As Harvard breaks ground on new projects and continues with others, Allston residents can expect years of construction in their neighborhood.
A recent leadership change in the Harvard-Allston Task Force, a neighborhood advisory body on issues related to Harvard’s development projects in Allston, has rekindled debate over the transparency of the group’s member selection process.
A “bumper crop” of eight new professors has been a welcome addition to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, adding particular heft to the Computer Science department.
Harvard and railroad company CSX Transportation completed a deal that gave the University full rights to more than 19 acres of Allston land, one of several recent Allston land deals between Harvard, CSX, and the Massachusetts state government.
Cherry A. Murray, who served as dean of SEAS from 2009 until her resignation in 2014, was nominated by President Obama in August and has been awaiting Senate confirmation since then.
While the size of the early action pool increased slightly—about 4.3 percent larger than last year—the acceptance rate fell 1.7 percent, with 918 students receiving offers of admission.
A rendering of the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences complex's planned interior atrium, which will have access to Western Avenue.
Harvard started a formal review process for the construction project of its new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences complex, filing an Institutional Master Plan Notification Form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Monday.
“Everyone has the impression that Frank has a $400 million check in his pocket,” said Sean R. Eddy, a professor of Applied Mathematics. “And of course it doesn’t work that way.”
Though the drive began with a $6.5 billion goal and a projected end year of 2018, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Tamara E. Rogers '74 said Monday that Harvard will not raise that target.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has delayed its relocation to Allston to 2020, and details of which offices will move remain in flux.
Construction Mitigation Director Edward G. LeFlore updated Allston residents Monday evening on the University's progress on SEAS, Business School, and community construction projects in Allston.
The general public will have access to the first floor of the proposed six-story science complex in Allston on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hosted by SEAS, Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Xfund, the event was one of the last of HUBWeek, a weeklong series of educational events in the Greater Boston area.