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Crime

Man Allegedly Exposes Himself to Student on Mt. Auburn

A man allegedly exposed himself to a Harvard Student at about 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday on Mt. Auburn St. near the corner of JFK St.

Understanding Islands
Museums

Understanding Islands

Jonathan B. Losos ’84, professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, explains the ecological significance of islands and their role in understanding evolution. The talk took place in a packed Geological Lecture Hall and was part of the Cambridge Science Festival, happening from April 17-26.

Students for a Free Tibet Protest in the Square
Politics

Students for a Free Tibet Protest in the Square

Members of the group Students for a Free Tibet wave flags and chant at their weekly Tibet Freedom Vigil. The group has held vigils in Harvard Square every Wednesday since March 2008 to raise money and awareness for Tibetan independence.

New Sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums
On Campus

New Sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums

At a Cambridge Science Festival event, Ivan Sigal, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, answers questions on the formation of his documentary and installation project that shows the Karachi Circular Railway in Karachi, Pakistan, which is displayed at the Lightbox Gallery of the Harvard Art Museum

New Sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge Schools

Science Festival Features Collaborations with Area Schools

The annual Cambridge Science Festival, which features events such as the Science Carnival, Robot Zoo, and an exhibit on Black Holes, began last Friday and will run through this Sunday.

Y2Y Kickoff
Harvard Square

Y2Y Kickoff

Samuel G. Greenberg ’14 and Sarah A. Rosenkrantz ’14, speak at the Y2Y youth homeless shelter launch event outside First Parish in Cambridge Monday. The shelter is set to open this November.

Y2Y Kickoff
Harvard in the City

Youth Homeless Shelter Organizers Celebrate Progress at Kickoff

Organizers of the youth homeless shelter, which will be located in the basement of the First Parish in Cambridge and hold 20 beds, have raised more than $950,000 for the center, slated to open in November.

Projecting John Harvard
Visual Arts

Projecting John Harvard

Carpenter Center Director James Voorhies introduces "Staging Ground for the Visual Arts: A Conversation with Martin Beck and Liz Lerman" on Thursday night. The discussion included renowned artist Beck and choreographer Lerman, who drew from their personal artistic experiences both in and out of the Carpenter Center to discuss the role of the arts in exhibition and education at Harvard.

Courthouse of the Tsarnaev Trial
Crime

Jury Finds Tsarnaev Guilty on Marathon Bombings Charges

A federal jury found Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev guilty Wednesday on a slate of charges in connection with the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. A jury will soon decide whether to sentence him to death.

Crime

Man Arrested for Allegedly Trespassing Grays Hall

The trespass was reported by Christian J. Floyd ’18, who said he encountered a “mysterious man” standing at the bottom of the stairs on the first floor of Grays Middle entryway Saturday.

Smith Campus Center Front
College

Historical Commission Approves Campus Center Plans

The Commission heard two cases on the campus center, which Harvard administrators expect to undergo construction from 2016 to 2018, at a public hearing on Thursday.

Harvard Square

Youth Homeless Shelter Initiative Secures Location at First Parish

After working out logistics and considering financial impacts, the congregation voted 65-2 in favor of housing the shelter in the parish this past Sunday, according to Fred Small, a senior minister at First Parish.

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Bans Plastic Bags, Imposes Fee on Paper Bags

The law makes Cambridge the largest city on the East Coast to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, Cambridge City Councillor Dennis Carlone said, and follows similar legislation in Brookline and Newton.

Snow Piles Taller Than Tourists
Cambridge

Local Pantries Faced Distribution Challenges During Winter

Due to historically snowy weather conditions, local food pantries have dealt with transportation and distribution challenges this winter as they faced fewer deliveries and a smaller volunteer workforce.

Smith Campus Center Front
College

Harvard Will Present Campus Center Plans Thursday

Harvard administrators will meet with the Cambridge Historical Commission on Thursday to seek approval for proposed renovations to the Smith Campus Center.

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard