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Sara A. Atske

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Elizabeth Warren at Y2Y Opening
Student Groups

Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter Celebrates Upcoming Opening

The shelter, set to open to young adults between the ages 18 and 24 in December, looks to serve as a “sanctuary” for local homeless youth.

City Politics

City Officials Consider Progress in Ending Veteran Homelessness

Following Boston Mayor Marty J. Walsh’s pronounced commitment to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, city officials said Boston has made “tremendous progress.”

Y2Y Harvard Square Begins Construction
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Youth Homeless Shelter To Open in November

The anticipated November start date falls roughly a year and a half after Rosenkrantz and Greenberg first launched the youth shelter initiative.

Y2Y Kickoff
Harvard in the City

Youth Homeless Shelter Organizers Celebrate Progress at Kickoff

Organizers of the youth homeless shelter, which will be located in the basement of the First Parish in Cambridge and hold 20 beds, have raised more than $950,000 for the center, slated to open in November.

Harvard Square

Youth Homeless Shelter Initiative Secures Location at First Parish

After working out logistics and considering financial impacts, the congregation voted 65-2 in favor of housing the shelter in the parish this past Sunday, according to Fred Small, a senior minister at First Parish.

Point-in-Time Homeless Count

Winter Conditions Affect Annual Homeless Census in Cambridge

Called “Point-in-Time,” the census, required of any areas receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, counts both homeless individuals residing in shelters and those unsheltered.

City Politics

Cambridge Residents Raise Concerns about Affordable Housing

Renters and homeowners said at a forum Saturday that low- and middle-income Cantabrigians face a shortage of affordable housing and are priced out of the city as a result.

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Harvard Square

Shelters Prepare To Accommodate Homeless During Blizzard

The Cambridge Police Department will coordinate with area shelters to ensure the safety of Cambridge’s homeless population, facilitating “proper transportation if needed."

UC Crimson Crossfire

UC Candidates Spar at Crimson Crossfire Debate

The audience, which included the current UC President Gus A. Mayopoulos ’15, cheered raucously and frequently shouted at the candidates.

Harvard Medical School

Med School To Launch $750 Million Campaign

Harvard Medical School is halfway toward its goal of raising $750 million in its piece of the ongoing University-wide capital campaign, the school announced Thursday afternoon.

Looking for Collaboration
Student Groups

LGBTQ Community Grapples with Inclusivity

While the evolution of LGBTQ groups on campus has provided students with an unprecedented number of ways to engage, this growth raises questions about the role of institutional support and the importance of collaboration across groups.

Sex Week

Lesbian Pornographer Shares Experiences During Sex Week

Jincey Lumpkin, BGLTQ activist, talked about her experience breaking into the porn industry as one of the first female pornographers to go mainstream.


For Longtime HUDS Staffer, Multimillion-Dollar Windfall Brings Relief

In total, the longtime Harvard staffer will take home $6.5 million, before taxes, in one lump sum.

Student Groups

Affiliates Laud Same-Sex Marriage Decision

The Court on Monday upheld appeals court rulings that struck down gay marriage bans in five states—Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Undergraduate Council

UC Honors Faculty and Students at Annual Awards Ceremony

The Undergraduate Council honored exceptional faculty and students with various awards for teaching and advising at its annual awards ceremony Thursday evening.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes