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College

Chance the Rapper to Headline Boston Calling at Harvard Facilities

​Harvard’s athletic facilities will host Chance the Rapper, Mumford and Sons, Bon Iver, and dozens of other artists at this year’s Boston Calling music festival from May 26 to 28, its organizers announced Thursday.

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Chip Alford, Allston Resident and a ‘Force to Be Reckoned With,’ Dies at 67

Paul F. “Chip” Alford, a​ long-time Allston resident and a reliably vocal, strong-willed presence at meetings of the Harvard-Allston Task Force, died Nov. 1. He was 67.

November Project
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November Project

Cambridge resident Sheree Watson climbs up the steps of Harvard Stadium early on Wednesday morning. Watson has been participating in the November Project since September.

Harvard in the City

MassDOT Updates Plan to Straighten Highway on Harvard-Owned Land

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation detailed updates to the agency’s plans for straightening a portion of Interstate 90 that will cross Harvard-owned land in Allston during a public meeting Thursday.

SEAS Will Move to Allston Science Complex
SEAS

Harvard Pays $147.3 Million to Finalize Allston Land Deal

Harvard has paid railroad company CSX Transportation $147.3 million as one of the final steps of a land acquisition deal begun more than a decade ago.

November Project Medal
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November Project Medal

Conor Hayden wears one of twelve “NP High Five” medals. According to Hayden, November Project participants pass the medals to other members “as a way of recognizing someone who embodies what NP stands for.

November Project
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November Project

Conor Hayden, a Cambridge resident, has been participating in the November Project for three and a half years.

November Project
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November Project

Chris R. Payne and Emily Saul lead in the November Project pose for a group photo at the end of Wednesday's run.

November Project
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November Project

Sweaters, water bottles, and backpacks belonging to November Project participants line the railings at the foot of the stadium steps.

Wrapping Up
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Wrapping Up

Organizers of the November Project cheer on runners as they approach the top of the last section of the stadium.

November Project
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November Project

On Wednesday mornings, figures in brightly-colored athletic gear can be seen trekking up and down the steps of Harvard Stadium. Participants in the November Project aim to traverse the stadium by climbing the steps of each of its thirty-seven sections in turn.

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E-Tolling Paves Way for I-90 Realignment in Allston

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation switched to all-electronic tolling on the Mass. Turnpike last week, paving the way for the realignment of the I-90 interchange in Allston and opening up land for potential Harvard development.

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Harvard and Mass. Politicians Celebrate Life Lab Opening

Harvard’s upper crust and political elites celebrated the official opening of the Harvard Life Lab, a new biotech research and enterprise facility in Allston, with speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.

College

SEAS Expects Increase in Concentrators, Strives for Greater Diversity in School Makeup

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is projected to see increased numbers of undergraduate concentrators when sophomores declare their fields of study on Nov. 17, continuing a trend of fast growth since 2007.

Sounds of the Russian "Silver Age"
Music

Sounds of the Russian "Silver Age"

Mikhail Bondarev and Ekaterina Belisova, two members of St. Petersburg’s Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, play during a group performance at the Harvard Ed Portal on Wednesday night.