The Crimson reports on some ambitious plans for the land behind the Out of Town News stand and the T stop: A complete overhaul of the Pit that would feature patio tables and chairs, stadium seating around it, LED floor lights and a giant flat-screen TV. Bonus: The plan would turn the Out of Town News kiosk into "a glass-walled information center with interactive... Read more
Forbes interviews the Harvard Book Store's new owner, Jeff Mayersohn.
I respected his mission, even if I didnâ€™t quite believe in its future. So, Jeff shocked me a couple of weeks ago, when he told me with a certain amount of pride and pleasure that he has been seeing double digit sales growth month by month over the last year.... Read more
The Crimson reports on debates over the future of the school's libraries in this digital age, provides one professor's reason for preferring having to scoot around the university to do research:
Some of the books Staehli uses measure more than six feet in height, and the experience of handling these unique, highly-detailed books cannot be replicated on a computer screen, he says.
While it... Read more
J. Smith reports Curious George is festooned with "Now Open" banners.
Jason Mihalko recounts an unpleasant interaction with a Cambridge cop near Harvard Square yesterday:
"Officer can I ask you for some help?"
He responded "no" and proceeded to roll up the window of his cruiser and started to read the Kindle that was resting in his lap.
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Wicked Local Cambridge reports a Roslindale couple is working to re-open the shuttered kids' bookstore in the heart of the square. Reopening is sometime this spring.
Indeed we do, and a Harvard sophomore is one of 10 competitors:
"Being from Harvard makes me unique, but I'm sure they all have their strengths and components that make them unique," Beck said.
Jeff Mayersohn, owner of the iconic Harvard Square shop, sent e-mail to fans:
As Rachel noted in a recent newsletter, we just completed our best holiday season in quite some time. The volume of business happily surprised us after years of challenge. Despite this unanticipated demand, our amazing staff rose to the occasion, the publishers supplied us with the books we needed, and our... Read more
The Crimson reports that with the end of a major presence by Occupy Harvard, the U is re-opening Harvard Yard to the public sometime tomorrow. But as Ron Newman notes in the comments, the hours are limited - no more romantic moon-lit late-night strolls through the Yard, plebians.
Bijan Sabet recounts a discussion with his five-year-old today about the Harvard Square chocolate shop.
The Crimson recounts the sordid tale:
Liu said that when a freshman acquaintance asked him to spend time in Weld, he was reluctant, but he eventually decided to go ahead. Sometime during October, he began telling freshmen he lived there.
"You get so deep, you donâ€™t know how to stop it," he said.... Read more
The Crimson reports that Rami's, the kosher Israeli place in Coolidge Corner, is looking to expand and has listed Harvard Square as one of its possible new locations (along with Framingham and Sharon).
According to the Crimson, there's a glatt of interest at Harvard; says some even predict prospective students might decide where to go based on the presence of kashruth in... Read more
The Crimson reports a bunch of students in a biochemistry class basically got sunburned eyeballs because they were in "a lazy kind of mood" and didn't bother to put on protective goggles while using UV light in some experiments on DNA:
As a result, they suffered from what Adeyemi was told may have been â€śthermal retinal burn from UV radiation,â€ť a condition that includes... Read more