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Laura K. Reston

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From Harvard to the White House: Barack Hussein Obama

Although Obama generally refrains from discussing his time at Harvard Law School, the president blossomed into a leader and teacher during his three years in Cambridge.


Focus on Foreign Policy As Election Nears

Voters cite global affairs, defense, Iran, and terrorism, as crucial factors that will influence their decision on election day, according to a nonpartisan poll conducted by Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs released on Friday.


In the Presidential Race, Lobbying for Immigration

As the presidential race enters the final, crucial weeks before Election Day, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have sparred over immigration reform—an issue that Harvard has spent thousands on championing in Washington.


Harvard Staff Weigh in on Senate Race

With Harvard faculty members showing unprecedented financial and public support for colleague Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for U.S. Senate, Harvard’s staff members have also begun to make their choice in the competitive race between the Law School professor and incumbent Senator Scott Brown. Working in the traditionally liberal bastion of Cambridge, many Harvard staff interviewed for this article—ranging from dining hall workers to security guards—say they stand behind Warren.

The Boathouse Replaces Trata
Food and Drink

New Restaurant Opens in the Square

After two months of renovation, The Boathouse, a recently rebranded pub and grill, opened last week in the space at 49 Mt. Auburn St. formerly occupied by the bistro Trata.

Food and Drink

New Sushi Restaurant Opens in Square

Osushi, a Japanese restaurant in Copley Square, will open a second location in Cambridge during the first week of Oct. in the space previously occupied by Conga, a tapas restaurant on the corner of Winthrop and Eliot Streets.

Food and Drink

Harvard Brewery Reopens

John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House reopened Wednesday after months of rebranding and renovations to its flagship location at 33 Dunster Street.

Student Life

At DNC, Harvard Affiliates Speak, Intern, and Cheer

From Michelle Obama and Deval Patrick ’78, who spoke Tuesday, to Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday, to President Obama on Thursday, the political stage—draped in Democratic blue—has no shortage of crimson.


Warren Addresses Nation at DNC

Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren reintroduced herself as the unlikely U.S. Senate hopeful who rose from the lower crust of the middle class to the protect American consumers in Washington.


Curious George Reopens, Excited To Be Back

Curious George Books & Toys, a once-popular specialty store located at 1 JFK Street, reopened last Wednesday under new ownership.

Food and Drink

Students Welcome New Branch of Panera in Harvard Square

After months of anticipation and construction, Panera Bread opened its newest branch at 1288 Mass. Ave. last Monday.

Memorial Church Debuts New Organ
Memorial Church

Memorial Church Debuts New Organ

Organist Christian Lane

The Organist

In a balcony overlooking the nave of Memorial Church, Christian M. Lane hunches over three keyboards, passionately pounding chords.

Memorial Church Debuts New Organ
Memorial Church

Memorial Church Debuts New Organ

After five years, thirty-three thousand hours of manpower, and several million dollars, Memorial Church debuted its new pipe organ during an hour-long prelude before Easter service this Sunday.

Student Life

Students React to 7-Eleven's Departure

Many students expressed dismay in response to 7-Eleven’s anticipated departure from Harvard Square this fall, when they will make way for a new branch of the Boston burger restaurant, Tasty Burger.

Black Lives Matter Protester

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"

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