after deciding to admit women that featured much debauchery, including, yes, women in shark costumes (like this?), and that's just not the sort of thing a proper Harvard gentleman should be caught near, and now the club is being forced to sit in a corner and take a serious time out.

By - 11/19/15 - 8:47 pm

The Crimson reports photos of black law professors on the walls at the law school had black tape placed on them. Photos.