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Dr. S. Allen Counter
Student Groups

S. Allen Counter, Founding Director of Harvard Foundation, Dies at 73

Dr. S. Allen Counter, a neurology professor at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations died Wednesday morning.

Harvard Square

Australian Burrito Chain to Replace Boloco

After just shy of two decades in Harvard Square, Boloco is leaving its Mt. Auburn St. location to make way for Zambrero, a burrito chain from Australia.

&pizza Rendering
Square Business

&pizza Partners with Dessert Bakery in Another Bid at Harvard Square

The Washington, D.C.-based chain &pizza is partnering with Milk Bar, a dessert bakery based in New York, in an effort to revive the pizza chain’s bid to open in Harvard Square.

Algiers Reopening

Cafe Algiers to Permanently Close

Cafe Algiers, a Middle Eastern restaurant beloved by Cambridge students and the Harvard community alike for over half a century, will permanently close this August.

UHS Under Construction
College Life

Mumps Returns to Harvard with Two Confirmed Cases

​Harvard University Health Services has confirmed two cases of mumps on campus as of June 22, 2017.


Harvard Appoints First Muslim Chaplain

Khalil Abdur-Rashid, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist University, will become Harvard’s first Muslim chaplain on July 5.

Defenders of the Undocumented
Student Groups

Undocumented Students Relieved by DACA Extension, But Far from Satisfied

Trump’s decision last week to extend Obama-era protections for undocumented students was greeted with relief from some Harvard students even as they reaffirmed a need for immigration reform.

Graduate School Alumnus Wins 'The Amazing Race'

Scott Flanary, a 2010 graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, won “The Amazing Race” and a $1 million prize, the show revealed in its season finale earlier this month.

Manhattan Climate March
Student Groups

In Letter, Faust Commits to Climate Progress

University President Drew G. Faust signed a statement affirming Harvard’s commitment to make progress on climate change.

'Morning Joe' Hosts Join IOP as Visiting Fellows

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, co-hosts of “Morning Joe”—MSNBC’s weekday morning news and talk show—will serve as visiting fellows at the Institute of Politics.

The Barry's Corner of Yesterday

Lessons From Barry's Corner

Whether Harvard can successfully transform this quiet corner into the “engaging public realm” it envisions may provide a blueprint for the University’s future across the Charles.

Copley Protest

Allston and Brighton Forum Fields Immigration Concerns

A panel aimed at helping service providers to Allston and Brighton immigrants respond to President Donald Trump’s recent immigration policies convened last Thursday at the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center.

City Politics

Developers Gather Input on Planned Redevelopment of Brighton Church Site

Real estate developer Cabot, Cabot & Forbes intends to build 679 student housing units on Brighton's abandoned St. Gabriel’s Church and Monastery site.


Committee Discusses Revised Allston Renovation Proposal

​The Harvard-Allston Flexible Fund Executive Committee debated the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s revised grant application for the $1.9 million renovation of Smith Field.

Boston Calling Allston

Boston Calling Organizer Addresses Allstonians’ Concerns

The director of Boston Calling is "spending a lot of time in the Allston community" in an effort to ensure the music festival's success.