City Politics

City Approves MIT-Proposed Kendall Square Renovation

Following six years of negotiations and public meetings, the Cambridge City Planning Board approved MIT’s plans for a massive renovation of Kendall Square that aims to revitalize the area and attract more research companies.


Harvard Affiliates Protest at Tufts for ‘Pharma Fools Day’

Students from the College and Harvard Medical School joined medical students from Tufts University and members of activist groups to stage a die-in Friday in front of the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, claiming a recent study from a professor there is biased.


Harvard Hires Real Estate Veteran to Develop Allston 'Enterprise' Campus

​Harvard’s loosely defined “Enterprise Research Campus,” a planned 36-acre center for entrepreneurship in Allston, now has someone to guide its construction.


Concussion Experts Praise Ivy League Tackling Proposal

​Following Ivy League coaches’ unanimous vote in February to prohibit all regular-season full tackle practices, concussion experts praised the proposal.


New App Tackles Football Players' Health

​The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University recently launched an iPhone app to facilitate the collection of data from former players.

GSAS's Dudley House

Grad Union Effort Pushes for More STEM Money

In an effort to combat stagnant science research funding, members of the Harvard graduate student union effort are publicizing a petition asking the 2016 presidential candidates to prioritize STEM funding a part of their platforms.

Doctoral/Research Institutions Receiving the Most Number of Fulbright Awards for 2015-2016
Student Life

Harvard Leads Peer Institutions in Fulbright Awards

For the third consecutive year, Harvard boasted the highest number of Fulbright award recipients among peer universities, according to data published by the Chronicle of Higher Education in February.


After Monkey Deaths, HMS Begins to Repurpose Center

A year after it closed its beleaguered New England Primate Medical Research Center, Harvard Medical School is considering how to repurpose the space that used to house about 2,000 monkeys.


Professors Criticize Landmark Study Undermining Psychology Research

Psychology professor Daniel Gilbert and University professor Gary King criticized a 2015 study claiming that more than half of all psychology studies cannot be replicated, finding that the study itself contains replication flaws.

Electrical Engineering
Harvard in the City

One Semester In, Doyle Outlines Vision for SEAS

Arriving at Harvard by way of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Doyle has taken the helm at a unique time in SEAS’s history.

Concord Field Station

Flying Treadmills, Cold War Whales: A Trip to Concord Field Station

This facility used to store Cold War missiles.


Medical School Study Sheds Light on Running Injuries

A recent Harvard Medical School study shed light on how to avoid injuries while running, showing that people who land lightly on their feet are less likely to injure themselves.

Weatherhead Conference

Seniors Present Research at Weatherhead Center

After spending the summer researching around the world, 17 seniors presented their findings at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs’ undergraduate thesis conference last Thursday and Friday.

Pavic in Progress

Pavić in Process

I’d been told to “swim” in the intellectual environment, to identify with the author and his sources, rather than scoop out what I wanted with my usual external and surgical precision.


HBS Launches Clinical Trials Contest

​Harvard Business School launched last week the Precision Trials Challenge, a contest that challenges participants to find a better way of conducting clinical trials to get a drug approved.