Harvard Square

By - 3/7/12 - 8:41 am

Tonight's the forbidden dance River Run bacchanalia the night before Harvard freshmen learn their housing assignments for the next three years. The Crimson reports Mayor DePasto ordered the college to prevent a recurrence of River Run excesses of the past.

By - 2/6/12 - 1:50 pm

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.

By - 2/6/12 - 6:41 am

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.

By - 2/2/12 - 4:32 pm

Giants suck

At least, we're assuming this guy got his unique jacket on Etsy - just look at that fine handcrafted design!

Rima Chaddha Mycynek spotted man and jacket at Harvard Square today.

By - 1/25/12 - 12:40 pm

Stop, thief!Stop, thief!But somebody who looks like him, at least in low-res surveillance photos, is.

Harvard University Police report this guy was seen entering Rm. 238 in Mallinckrodt Lab on Oxford Street, around 1:50 p.m. on Saturday and then exiting about a minute later - leaving behind a space where a laptop used to be. "Suspect is connected to numerous thefts on campus."

If he looks familiar, contact HUPD at 617-496-3223.

Actual Drudge, for comparison.

By - 1/21/12 - 11:47 am

Jeff Mayersohn, owner of the iconic Harvard Square shop, sent e-mail to fans:

By - 12/21/11 - 8:02 pm

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.

By - 12/20/11 - 4:05 pm

Cah pahked in Hahvahd Yahd

All it takes is a little extra tap on the accelerator, somebody discovered today. Jason Mihalko was on scene to record this rebuttal to the old nostrum.

By - 12/17/11 - 12:55 pm

Bijan Sabet recounts a discussion with his five-year-old today about the Harvard Square chocolate shop.

By - 12/14/11 - 8:02 am

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 don’t know how to stop it," he said.

By - 12/12/11 - 7:55 am

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 the square.

By - 12/2/11 - 7:57 am

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 “thermal retinal burn from UV radiation,” a condition that includes symptoms of eye redness, pain, and blurry vision.

By - 12/2/11 - 7:27 am

Clover, the non-meat food truck and Harvard Square restaurant, takes exception to being put in a Weekly Dig "Best of" listing:

By - 12/1/11 - 7:57 am

The warning comes from the school's chief athletic trainer, Brant D. Berkstresser, whose name could only be improved by adding "III" or "IV" to the end of it. The company that scrapes velvet off deer antlers for re-sale to athletes denies it's stupid enough to think it could possibly convince the brain-heavy athletes of Harvard to try its wares and so does not market to them.

By - 11/28/11 - 8:24 am

Sounds like some salespeople at the Verizon store in Harvard Square need some training.

By - 11/19/11 - 10:17 am

Jennifer Strong, who has an office in the square, reports on the Mass. Ave. Gauntlet: Tourists, locals who don't know which side to stand on on escalators, student herds and, of course the Save the Whatevers people:

By - 11/13/11 - 12:24 pm

Maryam Monalisa Gharavi tweets:

Last night a group of Harvard students (in black-tie suits, possibly drunk) tried to attack #OccupyHarvard's encampment, tearing a tent.

She turned in a longer piece on Occupy Harvard for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

By - 11/9/11 - 10:27 pm

Liz Pelly is tweeting an attempt to establish Occupy Harvard tonight. Tents are being pitched in the Yard.

HUPD is, predictably, not amused. Some gates are locked and IDs are being checked.

Pelly also captured some future Masters of the Universe dudebros yelling "1 percent! 1 percent!" from the window of their dorm room.