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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.

Mass Elections
Harvard Kennedy School

Mass Elections

Steven Poftak, of the Rappaport Institute, moderates a conversation between veteran reporters Gabrielle Gurley and Jim O'Sullivan. The pair discussed the upcoming Massachusetts elections and referenda Monday at the HKS.

City Politics

Campaign Roundup: Baker Has Slight Lead in Gov. Race

With Election Day just ten days away, polls show Republican Charles D. Baker ’79 with a narrow lead over the veteran Massachusetts Democrat and Attorney General Martha M. Coakley in a heated race for governor.

Unveiling West Station
Allston

MBTA To Build Commuter Rail Station on Harvard Property in Allston

Harvard will contribute a third of the $25 million needed to build the new West Station in Allston, MBTA officials announced at Beacon Park Rail Yard.

EPS Field Trip
College

EPS Field Trip

Wilson W. Kuhnel '16 explores the geological features of the Squantum Head coastline. Earth and Planetary Sciences 21: "The Dynamic Earth" took a field trip to North Quincy to identify minerals and sketch rock structures.

Politics

Voters Headed to Polls for Numerous Primaries on Tuesday

Primaries for the state of Massachusetts take place on Tuesday.

Allston

With Turnpike Project Meeting Approaching, Allstonians Hope for Positive Changes

With the first community meeting regarding the Massachusetts Turnpike realignment scheduled for next Thursday, Allston residents said they hope the $260 million construction project will produce positive changes in the community.

Politics

Baker Secures Republican Nomination for Massachusetts Governor

Charles D. Baker ’79 clinched the Republican nomination for governor at the party convention Saturday, edging out Mark Fisher, a more conservative Republican candidate, for the gubernatorial nomination.

Gubernatorial Candidates
Politics

Kayyem Gains Early Student Support

With the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial caucuses coming to a close, Harvard students have thrown their early support behind Juliette N. Kayyem ’91, volunteering for her campaign and backing her in last month’s caucuses in Cambridge’s seventh and eighth wards where she gained the support of most delegates.

Gubernatorial Candidates
IOP

Gubernatorial Candidates

The Democratic candidates for Massachusetts governor met at the Institute of Politics on Tuesday evening for a discussion moderated by Harvard College Democrats President Daniel Ki ‘15.

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction