Allston

Virtual Reality Athletics
Allston

Virtual Reality Athletics

James N. Eakin practices his swing in a virtual reality simulation of a baseball game. The simulation program was developed by Strivr, a company that uses virtual reality to improve athlete performance and promote consumer brands.

Augmented Room Arrangement
Allston

Augmented Room Arrangement

Rebecca W. Perry of “Wayfair Next”, the research and development branch of furniture company Wayfair, demonstrates an augmented reality program with which customers can arrange virtual models of the company’s furniture in their own homes.

Harvard in the City

Virtual Reality Event Highlights New Platforms, Applications

A public event sponsored by the Harvard Innovation Lab for the second annual HUBweek allowed participants to try out new virtual reality technology and hear from industry representatives.

College

Harvard Team Places First at Brian Honan 5K

Hundreds of Harvard students and faculty members ran together Sunday afternoon—not to class or the library—but as participants in the 13th annual Brian Honan 5K Run/Walk.

City Politics

Trader Joe’s to Open Store in Allston

​With Harvard’s help, grocery chain Trader Joe’s will open a new store in Allston next year at Continuum, a residential and retail complex built on Harvard-owned land.

SEAS

Allston Task Force Returns from Summer Break with Two Resignations

Two longtime task force members offered their resignations and Allston residents heard the first details about the new Trader Joe’s slated to open on Western Ave. next year in an action-packed meeting of the Harvard-Allston Task Force on Monday night.

Future Harvard Innovation Wet Lab Building
Research

First 11 Biotech Startups Admitted to Harvard’s Life Lab

The Harvard Life Lab, a new biotech research and enterprise facility in Allston, has selected 11 young companies to take up residence in advance of its November opening.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Business School Names First HBS Building after a Woman, Asian American

​Harvard Business School officials dedicated the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center last week, marking the first time in Harvard’s history that a campus building has been named after a woman and a person of Asian-American descent.

Construction Skyline
College

Construction Skyline

Construction Skyline
College

6,700 and Not Counting

As Harvard approaches the opening of a new campus in Allston, some administrators are weighing in on whether Harvard should expand its undergraduate population.

College

Harvard Could Increase Size of Student Body, FAS Dean Says

​Harvard could expand its undergraduate enrollment and construct new Houses in Allston in the future, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith said in an interview Thursday.

Western Avenue
City Politics

Criticized for Lack of Transparency, Boston Redevelopment Authority Applies a Fresh Coat of Paint

Backed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the BRA is seeking a facelift after reforming its management structure, neighborhood planning, and community outreach.

If You Build It
Harvard Business School

Business School Breaks Ground on Klarman Hall

​With shovels and hardhats, members of Harvard Business School gathered at a small ceremony to break ground on what will eventually be Klarman Hall, a new “convening center” for students and faculty.

Soldiers Field Road
SEAS

Soldiers Field Road

Soldiers Field Road separates the University's main campus in Cambridge and Allston. Construction is resuming in the Allston campus after delays related to the 2008 financial crisis.

A Lone Wheel Loader
SEAS

A Lone Wheel Loader

A wheel loader bearing the Harvard crest sits idle on site construction for the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences complex. Two-thirds of the SEAS faculty is scheduled to move across the Charles in 2020.