Harvard in the City
Welcome back! As you brace yourself for the next couple weeks, check out what's going on at Harvard today:
After being roped off for over two years, the weathered statue Omphalos in the pedestrian peninsula by the Harvard Square T stop will be relocated to Rockport, Mass.
As Cambridge awaits the final results of last week’s City Council election, multiple rounds of vote tabulation have steadily narrowed the margin between the nine leading candidates and the rest of the field. Yet, even before the vote count is announced on Friday, some candidates are already considering a recount.
A panel of health care experts discussed strategy for investing in healthcare companies as part of the Harvard Business School Healthcare Alumni Association’s 14th Annual Alumni Healthcare Conference at the Charles Hotel on Thursday.
Dorchester Democrat Martin J. Walsh waves to supporters after defeating John R. Connolly ’95 to become Boston’s new mayor.
When Cambridge voters head to the polls on Tuesday, they'll pick from among 25 candidates, all of whom have different ideas about how best to negotiate University relations, fight crime and promote safety, interact with the environment, legislate housing, and foster Square business in the city.
The buildings on Harvard’s campus that feature “brutalist” architecture, such as Canaday Hall, were not actually designed to thwart student rioting as rumor suggests. On the contrary, brutalist buildings were meant to oppose repression and control, therefore promoting high culture.
Recently, though, you may have also noticed works that declare themselves to be “Not Art” around Cambridge. Written on buildings, sidewalks, and the whiteboard belonging to the Chinese restaurant Bon Chon that normally displays the day’s dumpling offerings, the two words seem to crop up everywhere. The snobs amongst us might scoff and say, “That’s Not Art,” but, well…
President Bill Clinton speaks about the importance of recognizing our similarities in fostering human and environmental well-being. Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea Clinton, were honored by the Harvard School of Public Health on Thursday for their efforts to further public health, including among other things the distribution of AIDS medication.
Harvard researcher, Stephen Leroy plays at the piano in front of Au Bon Pain last Friday. Stephen is one of the many people who have enjoyed using the street pianos throughout Cambridge.
Stephen Leroy, Harvard researcher, enjoys playing the piano in front of Au Bon Pain last Friday afternoon. Leroy is one of the many who have shared their music abilities on the pianos throughout Cambridge.
Tania Rivers-Moore, Cherie Hu, and Amir Bitran hold up a sign on Saturday afternoon in Brattle Square.
Junior Tania Rivers-Moore teaches youth on Saturday afternoon as freshmen Matthew Wu and Cherie Hu watch from the background.