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Karl M. Aspelund

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Federal Funding Initiative Could Bolster University’s Genomics Research

Harvard genomics researchers could see increased funding for their work should Congress approve a White House proposal to allocate millions more dollars to the research of medical treatments personalized to a patient’s genetic information.

Parking woes

Parking woes

Robert Eckert, a manager from Suffolk Construction speaks about construction mitigation at a Harvard-Allston Task Force meeting on Monday.

Allston Home Damage

Parking Issues Come to Fore in Tense Allston Meeting

Allston residents demanded solutions to what they called chronic problems, particularly competition for parking from construction workers, at a tense Harvard-Allston Task Force meeting Monday night.

Allston Home Damage

For Allston Homeowners, Alleged Home Damage Remains Unresolved

Allston residents demanded a response from Harvard at a recent Harvard-Allston Task Force meeting about alleged damage to their homes caused by construction on a University-owned plot of land.

Eric Lesser

Former Kirkland Tutor To Become State Senator

On Tuesday, former Kirkland House tutor Eric P. Lesser ’07 secured the Massachusetts State Senate seat for the First Hampden and Hampshire District.

IOP on Election Night 2

Election Watchers Gather at Packed IOP

Democrats and Republicans attended the IOP's election watch party on Tuesday night and watched as the GOP regained a majority in the U.S. Senate.

Votes Coming In
City Politics

Close Races Hard to Come by in Cambridge

Cantabrigians entering voting booths around Harvard today can expect to cast ballots that will determine a contentious gubernatorial race and some ballot measures.

Future Plans For Old Charlesview Unclear
Harvard Business School

Allstonians Raise Construction Concerns at Task Force Meeting

At a Harvard-Allston Task Force meeting, Allston residents reiterated community concerns with construction management issues that they felt Harvard has not addressed.

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

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

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.


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.

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"

The Top 10 Stories of 2014