The Harvard Crimson reports a federal judge in Boston has upheld Harvard's attempts to ensure diverse classes through "race-conscious admissions policies" are legal - and meet guidelines set down by the Supreme Court. Read more.
A federal judge yesterday ruled that two Harvard undergraduates can continue their federal lawsuit that the school is ruining their futures and discriminating against them by effectively barring them from membership in male-only "finals" clubs in Harvard Square, but only if they drop their "John Doe" pseudonyms and reveal their true names. Read more.
A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit against Harvard and the Harvard Law Review by groups that claim they want to restore "meritocracy" to American higher education because their suit failed to provide the most minimal of details that even a first-year law student should have included. Read more.
People working or living near JFK and Eliot streets in Harvard Square were told to shelter in place as police conducted what turned into a successful hunt for a man wanted for murdering his father in Philadelphia. Read more.
A Red Line train up and died at Harvard and while it has since been removed to wherever dead trains are sent, the MBTA reports continuing delays of up to 15 minutes - on top, of course, of whatever delays are still due to the signal problems at JFK/UMass.
Cambridge Police did what they had to do and did not use excessive force to subdue a naked, black Harvard student standing on a Massachusetts Avenue traffic island screaming and making what appeared to be threatening motions on April 13 of last year, retired Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland concludes. Read more.
Cambridge Police report roving fights between two groups of men in several locations around Harvard Square ended with an 18-year-old man getting shot in the area of Eliot and JFK streets around 3:30 a.m. Read more.