Nathalie R. Miraval
The much anticipated mid-2011 recommendations outlining the future of Harvard’s development in Allston will be released this June.
Allston Task Force members and community residents expressed concerns about the new renovation plans for the Western Ave. streetscape, a topic that the University has stayed mum on for over a year, at a Task Force meeting Monday night.
Pforzheimer House Committee organized Sumo Night earlier last month, which featured sumo wrestling matches in its arena-like dining hall. Check out this video documenting the big fun.
Gordon S. Jones, a businessman and Harvard Business School admissions officer, has been selected as the inaugural director of the Business School’s Innovation Lab in Allston.
The teaching staff of Life Sciences 1b has changed the course’s grading policy as a disciplinary measure for “course-wide cheating” that was reported earlier last week. The staff has reduced the amount of credit for components of the course for which cheating was alleged and increased the weight of the final exam.
The teaching staff of Life Sciences 1b is investigating possible disciplinary measures for “course-wide cheating,” according to an email sent by teaching fellow Iain J. MacLeod to his students last week.
Community members voiced opposition to granting a license to a local McDonald’s in order to extend its hours to 2 a.m. at last night’s Allston Civic Association meeting.
Some surprising visitors have been causing quite a stir in Allston recently. According to local residents in an email forum, turkeys have been spotted making their way into backyards, circling barbecue grills, and wobbling alongside their human-counterparts on busy streets.
Development in Allston has come to a standstill, four local residents told a group of seven students from the Institute of Politics last Friday.
Cambridge City Council members last night discussed potential plans for MIT to pay $175,000 to the city in order to reinvigorate nightlife in Kendall Square.
Though many Allston residents welcomed the addition of an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant to Western Ave., others expressed concern that Harvard’s recent leases have not replaced the neighborhood’s loss of retail businesses.
After months of deliberation and planning, the Boston Redevelopment Authority—which oversees the City’s development projects—unanimously approved Harvard’s plan to replace the currently vacated WGBH radio station building with an Innovation Lab.
University President Drew G. Faust wrote in a letter to Allston residents last week that Harvard continues to make progress on a three-phase plan outlined in her last letter, adding that Harvard continues to lease land in the neighborhood, extend short-term lease contracts, and make plots more attractive to buyers.
Residents living near the future construction site for the relocation of a low-income housing unit are concerned that the complex’s move might decrease their property values.