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Central Administration

Former U.S. Housing Sec. Appointed Senior Allston Advisor

​Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan ’87 has been appointed as an adviser to University President Drew G. Faust for the Allston campus.

Klarman Hall, Allston Construction

Science and Engineering Complex Construction On Schedule

Construction on Harvard’s long-delayed Allston campus is on schedule, with the planned seven-story steel framework of the $1 billion Science and Engineering Complex due to be completed in December, according to a University spokesperson.


Rethinking Protest: Charles A. Murray's Campus Visit

Campus organizers debate disruption, protest, and free speech.



Cheng-san Chen, known to customers and students as "Louie," is the owner of Louie’s Superette near Mather House.


Beloved Corner Store Louie’s Up for Sale

Louie’s Superette, a convenience store that often sells beer and wine to Harvard students and affiliates, may soon be leaving Harvard’s campus after owner Cheng-San Chen announced he will sell the property.


Six New Fellows to Join IOP

Fox News contributor and former Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz, chief correspondent at The Washington Post Dan Balz, and former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell are among this fall's fellows.

Urban Outfitters
Harvard Square

Commission Approves Plans for Pedestrian Mall in Square

The Cambridge Historical Commission approved plans to create a pedestrian mall in the heart of Harvard Square, one of three proposed large-scale developments in the area, earlier this summer.

Harvard Kennedy School

Facebook Sponsors Kennedy School Project to Protect Elections from Hackers

​Facebook is funding a new initiative at the Kennedy School that aims to develop better defenses against cyber attacks targeting the United States’s elections.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Justice Department to Investigate Harvard's Admissions Process

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division will investigate allegations that Harvard discriminates against Asian Americans in its admissions process, according to a department spokesperson.

&pizza Rendering
Harvard Square

&pizza and Milk Bar Partnership Obtains Initial Approval

The Cambridge Planning Board earlier this month voted to approve the proposed restaurant, a partnership between &pizza and Milk Bar, a dessert bakery based in New York.

The Oberon

A.R.T. Institute to Shutter for 3 Years After 'Failing' Debt Grade

The A.R.T. Institute will close its doors for three years in order to “work on a strategic plan" after receiving a failing grade on student debt from the Department of Education.

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.