Caroline C. Hunsicker

Crime

Undergraduate Assaulted Early Monday Morning North of Campus

A female undergraduate was assaulted by an unidentified man early Monday morning as she walked on Beacon St. in Somerville, several blocks north of campus.

On Campus

Contract Employee Injured after Fall from Science Center Roof

Around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, a contract employee for Harvard Energy and Utilities Services fell from a water cooling tower while working on the roof of the Science Center.

Labor

Contracted Workers Face Alleged Disparities in Treatment, Privileges

From early morning duties to late night shifts, staff at Harvard maintain the dining halls, provide custodial services, and work to keep the campus secure. While many of these workers are directly employed by the University, thousands of them are actually employed by independent companies, which work on contract for Harvard.

Crime

HUPD Reports Unarmed Robbery Near Leverett Saturday Morning

The Harvard University Police Department issued a community advisory Saturday evening after a female unaffiliated with the University reported that she was attacked and robbed while walking near Leverett House on Memorial Drive early Saturday morning.

Crime

Number of Thefts in River Houses Rises

Thefts on campus spiked over the past week in several of the River Houses, where items ranging from laptops to cameras to coats were reported stolen.

College

Students React to Proposed Campus Center

Though University President Drew G. Faust emphasized that the new Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center would foster “one University” for all Harvard students, many students across the University remain skeptical about whether Faust’s goal can be accomplished.

Harvard in the World

Harvard Philippine Forum Responds to Typhoon Haiyan

As Harvard students with families in southeast Asia sought assurance of their relatives’ safety this weekend, students groups on campus began mobilizing relief efforts to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Harvard in the World

EdX, Jordanian Queen Partner To Unveil Edraak

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan unveiled Edraak, an online education website for the Arabic-speaking world, during a visit to Harvard on Thursday.

Student Groups

Innovation Summit Encourages Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurs, Harvard affiliates, and students from across the United States convened in Northwest Labs on Saturday for the Igniting Innovation Summit.

College

Despite Common App Glitches, Harvard Retains Nov. 1 Deadline

After several schools delayed their early application deadlines in response to technical glitches on the Common Application website, Harvard’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has decided against changing the date.

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A Green Cambridge

On Campus

Zipcar, Hubway Cultivate University Partnerships

Since Harvard partnered with car rental provider Zipcar and bike share company Hubway, students increasingly have taken advantage of these companies’ discounted rates for Harvard affiliates, and the companies have added even more benefits over the years.

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Food and Drink

Flyby’s Guide to Apple Picking, 2013 Edition!

To all of you bookworms sweating in Lamont at 2:00 a.m., wouldn’t you rather find some real apples to burrow into? Autumn is the perfect season to fall into the habit of apple and pumpkin picking, and this weekend is the kick-off! If you are a freshman, RSVP to the Freshman Dean’s Office’s invitation to go apple picking at Carver Hill Orchards this Sunday, September 29 from 12:30 – 4:30pm. If you are a year or two riper than a freshman, check out an orchard or two on your own! Here are some suggestions, updated from our last guide.

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Transatlanticism

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I Am Not at a Cafe

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Away in Argentina

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Land of Fog