Harvard Square

By - 12/3/13 - 8:12 pm

No, not Lake Woebegon, but Harvard, where the Crimson reports the median undergraduate grade is A-, and:

The most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.

By - 11/18/13 - 8:17 am
Harvard Square turkey

Bobbi Fox reports a turkey was perched outside the Dunkin' Donuts at Eliot and JFK this morning.

By - 11/16/13 - 5:59 pm

And the building best known for the Au Bon Pain and the outside chess tables will get an extensive, if unspecified, remake.

By - 11/3/13 - 5:13 pm

Cambridge Police report they are investigating 20 housebreaks in apartment buildings along Mass. Ave.:

In a high percentage of these incidents the point of entry has been through an unlocked window between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

By - 10/28/13 - 2:31 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the downstairs neighbor of Upstairs on the Square in Harvard Square, which is moving out.

By - 10/28/13 - 7:56 am

The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.

Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.

By - 10/15/13 - 10:06 am
Big yellow chicken

Rob Bellinger watched Honk in the culmination of its annual weekend - a march wending through Somerville and Cambridge yesterday on its annual joyful-noise way from Davis Square to Harvard Square.

Greg Cook also took plenty of Honk photos:

By - 10/13/13 - 12:10 pm
Breakfast drinks

The Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square has rolled out some new drinks: Apple Jacks infused AppleJack, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Mudslides, Cocoa Puff Smashes and Golden Graham Manhattans.

By - 10/1/13 - 8:47 am
Harvard station around 8:40 a.m.

Harvard station around 8:40 a.m. Photo by Anachronistique.

UPDATE: Now there are problems on the Orange Line, where somebody managed to get his foot stuck between a train and the platform at North Station.

It's Dead Train Day on the Red Line. And it's so bad, the MBTA has broken out a rare "severe" delay warning.

Among those affected: Alexandra Elizabeth, who sent out a tweet for help around 8:30:

Hoooray. The MBTA train I'm on to Harvard has, of course, broken down. I'm in a tunnel with a bunch of strangers. Get. Me. Out.

By - 9/24/13 - 2:13 pm

The Crimson reports the Harvard Square Dunkie's made famous in "Good Will Hunting" isn't closing. How do ya like them apples?

By - 9/8/13 - 9:26 pm

Stabbed three times around 9 p.m. at JFK and Mem. Drive, according to Joe Morrissey and Ruddy S., who say the suspect then ran down Mem. Drive towards Mt. Auburn.

UPDATE: Wicked Local Cambridge reports a Vermont man is in custody and that he allegedly began stabbing after yelling something about being robbed in Oregon.

By - 7/25/13 - 1:33 pm

Line at Clover.

Michael Etzel was among those queuing up outside Clover in Harvard Square today when it re-opened after several days of disinfecting due to that whole salmonella thing.

By - 6/23/13 - 8:19 am

Big trikes

Gedalia Pasternak took a gander at the latest in wheeled transportation in Harvard Square last night:

Interesting rides in Harv sq, including rap videos playing on side of trikes.

By - 6/9/13 - 11:55 am

So this woman comes up to Cambridge from Atlanta by way of New York for law school, spends much of her off time developing an active hatred for all of Boston because we're too cold and uncaring and claustrophobic and totally not fun for her - and, yeah, all while she's making absolutely no effort to explore the area beyond a roughly five-block stretch bounded by her apartment, Harvard Law and a couple of bars - and then, after she sees how we reacted in the aftermath of the explosions, realizes we're not so bad after all, but she'll still never fit in here.

By - 5/3/13 - 8:49 am

Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have created what they're calling RoboBees - robots smaller than a penny that can fly.

Inspired by the biology of a fly, with submillimeter-scale anatomy and two wafer-thin wings that flap almost invisibly, 120 times per second, the tiny device not only represents the absolute cutting edge of micromanufacturing and control systems, but is an aspiration that has impelled innovation in these fields by dozens of researchers across Harvard for years.

By - 5/2/13 - 8:04 am

The sweet science at Harvard

R.S.Y. Buchanan took in the fights at Harvard last night. Yes, Harvard.

By - 4/27/13 - 9:19 am

Of course. The Crimson reports on some paperwork filed with the city.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.