The Harvard Crimson reports the U has decided the dining hall at Lowell House will no longer feature a portrait of Abbott Lawrence Lowell, who banned black students from Harvard Yard residences, instituted a quota for Jews and led a purge of gay students. But actually renaming Lowell House? Nah.
Matthew S. Schwartz of NPR reports on a lawsuit against the Ol' Crimson brought by one Tamara Lanier. Per Lanier "Papa Renty" is the patriarch of her family. And in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, she says Harvard is using those photos without permission — and in so doing, profiting from photos taken by a racist professor determined to prove the inferiority of black people."
A federal complaint filed on behalf of a Harvard College student is shedding light on how the school handles disability rights and accommodations for Harvard students with disabilities.
Driver plows into Crimson building in Harvard Square.
The Crimson reports on an incident on Plympton Street around 12:45 a.m. The woman screamed and escaped.
The Crimson reports Tealuxe is leaving Harvard Square on Dec. 23. The news comes days after the Crema coffeehouse announced its demise.
Several people report spotting some pickup plastered with MAGAcrap - and boasting a plow - being driven around areas today where it's sure to make people cry, like Brighton and Cambridge. Joe Wright got a picture of the pickup and the man behind the stickers in Cambridge, between Harvard and Porter squares. He adds: Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Harold Parker's first-degree murder conviction for the 2001 murder of Io Nachtwey, a homeless woman from Hawaii who was stabbed and then beaten in the head with nunchucks before her body was dumped into the Charles from the Grand Junction railroad bridge over the Charles River. Read more.
The Harvard Gazette reports on the recent opening of the Smith Campus Center in Harvard Square, which oldtimers might remember as the Holyoke Center. The brutalist concrete structure has been updated with more color and more hipsterish fare than the old Au Bon Pain.
The Crimson reports six women were chosen to perform in this year's Hasty Pudding productions.
The MBTA reports an inbound train with "a power problem" at Harvard Square is causing 15-minute delays on the Red Line.
Cambridge Police report issuing tickets to three Boston cabbies spotted picking up fares in Harvard and Porter squares yesterday afternoon and evening. Police say it's part of a crackdown on non-Cambridge taxi drivers trying to steal business away from the locals.
Roving reporter Christine April spotted this bird hurrying into the polling place at the Harvard Graduate School of Design this morning, only to slowly walk away with a dejected look after learning she'd have to return on Sept. 4 to vote. Read more.
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