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Karl M. Aspelund

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Launch Lab
Harvard Business School

Launch Lab

Launch Lab
Harvard Business School

First Teams Get To Work in New Alumni Startup Space

The last of the 15 entrepreneurial ventures chosen to occupy the space will move into the Launch Lab, a 3,000 square foot space located across the street from the Harvard Innovation Lab, by the end of the month.

Allston Education Portal
Allston

Allstonians Eagerly Await Portal Move

Since its founding in 2008, the Portal has drawn widespread praise from Allstonians, who University records show have taken advantage of its ongoing mentoring programming and faculty lecture series.

Unveiling West Station
Harvard in the City

In Allston, West Station News Met with Cautious Enthusiasm

A direct public transportation route from Allston to downtown Boston has been a perennial request in Harvard Allston Task Force meetings and neighborhood planning for years.

Unveiling West Station
Allston

MBTA To Build Commuter Rail Station on Harvard Property in Allston

Harvard will contribute a third of the $25 million needed to build the new West Station in Allston, MBTA officials announced at Beacon Park Rail Yard.

Harvard Business School

With Villy, Business School Students Seek To Streamline Travel Planning

Business School students Rami A. B. Lachter and Itai Turbahn's new travel tool helps tourists decide where they should stay when visiting a city.

Books
Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out

Part III of The Crimson’s survey of the Class of 2018 examines the academic and extracurricular pursuits of the incoming freshmen.

Harvard Business School

I-lab Startup Applies Socially Conscious Mission to Yemeni Coffee Imports

Mokha Origin, a new startup based at the Harvard Innovation Lab, has made strides to begin importing coffee beans from Yemen to encourage economic growth and stability on the Arabian Peninsula.

Allston

Skating Club, Harvard Land Swap Draws Criticisms from Allston-Brighton Residents

Harvard has agreed with to swap two properties in Brighton with the Skating Club of Boston, pending approval by the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board.

Prospective Homeowners Face Competition with Investors
Harvard in the City

As Investor Interest in Allston Grows, Opportunities for Prospective Homeowners Dwindle

Allston residents say that cash-paying investors seeking to rent out properties swoop in and purchase newly available houses before potential homeowners have the chance to make a bid.

Lab of Innovation
Harvard Business School

i-lab To Open Space for Alumni This Summer

The new space, named the Launch Lab, will hold ten to 12 alumni ventures, which must include at least one alumnus of a Harvard school.

Harvard Business School

At i-Lab, Business Students Create Guides to Life’s Biggest Transitions

Students can now learn from the experiences of mentors through a collection of free online courses at LifeGuides.me.

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.

Allston

New Ed Portal Initiative Combines Online Courseware, In-Person Lecture For Allstonians

The new initiative was formalized and kicked off by Peter K. Bol during a lecture Monday night.

The Class of 2015's 'Junior 24'
Academics

PBK Announces ‘Junior 24’ for the Class of 2015

Phi Beta Kappa’s “Junior 24”—the first 24 members of the Class of 2015 to be elected to the organization’s Harvard chapter— were announced Tuesday.

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School