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Daniel R. Levine

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Ed School

GSE Prof. Argues for Standardized Testing Before Congress

Professor Martin W. West urged members of Congress not to lose sight of the positive impacts of standardized testing requirements introduced by the No Child Left Behind Act, which some members of Congress hope to dismantle.

Davidson Memorial
Crime

Davidson Memorial

Flowers and cards on the skywalk between Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s main building and Shapiro building commemorate Wednesday the death of Harvard Medical School assistant professor Michael J. Davidson, who died Tuesday after he was shot on the second floor of the Shapiro building. Business appeared to proceed as usual at the Brigham on Wednesday morning, with no visibly increased security presence and no police presence.

Conflict at the Scene
Crime

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said Tuesday that a doctor from the hospital was in life-threatening condition after being shot at least twice in the hospital’s Shapiro Building.

Film

'Selma' Director Responds to Criticism at Hutchins Center Q&A

The discussion, which was hosted by University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., followed a free screening of the film at the AMC Assembly Row in Somerville.

House Life

HUDS 'Traffic Light' Labels Raise Concerns

A senior thesis project introducing color-coded labeling into dining halls has raised concerns among some undergraduates who said that the system may cause additional eating-related stress.

Proposed HKS Campus
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:

Black Lives Matter Protester
Race

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium
Allston

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene
Crime

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"
College

The Top 10 Stories of 2014