Crimson staff writer

Ivan B. K. Levingston

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Digging Hip Hop
Music

Hidden Gem: Harvard’s Hiphop Archive

Located on the second floor of Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute is a relatively new addition to Harvard, a pioneering center for research into hip hop, and a downright cool place if you’re into any aspect of the culture.

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Regatta Tourists Buoy Local Businesses

Last weekend’s Head of the Charles Regatta brought with it throngs of visitors and the usual bump in sales for Harvard Square businesses.

Coop Election
Books

Coop Announces 9 Percent Rebate

The 9 percent rebate is a slight increase from the 8.8 percent offered in 2013 and marks the last year that members will receive an end-of-year rebate on purchases.

Gerald T. Chan Gift
Harvard Square

Changes Slowly Taking Shape for Many of Chan's Properties

Though Gerald Chan’s record-breaking $350 million donation to Harvard’s School of Public Health grabbed headlines, he’s also been quietly developing his large portfolio of properties in Harvard Square.

Harvard Square

Transportation Startup Beta Tests in Square

Founded by Middlebury College alumnus Matthew George, Bridj is a smart transit system that uses data to produce flexible bus routes.

Food and Drink

Ramen Shop To Open in Square

The eatery will be located at 1 Bow St., the former location of Dunkin’ Donuts; its hours have not yet been determined.

Kennedy's on the Square
Harvard Square

Kennedy’s on the Square Opens Doors

The 94-seat restaurant features a late-night menu and a bar, adding another location to the Boston area chain.

City Politics

City Council Discusses Discretionary Fund, Development at Meeting

The Cambridge City Council discussed the creation of a discretionary fund, issues related to municipal water billing, and a proposed requirement for developers to hold community sessions at their regular Monday meeting.

Reflections on Ferguson
Race

Public Figures Reflect on Policing, Media during Ferguson Unrest

The event featured panelists who included a former police chief, a current mayor, a reverend, and a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist.

Harvard Square

Cambridge Moves Forward with Public Toilet in Harvard Square

The toilet will be located between Harvard Yard and the Old Burying Ground and is expected to open later this fall or early next year.

Cambridge City Council

City Council Discusses Watershed Protection, Cycling Promotion

The Cambridge City Council discussed the Silver Maple Forest preservation and a bicycle counter interface at their meeting Monday evening.

Facebook Friends?
Religion

Freshman Survey Part IV: Liberals, Virgins, and Facebook Fanatics

Exploring political opinions, drug and alcohol habits, sexual activity, and the role of technology, Part IV looks at how the newest members of the Harvard community live and view their lives away from the classroom.

Spray cake
Science

Cheese Wiz Meets Its Match: Spray Cake

The award for best invention at Harvard since Facebook goes John M.A. McCallum ’16 and Brooke K. Nowakowski ’16, who released Spray Cake, a cake batter ready to be baked straight out of an aerosol can, at the Harvard i-Lab early this year.

College

Report Shows ‘Blended’ Learning Still in Experimental Stages

So-called “blended” courses offered during the spring semester received lower student ratings than earlier, traditional offerings of those courses, according to a recent internal report.

Logan Leslie '16 Speaks to the Warrior-Scholar Project
Higher Education

Warrior-Scholar Project Hosts Inaugural Program at Law School

Veterans were on campus for a one-week intensive pilot program designed to help military veterans transition from the battlefield to the classroom and beyond.

Hockey
Men's Ice Hockey

Hockey Preview 2014

The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint
Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?