Massachusetts

College

Authors Advocate for Farm Animal Protection

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society, and Michael Pollan, a food writer, urged consumers to support higher standards for farm animal protection at an event held in Memorial Church Monday night.

Three Friends
Central Administration

Three Friends

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick and Harvard President Drew G. Faust discuss the newly unveiled portrait of the late Rev. Peter Gomes. The two knew Gomes well, and spoke before the painting was revealed in April.

Editorials

Encourage Safety and Reward Innovation

Ride-sharing services have ultimately had a positive effect on the transportation market. As lawmakers devise needed safety regulations for these companies, they must resist the temptation to impose burdensome economic ones.

Unintentional Opiod Deaths in Massachusetts
Massachusetts

Unintentional Opiod Deaths in Massachusetts

College

Cambridge Council, Students Resolve To Support Refugees

The Cambridge City Council voted on a resolution several weeks ago condemning Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker ’79 for his public statement against the state allowing Syrian refugees to enter.

Martha Coakley on Mental Health
Student Groups

Martha Coakley on Mental Health

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley joined Student Mental Health Liaisons and other undergraduates to discuss the stigma surrounding mental health at Harvard and nationwide, and the necessity of better and more consistent mental health education at all levels of the school system.

Crime

Woman Sexually Assaulted Near Weld Boat House

Massachusetts State Police are currently investigating the crime that officials say occurred at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Stillman After Hours
College

Stillman Infirmary Closed, Renovation Plans Await Approval

A planned renovation of the 24-hour inpatient care space to expand mental health resources is still pending approval from the state public health department.

Labor Protest
Student Groups

Labor Protest

Students and union workers protest the layoff of three former Harvard employees in 2013 amongst other issues outside Massachusetts Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

Unveiling West Station
Allston

BU Was Prepared To Fund Allston 'West Station'

Boston University had pledged to fund the final $8.33 million needed to build a new commuter rail station called "West Station" on Harvard-owned property in Allston, according to The Boston Globe, but the deal was never finalized.

Deval Patrick
Central Administration

Deval Patrick Named 2015 Commencement Speaker

Patrick will address graduates and their families during the Afternoon Exercises of Commencement, which will take place in Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard in May.

Snowplows
College

Another Storm Looming, Harvard Will Stay Open Monday

Administrators plan to monitor weather reports overnight in anticipation of a winter storm that may cover Boston with as much as a foot of snow.

IOP

IOP Announces Roster of Spring Resident Fellows

The Institute of Politics’ spring resident fellows include a political journalist, a former U.S. senator, and Massachusetts’ outgoing attorney general, Martha M. Coakley.

Charlie Baker Elected Massachusetts Governor
Men's Basketball

Harvard Ballers Baker, Healey Win Big in Mass. Polls

Though they are now focused on the political arena, Massachusetts’s Governor-elect Charlie Baker ’79 and Attorney General-elect Maura Healey ’92 have past experience in a different type of arena—the basketball arena.

Homelessness on the Rise
Cambridge

Amid National Decline, Mass. Homeless Population Rises

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported last week that the homeless population in Massachusetts has experienced the third highest increase of the 50 states in the past year.