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University Closes With Marathon Bombing Suspect Still At-Large

Harvard University will be closed Friday due to public safety concerns prompted by an at-large gunman suspected of playing a role in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

City Politics

DoubleTree Hotel Workers Allege Illegal Interference With Unionization Process

Employees of the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston, which is housed in a Harvard-owned building, filed charges of unfair labor practices on Wednesday alleging that management illegally interfered with their unionization process.


Students Launch Fund for Green Projects

A student-run website launched last week will connect sustainability projects on Harvard’s campus to potential donors, paving the way for green improvements to University facilities, including LED lights in the Quad and a new dishwasher for Cabot Cafe.

On Campus

Attention, Class of 2017: Faust's Advice for Prefrosh

Hey, Prefrosh! Can't make it to Visitas this weekend? Eager to make your choice before then so you can have fun? Want to feel more confident in your tentative decision to stay away from New Haven? Look no further for guidance. We spoke with University President Drew G. Faust and asked her what advice she would give to potential members of the Class of 2017.


After Fatal MIT Shooting, A Police Chase and Chaos in Cambridge

Law enforcement officials said early Friday morning that they believe two suspects involved in a firefight with police in Watertown early Friday morning are the same two men suspected of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured 174.


Harvard Adopts New Tax Policy for Married BGLTQ Couples

Harvard will pay $1,500 to University employees who have extended health insurance coverage to their same-sex spouses under the University family medical plan in an attempt to compensate for additional taxes that these employees must pay that their heterosexual colleagues do not.


Three Dead, Dozens Injured from Boston Marathon Blasts

The final mile of the Boston Marathon was transformed into a grisly and chaotic scene Monday when two bombs exploded near the finish line at around 2:50 p.m., leaving three dead and more than 130 injured. Witnesses described dozens of victims sprawled across the course and limbs left lying amid broken glass on a blood-stained Boylston Street in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.

University Finances

HMC's Private Equity Director Departs

Harvard Management Company’s Director of Private Equity Peter F. Dolan ’83 left HMC on Wednesday after nearly 20 years with the firm, according to a University official familiar with the matter.

Drew Faust

Admitting Email Search Errors, Harvard Turns to Boston Lawyer

University President Drew G. Faust acknowledged in an interview Tuesday that administrators do not yet have a complete picture of the sequence of events surrounding secret searches of resident deans’ email accounts, but said she hopes a forthcoming review by esteemed Boston attorney Michael B. Keating will clarify lingering uncertainty.


After Forwarding Advising Email, Resident Dean Threatened with Severe Sanctions

The Harvard administration threatened to severely sanction a resident dean who shared with two students an internal email advising Administrative Board members on how to counsel undergraduates implicated in the Government 1310 cheating case, four College administrators said Monday.


Email Search Fallout Prompts Dismay Over Privacy, Trust

In response to revelations of a previously undisclosed round of secret email searches announced at a faculty meeting Tuesday, student representatives expressed concern about administrative transparency surrounding email privacy, including the security of the students’ own accounts.

City Politics

Harvard-Allston Task Force Criticizes University for Not Providing Benefits

Members of the Harvard-Allston Task Force and other Allston residents criticized Harvard for what they called a failure to include sufficient benefits for the neighborhood in their Barry’s Corner development plans at a meeting on Monday evening.


Holyoke Center Bomb Threat Deemed a 'Hoax'

The Cambridge Police Department received a false report of bombs at the Holyoke Center early Thursday morning, authorities said.


Government Professors Caution Against Political Science Spending Cuts

A Congressional budgetary amendment severely limiting National Science Foundation funding for political science research poses a significant threat to that field’s most promising academic work, Harvard government professors warned Monday.

Class of '88 Selects Commencement 2013 Chief Marshal

Class of '88 Chooses Commencement 2013 Chief Marshal

Astronaut Stephanie D. Wilson ’88 will serve as Harvard’s chief marshal and lead her fellow alumni into Harvard Yard for Commencement 2013, the Harvard Alumni Association announced in a press release Tuesday.