Harvard University

By - 6/29/18 - 12:17 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit by a woman who charged Harvard University failed to do enough to protect her from assaults and harassment by her ex-boyfriend and his pals while they were students there. Read more.

By - 6/9/18 - 7:34 pm

An Arizona man was arrested last night on charges he posted two comments on photos posted on Instagram by Harvard University Instagram photos last year in which he threatened to kill blacks planning a graduation ceremony at Harvard in May, 2017. Read more.

By - 5/25/18 - 3:39 pm
Ireland

Cambridge officials announced today the city has hired Roderick Ireland, retired chief justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court, to conduct an independent review of how Cambridge police officers arrested a 21-year-old Harvard student standing naked on a Massachusetts Avenue traffic island on April 13. Read more.

By - 5/21/18 - 10:17 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has barred Roland Fryer from his own on-campus think tank during the investigation.

By - 5/14/18 - 2:15 pm
Turkey at Harvard University

Ray the roving UHub photographer spotted this tom peeping into a dorm room at Harvard (the Phillips Brooks House) today.

By - 5/2/18 - 8:20 pm

So remember all those dicks at Harvard? They were wandering around advertising a play. And, well, let the Crimson take it from there:

By - 4/30/18 - 7:48 pm

A fire that broke out in a second-floor apartment at 1 Western Ave. shortly after 7:30 p.m. went to three alarms before it was knocked down by Boston firefighters. Read more.

By - 4/27/18 - 12:29 pm
Bunch of dicks at Harvard

Chip Goines spotted this procession near Harvard Square today. Whole bunch of people lost a bet? We don't know!

By - 4/17/18 - 9:57 am

The Crimson reports that former Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus will spend three days next week as a fellow at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics, where he will attend “a number of events” and “engage with students." Last fall, you may recall, Sean Spicer took a turn as a fellow at the institute.

By - 3/21/18 - 4:28 pm
Firefighter lowers victim at Allston construction site

Victim being lowered to the ground. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 2:15 p.m. to 140 Western Ave., where two workers fell about 18 feet at the construction site for Harvard's new science and engineering complex. Read more.

By - 3/8/18 - 3:59 pm
Sinking sailing center

That sinking feeling. Photo by Caitlin.

The Crimson reports the U's sailing center has lost buoyancy and is settling with the fishes down by the Longfellow Bridge.

And please, now would not be the time to bring up the old joke about why the Harvard Bridge is named that.

By - 2/20/18 - 10:37 pm
Turkey at Harvard University

John Overholt spotted this Crimson turkey today.

Of course, you know what they say: You can always tell a Harvard turkey; you just can't tell it much.

By - 2/11/18 - 3:55 pm

White smoke wafted above the steeples of Harvard Yard today as Harvard announced its new president: Lawrence Bacow, who spent ten years as president of nearby Tufts and 24 years as a professor at nearby MIT.

He is the university's 29th president in its 381-year history.

By - 1/26/18 - 8:52 am
Mila Kunis in Harvard Square

Kunis on parade.

Greg Cook took photos at yesterday's Hasty Pudding parade with Mila Kunis yesterday, reports the drag club has agreed to let women perform with the men.

By - 1/24/18 - 9:50 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has upped its proposed contribution for the West Station commuter-rail and bus station inside its proposed 14-acre innovation district where the Allston train yard used to be from $30 million to $50 million. Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:32 am

Managers at Guilt on Warrenton Street had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today how a 19-year-old Harvard student wound up requiring an ambulance ride to the hospital for extreme ethanol poisoning on Dec. 1, while the owner of T's Pub on Commonwealth Avenue had to explain how a 19-year-old BU student managed to get a rum and ginger ale on Nov. 28. Read more.

By - 1/12/18 - 12:42 pm

Ed. note: This post has been extensively rewritten to take into account Harvard's decision to postpone any work and to add a statement from somebody in favor of it.

Harvard's Arnold Arboretum says it's put a controversial proposal to put solar panels on an open field at Walter and Weld streets on hold.

Still, five city councilors have written Harvard President Drew Faust to make clear their objections to the plan - and request that Harvard use a neighboring parcel instead.. Read more.

By - 1/3/18 - 12:44 pm

The Crimson reports the medical school hopes to sell 8 of the 11 floors in a building it owns at 4 Blackfan Circle in the Longwood Medical Area. The money will help reduce the school's debt and, if enough comes in, let it stop drawing down its endowment to pay for operations.