A bomb threat that police officers later determined was unfounded sparked an evacuation of four buildings in and around Harvard Yard on Monday.
A record-low 5.3 percent of applicants were offered admission to Harvard College’s Class of 2019.
Alumni make up an increasing proportion of medical school applicants as more students take time off before applying.
The Long Island Shelter was the Boston area’s largest, housing more than 700 people a night. When Boston city officials closed the only bridge servicing the shelter, these people were left without a place to live.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported last week that the homeless population in Massachusetts has experienced the third highest increase of the 50 states in the past year.
College Democrats and Republicans said they believed their last-minute campaigning could have an important impact on election night outcomes.