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Daniel R. Levine

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Harvard Kennedy School

Local Residents, Planning Board Review K School Proposal

At the meeting, which drew more than 20 residents, some members of the Cambridge community raised concerns about the impact of the school’s proposed renovations on the surrounding area and nearby construction.

Gen Ed

Entering Fifth Year, Science and Cooking Continues To Draw Crowds

The Science of Cooking begins its fifth year with chefs Dave Arnold and Harold McGee.

Crime

Cambridge Police Report Surge in ATM Fraud

The Cambridge Police Department issued a Citizen’s Alert last week warning that thieves have used devices called “skimmers,” which attach to ATMs, to gain access to personal bank account information.

Crime

Bomb-Threat Suspect Still Awaiting Indictment Four Months after Arrest

Four months after his arrest for allegedly engineering a bomb hoax on Harvard’s campus, Quincy House sophomore Eldo Kim has still yet to be indicted by a grand jury.

Crime

Serious Crime in Cambridge Hits 50-Year Low

Serious crime in Cambridge reached a 50-year low during 2013, according to the Cambridge Police Department’s annual crime review, which was released last week. In each of the past three years, serious crime in the city has dropped—2013 saw an 8 percent decline from 2012.

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.

The Courtroom Scene
Crime

Bomb-Threat Suspect Eldo Kim ’16 Released on Bail Following Pretrial Hearing

Eldo Kim, the Harvard sophomore who was charged Tuesday in connection with Monday’s bomb scare on Harvard’s campus, was released from custody after an appearance in U.S. District Court Wednesday.

Affidavit of Special Agent Thomas M. Dalton
Crime

Eldo Kim ’16 Will Face Uphill Battle in Court, Dershowitz, Experts Say

“I don't think any lawyer in the world could save him at this point,” said Harvard Law School professor Alan M. Dershowitz, who predicted Kim will plead guilty.

Harvard Kennedy School

With Gift, Shorenstein Center Renamed, Fellowship Added

The fellowship will be funded the $5 million donation from Doug and Lydia Shorenstein in honor of Doug’s late father, Walter.

Flyby Campus

The Return of the Plaza Skating Rink: 2014 Edition

Next month, Harvard will once again have its very own winter wonderland where you can fit in some figure-eights between your noon and 2 p.m. classes. Here’s everything you need to know about the Science Center Plaza ice skating rink:

Harvard Law School

Harvard Professors Express Skepticism About Twitter Stock’s Staying Power

Twitter's IPO generated significant enthusiasm among investors, but despite this hype, several Harvard professors suggested that the company's stock might not be a worthy investment.

Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Professor Discusses Ethics of World War II Biological Weaponry Tests

The Japanese army killed around 10,000 Chinese civilians, Russians, and American prisoners of war while testing biological weaponry during World War II, but the U.S. government withheld knowledge of the fatal tests. Even though the episode has often been overshadowed, it played a significant role in America’s ethical history, according to professor David S. Jones ’97 at the Ethics of Human Experimentation, a discussion hosted by the Harvard Undergraduate Bioethics Society Monday night.

Food and Drink

Baker Joanne Chang Talks Sweets and Science

Joanne B. Chang ’91, the founder of Flour Bakery, lectured on the science of sweets to an overflowing hall in the Science Center Monday night.

College

Improvements for BGLTQ Student Life Discussed

Students packed Winthrop House’s Tonkens Room on Wednesday night to brainstorm ways to improve life at Harvard for queer students.

Research

In Study, Open Access Science Journals Accept Fake Papers

More than half of over three hundred fee-based, open access science journals accepted a bogus research paper for publication in a study conducted by John N. Bohannon, a visiting scholar at the Harvard Program in Ethics and Health.

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Photo Man
Ivy League

Beyond The Silver Screen

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization